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Rue de l'Akagera | Kiyovu, near Le Bonne Source Market, Kigali, Rwanda
+250 783 042 504
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11:30 - 22:30
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:30
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Chicago
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I ordered food for delivery and plan on ordering again. Everything was delicious and I saved the mixed raita to eat with chapati. Butter naan was the best I've had in Kigali and huge pieces!

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Thank katie611
Toronto, Canada
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101 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was looking for some Indian cuisine and found this restaurant a short walk from my hotel. The staff were very attentive and the food was good. I had chicken vindaloo and enjoyed it very much.

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Thank RKumara
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have eaten a lot of Indian food in my life, but this was honestly the best I've had. Paneer starter was fantastic, as were the onion bahjis, naan breads, and curries. The service was excellent too. We'll be back!

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Thank Caitlin B
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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232 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not only is the menu quite exhaustive, they also adhere to your demands and preferances.The place is quite large and quiet.Parking is not a problem .The MasalaTea and Pan are also quite welcome.

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Thank ArunLoyalka
Region of Waterloo, Canada
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27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Our waiter was wonderful, attentive without hovering and made sure our needs were met. The kitchen prepared some wonderful dishes for us, even making some needed adjustments to suit dietary restrictions. I would recommend this place to anyone visiting Kigali, it would be wonderful to see them busy every night!

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Thank Quinn039
Tel Aviv, Israel
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45 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

The variety is impressive, rich menu The food is good and the price is definitely connected to reality The atmosphere is pleasant, resting place, spacious, ample parking and the complex creates an experience Certainly it is clear the city has no small Indian community,more then some local Indians spend there time there

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Amazing setting although a little rustic. Food quality and service amazing. You just keep eating. Really worth the visit

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San Francisco, California
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81 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

We ate here and at Khana Khazana during our time in Kigali and both were very good. I just thought I'd write this review to even the scores a little since I thought Zaaffran was perhaps a bit better (at a minimum 'as good' and as of this moment KK is the #1 restaurant on Tripadvisor for Kigali while Zaaffran... More 

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32 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

I've been for dinner. Ok first impression not positive, environment very simple. But my wife and I have enjoyed a good choice of indian cuisine. Service very kind. Need to improve the ambience,,,

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1 Thank Marco S
Seattle, Washington
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207 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

The staff is attentive, quick and friendly. The food is pretty good, one of the better indian restaurants in Kigali. I highly recommend the garlic naan and lassi's.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$25
Cuisine
Indian, Arabic, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:30
Monday
11:30 - 22:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:30
Thursday
11:30 - 22:30
Friday
11:30 - 22:30
Saturday
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
Description
Welcome to Zaaffran for mouthwatering cuisine...lovingly prepared with Leapingly fresh herbs and spices.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?