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Heaven Restaurant & Boutique Hotel

29 No. 7, Street KN | Kiyovu, Kigali, Rwanda
+250 788 486 581
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (44 reviews)
“guacamole” (33 reviews)
“fish tacos” (17 reviews)
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African, International, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
29 No. 7, Street KN | Kiyovu, Kigali, Rwanda
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Certainly one of the best restaurants in Kigali. Great food, good ambience and friendly service. Prior reservations are always advised as this is a very popular restaurant.

Thank Rohpro
Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently went to Heaven for a Saturday brunch with friends. The staff is very friendly and has great customer service. The owner also came by our table to introduce herself and inquire about our experience. I highly recommend the buffet for brunch, which boasts...More

Thank TravelJosie
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When we found this spot, looking for a restaurant, we instantly regretted staying in our big standard (and boring) hotel in Kigali. Now at least we got to enjoy a really good meal and engaging service. Also found some small art pieces to buy at...More

Thank ETWTraveller
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It has been such a treat staying and eating at @heavenrwanda. Alissa & Josh Ruxin have done an incredible job creating a beautiful place with phenomenal flavors to thrill all of your senses. Today I had the pleasure of meeting the lovely Alissa and she...More

Thank TXCottageMama
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Undoubtedly one of the best meals I have had in a long time. Comfortable seating in a relaxed atmosphere. Service was excellent with a true desire to accommodate. I highly recommend the Heaven Restaurant.

Thank LannySteinburg
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A rocky start to the evening as the manager didn't seem to understand the concept of tasting menu which had been offered to me only last week by Alissa. However Julius, my waiter was fab! Once the issues were resolved, the food was delicious, so...More

Thank Allyson R
Heaven_Restaurant, Owner at Heaven Restaurant & Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Allyson, Thank you for trying our tasting menu! We are very grateful to you for pointing out that our portion sizes could be smaller on the tasting menu to allow for enjoyment of all 5 courses,, but so glad to hear you left us...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I had the pleasure of eating at Heaven several times during our stay in Kigali. Heaven has an incredible menu with delicious options inspired by African dishes and International fusion. We have two children, 9 and 6, and they loved every dish...More

1  Thank Alexandra E
Heaven_Restaurant, Owner at Heaven Restaurant & Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you, Alexandra, for your heartfelt and enthusiastic review of Heaven! We are thrilled that you consider us a "gem" in Kigali and delighted that you so thoroughly enjoyed our food on your multiple visits, that your kids found items on the a la carte...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this restaurant, amazing food and just as impressive cocktails. Lovely service and background music. A must visit when in Kigali.

Thank Jean B
Heaven_Restaurant, Owner at Heaven Restaurant & Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Jean, Murakoze cyane for your outstanding review of Heaven , we look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit! Best, Alissa

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner with our guide here on our last night in Kigali. The staff is friendly and welcoming and the food is delicious. There is a good choice on the menu and the only difficulty is deciding what you might eat as it all...More

Thank KarenP057
Heaven_Restaurant, Owner at Heaven Restaurant & Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you Karen for such a fabulous review! We are so glad you felt that Heaven is really "heaven".... Please come back and enjoy another meal with us soon! Best, Alissa

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

That this place hikes its prices when the WEF is in town should tell you all about the owners mentality. Nevertheless, after a year in town, I decided to give it a shot. My starter was a vegetarian mix. Two of the elements advertised in...More

Thank Pascal C
Heaven_Restaurant, Owner at Heaven Restaurant & Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Pascal, We are very sorry to hear you were evidently extremely disappointed with your experience and invite you to come in to share more with us, as our intention is to provide an excellent experience for every guest. I am available to meet with...More

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17 February 2016|
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Response from Crystal S | Reviewed this property |
+ Try calling them
Linnea B
26 November 2015|
Response from J_A_M_Kigali | Property representative |
Yes Heaven is open for brunch on umuganda Saturdays from 12pm to 2pm.
Sarah B
21 August 2015|
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Response from J_A_M_Kigali | Property representative |
Yes Heaven can accommodate gluten free- they even have a new gluten free main course that is a vegetarian Green Plantain "Lasagna"
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$60
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
07:00 - 22:30
10:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 29 No. 7, Street KN | Kiyovu, Kigali, Rwanda (Formerly Heaven Restaurant and Bar)
  • Location: Africa  >  Rwanda  >  Kigali Province  >  Kigali
  • Phone Number: +250 788 486 581
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Heaven Restaurant & Boutique Hotel is an American-owned, private, serene property opened in May of 2008 in the lovely neighborhood of Kiyovu. Started as a social enterprise to improve service levels in the hospitality sector and create employment, Heaven is consistently ranked one of the country's top restaurants with a spectacular ambience on a custom-built outdoor terrace overlooking the entire city. Heaven Boutique Hotel has 22 beautifully appointed hotel rooms with a salt water swimming pool, ensuite private bathrooms, local artwork, free wifi, unlimited coffee/tea/purified water, 24 hour security, just steps from downtown Kigali. In addition to 22 rooms currently in operation, a new luxury hotel expansion is underway just next door to Heaven Restaurant; in Summer 2017 Heaven will open a new wing with 11 luxury rooms all with peaked ceilings and private outdoor terraces, a gym, spa and swimming pool!
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