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The 9 Best African Restaurants In San Francisco

Updated: October 6, 2021

Have you visited these African venues in San Francisco? Go for their piri piri chicken and Kunāfah - you won’t regret it! We analyzed the top review sites with millions of diner and expert reviews to find San Francisco’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

Tadu Ethiopian Kitchen

African, $, TenderloinAfrican, $San Francisco, Tenderloin
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2018

    San Francisco's top 6 African restaurants

    Hoodline, 2018
  • Thrillist

    The Best Restaurant for Every Type of Cuisine in SF

    Thrillist

Radio Africa Kitchen

African, $, BayviewAfrican, $San Francisco, Bayview
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2018

    San Francisco's top 6 African restaurants

    Hoodline, 2018
  • Eater

    Where to Eat and Drink in Bayview-Hunters Point

    Eater

Little Baobab

African, $$, MissionAfrican, $$San Francisco, Mission
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Eater

    25 Essential Restaurants in the Mission District

    Eater

Khamsa

Moroccan, $$, MissionMoroccan, $$San Francisco, Mission
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Michelin Guide

    The Plate • Fresh ingredients, carefully prepared: a good meal (2019)

    Michelin Guide

Aziza

Moroccan, $$$, Central RichmondMoroccan, $$$San Francisco, Central Richmond
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Thrillist

    The 14 Best Eating Neighborhoods in SF, Ranked

    Thrillist
  • Eater

    The Hottest Restaurants in San Francisco Right Now

    Eater

Oasis Cafe

African, $, North PanhandleAfrican, $San Francisco, North Panhandle
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5
  • San Francisco Travel

    Where To Eat And Drink In Nopa

    San Francisco Travel
  • Eater

    Eat and Drink Down Divisadero Street

    Eater

Pharaohs Mediterranean Sandwiches

Egyptian, $, DowntownEgyptian, $San Francisco, Downtown
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Aicha Moroccan Cuisine

Moroccan, $$, Van Ness - Civic CenterMoroccan, $$San Francisco, Van Ness - Civic Center
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Moya

African, $$, South of MarketAfrican, $$San Francisco, South of Market
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

How does it work?

Finding the best African restaurant for you shouldn’t feel like a second job. For these results, 3104661 restaurant reviews were analyzed, 28808 restaurants’ Yelp and Google reviews were captured, and exactly 1901 lists and articles from Eater and San Francisco Travel and others were carefully reviewed by boam. Don’t bother looking for Eater - Eat and Drink Down Divisadero Street, San Francisco Travel - Where To Eat And Drink In Nopa and Eater - The Hottest Restaurants in San Francisco Right Nowwe’ve already done so for you and included all you need to know. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal no matter what. Every restaurant shown earned its spot fair and square. With boam, money never makes the list. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Drink pairing tips

  • A next-level pairing for Sauvignon Blanc

    Experts often pair seared tuna, papaya salad and lime chutney with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc, a popular white wine.

  • Pair ewa agoyin with Grenache

    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.


Fun facts

  • October = African festival

    Lagos, Nigeria is the proud home of the annual Lagos Street Food Festival, held every October to celebrate everything that is good about African.


  • The traditional palm butter sauce

    Making palm butter sauce, often paired with goat, is a long-held tradition in Liberia.

Parking info

Few things are as aggravating as circling around the block, looking for parking when 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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