All African/Pan-African/Moroccan
Restaurants and Dining

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Al Shukr Mini Market and Bakery


Amin International Market and Deli

This deli/grocery offers Somali tea and a fast food menu.


Awash


Bananas Grill

The bad news is the Link’s Columbia City Station needs more restaurants. The good news is that the two located next to it don’t suck. One of these, Bananas Gril...


Cafe Ibex


Cederberg Tea House

Named for the Cederberg mountain area of South Africa—part of the small ecoregion where the Rooibos plant is endemic—it’s a family-run tea house serving South A...


Dur Dur Cafe

Dur Dur serves some of the best chai in town and, like most Somalian places, a banana with every dish.


East African Imports and Restaurant

This Ethiopian restaurant inside a cheerful import shop at 23rd and Jackson is run by Berhane Amanuel and Megan Eyre, who grind and blend their own spices (with...


Fez on Wheels

Fez promises middle Eastern food that transcends the usual falafel-centric paradigm, featuring ultra-smooth Israeli-style hummus, spicy North African–inspired t...


Jebena Cafe

Jebena already leads the highly competitive race for best Ethiopian restaurant in town based solely on the merits of using the freshest ingredients, the best co...


Karama

Our friend Jill says of this Somalian place: "Every meal comes with an entire banana and a mountain of rice. Their sandwiches are like giant wraps; they come on...


La Teranga

Bring friends—no more than three, though—to this tiny sliver of a restaurant serving traditional Senegalese dishes such as thieboudienne (fish simmered in a spi...


Lake Chad Cafe

This is of one of those places that has at once very good food and an excellent atmosphere. Whenever I enter the Central District’s Lake Chad Cafe, I always fee...


Marrakesh Moroccan Restaurant


Max's World Cafe

Owner Edna Noronha's main staple is catering; she created the shop (three tiny tables plus a counter) in response to customer demand. The limited menu is eclec...


Meskel

Meskel stands out among the sea of Ethiopian restaurants with an atmosphere unlike any other—or rather, three atmospheres. In the main restaurant, on the upper...


Northside Grill


Pan Africa Grill


Saba Ethiopian Cuisine

I recall walking into Saba one night and finding a Zimbabwean dentist who practices in Tacoma eating a heap of beef. I joined him. As we ate the meat, which was...


Safari Njema Restaurant


Safari Restaurant

The blue-and-white awning claims African and Mediterranean food, however, the menu at this Columbia City place is inspired by the east African nation of Kenya....


Salare

Salare is the first restaurant from chef Edouardo Jordan, who has spent time at such notable places as the French Laundry, the Herbfarm, and Matt Dillon’s Sitka...


Ubuntu Street Café

The stated mission of Project Feast is "to transform the lives of underserved refugees and immigrants by providing pathways to sustainable employment in the foo...


Zouave Restaurant

Sharing a name with the French army regiments that served in colonial North Africa, Zouave offers an all-over-the-Mediterranean-map menu, including dishes like...


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