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“Scrumptious evening meal on the terrace!”

Heaven Restaurant & Boutique Hotel
Ranked #6 of 160 Restaurants in Kigali
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $60
Cuisines: International
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Good for: Families with children, Scenic view, Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, 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 heated swimming pool, an open air state-of-the-art gym, 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 May 18, 2013

I really love Heaven restaurant. Situated on a quiet, pretty street in Kiyovu with completely outdoor seating set up in a very pleasing way.

The last few times I've been I always ordered the curried fish as it was so delicious and I've never been disappointed. They also have creative offerings including hor d'ouvres and the mixed drinks are lovely! One of the most unique menus in Kigali and really something out of the ordinary. They also try to support local producers (farmers, cheese makers, etc) which I just love about them. They even sell jewelry made by some of the marginalized members of Rwanda society (Congolese refugees living in camps located in the countryside, etc). A big thumbs up!

Thank sjt2008
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Reviewed May 15, 2013

In Kigali, don't miss going to Heaven, a lovely restaurant not far from Hotel Miles Collines and the Presidential palace. Built and run by a couple from the U.S., Heaven serves as a site for the training of students from schools in the area studying hospitality services as well as supporting several projects in the area serving women and children. The walls are graced by the artwork of local artists and the small gift space carries work from local cooperatives. But lest I forget...the food is amazing! creative! delicious! The dishes served present the best of modern African cooking, complimented by touches from other food ethnicities. And if you're looking for a place to stay, don't forget the Heaven Guest House, three very nice rooms adjacent to the restaurant where guests are treated like royalty by the hospitable staff.

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Thank Linda F
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Reviewed May 12, 2013

One of the best steaks I've had in Africa (perhaps the best for that matter) - tender, juicy, properly cooked as ordered. The beef brochettes were very good too - a bit spicy for one of my sons so I was able to finish his. Very good service, welcoming, nice atmosphere. Will likely return any time I am in Kigali (and perhaps more than once). Not a lot of "kid" selections, but the kids raved about the French fries (or chips).

Thank Gil V
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Reviewed May 9, 2013

ew were actually looking for another restaurant but gave up and went here instead for my first raste of Banana wine. It was a memorable meal.

Thank PercyLipinski
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

My expectations of finding a great dining experience in the centre of Kigali were somewhat limited.......but how wrong could I be ! Heaven is centrally located and is a real oasis of calm, quality, friendliness and great service ! The menu is well thought through and the food does not disappoint ! Altogether a good hybrid of Western and African cultures ! This was our second trip to Rwanda and having been recommended Heaven as a great dining experience in 2009, we were keen to revisit in 2012 ; all standards had been maintained and the evening was just an enjoyable !

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Thank nauj63
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