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The 15 Best African Restaurants Near Cambridge

Updated: October 10, 2022

Have you visited these African venues in Cambridge? Go for their piri piri chicken and Kunāfah - you won’t regret it! We analyzed the top restaurant review sites and leading food blogs for the best African spots in Cambridge. Send your taste buds on holiday to the Savanna with doro wat and glasses of Mampoer at these Cambridge eateries.

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Asmara Restaurant

African, $$, CambridgeAfrican, $$Cambridge, Mid-Cambridge
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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Pita Cambridge

Middle Eastern, $$, CambridgeMiddle Eastern, $$Cambridge, Wellington-Harrington
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.5
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Sheger Cafe

African, $$, CambridgeAfrican, $$Cambridge, North Cambridge
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
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Baraka

Mediterranean, $$, CambridgeMediterranean, $$Cambridge, Peabody
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
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If you travel further

Tawakal Halal Cafe

African, $$, BostonAfrican, $$Boston, East Boston
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 5.0
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Kushari and Grill

African, $$, MedfordAfrican, $$Medford
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 5.0

Koshari Mama

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

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

Ethiopian Restaurant

African, $$, MaldenAfrican, $$Malden
Google: 4.7
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
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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

How did we curate this list?

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 Infatuation. For example, we considered Eater - Where to Eat Vegetarian and Vegan Food Around Boston, Infatuation - The Best Restaurants In The South End and Eater - Where to Eat and Drink in Jamaica Plain as we sourced this ultimate list. 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. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so you can trust what you see and enjoy the city’s hidden gems. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

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