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Papyrus

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Kigali, Rwanda
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A bit on the pricey side for some. But really good service and a wide selection on the menu. The staff could be a bit more attentive but other than that we'll worth a visit

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Thank Foodlie
Brussels, Belgium
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a great bar, with a nice athmosphere & views over Kigali. But, as a restaurant is really bad. The dishes (Asian) are bad cooked and overpriced. Go for drinks!

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Thank inescudero
Kathmandu, Nepal
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157 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Only in Kigali that a pick up joint can turn overnight into a fine dining oriental restaurant. Good veggie selection, good food, but service as usual can be better.

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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Nice change after the renovation. Service seems to be slow on Fridays. Good Shushi. Shisha also available

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Thank Rakesh H
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97 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Oriental cuisine for Papyrus is an upscale Asian hotspot in the rising chic-chic Kimihurura area. The view from the upstairs restaurant is A1 and impressively overlooks Kigali. The decor is straight out of LA and the whole place has that US west coast feel. The service was attentive though business-like and could smile a bit more for my taste. In... More 

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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

I was there last night for dinner and I gotta admit the place was very impressive, good customer service and yummy Asian food. Perfect for dinner with a special one and also for a big group with some dimly lit ambience and great music in the background. My partner asked me to add that the food tastes good but even... More 

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1 Thank Tamy Z
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Please note that this old-time favorite has changed into a Chinese restaurant. A good one though....

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1 Thank Michael H
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

We went here twice during our stay and we enjoyed it twice. The beers are around 1500rwf/2$ which is affordable. The crowd is really good.

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1 Thank Eva M
Gurgaon, India
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70 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

Went alone to have an experience of the Kigali nightlife. It wasn't disappointing, since this place is good and with a vibe. However, i feel the place was more suitable for late dining and pub or lounge feel than a club, Place started grooving a bit later than 10pm and then were the expats and some young girls started coming... More 

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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

The owners keep changing.. You never know when you can have a good service or not. The last time I was there, they cut the power at 5:30am so that people can go home :( this is embarrassing. The service here is not really good.

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Thank Hirwa D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Italian, African, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Validated Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kigali, Rwanda
  • Location: Africa  >  Rwanda  >  Kigali Province  >  Kigali

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?