Chez John

KN 50 Street, Kigali, Rwanda

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Want a traditional Rwandan dish? And a quaint atmosphere? Then you have to head over to Chez John for dinner. I should add, most guides will send you to Panorama Ten to Two or Green Corner and yes, they are definitely the more traditional "big fish" eateries; however, we really loved this neighborhood spot, and didn't see a single tourist in sight. Plus, everything on the menu is delicious so if you don't eat seafood, don't worry!

Now what exactly is a Big Fish you ask? Well it is pretty much exactly that: a giant whole grilled tilapia served with onions, spices, and lemon. This is definitely a sharing fish, it can feed up to three but lets face it, I usually eat for two. And if you find room in your second stomach, you can try traditional Brochettes, grilled meat (or fish) on a stick and probably the most popular (and consumed) dish in Rwanda.

Wash it all down with a large, cold Primus...or four. Yes, I should warn you, you can wait up to two hours for your fish so make sure you have time and don’t show up starving. You can also try to call ahead and order your fish in advance. Enjoy!

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