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“Good food, quickly and professionally produced”
Review of ROYAL GARDEN RASTAURANT - CLOSED

ROYAL GARDEN RASTAURANT
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Indian
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: A place with beautiful view arround,perfact for a quiet lunch,dinner,private cocktails and birthday parties.....
Reviewed December 4, 2011

I ate at Royal Garden on a Saturday evening and was surprised at how few guests there were. Indeed, given that you can see right into the kitchen and watch your meal being prepared, it was clear that staff easily outnumbered clients. The range of dishes was very wide, everything was available and it was quickly and professionally served. The waiter was also able to offer helpful advice on our choice. Next time I might ask for a little less garlic, but the 'heat' of the dishes was exactly as we had asked. Recommended.

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Thank leonetraveller
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Reviewed October 30, 2011

Excellent food both for lunch and dinner. The service is good. I sometimes wonder why it is not more popular.

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Thank Thomas E
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Reviewed October 29, 2011

Terrific Indian food here and attentive and speedy service. Ambiance is not as nice as Khazana, but a great choice for something not Rwandan or Euro-American. VEGETARIANS' DELIGHT!!

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Thank Mad4Rwanda
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Reviewed June 28, 2011

Had lunch there with client, great food, service pretty fast for Kigali standards. Actually its warp speed compared to other places where you could pass a kidney stone before food arrives. Ambiance will be beter in the evening.

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Thank Ramon_Razor
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Reviewed October 2, 2010

When you first walk in, you can't help notice the large window pane looking onto the kitchen. This unusual feature for a restaurant in Africa is indicative of the pride and investment they've put into the food. It is the best Indian food I've had on three continents (Africa, Europe, North America), except for an Indian friend's homemade cuisine in the US. The food is markedly better than Khazana and Handi's in Nairobi, for that matter. The sweet lassi was rich, using heavy, flavorful whole Rwandan milk, the butter chicken dish was fresh, spicy, full of flavor. Even the traditional Indian appetizer--those different sauces, cucumbers, carrots, and crackers you get at the beginning-- were the best I've had. Apparently, everything is made to order.

The service was also excellent. I had the most knowledgeable waiter outside North America for Indian food (name's Ibrahim) and the staff was quiet but very attentive.

The slightly disappointing part of this place is the atmosphere. For the passion and money they've put into the food and service (incl. take-away and delivery), they haven't invested enough in the decor. The children's playground needs updating and the decor is a little too kitsch. (The staff told me that they are improving the entrance.) Other places offer better views and decor but I can't think of any places in Kigali with such good food.

If you're in Kigali and want to treat yourself to excellent Indian food, this is the place. Khazana's has better decor but Royal Garden has much better food.

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2  Thank joshnsun
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