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“Fabulous!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Flamingo Chinese Restaurant - CLOSED

Flamingo Chinese Restaurant
Price range: $8 - $16
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: Flamingo is not just about Chinese food, we are foodies ourselves and love Chinese food and culture. We love to hear what you think about our restaurant and we are open to any ideas you might have.
Kigali, Rwanda
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fabulous!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2012

The location is BEAUTIFUL, the service is professional and fast. Great food and lovely presentation. The chicken curry, chicken with cashews, and beef broccoli are my family's favorites. Fabulous view of the city, beautiful interior decoration, and very friendly.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
2 Thank Molly D
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ShibuGeorge, Owner at Flamingo Chinese Restaurant, responded to this review, February 17, 2013
Sorry for the delayed response and thank you very much for your positive review.Hope to see you again soon.
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Kigali
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Good Chinese”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2012

One the whole, I was relatively pleased with my meal here. The service was above average for Kigali - very helpful and informative. Actually, I was shocked when I ordered something by number and they knew what the dish was off the top of their head. Seems pretty simple - you just have to memorize the menu, right? Well, when you live in Kigali, you come to realize this is actually quite remarkable. Most restaurants, the servers don't have a clue what is on the menu, even when asked for by name.
Anyway, in addition to service, the decor was quite nice. Actually had a Chinese feel to it, which again, is more than can be said for many restaurants here, which seem content to just slap some tables down in a repurposed house, with no thought towards decor.
The food? Goo, not great. It's about what I would expect from take-out Chinese at home, but at a higher price. But then, it's Kigali.

Visited November 2012
Helpful?
Thank L R
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ShibuGeorge, Owner at Flamingo Chinese Restaurant, responded to this review, February 16, 2013
Sorry for the delayed response, however thank you very much for your review. we inform the chef about your opinion so that he can improve it.Once again thank you, hope to see you again soon.
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Cairo
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“The best Sizzling Fish”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2012

I love the way their Indian Boss welcomed me on two separate occasions. They have the best Sizzling Fish amongst all Kigali Restaurants.

Visited December 2011
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Thank Alex B
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ShibuGeorge, Owner at Flamingo Chinese Restaurant, responded to this review, October 8, 2012
We are honoured. Thank You very much for your positive review.
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Kigali, Rwanda
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great experience!!! Will definitely go again!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2012

The food is excellent....both taste and presentation. The staff and manager were professional and helpful. The upper level has a wonderful view of the city.

Visited September 2012
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1 Thank Amira L
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ShibuGeorge, Owner at Flamingo Chinese Restaurant, responded to this review, October 5, 2012
Thank You so much for your Positive review and your are always welcome.
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Kigali, Rwanda
1 review
“Good, fast (& hygenic!) chinese restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2012

Flamingo is quick (for Kigali), the service is good and the food can be excellent. Particularly the sweet & sour beef, chicken cashew or garlic broccoli dishes.

They take orders and can deliver. You can even pay by card (in the restaurant)!

I've lived in Kigali (on and off) since 2007 so I was here when it opened. It's something that should be done at least once a week. Lunch or dinner.

New Papyrus has now opened next door but their food is more disappointing than at their old place. So go to Flamingo for food, then Papyrus for drinks.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank ktownjester
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Vysakh N, Owner at Flamingo Chinese Restaurant, responded to this review, September 12, 2012
Thank you very much for you positive review.
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