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“authentic african food!”
Review of Chez John

Chez John
Ranked #52 of 161 Restaurants in Kigali
Cuisines: African
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Reviewed 8 December 2013

Had lunch here today and I really enjoyed the African ambience and being away from the usual expat scene. A part for the long wait, the food was excellent and the waiter super nice!

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Thank Gaia G
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Reviewed 17 November 2013

Definitely on of the best african restaurants we have visited so far. You have to wait some to get your food but, if you have african food the waiting time comes with it, otherwise it isn't authentic !

We went there during our stay in Kigali in July 2012 and took the one our dish with sweet potatoes (patates douces), polici (quaker), chicken, sweet bananas (bananes plantains), ubugari, brochettes, ibitoki (green bananas), ibishyimbo (red beans) and of course rice and manioc.

It was a delight ! Order the local beer Mützig which is prepared with Sorghum, very tasty!

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Thank Shakur G
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Reviewed 11 July 2013

I was taken here lunchtime and was really pleased. It is a local restaurant providing a top quality buffet lunch at a very good price. All the food is fresh and nicely cooked.
I would recommend this for lunch or dinner. A hidden gem

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1  Thank Martin C
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Reviewed 25 February 2013 via mobile

Visited here with local friends. I have no idea what we ate but it involved taking small amounts of a dough and dipping it in fantastic meat/vegetables/sauce. Quite authentic and delicious. Get over it...forget the fork. Great service, covered outdoor dining. What's not to like?

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Thank sauceinator123
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Reviewed 8 January 2013

Chez John is a real institution for local food. Fish, chicken, brochettes, manioc based dishes, bananas, etc. The lunch buffet is a nice spread. If you order from the menu, don't be in a rush.. nice service... a must go to in Kigali for newcombers and a mainstay for locals

Thank nancmock
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