Dining in Burundi

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This is one of the best restaurants in town with nice meals served at your convenience. It is located near the port and is housed in an ancient designed building with excellent customer service a cooling breeze from the lake. It probably has the most delicious chocolate mousse in town and excellent fish Carpaccio, other fish and meat dishes- such as sangala with blue cheese, grilled lamb chops.

Khana Khazana

This is the one of the branches of the restaurant which is also found in Kigali and Kampala. The restaurant is located in the leafy kiriri suburb of Bujumbura, off Avenue de Belvedere. It has a beautiful luxurious pavilion seating where you can be served with great Indian foods with numerous vegetarian options. It’s a very spacious place that can accommodate big groups.


This restaurant is situated up on a hill with a spectacular view of the town, lake and the mountains of the Democratic Republic of Congo. It’s where you can find a great sunset cocktail. There is also bar counter- where one can sip a cold beer f, eat some potato curls and look at the beautiful sceneries of Bujumbura. This five star spot serves a wide range of European cuisine supplemented by good customer care.

Bora Bora

Situated on the lake, about 10 minutes out of town, next to the Hotel Club du Lac Tanganyika, Bora Bora has a fabulous atmosphere. Tasty pizzas are always available to all to have and it’s free to take home whatever one may not be able to finish. Salads and fish are also served. This is a perfect weekend spot for all fun lovers. There is also free wireless internet.

Chez Andre

Along Rue Rwangasore, a Greek-themed   restaurant with high levels of comfort and luxury on the right as you go up the hill. It serves amazing local dishes with various types of fish, steak and pasta.


A boutique hotel has good salads and fish steamed with vegetable, hamburgers and other treats. Wireless internet is at your disposal – so you can surf while eating or having a drink in the terrace or garden. Food is served relatively quickly and its quality is always good.


This is an exotic coffee shop in town, very tranquil, with wireless internet and places where you can plug in. They serve real Burundian coffee and other foods as well. They also have fruit smoothies and ice cream.


This great spot is on the lake side with nice gardens and a very attractive atmosphere. Sometimes, you can see hippopotamuses while you take a bit at this restaurant. They have delicious pizzas- which are half priced on Tuesday and Thursday nights.

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