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Sometimes you just want to leave the cooking to the professionals, and that is the time to go out and eat at your favorite restaurant.

Where can you go to get an authentic African meal? Choices are opening up all over the world, serving foods from all regions of Africa. Ambiance can range from eat-with-your-fingers casual to white-table-cloth formal with elegant dishes.

If you live in Africa, or are traveling through, where do you like to go for a lunch or special occasion?

Do you have a favorite place to eat? Maybe you own one? Use the Advertising link at the bottom of this page to send me the information. I offer free listings to African restaurants, and I get the information from restaurant owners and patrons. If you would like to see your restaurant pictured in the sidebar on this page, send me a photo of the outside that clearly shows the name of your restaurant.

Would you like to feed a crowd with an African meal and let someone else make the food? Check out the catering section below to see if there is an African Caterer listed in your area.


Beautiful Foods
Unit 9-10c Juno Enterprise
Juno Way
SE14 5RW
020 84694117
West African snacks manufacturer (Tabitha's Brand) and caterers for weddings and events in London and surrounding area.

Eagle Catering
7 Coronation Rd.
Park Royal, London NW10 7PQ
African caterer and Caribbean caterer specialist. Over the years we have developed our own unique style using a blend of spices from Africa, Asia and the Indian continent to produce food that is tasty, nutritious and wholesome. Our food is not pretentious. We can cater for any type of occasion, from a private dinner for 5 to a wedding for 500 people.

Esther's African Cuisine
21 E 3rd St, Kansas City, Missouri
Esther caters a variety of East and West African foods in the Kansas City area. See her facebook page at the link above for the menu and more information.

Exceline African Cuisine
175 Mare Street
020 8525 9222; 07984456948; 07961343705
Restaurant and Catering Services. See web site for menu.

Global Cuisine Catering Services
P.O. Box 17002
1968 Portobello Blvd
Ottawa, Ontario K4A 4E0
Tel: 613 841-2850
At Global Cuisine Catering Services, we travel the world to bring you delicious dishes. From Nigeria (West Africa), Caribbean, India and Canada, we're here to satisfy your palate.

Sheba Foods
3420-D East Ponce De Leon
Georgia 30079
phone: 770-982-1000
Sheba Foods delivers the highest quality and delicious African foods to homes like yours.

Temi Catering Service
Dallas, TX
(214) 489-8117
For birthday parties, weddings, graduations, naming ceremonies or just a hearty meal for your family we cater authentic Nigerian dishes that includes delicious jollof rice, fried rice and salads. Don't forget the pastries - meatpies, sausage-rolls, chin-chin, puffs, doughnuts and more.

African restaurants in Africa

Burkina Faso

(By Kevin Ray of Mali) In Ougadougou I would suggest the outdoor grilled chicken spots on the main Boulevard leading south of the center. Also, there's a nice beer garden (Ouaga has lots) directly across from the airport entrance. Lots of people show up there, the prices are rock bottom, and there's no better way to relax before catching your night flight to Europe.

Zaka Restaurant in Ougadougou

Another Ougadougou restaurant, Zaka, has been recommended as a favorite by Michel Cottereau of France. From 8.30 pm to 12.00 you eat with genuine african live music (for free...). Besides bar and restaurant, Zaka has a Beauty Salon and a Cybercafe. Opposite photo of Zaka taken January 2002.

Cote d'Ivoire

(By Kevin Ray of Mali) Last summer I was put up by Air Afrique at the Hotel Ivoire in Cocody, Abidjan. The hotel is of course completely jet set but they had an excellent "all you can eat" lunch buffet that is mostly African foods. Acheke, plus of course Poulet Yassa and other regional specialties. An excellent view over the water in Abidjan. Price about 14,000 cfa.


Chopsticks Restaurant in Kumasi
Chopsticks in Kumasi is a good spot for dinner.

Labadi Beach

Labadi Beach is not a proper restaurant but a dreamlike spot situated 10 minutes out of Accra (on the road to Tema). There you can have lunch and drink and swim and rest! Thanks to Michel Cottereau for the information and photos.


(By Kevin Ray of Mali)

In Sevare, Mali (near the famed Pays Dogon), there's a good Senegalese restaurant across from the Customs yard. Prices are more or less 1500-3000 cfa. The capitaine (Nile perch) brochettes are great. Ambience: it's outdoor, so the best time is the evening. Africando music pretty much guaranteed.

In nearby Mopti, the same Senegalese family runs the Bar Bozo, which looks out onto the Niger River and the Mopti Port. Same menu, best time to go is sunset.

In San, (2/3 of the way from BKO to Mopti), there's a good restaurant in the old Bamabus terminal at the intersection turning south from the center of town. San is part of the Bobo ethnic area - so if the risk of eating dog meat isn't appealing, you can avoid the "beef" dishes. They taste great, though.

In Segou, I would eat at the luxury-bus oriented "Tanty, J'ai Faim" restaurant, just so you can amuse yourself when ordering...TJF is becoming somewhat of a national chain, at least in name. I'm waiting for the pharmacy next door to rename itself "Tonton J'ai Mal au Ventre..."


Chez Maggie Hotel and Restaurant is a romantic hide-away in a secluded garden setting. Chez Maggie is a luxury beach front resort in Morondava. "The Sunshine" Restaurant and Bar serves the finest local cuisine in a large, thatched roof setting where you can enjoy a sunset over the Mozambique Channel while you eat. The menu includes "Fruits of the Sea" delivered by the local fishermen, as well as flavorful fruits, vegetables, meats and cheeses of the country. A full service bar is on the premises.
Chez Maggie
P.O. Box 73, Morondava, Madagascar
Phone: In Madagascar: 95 523 47, International: +

South Africa

Welcome to moyo, a unique and evocative restaurant destination for a sophisticated African experience. Inspired by the rich traditions and values of our ancestors, moyo is a celebration of, and commitment to, the beauty of Africa and the industry of her people. Our famously warm hospitality and modern African ambience makes the moyo experience completely unforgettable.

"be transformed and align your body's rhythm to the calling of the drum...
this journey will have you touch, feel, admire and sinfully desire..."
We are successful, because we are African.
Not in spite of it...
Visit moyo in any of their six locations.


(By Kevin Ray of Mali) Whenever in Lomé, direct yourself towards "50-50", an outdoor café on the Western end of the Boulevard circular in the Kodjoviakope neighborhood. Say "50-50" in English - if you say "Cinquante-cinquante" no one understands. Excellent grilled chicken, acheke, and amazing salads. And of course the mandatory BB Pils, Lager or Eku range of beers. I'd recommend a large bottle of each to appreciate the full perspective of the cheapest and best beer in the region. Guiness (for strength) is also available. Avoid a dark beer called "Awoyo" - tastes terrible and will give you a bad headache.

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Lovenest African Restaurant
183 King St. E.
Kitchener, Ontario
Serving Eritrean and Ethiopian vegetarian and meat dishes and traditional coffee ceremony.

Some samplings of delicious suya from MJ's BBQ and Suya MJ'S BBQ and Suya
361 Parkhurst Square, Unit 5
(Airport Road/Steeles Intersection)
Brampton, Ontario, Canada L6T 0C2
(905) 494-1003
Recommendation by a patron: The Food is excellent and the environment is the neatest place I have ever had a meal. The Suya menu is made with authentic spice from home land. MJ's also sells "Meals on the Go", pre-packed frozen containers that takes less than 4-6 minutes to warm up. These come in three delicious West African flavours: Pepper Soup, Spinach with or without Egusi, and Ogbono (Apon) Stew. The photo on the right shows some of their delicious suya.

Safari Village
1690 Danforth Avenue
Toronto, Canada
Phone: 416-406-0534
This is a new East African restaurant with a mouthwatering selection of foods.


Pili Pili
Dongfang Qicai Market
Laitai Flower Jie
Chaoyang District (near the end of Star Bar Street), Beijing
Telephone: 64607158
Pili Pili provides African barbeque and food from all parts of West Africa. The diplomats normally go here. Open daily 11am - 2am.

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Presentation of a fish dish from African Kitchen restaurant. African Kitchen
92 Rue Saint Maur
75011 Paris
Metro 3: Rue Saint Maur
This Nigerian Restaurant opened in February this year in Paris. It's a big place with an underground space for birthday and after wedding parties.

About the photos:
To the right: A fish dish from African Kitchen Restaurant.
Below: A mouthwatering sample of Habesha's food. The dish pictured is called
"Decouverte" which in French means "Discovery". It's a special dish that can
give new customers a sampling of several different items on the menu.
19, Rue Copreaux
75015 Paris
Tel : (33) 143060942
A small but popular ethiopian restaurant in the heart of Paris around Vaigirard area.
Come and visit this restaurant when you are in Paris.

Presentation of decouverte, which is a specialty dish of Habesha.

United Kingdom

A2 Delicious Restaurant and Wine Bar A2 Delicious Restaurant and Wine Bar
77a Rushey Green Catford
London SE6 4AF
Office: 02086959822 Mob:07930520842
A2 Delicious Restaurant and Wine Bar is an African Restaurant specializing in tasty delicious Nigerian dishes. We pride ourselves in the authenticity of our food, excellent customer service, good atmosphere and value for money. Live music on Friday nights from Nigerian and African artists. Saturday night is Old skool meet New skool DJ.. Sunday night is the Soul and Jazz night. Free on street parking is available around the restaurant.

805 Restaurant
805 0ld Kent Road
London SE15
Phone: 02076390808
Recommended tube station is the elephant and castle. This restaurant comes highly recommended by a patron. Try the giant grilled fish dressed with plantain and salad, the tiger prawns, or one of a wide variety of dishes. They do get very busy so you may want to call ahead for reservations.

Eko Restaurant
160 Homerton High Road
London, E9 6JA
0208 985 7345
This restaurant offers great personal service and quality food prepared with fresh ingredients. The menu features many traditional Nigerian dishes. Regular live Nigerian music on Friday nights and some Saturdays.

The Gold Coast Bar and Restaurant
224 Portland Road
South Norwood
SE25 4QB
telephone: 020 8676 1919 fax: 020 8654 4392
The Gold Coast Bar and Restaurant is one of those places where the spicy secrets of Ghana live. Check out the menu on their web site - they have an extensive offering of West African foods. Just to name a few, there are kenkey, banku, kelewele, fried plantain, palava sauce, spicy oxtail, yam balls and hot pepper soup.

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