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Best African restaurants in Dublin you should visit

African restaurants in Dublin

The African community in Ireland is growing bigger every year. Being away from a culture an individual grew up in can sometimes be difficult. 

For Africans moving to Ireland, there is always that urge to eat cuisines they are more familiar with. 

Many people do not know that Dublin alone has over 20 African restaurants. 

West African restaurants might make up more than half of all African restaurants in Dublin but there are many other restaurants which serve North, South and East African dishes. 

Here are the 7 best African restaurants in Dublin:

Intercontinental food court

If you are a new student in Ireland, chances are you’ve been told about the Intercontinental food court. The restaurant is located on Parnell Street, which is just a walking distance from O’Connell Street. This restaurant serves West African food; jollof rice, efo, draw soup and more.

 Location: 130, Parnell Street, Dublin

Heritage Confectionery 

This restaurant is located in Lucan, one of the major towns populated by the black population in Ireland. This restaurant also serves some West and Central African dishes. Like the Intercontinental food court, Heritage serves West African food. Heritage also makes the popular Heritage agege bread in Ireland. 

Location: St. Edmondsbury, Lucan, Co. Dublin

Akanchawa’s Honey Pot

As another West African themed restaurant located in a town with a large black population. Akanchawa’s Honey Pot is one of the best restaurants to get your African food in Dublin. The restaurant has spaces for sitting and also does deliveries to surrounding towns. 

Location: 30, Porter’s Gate Ct, Clonsilla, Coolmine business centre, Blanchardstown 

Anu’s Kitchen

Anu’s Kitchen sits in the heart of Tallaght. The restaurant is large enough that it doubles as an event centre. Anu’s Kitchen probably has the largest menu of all African restaurants in Dublin. Book your events or order food by calling: 0876730637

Location: Glen Abbey Complex, 3 Belgard Road, Tallaght, Dublin 24

El Bahia 

Since the year 2000, El Bahia is Ireland’s first Moroccan restaurant.  The decor, the music and especially the food create an authentic Moroccan atmosphere reminiscent of Marrakesh.

Location: 37, Wicklow Street Dublin 2 

Dada Restaurant

This is another Moroccan restaurant established to offer a unique fusion of authentic Moorish-inspired dishes in beautiful Moorish surroundings. Chef Jalal Belmaati and his team cater to the restaurant with a capacity of 150 people. 

Location: 45, Williams Street, Dublin 2

Keshk Cafe

This Egyptian inspired restaurant serves food from the Mediterranean, Egypt, Greece and Turkey. The main courses focus on delicately charcoal-grilled meats and fish. There is also a vegetarian option. 

Location: 71, Mespil Road, Dublin 4

About the author

Ayomide Akinshilo

Ayomide is a journalist and editor with a passion for sports, video games and African culture. He has degrees in Mass Communication, Journalism and Media Communication.


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