Diaspora Eats: 7 of the Best African Restaurants in Los Angeles
Here are seven of the best African restaurants in Los Angeles.
DIASPORA—The diaspora is brimming with a variety of restaurants that offer savory dishes that’ll remind you of mom’s cooking.
In our Diaspora Eats series, we highlight these many eateries, and offer recommendations for the best African food in whichever major city you might find yourself in.
Whether you’re looking for options to fit your dietary restrictions or you’re simply looking to stuff your face with quality eats, there’s a spot in the city that will cater to your palette. Below are 7 African restaurants to check out while you’re in Madrid.
Nkechi African Cafe
Get your rice, plantain, egusi and all your favorite Nigerian staples, in this cozy spot located on Manchester Boulevard in Inglewood. Be sure to try their jollof rice and goat meat stew.
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Merkato Ethiopian Restaurant
You may have seen Insecure's Molly and Issa eating at this casual spot on Fairfax Ave. Visit Merkato to get your fix of classic Ethiopian cuisine in one of Little Ethiopia's most popular eateries.
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Rahel Ethiopian Vegan Cuisine
Injera is naturally vegan, but this spot, located on South Fairfax, is considered the only "100 percent vegan Ethiopian restaurant anywhere."
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Tagine Beverly Hills
This Bevery Hills eatery, serves à la carte Moroccan dishes like tagine with couscous, as well as several pescatarian and vegetarian options. The atmosphere is warm and cozy and, if you're lucky, you might just run into co-owner Ryan Gosling while you're there.
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Revolutionario North African Tacos
This small, take-out spot on Jefferson Boulevard offers unique North-African-style tacos. Try their cilantro yogurt chicken taco, the shakshouka, or the pozole tagine. If you're in the mood to try something new and flavorful stop at Revolutionario North African Tacos for a quick bite.
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Kenyan Cafe and Cuisine
This Kenyan restaurant, located just outside of Los Angeles in Anaheim, serves delactables like Mbuzi Choma (BBQ Lamb), kachumabri and fired tilapia.
Banadir Somali Restaurant
Visit this Somali eatery, located in Inglewood, for a hearty breakfast, lunch or dinner. Their savory goat and lamb options and large portions will leave you full, and your taste buds satisfied.
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