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“Meh”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Papyrus

Papyrus
Ranked #16 of 135 Restaurants in Kigali
Cuisines: Italian, African, Bar, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Validated Parking, Waitstaff
Kigali, Rwanda
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
“Meh”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

I live just a couple blocks away from papyrus and often by my bread at their bakery. Their food is good and reasonable priced but service is not up to par. On more than one occasion I've had to actively search multiple floors to find someone to help me.

Visited February 2013
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Winnipeg, Canada
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64 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Fun times, good food, great atmosphere!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2013

Food is good, although it's a little overpriced (which you could expect from a place like this that caters to ex-pats). What makes this place amazing is the atmosphere and scenery. Be sure to sneak up to the roof to get the BEST view of Kigali at night. The couches are super comfortable, and it's a great place to chill with friends.

Visited September 2012
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Split, Croatia
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104 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
“awesome environment and good food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2013

massive building with several floors and different options to choose from, restaurant, bar, roof top terrace - awesome! Great atmosphere on weekends, music there but not too loud, perfect place to hang out for some nice food and few drink before heading to club on ground floor. Bar is great, with selection for everybody, from sitting sets, sofas, to massive bars to meet others....my fav dish is eggplant with spinach and cheese, gratin :-) Bon apetit!

Visited February 2013
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Calgary, Canada
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120 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Great weekend spot”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2013

Four of us came for dinner here last night around 7:30 and had a wonderful evening. The new location is big, open, bright and a happening place on a saturday night. We were seated promptly and given an extensive food and liquor menu to choose from. Two of us split a half litre of the house red wine which wasn't bad, and my other colleagues thoroughly enjoyed their local beers. For dinner, the other three each had a pizza, one mushroom, one ham and one veggie, and were all very pleased with the quality. I'm gluten and lactose intolerant, which makes it difficult when dining at an italian restaurant, but they still had several meat dishes to chose from near the back of the menu. My beef brochette with chips and veggies was delicious, my only complaint was that I would have liked two brochettes instead of one tiny one for the price paid. Mains cost anywhere from 4000-7000 francs and pizza were about 5000-5500 francs each. We were all exhausted from a long day of walking, but definitely want to come back on another weekend and check out the bar scene later in the evening. FYI, the hot sauce on the table is very spicy, and tastes great sprinkled on top of their fresh chips.

  • Visited February 2013
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Kigali, Rwanda
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Newer location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2013

My first time at Papyrus was at their first location and loved it. The new location is beautiful and well done. restaurant downstairs and a hopping good looking bar upstairs. Even a club in the basement. Big and open air. Great for Friday and Saturday nights.

Visited January 2013
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