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Lalibela Ethiopian Restaurant

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Avenue Lac Muhazi - Kimihurura | Remera, Kigali 250, Rwanda
+250 788 505 293
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Albany, New York
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I ate here 3-4 times and always enjoyed it. Outdoor seating is comfortable. My first introduction to ethiopian food - and loved it.

Thank LindyB69
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113 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017

I love a great, authentic, local atmosphere... That is precisely what you find at Lalibela Ethiopian Restaurant. Okay, so this is not my favorite cuisine ever, but I had to give it a shot because it is a Kigali mainstay and in the very cool neighborhood of Kimihurura. I am glad that I chose it!! The food was good, the... More 

Thank Jill H
New Delhi, India
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61 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2017

I have eaten at many Ethiopian restaurant, but food at this was not so great!! I found this quite dark which reflected in the quality of food which they serve.

Thank vivek772015
Essex Center, Vermont, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I had never had Ethiopian food and it was great. Very different and the presentation fun! We tried a family style platter that that afforded us the opportunity to try many dishes.

Thank Karen L
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 March 2017

This was my second experience going to an Ethiopian restaurant and after the first being amazing I didn't think it could be topped, but it was. Great value, swift service and a nice outdoor setting to sit and eat. Been meaning to go back!

Thank Malus C
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017

I went to Lalibela twice in my 6-day stay in Rwanda, and it was incredible both times. The vegetarian platter is a good value at 6000 francs, as it's large enough for two people. The service was also good and the staff are friendly.

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109 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

This restaurant was close to our stay in Kigali. The staff was friendly and advised a mixed plate with the ethiopian dishes. Eating from one plate with your fingers, is funny, but what really matters is the taste of the food. There were spicy dishes and vegatables where all taste was vanished. Good for one time.

Thank jdileuv
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153 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

We had an early dinner at Lalibela and it was as good as any of the Ethiopian food we had in Addis or Lalibela. The food was spicy and delicious. We got way more than we needed but it was all good service was excellent. Wonderful quaint and pretty. Outdoor eating available.

Thank ngiril_lover
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

We ate from the buffet which had a wide selection of options, all of which we really enjoyed! Plenty of vegetarian options as well. Nice atmosphere and friendly staff. Only issue (and not entirely unexpected) was that when we arrived we were told we would wait 20 minutes for the buffet an ended up waiting 1hr 45 minutes. Still, it... More 

Thank Mia_Currey96
Helsinki, Finland
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 5 January 2017

It was a pleasant evening out. Food was excellent, service was very friendly and atmosphere was nice.

Thank apiispa

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
African, Ethiopian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenue Lac Muhazi - Kimihurura | Remera, Kigali 250, Rwanda
  • Location: Africa  >  Rwanda  >  Kigali Province  >  Kigali
  • Phone Number: +250 788 505 293

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