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The 5 Best African Restaurants In Philadelphia

Updated: October 10, 2022

Torn between tagine or pastilla? The options are endless at these African eateries in Philadelphia. We analyzed the top restaurant review sites and leading food blogs for the best African spots in Philadelphia. Send your taste buds on holiday to the Savanna with doro wat and glasses of Mampoer at these Philadelphia eateries.

Find the perfect African restaurant

Salam Cafe and Market

African, $$, Germantown Penn KnoxAfrican, $$Philadelphia, Germantown Penn Knox
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5
  • Thrillist, 2022

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  • Eater, 2022

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    Eater, 2022

Nafisa's Kitchen

African, $$, KingesessingAfrican, $$Philadelphia, Kingesessing
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 5.0

Gojjo Bar & Restaurant

African, $$, Spruce HillAfrican, $$Philadelphia, Spruce Hill
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5
  • Philly Bite Magazine, 2019

    Ethiopian Cuisine in Philadelphia

    Philly Bite Magazine, 2019

Figs

Mediterranean, $$, FairmountMediterranean, $$Philadelphia, Fairmount
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater, 2022

    22 Great Philly Restaurants Where You Can BYOB

    Eater, 2022

Kaffa Crossing

African, $, Spruce HillAfrican, $Philadelphia, Spruce Hill
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline, 2020

    Philadelphia's 3 favorite spots to find budget-friendly African food

    Hoodline, 2020

How did we curate this list?

Picking the right African restaurant can be tough, especially when you’re exploring new restaurants. We analyzed 770 lists and articles from top sources like Eater, Philly Bite Magazine and Hoodline, 16402 Philadelphia restaurants’ ratings across Google and Yelp, and 823905 reviews – all with some boam magic to make sense of the madness. The spots that made the cut have been featured in Eater - 22 Great Philly Restaurants Where You Can BYOB, Philly Bite Magazine - Ethiopian Cuisine in Philadelphia and Hoodline - Philadelphia's 3 favorite spots to find budget-friendly African food. Our engine uses real-time data to only show restaurants that are open and their updated available services, so you can actually enjoy the food we show. 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.

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