10 locals recommend ·
Why locals recommend it
This restaurant is in an area of Harlem called Little Senegal, and they stick to a mostly Senegalese menu. Some of the dishes require a lot of time and care, so they’re only available on certain days of the week, like Friday’s cow foot soup with vegetables. They also serve bissap juice, a sweetened hibiscus tea, and homemade ginger juice. At lunch, I order the lamb mafe, a big bowlful of stewed meat cooked with peanut butter and spiced tomato paste.
Tips from locals
This is the best West Africa restaurant in Harlem. They previously were located on 116th for over 10 years. For dinner, please try their Dibi (marinated lamb), which is incredible and only available after 7pm. Alternately, you should try their Poisson (Grilled fish), which is also fabulous. For…