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Thaijazz Beach Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Asian, Thai, Diner
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Avenue de la Production, Gisenyi, Rwanda
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Seattle, Washington
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207 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

We ordered a couple of the "Thai" dishes and brochettes - the food was good, the view was spectacular and so was the atmosphere. We'll be going back before we leave Gisenyi

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Thank TravellingHK
vadodara, India
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40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

The place is nice to visit, specially for the ambience. Candle lit tables give a nice vibe to your evening. But the food ruins it all. I ordered a pizza, and got one without any tomato sauce but with on,y tomatoes. No oregano and olives as mentioned in the menu. And when I asked them for some oregano, they didn't... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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40 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2016 via mobile

We came for just a coffee at sunset. The location is perfect for a sunset, or anything along the water. It's right next to Tam-tam which is said to be a good place for drinks, but honestly this place has such a better atmosphere, much more chilled out place. Perfect for a drink along the water.

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Thank Jack L
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

The food took a very long time to prepare and was unexciting and not very good. One colleague ordered an Asian noodle dish that ended up being basically spaghetti with soy sauce on it. They didn't have the dessert that was on the menu that we were interested in, and were not told that up front as one would normally... More 

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Thank Sarah B
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2016 via mobile

The food and the service is really average You only come here for the view or the sound of the waves. Everything else is completely forgettable

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Thank Tresor T
varied
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18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015

This restaurant is built right onto the beach, so worth to go there for the location alone. The food is tasty but not exactly authentic thai. I *really* liked their isambaza, a local speciality of fried whole small fish.

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Thank globetrotteuse75
Mauritius
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70 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2015

ThaiJazz is nicely located in a quiet part of the beach front. You can sit there and watch the yachts en route to Goma, the flights in and out and the small boats taking tourists for a tour. Jamil the owner is really friendly and has lots of stories to tell. Try their special beans. Don't be in a hurry,... More 

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Thank Yakalele
Kigali, Rwanda
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2015

For 2 days i was there I eat the indiane cuisine and the european and both were great. The food can be enjoyed out in the yard, which is surrounded by bungalow and palm trees and the water is just few steps, that makes the meal enjoyable

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Thank Jd U
Boston, Massachusetts
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42 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2015

For background we live in Kigali so are very used to Rwandan fare and service. This place just doesn't measure up to the other options out there. First of all it took the food OVER and hour and a half to arrive. An hour is pretty standard in Rwanda but an hour and 45 minutes is just ridiculous. There were... More 

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Rhode-Saint-Genese, Belgium
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2015

If you are going to Gisenyi, this place is a must, whether for a relaxing lunch or a romantic dinner, right on the shores of Lake Kivu. You can also enjoy the small beach in front of the restaurant, have a drink on the terrace or at the bar, and enjoy the company of Djamil, the owner who will entertain... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Thai, Diner
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Avenue de la Production, Gisenyi, Rwanda
  • Location: Africa  >  Rwanda  >  Western Province  >  Gisenyi

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?