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The Resy Guide to New York’s African Restaurants


The African continent is home to myriad cuisines, and across the five boroughs, you can find restaurants that celebrate those many different culinary traditions. At these third places, or community anchors, you might feel like you are in the streets of Dakar, Senegal, or Lagos, Nigeria, especially after tasting their homestyle dishes, often made with imported spices and herbs, and appealing to visitors, New Yorkers, and immigrants alike. These aren’t just places for eating — they are cultural hubs for communities to interact and connect over a shared experience, and refuges for members of the African diaspora.

Here are a few of those restaurants worth seeking out and savoring.