Ubumwe Grande Rooftop
From the rooftop bar and restaurant of the Ubumwe Grande hotel you can view the city of Kigali in every direction. Both during the day and in the evening it is perfect for pointing out landmarks or just admiring the lights. The best tables are near the edge, but it can be chilly or windy in the rainy season. The restaurants serves nice burgers and cocktails.
Pili Pili (photo) is a local favorite that combines a beach club, sports bar, restaurants and boutique hotel. It used to have a shisa lounge, until it was forbidden in Rwanda. Pili Pili is always very busy, (especially) on during Champion’s League football. The garden seats around the pool area are more lively, and the tables upstairs are more quiet but no matter where you sit, you will enjoy the sparkling lights of the city. The Pili Pili’s menu is simple: grilled meat or fish, pizzas and burgers. Delicious with a cold beer.
The tables on the veranda of Repub Lounge have beautiful views but the decor inside is also very elegant, African style. The easy par tis the menu,. Just order the “family style dinner”, and the whole table gets a tasting of the best flavors Rwandan and African cuisine have to offer, like Rwandan brochettes (grilled meat, vegetables or fish on a stick), mizuzu (fried green banana), sambaza (fried fish) and all kind of curries and stews. In combination with the view, a must-do in Kigali!