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R 90 - R 720
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Bar, European, International, Grill
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 8 January 2023

A siblings dinner - for brothers and sisters that live across Zambia and around the world -- a time where we wanted to have some bonding time, an indulgent meal, and a celebration for being all together. The setting could not have been more perfect....The food was exquisite -- perfectly prepared to our liking. We started with a special mixed grill and then ordered various steaks each with the temperature and requests we specified. Beverages of all types were free-flowing throughout the evening. They even packed food as we had a few unexpected early departures. We ate and were treated like kings and queens. The service impeccable. This is definitely the best restaurant in Zambia at the moment and we tried many great places and stayed at what is considered the best hotel in town. The Fairgrounds setting is underrated itself. Simply driving in, weaving through the ballfields and the lush greenness that is rare during the dry season was such a special treat. My only complaint and one where I choose not to deduct a star was the mosquito activity. They provided repellent but the mosquitos were vicious. It is to be expected since it is the fairgrounds, but you need to be prepared, nonetheless.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 8 November 2021

The venue looks tired. The belly pork I had was very bland without the promised spicing. The wine list was very limited with many of the listed bottles not available we had to settle with a very average bottle of merlot wine. No cab sav...available.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 20 December 2020

Good courtesy and very well prepared food, beautiful place and very organized. Excellent , loved the music too

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 25 November 2020 via mobile

We stayed in Lusaka for 5 days in November and found this restaurant on our last night. It’s tucked away at the edge of the show ground When we visited the restaurant was very quiet (tourist trade impacted by Covid restrictions) but the place was...very welcoming and staff friendly and professional. The menu offers a wide variety of choices at great prices The food was freshly prepared to a high standard and portions generous. Drinks menu extensive and reasonably priced Would certainly recommend Rhapsody’s and will definitely visit again when next in LusakaMore

Date of visit: November 2020
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Reviewed 27 August 2020

I wanted to have a drink after work and decided to visit Rhapsody's. Immediately I could tell they were under staffed by how long it took to just make and receive our orders. The waitress was still nice despite this...lost of mosquitoes. I had the...seafood pasta and the seafood was over cooked, the flavors were there but the componentsMore

Date of visit: August 2020
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Ambassador812440, Manager at Rhapsody's, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2020

Hi SpudBud89, Thank you for your review. So sorry that we never met your expectations. You are right as regards the lack of staff - we have trimmed down due to the Covid shutdowns - however, that is no excuse and your service should have...More

Reviewed 26 August 2020

Enjoyable food and great service. I enjoyed the pizza but had a large group with me and their meals were also excellent. I would recommend visiting here.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Ambassador812440, Manager at Rhapsody's, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2020

Hi holiday602, Thank you for your wonderful review. It was a most welcomed surprise. We certainly hope that we can be of service to you and your friends going forward. Stay safe

Reviewed 13 March 2020

Good place for a relaxed atmosphere with Good music,nice food and great customer service.The place offer different sitting areas inside the building and for cool sitting area the place also offers outdoor sitting arrangement.The outdoor offers a good experience but a bit challenging in the...evening due to the mosquitos but no to worry coz the stuff always offer repellent.The service is good but can be better.The place also offers a mature atmosphere and its must visit place for good time.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Nick L, General Manager at Rhapsody's, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2020

Hi Gh0st50, Thank you so much for your positive review. We are happy that you found our venue to your satisfaction and we look forward to being of service to you again and again.....have an amazing day

Reviewed 8 January 2020

I loved the music, food was quite good. Though I wish the staff were attentive to everyone but overall a good atmosphere.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Nick L, Manager at Rhapsody's, responded to this reviewResponded 9 January 2020

Thanks for your review Alice. Much appreciated. Hopefully our staff will be a bit more attentive next time.

Reviewed 14 December 2019 via mobile

The atmosphere in this place is mellow but high spirited. The lighting gives off an amazing aura and the food being provided is amazing.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Nick L, Manager at Rhapsody's, responded to this reviewResponded 16 December 2019

What a lovely compliment Mazhambic. Thank you so much for the taking the time, to both visit us, and to give us a review. We are over the moon that your evening was enjoyable and we certainly hope we will be able to repeat the...More

Reviewed 6 November 2019

Rhapsody's relocated from the Arcades to, behind the Showgrounds. The new look and location gives it a fresh appeal with adequate car park space. I love the spacious concept with the nice warm colors. The space gives you choices of where you choose to dine....Staff are always very friendly and helpful. I was there not too long ago, with a couple of business colleagues from Europe. They were very impressed, and will recommend to anyone coming to Lusaka and looking to eat outside their hotel premises.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Nick L, General Manager at Rhapsody's, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2019

Hi Rachwar, Thank you for the excellent review. So glad you found our service to you satisfaction. Thank you also, for acknowledging the decor and ambience. Very much appreciated. We look forward to hosting you again

Reviewed 16 September 2019

So we had a surprise birthday dinner for dad who turned 60 years on saturday. i must admit the service was exceptional. the waitress was amazing and very helpful, the food was delicous and we had a beauitul time catching up. im surely coming back.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Nick L, Owner at Rhapsody's, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2019

Thank you for the great review, Mulu. We are over the moon that your guests and your father had a great time. We have passed your compliments on to our staff and they are delighted that they were able to make your evening special

Reviewed 21 June 2019 via mobile

Disappointed. Very disappointed. Poor service. The waiter didn't know much about what was in stock, and eventually had to call the bar man to help. Ambience was just flat. I dont know what happened to rhapsodys. Only one of us ordered some wings which were...not fresh. They need helpMore

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed 20 June 2019

The restaurant is very nice and charming, with extraordinarily nice (and kind) waiters and an owner who knows how to treat his customers, the furniture is modern at least in the outdoor part, surrounded by wonderful grass. Excellent the French cheese taken as appetizer, but...the meat was good as well. Price around 16 euros but worth it.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Nick L, Owner at Rhapsody's, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2019

Hi Lucio. Thank you so much for the excellent review. You are most kind. Hopefully we can be of service again in the future and do as well as we did the first time. Best regards

Reviewed 30 May 2019 via mobile

Visited Rhapsody’s last night for dinner with a colleague and we were blown away by the generous portions and great quality of food. We had a t-bone and ribs, both were excellent. An added bonus was the good offering of local and international craft beers!...We will definitely be back the next time we are in town.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Ambassador812440, General Manager at Rhapsody's, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2019

Hi MattVenturas. Thank you for your excellent review. We are glad that we were able to please you and your colleague. Hopefully we will be able to repeat the compliment on your next visit. We hope you travelled safely

Reviewed 17 May 2019 via mobile

Had been to thai place at Night for Hookah and drinks. Had used outdoor seating and lovely music. Lovely Hookah doesn't choke.

Date of visit: July 2018
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Hi Tasha. Yes we have platters ranging from just over K100.00 for two people to K350.00 for four people. Hope this answers your question adequately
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Rhapsody's is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 3.5
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4