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Zaaffran Restaurant

€€ - €€€Indian, Arabic, Asian
Rue de l'Akagera | Kiyovu, near Le Bonne Source Market, Kigali, Rwanda
+250 783 042 504
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“garlic naan” (10 reviews)
“dal tadka” (2 reviews)
“curries” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:30All hours
Indian, Arabic, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
Rue de l'Akagera | Kiyovu, near Le Bonne Source Market, Kigali, Rwanda
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Can't recommend this place, bland food and slow service. It took them 1 hour just to take the drink orders, after 2,5 hours I myself took command and tell the waiters what to do. Choose another!

Thank Vicci F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went there and ordered black daar, nan & roti, and three different kinds of curries (shrimp, egg, and chicken). They were all delicious! We were very satisfied, including the speed and quality of service. I'm sure I'll go back there more often from now...More

Thank uyanne
Reviewed 19 August 2017

Zaffran was not too far from the place we stayed in Kigali and one evening we walked into find that we were the only guests in the restaurant. We didn't expect much but then they surprised us with some excellent Indian food. Service was extremely...More

Thank biker030
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

I was blown away by Zaaffran! Kigali seriously boosts great Indian food, and Zaaffran is equal if not better than Khana. For starters, the mango lassi was so much better here, and probably the most authentic I've had in general, and I prefer the garlic...More

Thank lenaschulhofer
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

lol... had diarrhea the whole day... the food taste good but after that It was not a pleasant experience to say the least... although i did loose a couple of kilos without going to the gym so yeah its a nice side effect! lol. there...More

Thank Shamsulbaharin
Reviewed 26 June 2017

I'm not a big fan of Indian food, although knowledgeable colleagues (Indians) tell me the comparative quality is good, especially curry dishes. However, one distinctive feature of this restaurant is the speed of service. It's snail-pace. Really.

Thank lubger
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

I went there with my friends last week. it was fun being there they have great service. The food is delicious and the taste is out of world. I love the food so much. I recommend you should have a try in Zaaffran. It is...More

Thank Mit P
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

One of the best Indian authentic restaurants in Kigali.!!! What an Indian food!! I loved it. The soul way of making an Indian food!!! Strongly recommended for every visitors to Kigali.

Thank parmarvimal11
Reviewed 25 March 2017

I'm lived in England for 12 years and eaten my fair share of curries! This one was definitely one of the best I've ever had! Paneer starters were a lovely surprise - so delicious! As were the onion bajies! Nan, curry... all amazing! Go there!!...More

Thank Haig B
Reviewed 25 March 2017

Had some of the best, freshest Indian food! Lovely setting, outside and terrific wait staff. They will help you order if you do not know the menu well. Everything we chose was delicious! Try #4 on the appetizer list...you will not be disappointed. Good value...More

Thank Julie V
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Questions & Answers
4 June 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Julie V | Reviewed this property |
yes--it sure does!
30 March 2016|
Response from ZAAFFRAn_IndineCusin | Property representative |
Dear Anis8892,Zaaffran food is halal.Thank you for your consideration.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$25
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Delivery, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Rue de l'Akagera | Kiyovu, near Le Bonne Source Market, Kigali, Rwanda
  • Location: Africa  >  Rwanda  >  Kigali Province  >  Kigali
  • Phone Number: +250 783 042 504
  • E-mail
Welcome to Zaaffran for mouthwatering cuisine...lovingly prepared with Leapingly fresh herbs and spices.
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