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Volcana Lounge

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$$ - $$$
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Avenue 5 Juillet, Ruhengeri, Rwanda
+250 785 818 501
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Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nothing in Musanze qualifies as 'fine dining' but we went here for a slightly more upmarket meal out. Nicoise salad and lasagne were both good, pizzas average for the region.

Thank Jo2606
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed March 20, 2017

Situated on the main road as you drive through Musanze, Volcana is a welcoming and unique place to stop for a meal, with excellent pizzas, cold beers, comfortable sofas and nice views over the mountains.

Thank Sevillanita
Havant, United Kingdom
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168 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed March 10, 2017 via mobile

On previous visits to Musanze I had always enjoyed sitting in the corner of Volcana Lounge, taking advantage of their good wi-fi and taking a pizza. However, this time I was told that the manager had changed the password for the wi-fi and then withheld it from the staff saying it was only for the office. As that is the... More 

Thank leonetraveller
Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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4 reviews
Reviewed February 10, 2017

I was travelling to Kigali, then stopped to Volcano a weekend with madam, it was a good experience as the cooker suggestion was surprising us with "petite restauration". unfortunately there are not enough people because we need to meet people when we are traveling. i think they can improve with some attractions or amusement.

Thank mashali183
Mirfield, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed February 8, 2017

The evening was part of a weekend gathering of overseas visitors and local friends, and a good time was had by all. Abdul prepared one of his "specials", ossobucco witha risotto, for our party of 8 for the Saturday night together, rather than us making selections from the standard menu, and the quality was as good as always. Volcana lounge... More 

Thank ianw435
Kigali, Rwanda
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144 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed February 3, 2017 via mobile

This is a lounge/bar/restaurant with a nice terrace on the main road in town. I am told the chef/owner is Italian - and you can taste it. The menu is not long, but the food is really tasty. Excellent pizza, good pasta. Friendly, attentive and quick service. A very pleasant atmosphere. Great place to stop over or go eat out... More 

Thank Pascal C
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed January 8, 2017

Stopped off with friends on the way back from visiting the gorillas. My friend introduced me. She often stops there because it's got a lovely quiet balcony to sit and watch the world go by whilst munching on super-fast pizza. You usually have to wait a while for food to arrive in Rwanda, but these guys have it sussed. Just... More 

Thank Ishuheri
New Delhi, India
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed January 4, 2017

We stopped at the lounge on the way from Kigali to Lake Kivu. I cannot do justice to the beauty of the scenery from its balcony sitting. Best for a quiet time to relax and enjoy good food. We had tuna pizza. The pizza was an excellent thin crust. Though I rarely like sea food topping in my pizza, I... More 

Thank A_Pathak12
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71 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed January 3, 2017 via mobile

The food at Volcana is always good and the service is great, with friendly staff. The balcony is a great place to relax, and there's a fireplace inside for the colder evenings.

Thank Shakeel P
Stuttgart, Germany
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26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed October 29, 2016

We went here for a couple of beers and dinner. It’s a nice place with good brochette and decent pizza. Service is friendly in fast.

Thank Fabian B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Pizza
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenue 5 Juillet, Ruhengeri, Rwanda
  • Location: Africa  >  Rwanda  >  Northern Province  >  Musanze District  >  Ruhengeri
  • Phone Number: +250 785 818 501
Phone: +250 785 818 5 01Excellent Wood Fired Pizzas

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?