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The 12 Best African Restaurants In Columbus

Updated: August 23, 2022

Have you visited these African venues in Columbus? Go for their piri piri chicken and Kunāfah - you won’t regret it! We analyzed millions of diner and expert reviews from top sites for the best African restaurants in Columbus. Sit down and feast on Jollof Rice while sipping on Amarula liquor at these Columbus venues.

Find the perfect African restaurant

Drelyse African Restaurant

African, $$, Forest Park EastAfrican, $$Columbus, Forest Park East
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

    5 best African spots in Columbus

    Hoodline, 2019
  • Hoodline, 2020

    5 top spots in Columbus' Forest Park East neighborhood

    Hoodline, 2020

Wycliffs' Kitchen

African, $, Northern WoodsAfrican, $Columbus, Northern Woods
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

    5 best African spots in Columbus

    Hoodline, 2019

Couscous House

Moroccan, $, Maize-MorseMoroccan, $Columbus, Maize-Morse
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 5.0

Riziki Swahili Grill

African, $$, Forest Park EastAfrican, $$Columbus, Forest Park East
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 5.0

Afra Grill

African, $$, Maize-MorseAfrican, $$Columbus, Maize-Morse
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 5.0

Safina Restaurant

African, $$, Forest Park EastAfrican, $$Columbus, Forest Park East
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 5.0

Pat's Delicious

African, $$, BrandywineAfrican, $$Columbus, Brandywine
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 5.0

Tajine House Columbus

African, $$, DowntownAfrican, $$Columbus, Downtown
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 5.0

Shangri-La Restaurant

African, $, North LindenAfrican, $Columbus, North Linden
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 5.0

Enat Ethiopian Restaurant and Cafe

African, $$, Shady LaneAfrican, $$Columbus, Shady Lane
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 5.0

The Nile Vegan

African, $, NeckoAfrican, $Columbus, Necko
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

African Touch

African, $$, Forest Park EastAfrican, $$Columbus, Forest Park East
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 5.0

How was this list created?

Finding the right African restaurant for you shouldn’t be so hard. We used our boam magic powers to analyze 823905 local restaurant reviews, Google and Yelp ratings for 5530 restaurants, and 161 lists and articles from top sources like Hoodline. Yes, we even looked at Hoodline - 5 top spots in Columbus' Forest Park East neighborhood and Hoodline - 5 best African spots in Columbus to pull this list together. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal as the industry adapts to COVID-19. Our site gets no payment from the restaurants we show, so you can trust what you see. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

Common questions

There are 29 African restaurants in Columbus.

Darbo’s, Drelyse African Restaurant, and Couscous House are the highest-rated African restaurants that serve breakfast in Columbus.

Enat Ethiopian Restaurant and Cafe is the highest-rated African restaurant for dessert in Columbus.

Darbo’s, Drelyse African Restaurant, and Couscous House are the highest-rated African restaurants for take-out in Columbus.

The highest-rated African restaurants for delivery in Columbus are Darbo’s, Drelyse African Restaurant, and Couscous House.

Drink pairing tips

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

    When considering how to best enjoy your seared tuna, papaya salad and lime chutney, we would highlight how well a glass of Sauvignon Blanc complements the dish as it highlights the flavour of the wine.


  • A next-level pairing for Chardonnay

    Experts recommend pairing a hake and shellfish with a glass of Chardonnay, a popular white wine.

  • Sauvignon Blanc and pork ribs with a barbecue rub


    The acidic flavors in Sauvignon Blanc makes it a great white wine to pair with pork ribs with a barbecue rub.

Factoids

  • The record holder

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

  • Ready for some prime rib?

    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 long-held tradition

    If you really want to enjoy yourself, zigni from Eritrea should be paired with some injera.

Parking info

Nobody likes to circle around the block looking for parking. 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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