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The 8 Best African Restaurants Near Somerville

Updated: August 22, 2022

Have you visited these African venues in Somerville? 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 Somerville. Sit down and feast on Jollof Rice while sipping on Amarula liquor at these Somerville venues.

Find the perfect African restaurant

Koshari Mama

Middle Eastern, $, SomervilleMiddle Eastern, $Somerville, Spring Hill
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 5.0

Fasika Ethiopian Restaurant

African, $$, SomervilleAfrican, $$Somerville, East Somerville
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5

If you travel further

Asmara Restaurant

African, $$, CambridgeAfrican, $$Cambridge, Mid-Cambridge
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Here are Cambridge's top 3 African spots

    Hoodline, 2019
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Explore the 4 top spots in Cambridge's Mid-Cambridge neighborhood

    Hoodline, 2019

Kushari and Grill

African, $$, MedfordAfrican, $$Medford
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 5.0

Ethiopian Restaurant

African, $$, MaldenAfrican, $$Malden
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Pita Cambridge

Middle Eastern, $$, CambridgeMiddle Eastern, $$Cambridge, Wellington-Harrington
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Here are Cambridge's top 3 African spots

    Hoodline, 2019

Sheger Cafe

African, $$, CambridgeAfrican, $$Cambridge, North Cambridge
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Here are Cambridge's top 3 African spots

    Hoodline, 2019

Baraka

Mediterranean, $$, CambridgeMediterranean, $$Cambridge, Peabody
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Check out the 5 most popular spots in Cambridge's Porter Square neighborhood

    Hoodline, 2019

What gets a restaurant into the top 10?

Figuring out the best African restaurants can take awhile. We analyzed 1052 lists and articles from top sources like Hoodline, 15185 Somerville restaurants’ ratings across Google and Yelp, and 823905 reviews – all with some boam magic to make sense of the madness. These spots have been featured in Hoodline - Check out the 5 most popular spots in Cambridge's Porter Square neighborhood, Hoodline - Explore the 4 top spots in Cambridge's Mid-Cambridge neighborhood and Hoodline - Here are Cambridge's top 3 African spots. 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. Since boam gets no payment for showing these restaurants, you can trust the restaurants in this list. Don’t sleep on the restaurants in this list.

Frequently asked questions

Koshari Mama is the highest-rated vegan-friendly African restaurant in Somerville.

Two of the highest-rated late-night African spots are Koshari Mama and Fasika Ethiopian Restaurant in Somerville.

Fasika Ethiopian Restaurant is the highest-rated African restaurant that is good for groups in Somerville.

There are 2 African restaurants in Somerville.

Koshari Mama and Fasika Ethiopian Restaurant are vegetarian-friendly African restaurants in Somerville.

Drink pairing tips

  • Enjoy ewa agoyin with Grenache

    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.

  • The ideal pairing for hake and shellfish

    Experts often pair hake and shellfish with a glass of Chardonnay, a popular white wine.

  • Sauvignon Blanc with your 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.

Did you know?

  • A tasty first

    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.

  • An order for 71ribs of ribs?

    Matt Stonie holds the record for eating the most ribs in the world by finishing no fewer than 71 in one sitting. Could you top that?

  • Worth the big bucks

    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?

Parking in the area

Parking in Somerville can be a challenge. 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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