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The 14 Best African Restaurants In Atlanta

Updated: August 23, 2022

Love a good ‘braai’ and malva pudding? Then you should know Atlanta boasts some great African dining options. We analyzed the top review sites with millions of diner and expert reviews to find Atlanta’s top African spots. Send your taste buds on holiday to the Savanna with doro wat and glasses of Mampoer at these Atlanta eateries.

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Embilta Café & Restaurant Ethiopian Cuisine

African, $, Lindridge - Martin ManorAfrican, $Atlanta, Lindridge - Martin Manor
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Atlanta Eats, 2017

    Who Knew You Can Find Insane Ethiopian Food in the A?!

    Atlanta Eats, 2017
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Explore the 3 top spots in Atlanta's Lindridge-Martin Manor neighborhood

    Hoodline, 2019

Yebo Beach Haus

New American, $$, South Tuxedo ParkNew American, $$Atlanta, South Tuxedo Park
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Kategna Ethiopian Cuisine

African, $$, AtlantaAfrican, $$Atlanta
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater, 2022

    30 Restaurants to Try Along Buford Highway in Metro Atlanta

    Eater, 2022

Desta Ethiopian Kitchen

African, $$, AtlantaAfrican, $$Atlanta
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Trip 101, 2021

    10 Best Places To Eat In Atlanta, Georgia

    Trip 101, 2021

Marrakech Express

Moroccan, $$, East AtlantaMoroccan, $$Atlanta, East Atlanta
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 5.0

Manding Cafe

African, $, AtlantaAfrican, $Atlanta
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 5.0

Feedel Bistro

African, $$, AtlantaAfrican, $$Atlanta
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Nema Kitchen

African, SouthwestAfricanAtlanta, Southwest
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.0

Bahel Ethiopian Restaurant

African, $$, AtlantaAfrican, $$Atlanta
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Ghion Ethiopian restaurant

African, $$, Lindridge - Martin ManorAfrican, $$Atlanta, Lindridge - Martin Manor
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Tatso Peri Peri Grilled Chicken

African, $$, West EndAfrican, $$Atlanta, West End
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 3.5

World Taste

African, $$, West EndAfrican, $$Atlanta, West End
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Abol Cafe and Restaurant

African, $$, AtlantaAfrican, $$Atlanta
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

Blue Lagoon Bar & Bistro

African, $$, Lindridge - Martin ManorAfrican, $$Atlanta, Lindridge - Martin Manor
Google: 3.9
Yelp: 3.5

How was this list created?

Figuring out the best African restaurants can take awhile. We used our boam magic powers to analyze 823905 local restaurant reviews, Google and Yelp ratings for 15738 restaurants, and 863 lists and articles from top sources like Trip 101, Hoodline and Atlanta Eats. These spots have been featured in Trip 101 - 10 Best Places To Eat In Atlanta, Georgia, Hoodline - Explore the 3 top spots in Atlanta's Lindridge-Martin Manor neighborhood and Atlanta Eats - Who Knew You Can Find Insane Ethiopian Food in the A?!. We automatically update restaurants’ open hours and services, so you can actually enjoy the top restaurants we show. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so enjoy the best food with no agenda. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Frequently asked questions

The highest-rated African restaurants for delivery in Atlanta are Kategna Ethiopian Cuisine, Embilta Café & Restaurant Ethiopian Cuisine, and Desta Ethiopian Kitchen.

There are 24 African restaurants in Atlanta.

Desta Ethiopian Kitchen is the highest-rated African restaurant for dessert in Atlanta.

Kategna Ethiopian Cuisine, Embilta Café & Restaurant Ethiopian Cuisine, and Desta Ethiopian Kitchen are the highest-rated African restaurants that serve breakfast in Atlanta.

Kategna Ethiopian Cuisine, Embilta Café & Restaurant Ethiopian Cuisine, and Desta Ethiopian Kitchen are the highest-rated African restaurants for a quick lunch in Atlanta.

Drink pairing tips

  • Enjoy seared tuna, papaya salad and lime chutney with Sauvignon Blanc

    To elevate your seared tuna, papaya salad and lime chutney experience, we recommend some Sauvignon Blanc to go with your dish. This pairing works especially well because this white wine highlights the flavour of the wine.

  • Take grilled turkey burger to the next level

    When having grilled turkey burger, experts suggest you pair it with a glass of Rosé, a popular pink wine.

  • Pair Grenache with ewa agoyin

    Grenache and ewa agoyin are a really great match. The spice tones flavours of the red wine pair well with the spicy flavours of the ewa agoyin.

Factoids

  • October = African festival

    If you’re a big fan of African, then you should definitely consider visiting the Santa Barbara Harbor & Seafood Festivale in California, The United States

  • Celebrating a love for seafood

    Be ready to chow down on seafood in The United States every October. That’s when people there celebrate National Seafood Month.

  • 110 pounds of seafood stick

    On March 23, 2005, Thailand’s African fans celebrated a new world record by the seafood stick, weighing 110 pounds.

Parking in the area

We’ve all experienced the struggle of finding good parking near restaurants in Atlanta. To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen African spot.

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