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The 5 Best African Restaurants In Charlotte

Updated: November 12, 2021

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

Find the perfect African restaurant

Abugida Ethiopian Cafe & Restaurant

African, $$, Country Club HeightsAfrican, $$Charlotte, Country Club Heights
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 5.0
  • Hoodline, 2019

    The 5 best African spots in Charlotte

    Hoodline, 2019
  • Hoodline, 2018

    Addis Ababa calling: the 4 best Ethiopian restaurants in Charlotte

    Hoodline, 2018

Enat Ethiopian Restaurant

African, $$, Shannon ParkAfrican, $$Charlotte, Shannon Park
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 5.0
  • Hoodline, 2018

    Addis Ababa calling: the 4 best Ethiopian restaurants in Charlotte

    Hoodline, 2018
  • clture, 2019

    Here are some great vegetarian friendly restaurants in Charlotte

    clture, 2019

Mama Gee's Takeout Restaurant

African, BiddlevilleAfricanCharlotte, Biddleville
Google: 4.8
Yelp: 5.0

Samoha African Cuisine

African, Hidden ValleyAfricanCharlotte, Hidden Valley
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.0

African Kitchen

African, Shannon ParkAfricanCharlotte, Shannon Park
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

How does it work?

Figuring out the best African restaurants can take awhile. We used our boam magic powers to analyze 823905 local restaurant reviews, Google and Yelp ratings for 5351 restaurants, and 142 lists and articles from top sources like clture and Hoodline. These spots have been featured in clture - Here are some great vegetarian friendly restaurants in Charlotte, Hoodline - Addis Ababa calling: the 4 best Ethiopian restaurants in Charlotte and Hoodline - The 5 best African spots in Charlotte. Every option we show has been verified as open and offering key services when we recommend it, thanks to our real-time updates. 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.

Drink pairing tips

  • Grenache and ewa agoyin


    When considering how to best enjoy your ewa agoyin, we would highlight how well a glass of Grenache complements the dish as it complements the sweetness of the ewa with the fruity wine.


  • 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.

  • Take grilled turkey burger to the next level

    Experts often pair grilled turkey burger with a glass of Rosé, a popular pink wine.

Did you know?

  • A day about seafood

    All good things should be celebrated! In The United States they understand this and have chosen to dedicate October, October to celebrating National Seafood Month.

  • The Santa Barbara Harbor & Seafood Festival

    If you’re a big fan of African, then you should definitely consider visiting the Santa Barbara Harbor & Seafood Festivale in California, The United States

  • Think you love ribs

    If you think you could break the record set by Matt Stonie for most ribs eaten in 5, then you’re gonna have to do better than 71 ribs.

Parking info

Nobody likes to circle around the block looking for parking. 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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