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“You go there only for the views”

Thaijazz Beach Restaurant
Ranked #4 of 10 Restaurants in Gisenyi
Cuisines: Diner
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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

Thank Tresor T
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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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1  Thank globetrotteuse75
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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, it may take time to get ready but it is really good.

Thank Yakalele
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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

Thank Jd U
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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 no apologies, no nothing. Then we ordered dessert and asked for the check (the kids had their hearts set on ice cream despite the late hour by that point) and the ice cream (literally just a scoop of ice cream) took a good 30 minutes to come and they didn't bring the check with it as we had asked so that took again another 10-15 minutes after we reminded them AGAIN. Our dinner was over 3 hours with two small kids.

Second the food was only mediocre at best. I'm not sure why this place is called Thai as there really isn't anything Thai on the menu. There are a few Indian type curries on the menu but not even fake Thai that doesn't resemble Thai which is what we are used to in Kigali. There are brochettes, fish, fries, curries, and pizzas. Stay away from the peanut sauce - it has a horrible smell and does not resemble peanuts in the least.

We went with 2 small kids (age 4 and 2) so ordered them off the kids menu (which was very nice to have and rare around here) but they ended up charging us for an adult pizza and adult desserts and seemed a bit indignant when we said we had ordered for our small kids off the kids menu so expected to be charged those prices.

The pizza was fine if you can tolerate the local gouda - but it was really strong local gouda (be warned Rwandan Gouda is NOTHING like European gouda) so not to our liking.

Nice spot right on the water and seemed friendly enough but between the waiting time, bad food and then over charging we regretted coming in the end.

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1  Thank Samantha R
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