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€€ - €€€Asian, Thai, Chinese
KG 9 Avenue | Nyarutarama, Kigali, Rwanda
+250 782 588 593
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good36%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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“sushi” (17 reviews)
“sizzling beef” (4 reviews)
“rice” (8 reviews)
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Asian, Thai, Chinese, Japanese, Sushi, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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KG 9 Avenue | Nyarutarama, Kigali, Rwanda
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Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

Good place to relax and spend an evening with friends or to bring a business partner. Nice ambience, good food and service. Parking can be a problem

Thank Rohpro
Reviewed 19 November 2017

Zen is a pan Asian restaurant that offers culinary selections from China, Thailand, Japan, and now India. We ordered some Chinese dishes; the food was OK but not brilliant. It seems this restaurant is trying to do too much - it is a great challenge...More

Thank ReidStPete
Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

When we walked into the grounds we were a little unsure. It appears to be in someone’s backyard but once we got back there it was actually a beautiful restaurant. The food was decent, the staff was less than stellar but I’d go again

Thank Amywco
Reviewed 9 November 2017

We have eaten here a few times now. Food is consistently good, hence why we have been back Zen has a good ambience and is a relaxed dining experience We have not eaten the Indian menu, only the Asian one, and all dishes have been...More

Thank Toeknee911
Reviewed 23 October 2017

This is a fairly big restaurant, they have one section I'd describe as "restaurant", and another section as "bar/lounge". Both are open-air areas, made out of wood, covered by traditional straw roof, with heavy-set wooden furniture. They serve Asian fusion food, the quality is quite...More

Thank lubger
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

This place is a wonderful mix of Asian flavors with open air dining, convenient location and fast service. I highly recommend trying for lunch or dinner if you are in the area.

Thank Sean K
Reviewed 3 September 2017

We choose ZEN as a host place for a meeting Its a positive, even shocking first impression Food was amazing , staff very helpful Small minus - they dont have WIFI Definitely worth to recommend and to come back again!

Thank Chris K
Reviewed 20 July 2017

I have eaten here for business lunches on an number of occasions and have always had a great experience. Staff are friendly and helpful and food typically arrives very quickly. The kitchen has a great chef that wont disappoint.

Thank Sean K
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

So as expected the ambiance was amazing had a great meal the food was fresh service was a tad lost but nevertheless they piked up

Thank Al-Karim A
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

I tried their spicy salmon rolls (actually on the menu it's tuna rolls but they were sweet to switch with salmon!) and prawn sushi. All was very well prepared and presented. The service was fast and the staff was pleasant. The merlot rose wine was...More

Thank Banu_Altunbas
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Delivery, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
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18:00 - 22:30
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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