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The 6 Best African Restaurants Near Detroit

Updated: September 21, 2022

Love a good ‘braai’ and malva pudding? Then you should know Detroit boasts some great African dining options. We analyzed the top review sites with millions of diner and expert reviews to find Detroit’s top African spots. Start the day with a rusk and Kenyan coffee or finish it with Injera, whatever you're after you will find it below.

Find the perfect African restaurant

Saffron De Twah

Moroccan, $, DetroitMoroccan, $Detroit
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

    The 3 best African spots in Detroit

    Hoodline, 2019
  • Eater, 2022

    The 38 Essential Restaurants in Detroit

    Eater, 2022

Baobab Fare

African, $, DetroitAfrican, $Detroit, New Center
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 5.0
  • Thrillist, 2021

    Everywhere You Need to Eat in Detroit Right Now

    Thrillist, 2021
  • Eater, 2022

    The 38 Essential Restaurants in Detroit

    Eater, 2022

Maty's

African, $$, DetroitAfrican, $$Detroit
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

    The 3 best African spots in Detroit

    Hoodline, 2019

Yum Village

African, $$, DetroitAfrican, $$Detroit, New Center
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

    The 3 best African spots in Detroit

    Hoodline, 2019
  • Eater, 2022

    The 38 Essential Restaurants in Detroit

    Eater, 2022

Kalahari African Cuisine

African, DetroitAfricanDetroit
Google: 4.1
Yelp: 4.5

If you travel further

The Blue Nile Ethiopian Restaurant- Ferndale

African, $$, FerndaleAfrican, $$Ferndale
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 3.5

How was this list created?

Figuring out the best African restaurants can take awhile. These results are brought to you by boam, with insights from the Yelp and Google ratings for 11294 Detroit restaurants, 823905 reviews, and 792 top lists and articles from the likes of Eater and Hoodline. For example, we considered Eater - The 38 Essential Restaurants in Detroit and Hoodline - The 3 best African spots in Detroit as we sourced this ultimate list. If it’s on the list, we’ve checked and verified that the restaurant is still open and will showcase any updated hours and services you need to be aware of. Nobody paid to get on this list, these restaurants earned their spots fair and square. These ten options are sure to delight.

Common questions

Baobab Fare, Saffron De Twah, and Yum Village are the highest-rated African restaurants for a quick lunch in Detroit.

There are 5 African restaurants in Detroit.

The highest-rated African restaurants for delivery in Detroit are Yum Village, Maty's, and Kalahari African Cuisine.

Baobab Fare is the highest-rated vegan-friendly African restaurant in Detroit.

Baobab Fare and Kalahari African Cuisine are the highest-rated African restaurants that is good for groups in Detroit.

Drink pairing tips

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


    A glass of something that highlights the flavour of the wine should be what you pair your seared tuna, papaya salad and lime chutney with. You can’t go wrong pairing your food with a white wine like Sauvignon Blanc.

  • The ideal pairing for pork ribs with a barbecue rub

    Experts suggest pairing a pork ribs with a barbecue rub with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc, a popular white wine.


  • Go for Grenache with ewa agoyin

    To elevate your ewa agoyin experience, we recommend some Grenache to go with your dish. This pairing works especially well because this red wine complements the sweetness of the ewa with the fruity wine.

Interesting facts

  • Expensive taste

    If you have recently won the lottery, or you just happen to have $3,082,610 lying around, why not spend it on indulging in the world’s most glamorous, and most expensive, bluefin tuna?

  • Who made the first Arabica coffee?

    Arabica coffee has an interesting history, but it is generally agreed upon that it originates from Ethiopia. The tasty dish has become immensely popular and sought after throughout the world.

  • 23 pounds of delicious

    Are you a fan of prime rib? The current record for eating the most prime rib is 23 pounds! Do you love prime rib enough to beat this record?

Parking information

We’ve all experienced the struggle of finding good parking near restaurants in Detroit. 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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