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The 15 Best African Restaurants In Silver Spring

Updated: August 22, 2022

Torn between tagine or pastilla? The options are endless at these African eateries in Silver Spring. We analyzed millions of diner and expert reviews from top sites for the best African restaurants in Silver Spring. Sit down and feast on Jollof Rice while sipping on Amarula liquor at these Silver Spring venues.

Find the perfect African restaurant

Beteseb Restaurant

African, $$, Silver SpringAfrican, $$Silver Spring
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
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Gola Restaurant & Market

African, Silver SpringAfricanSilver Spring
Google: 5.0
Yelp: 5.0

Enbela Market & Carry Out

African, $$, Silver SpringAfrican, $$Silver Spring
Google: 5.0
Yelp: 4.5

Elilta Restaurant

African, $, Silver SpringAfrican, $Silver Spring
Google: 4.9
Yelp: 4.5

Koite Grill

African, $$, Silver SpringAfrican, $$Silver Spring
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Sweet Sweet Kitchen

African, $$, Silver SpringAfrican, $$Silver Spring
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Seb-Seb Restaurant and Bar

African, $$, Silver SpringAfrican, $$Silver Spring
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Debab Restaurant

African, $, Silver SpringAfrican, $Silver Spring
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Rohobot Ethiopian Restaurant

African, $, Silver SpringAfrican, $Silver Spring
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Hakuna Matata Grill

African, $$, Silver SpringAfrican, $$Silver Spring
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5

Roger Miller Restaurant

African, $$, Silver SpringAfrican, $$Silver Spring
Google: 5.0
Yelp: 3.5

Bete Ethiopian Cuisine & Cafe

African, $$, Silver SpringAfrican, $$Silver Spring
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Fairland Ethiopian Restaurant

African, $, Silver SpringAfrican, $Silver Spring
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

Meleket Restaurant

African, $, Silver SpringAfrican, $Silver Spring
Google: 3.4
Yelp: 4.5

Nando's PERi-PERi

Portuguese, $$, Silver SpringPortuguese, $$Silver Spring
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 3.5

How did we curate this list?

We know how time consuming it can be to find the best African restaurants in Silver Spring. We analyzed 518 lists and articles from top sources like Thrillist, 16302 Silver Spring restaurants’ ratings across Google and Yelp, and 823905 reviews – all with some boam magic to make sense of the madness. The restaurants you see have been featured in Thrillist - Chefs Share Their Favorite Ethiopian Restaurants in DC. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal no matter what. Our site gets no payment from the restaurants we show, so you can trust what you see. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Recurring questions

Elilta Restaurant and Rohobot Ethiopian Restaurant are the highest-rated vegan-friendly African restaurants in Silver Spring.

Gola Restaurant & Market, Enbela Market & Carry Out, and Elilta Restaurant are the highest-rated African restaurants that serve breakfast in Silver Spring.

Gola Restaurant & Market, Elilta Restaurant, and Koite Grill are the highest-rated African restaurants for take-out in Silver Spring.

Gola Restaurant & Market, Enbela Market & Carry Out, and Elilta Restaurant are the highest-rated African restaurants for a quick lunch in Silver Spring.

Elilta Restaurant, Koite Grill, and Seb-Seb Restaurant and Bar are the highest-rated African restaurants that are good for groups in Silver Spring.

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.

  • A next-level pairing for Grenache

    Experts recommend pairing a ewa agoyin with a glass of Grenache, a popular red wine.

  • Pair Sauvignon Blanc with pork ribs with a barbecue rub

    A pork ribs with a barbecue rub can be tricky to find a white wine pairing for. We would suggest trying Sauvignon Blanc. It will pair nicely with the food and complete the meal thanks to its acidic.

Fun facts

  • A priceless experience

    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?

  • A speedy eater

    The United States played host to record setting Jamie McDonald eating a mind-blowing 9 pounds of burnt end in 10.

  • A 2005-record from Thailand

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

Parking information

Getting a good parking spot in Silver Spring can be tough, and it’s worse if you’re hungry. 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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