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KG 9 Avenue | Nyarutarama, Kigali, Rwanda
+250 782 588 593
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12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
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Los Angeles, California
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92 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went for a late dinner and we were the only ones in the restaurant...not a great sign. The old Zen was always fresh and wonderful, this time it really wasn't. Ordered chicken money bags--a little dry and tasteless.Ordered sushi which was not good at all and a waste of money. The veggie items weren't as bad. We asked for a... More 

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Thank Julie V
Kigali, Rwanda
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took my friend to this place one evening Tuesday and they have fulfilled my request and desired. We went for a soft drink and the atmosphere is really good at this place and the staff are quick.

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Thank Elevate Hotel S
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Two visits made here. They really tried hard to fulfill my vegan requirements. I told them exactly what liked. The staff listened attentively and worked with the kitchen to make something that suited me. They were busy and still did this. Fresh and pleasing food.

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Thank Letchy
North Attleboro, Massachusetts
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

I have been to Zen several times, always in a large group. The food, services, and prices are not to be beat. I have never been disappointed. Zen moved since I was there in 2016, and the new location is beautiful, large, and open aired, similar to the prior location. The food is still delicious. Best Pan Asian food in... More 

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Thank photosinpink
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

After a long days business, we decided to treat ourselves to a chill evening out. This is about as chill as it gets with high and airy out door eating under a canopy of beautifully constructed wicker roofing. The food and service is excellent if a little pricey, so take plenty of Franks!!

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Thank Andy S
Kigali, Rwanda
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147 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Ok place for mainstream Asian food. Really good tempura and spring rolls. Have not tried the sushi/sashimi, but only cooked food. Would go back.

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Thank Pascal C
Salt Lake City, Utah
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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Walked here from hotel (flame tree village). Safe to walk but watch for missing pieces of the sidewalk and drop-offs ! Great menu, I had fish, husband had a curry. both excellent. Not cheap, around $40 for appetizer/soup, 2 main dishes, one beer, one (very large) glass of wine. Other diners were English-speaking as well, but still a locally owned,... More 

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Thank Donna_Lucky-Now
Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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41 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

As a regular visitor to Zen, I can recommend this restaurant. Very good food and fast service in a tranquil environment.

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Thank Mirka63
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

The outside (but covered) dining area is very pleasant. Staff is strong-- helpful and professional. Food-- good taste, copious portions. All in all, I was happy I went there and will surely go again.

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new york
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22 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Great food, great prices, extremely romantic setting, decent service. There is so little East Asian food in Kigali, this is a gem. Really great vegetarian options, and the sizzling beef something was to die for. Getting hungry just thinking about it

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 15
Cuisine
Japanese, Asian, Thai, Chinese, Sushi, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
Saturday
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: KG 9 Avenue | Nyarutarama, Kigali, Rwanda
  • Location: Africa  >  Rwanda  >  Kigali Province  >  Kigali
  • Phone Number: +250 782 588 593

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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?