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Culture and Cuisine of Sub-Saharan Africa


There are some places to eat or purchase sub-Saharan African cuisine in the greater Boston area.
Below is a partial listing of restaurants and shops.
Note: If you know of a restaurant or shop not listed here, please contact us so that we can add it to the list.

Cape Verdean Cuisine

Restaurante Cesaria
Address: 266 Bowdoin St, Boston, MA 02122
Phone: (617) 282-1998

East African Cuisine (Kenya, Tanzania)

Karibu Restaurant
Address: 10 Crescent St, Waltham, MA 02453
Phone: (781) 899-7444

Ethiopian Cuisine


Addis Red Sea Restaurant
Address: 544 Tremont St, Boston, MA 02116
Phone: (617) 426-8727

Asmara Restaurant
Address: 739 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139
Phone:(617) 864-7447

Blue Nile Ethiopian Restaurant
Address: 389 Centre St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Phone:(617) 522-6453

Fasika Ethiopian Restaurant
Address: 145 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02145
Phone:(617) 628-9300

Habesha Ethiopian Restaurant
Address: 535 Main St, Malden, MA 02148
Phone:(781) 399-0868

Lucy Ethiopian Cafe
Address: 334 Massachusetts Ave, Boston, MA 02115
Phone: (617) 536-0415


Merkato Ethiopian Mart
Address: 1127 Harrison Avenue Roxbury, MA 02119‎
Phone: (617) 427-0421

Abyssinia Market
Address: 1127 Harrison Ave
Roxbury, MA 02119-2452
Phone: (617)

Ledeta Gebeya 
1127 Harrison Ave
Address: Roxbury, MA 02119
Phone (617) 427-1678

South End Food Emporium
Address: 465 Columbus Ave., Boston, MA 02116
Phone: (617) 536-7171
A specialty foods market owned by Ethiopians

West African Cuisine

Bakus African Restaurant (Nigerian)
Address: 197 North Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA 01002
Phone: (413) 253-7202
Bintimani -West African Restaurant
Address: 1127 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02119
Phone: (857) 417-0154

Safari African Restaurant (West African)
Address: 1336 Blue Hill Avenue, Boston, MA 02126
Phone: (617) 296-0011

Suya Joint All African Cuisine (West African)
Address: 185 Dudley St., Roxbury, MA 02119
b/t Winslow St & Harrison Ave (Dudley Square)
Phone number (617) 708-0245

Teranga Restaurant (Senegalese)
Address: 1746 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118
Phone: (617) 266-0003

South African Cuisine

Karoo Restaurant- South African Cuisine

Address:  3 Main St #32b, Eastham, MA 02642
Phone:(508) 255-8288

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