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The 7 Best African Restaurants Near Gaithersburg

Updated: August 22, 2022

Love a good ‘braai’ and malva pudding? Then you should know Gaithersburg boasts some great African dining options. We analyzed the top review sites with millions of diner and expert reviews to find Gaithersburg’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

Nando's PERi-PERi

Portuguese, $$, GaithersburgPortuguese, $$Gaithersburg
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

Rainbow Restaurant

African, $$, GaithersburgAfrican, $$Gaithersburg
Google: 3.9
Yelp: 3.5

African Palace Restaurant & Bar

African, $$, GaithersburgAfrican, $$Gaithersburg
Google: 3.8
Yelp: 3.5

Mosun's Kitchen

African, $$$, GaithersburgAfrican, $$$Gaithersburg
Google: 3.8
Yelp: 3.5

If you travel further

Ingera Rock Ethiopian cuisine

African, $, RockvilleAfrican, $Rockville, Town Center
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5

Sheba Ethiopian Restaurant

African, $$, RockvilleAfrican, $$Rockville
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Eko House

African, $, RockvilleAfrican, $Rockville, Town Center
Google: 3.7
Yelp: 3.5

Why these restaurants?

We know how time consuming it can be to find the best African restaurants in Gaithersburg. We used our boam magic powers to analyze 823905 local restaurant reviews, Google and Yelp ratings for 16302 restaurants, and 518 lists and articles from top sources like . The spots that made the cut have been featured in . We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal as the industry adapts to COVID-19. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so enjoy the best food with no agenda. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

Questions & answers

Galito's Flame Grilled Chicken, Nando's PERi-PERi, and Rainbow Restaurant are the highest-rated African restaurants that are good for groups in Gaithersburg.

The highest-rated African restaurants for delivery in Gaithersburg are Galito's Flame Grilled Chicken, Nando's PERi-PERi, and Mosun's Kitchen.

Galito's Flame Grilled Chicken, Nando's PERi-PERi, and Rainbow Restaurant are the highest-rated African restaurants for take-out in Gaithersburg.

There are 5 African restaurants in Gaithersburg.

Galito's Flame Grilled Chicken is the highest-rated African restaurant for dessert in Gaithersburg.

Drink pairing tips

  • Pair Chardonnay with hake and shellfish

    Food with rich flavors, like hake and shellfish, should be paired with a white wine like Chardonnay if you want the most to be brought out of the flavors of the dish.

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

    When considering what goes best with seared tuna, papaya salad and lime chutney, we recommend a glass of Sauvignon Blanc, it truly complements the dish as it highlights the flavour of the wine.


  • Go for Grenache with ewa agoyin

    For an elevated experience, pair your ewa agoyin with Grenache. This combination works particularly well because this red wine complements the sweetness of the ewa with the fruity wine.


Did you know?

  • The world-record holder

    An astounding 9 pounds of burnt end was eaten in The United States by Jamie McDonald in only 10.

  • Once upon a time

    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.

  • 110 pounds of seafood stick

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

Parking tips

Parking has always been a challenge in Gaithersburg. 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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