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The 15 Best African Restaurants Near Cambridge

Updated: August 22, 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.

Find the perfect African restaurant

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.

Most common questions

Baraka, Pita Cambridge, and Sheger Cafe are the highest-rated African restaurants that are good for groups in Cambridge.

Asmara Restaurant, Baraka, and Pita Cambridge are some of the highest-rated late-night African spots in Cambridge.

Asmara Restaurant, Baraka, and Pita Cambridge are vegetarian-friendly African restaurants in Cambridge.

Asmara Restaurant, Baraka, and Pita Cambridge are the highest-rated African restaurants for take-out in Cambridge.

Asmara Restaurant, Baraka, and Pita Cambridge are the highest-rated African restaurants that serve breakfast in Cambridge.

Drink pairing tips

  • Pair 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.

  • Grenache with your ewa agoyin

    When considering what goes best with ewa agoyin, we recommend a glass of Grenache, it truly complements the dish as it complements the sweetness of the ewa with the fruity wine.


  • Sauvignon Blanc with your pork ribs with a barbecue rub

    Sauvignon Blanc is acidic and this makes it a great drink to have alongside your pairing_Dish_name. The pairing_drink_ingredients in the drink play nicely with the pairing_Dish_flavour_profile flavours in the food.

Fun facts

  • A delicious pairing

    Experts recommend pairing steak with tea, complementing the fatty taste of the food with the tannin-rich flavors of the drink.

  • All in a day’s work

    Molly Schuyler knows that you can never have too much of a good thing. They proved this by eating 23 pounds of prime rib, setting a world record in the process!

  • A big feat in 2005

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

Parking information

Parking can be tough around Cambridge 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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