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The 15 Best African Restaurants Near Boston

Updated: October 10, 2022

Love a good ‘braai’ and malva pudding? Then you should know Boston boasts some great African dining options. We analyzed the top restaurant review sites and leading food blogs for the best African spots in Boston. Sit down and feast on Jollof Rice while sipping on Amarula liquor at these Boston venues.

Find the perfect African restaurant

Tawakal Halal Cafe

African, $$, BostonAfrican, $$Boston, East Boston
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 5.0
  • Eater, 2022

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Mo'Rockin Fusion

Moroccan, $$, BostonMoroccan, $$Boston, Haymarket
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 4.5

Ethiopian Cafe

African, $$, BostonAfrican, $$Boston, Jamaica Plain
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

Fasika Cafe

African, $$, BostonAfrican, $$Boston, Roxbury
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Blue Nile Restaurant

African, $$, BostonAfrican, $$Boston, Jamaica Plain
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2018

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    Eater, 2018
  • Eater, 2021

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    Eater, 2021

Restaurante Cesaria

Portuguese, $$, BostonPortuguese, $$Boston
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 4.0
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Obosá Restaurant

African, $$$, BostonAfrican, $$$Boston, Roslindale
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Ashur Restaurant

African, $$, BostonAfrican, $$Boston, Roxbury
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Lucy Ethiopian Cafe

African, $$, BostonAfrican, $$Boston, Back Bay
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Suya Joint All African Cuisine

African, $$, BostonAfrican, $$Boston, Roxbury
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 3.5
  • Eater, 2019

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If you travel further

Asmara Restaurant

African, $$, CambridgeAfrican, $$Cambridge, Mid-Cambridge
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline, 2019

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    Hoodline, 2019
  • Hoodline, 2019

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    Hoodline, 2019

Koshari Mama

Middle Eastern, $, SomervilleMiddle Eastern, $Somerville, Spring Hill
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 5.0

Pita Cambridge

Middle Eastern, $$, CambridgeMiddle Eastern, $$Cambridge, Wellington-Harrington
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Here are Cambridge's top 3 African spots

    Hoodline, 2019

Sheger Cafe

African, $$, CambridgeAfrican, $$Cambridge, North Cambridge
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline, 2019

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    Hoodline, 2019

Baraka

Mediterranean, $$, CambridgeMediterranean, $$Cambridge, Peabody
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline, 2019

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    Hoodline, 2019

How did we curate these results?

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 15185 restaurants, and 1052 lists and articles from top sources like Eater and Hoodline. The restaurants you see have been featured in Eater - Where to Eat Vegetarian and Vegan Food Around Boston, Hoodline - Check out the 5 most popular spots in Cambridge's Porter Square neighborhood and Hoodline - Explore the 4 top spots in Cambridge's Mid-Cambridge neighborhood. Our engine uses real-time data to only show restaurants that are open and their available services, so you can stay safe on your terms. This content is not sponsored by any restaurant or party, the restaurants shown are the real deal. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

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