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“Who'da thunk it?”

Heaven Restaurant & Boutique Hotel
Ranked #2 of 160 Restaurants in Kigali
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $60
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Scenic view, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Heaven Restaurant & Boutique Hotel is an American-owned, private, serene property opened in May of 2008 in the lovely neighborhood of Kiyovu. Started as a social enterprise to improve service levels in the hospitality sector and create employment, Heaven is consistently ranked one of the country's top restaurants with a spectacular ambience on a custom-built outdoor terrace overlooking the entire city. Heaven Boutique Hotel has 22 beautifully appointed hotel rooms with a salt water swimming pool, ensuite private bathrooms, local artwork, free wifi, unlimited coffee/tea/purified water, 24 hour security, just steps from downtown Kigali. In addition to 22 rooms currently in operation, our 11 room new luxury hotel called The Retreat is now open! The Retreat is a new property with 11 luxury rooms all with peaked ceilings and private outdoor terraces, a gym, spa and swimming pool!
Reviewed November 20, 2012

That you could get top-rated cuisine in Kigali? As a former Californian, I have to say it's up to Chez Panisse. Wild mushroom soup? Local field greens? Home-made scones for breakfast (they now have 3 guestrooms)? Spectacular views over the city and an opportunity to support local women with a discrete display of handicrafts. French-pressed Rwandan coffee. Even mojitos.

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Thank Peggy G
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Reviewed November 18, 2012

This is a special restaurant in many senses - its use of Rwandan ingredients and fittings, its attention to staff training, its completely original menu, and its excellent setting with a view over the city. But indeed it also has some 'special' prices to complement its novel approach, and, as other reviewers have noted, the servings can be on the small side. But at least the manager makes regular sorties on to the restaurant floor so you can always give him your feedback. Keep 'Heaven' in reserve for that special occasion.

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Thank leonetraveller
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Reviewed November 12, 2012

The food was good but the portions are very small. I was waiting for the actual food to arrive after they served what was apparently the main dish. I however liked the idea that it was a business with strong philanthropic genre.

Thank MGH2011
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

We were really looking forward to trying the food at Heaven, but were a bit disappointed by the experience. The location is good, in Kiyovu, and the premises are nice as you are seated on a wooden deck, majority of seats are under a roof as well. They sell some art and handicraft which is worth checking out. The main course was really tasty but the servings were on the smaller side. Hence, we went for dessert, which sounded good but didn't satisfy. I didn't know you could go wrong with passion fruit and vanilla ice cream in a bowl. The service was attentive but seemed very confused by the fact that we wanted to both have a table and watch the movie. We thougt paying 2500 extra for the movie, as the food is already expensive for Kigali, was a lot. We like the movie concept, and the popcorns were really good. All in all, not a new favorite in Kigali.

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Thank Kajsa K
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Reviewed October 31, 2012

Youth with Ideas. Cultural events on saturday night. Very lively place in a great environment : large space in wooden style with smooth light. That's how Heaven should look like!!!!

Thank Anne M
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