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Sakae Japanese Restaurant

Nyarutarama Road 180, Rwanda, Kigali, Rwanda
+250 784 577 738
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“sashimi” (9 reviews)
“fish soup” (5 reviews)
“soba noodles” (2 reviews)
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Korean, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Nyarutarama Road 180, Rwanda, Kigali, Rwanda
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a somewhat expensive place to eat, but you get to enjoy truly delicious food in an elegant setting - worth the occasional splurge!

Thank Stephanie2743
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Sakae is the favorite restaurant of a close friend, consequently we dine there several times a year. The food is interesting, if a bit pricy. As one who has celiac disease and needs to be sure food is gluten free I appreciate the care that...More

Thank scn01
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Was a nice cozy visit on the way out of Kigali, good selection and variety. Service was good as well

Thank owepend
Reviewed 8 November 2017

Warning to anyone with dietary restrictions!! Went to Sakae for dinner. Asked if a soup could be made as a vegetarian version. Waiter confirmed it was possible. I made sure to explain that vegetarian means no fish, no meat, no egg. Waiter confirmed again. I...More

1  Thank Hidalg0
Reviewed 3 October 2017

My wife and myself went there for a nice dinner. I must admit the dinner was fabulous and exceed our expectation. Seating arrangements were nice. We seat in sofa next to the window with a garden view. The service were prompt. We ordered Mixed Tempura,...More

Thank Indoafrican
Reviewed 7 July 2017

I've lived in Kigali for 5 years. Throughout those five years, I've visited Sakae about once a month. I've never been disappointed by the food or the service. I tend to stick to sushi here. I recommend the spicy tuna roll. The gyoza are ok,...More

Thank lmhazardous
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Very, very good sushi in a land-locked country! I was traveling with someone from Japan when I ate here the first time and she said it was delicious, so I think it can be trusted? Kind of expensive but the meal includes several starters (soup,...More

Thank kloomisfox
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

We are used to eating the same food in Kigali, and this place is nice for a change. Even for Kigali standards it is an expensive place and not possible to go as frequent as one would hope! We ate the Japanese food, the rolls...More

Thank Banu_Altunbas
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

I don't know how they get sashimi in Kigali but management has done a very nice job. Very good food, fast service and helpful staff. I prefer the salmon here over the tuna.

Thank Sean K
Reviewed 16 January 2017

This is a restaurant run by Koreans who make excellent Korean dishes and also middle-of-the-road Japanese food. Highly expensive for Kigali, but clean sushi and sashimi. The lunch box is acceptable, so are Tempura dishes and dumplings. Noodle dishes ore regularly overcooked. Nice staff, good...More

Thank Pascal C
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26 March 2015|
Response from Paul L | Property representative |
Thanks for asking! Yes we do accept both Visa and Master Card. Best Regards, Sakae Restaurant
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Digital Payments, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
11:30 - 14:30
18:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Nyarutarama Road 180, Rwanda, Kigali, Rwanda
  • Location: Africa  >  Rwanda  >  Kigali Province  >  Kigali
  • Phone Number: +250 784 577 738
  • E-mail
Welcome to Sakae Japanese Restaurant. Providing Rwanda with fresh Sushi / Sashimi / Teppanyaki Excellence in Dining since 2011.
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