An Ode To Jollof Rice: Top Restaurants To Get Your Fix
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An Ode To Jollof Rice: Top Restaurants To Get Your Fix

Cuisine
Jade Robinson
Jade Robinson Feb 12, 2021

Jollof rice is a simple rice dish full of complex flavors, spice and love that you can taste in each bite. The dish originated in West Africa, and can be served on its own or with a meat dish.

Jollof is also a part of a long heated debate about which country actually makes the best Jollof— Ghana or Nigeria. While this debate will go on until the end of time, here are some of our favorite places to get the dish in the states.

Cafe Songhai – Atlanta

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Have some Jollof Rice and beef Suya at Café Songhai. This Atlanta-based restaurant blends West African classics with new age elements.

Bukom Cafe – Washington D.C

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Bukom Cafe was named after an iconic area in Accra, Ghana. This restaurant, who’s live music fills the streets of Washington D.C., has been around since 1992. Whether you visit for the amazing Jollof, live music or great cocktails, you definitely will leave satisfied.

Accra – Harlem, New York City

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Accra in Harlem, is named after the popular city in Ghana. Their buffet-style allows you to indulge in the many options they have. Their most popular dish is the Jollof, which many people also consider the best in New York City.

Jollof Rice King – Houston

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Jollof Rice king is open for breakfast, lunch, dessert and everything in between. Pair your favorite meat dish with Jollof rice, no matter the time.

Moji African Restaurant – Miami

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Moji Restaurant prides itself on being fresh, authentic Nigerian cuisine, that will transport you to the country, even if you have never been. Moji is the largest West African restaurant in South Florida, and doubles as a nightclub. Imagine listening to your favorite Afrobeats artist while eating Jollof, sounds like a dream.

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