The All Time Best Nigerian Restaurant in New York

Its only fair that I introduce myself properly.

I am a foodie, an African, a Nigerian and A Newyorker. It was one of those special occasions when you would want to feel at home. It was our 5th wedding anniversary. We just migrated to the USA. We didn’t just want food, we wanted to dine in the best African restaurant in Manhattan, New York.

We spent hours looking over directories only to end up with one cheap Nigerian restaurant in New York. That was the point I got interested in reviewing restaurants. I have teamed up with the best foodies in town to bring you our top 7 best Nigerian restaurant in New York.

These top 7 best Nigerian restaurants in Manhattan, New York have been shortlisted based on the quality of service, Taste of food, variety and many more. There are many Nigerian restaurants near me but these are the best of them all.

Top 7 Nigerian Restaurant in New York

#1 The Green Place Nigerian Restaurant

The green place Nigeria Restaurant is a classic place to visit if you want to enjoy a real traditional main dishes with deep African flavours no wonder is called the best Nigerian restaurant away from home thanks Mrs joy

CategoryBest African Restaurant in Brooklyn, New York
Popular DishNigerian Jollof Rice
Anambra Bitterleaf Soup
Egusi Soup
Fufu and Eba
Egusi Stew
Address 180 Rockaway Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11233
Opening HoursMon-Sat 12pm-12am / 1pm-12am
Phone Number (347) 785-2738

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

2# DF Nigerian Food Truck

It made #2 position on my list because of my love for meals on wheels by Jackie Chan. Don’t forget I grew up in Lagos where food hawking is a norm. This experience helped me relive one of my child hood cravings. Rice, bean, dodo, Marcaroni, Kpomo all in one plate at a very cheap rate. But this is different because it pricey for meal on wheels.

CategoryBest African Restaurant in NYC, New York
Popular DishJollof Rice
Goat meat stew
Spinach Stew
Designer Stew
Efo Egusi
Address 828 2nd Ave
New York, NY 10017
b/t 44th St & 45th St
Midtown East
Opening HoursMon-Friday 11am-5pm
Phone Number (718) 451-6330

Rating: 4 out of 5.

#3 Buka New York

Here is what you get, ” At BUKA we offer authentic Nigerian dishes in a relaxed and “accidentally cool” setting [The Village Voice]. The food is spicy, flavorful and unequivocally African. Browse through our growing collection of books and magazines on African business, politics, art and fashion while savoring one of our signature cocktails or 24oz beers. Our Menu is Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, and Pork-Free”.

CategoryBest African Restaurant in Brooklyn, New York
Popular DishSuya
Moi Moi
Goat Stew
Goat Pepper soup
Yam Fufu
Red Snapper
Mixed meat
Address 946 Fulton St
Brooklyn, NY 11238
b/t Waverly Ave & Cambridge Pl
Clinton Hill
Opening Hours Mon 4:00 pm – 12:00 am
Tue 4:00 pm – 12:00 am
Wed 4:00 pm – 12:00 am
Thu 4:00 pm – 12:00 am
Fri 4:00 pm – 1:00 am
Sat 12:00 pm – 2:00 am
Sun 12:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Phone Number (347) 763-0619

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

#4 Festac Grill

Great food I must confess. I am tempted to give it a 5 star rating but for one of their staff. She was very rude to a customer the day I popped in. You would sure have a swell time here. The price is cheap compared to the quality of meal.

CategoryBest African Restaurants In Brooklyn, New York
Popular DishPepper soup
Vegetable soup
Rice and Stew
Jollof Rice
Peppered meat
Address 263 Hendrix St
Brooklyn, NY 11207
b/t Atlantic Ave & Liberty Ave
East New York
Opening Hours
Phone Number  (347) 627-5151

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

#5 Asaba Kitchen

Asaba Kitchen also known as Nwanyi Asaba, is an intimate Nigerian dinner experience introducing authentic Nigerian cuisines to all that are ready to dive into it.

CategoryBest African Restaurant in Brooklyn, New York
Popular DishFufu
Variety of Soup
Address 662 Madison St
Brooklyn, NY 11221
b/t Stuyvesant Ave & Malcolm X Blvd
Bedford Stuyvesant
Opening Hours Mon-Closed
Wed 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
Thu 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
Fri 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
Sat – Closed
Sun – Closed
Phone Number (347) 979-3114

Rating: 4 out of 5.


Relaxed, upscale locale for Nigerian, Caribbean & American cuisine, plus distinctive cocktails.

CategoryBest African Restaurant in Brooklyn, New york
Popular DishGrilled Chilean Salmon
Oxtails with butter beans rice and peas with sweet plantain
Shrimp Linguini
Jumbo Wings
Pounded Yam
Egusi Soup
Pepper Soup
Jollof Rice
Address189 Bridge St
Brooklyn, NY 11201
b/t Nassau St & Concord St
Downtown Brooklyn
Opening Hours Mon 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Tue 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Wed 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Thu 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Fri 12:00 pm – 1:00 am
Sat 11:00 am – 1:00 am
Sun 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Phone Number (718) 222-1010

Rating: 4 out of 5.

#7 Berber Street Food

Traditional African cuisine is rich in species and healthy with whole ingredients used. Afro fusion cuisine is based on the principal of traditional Africanized cuisine – the focus is simple and wholesome, a recipient originally from the motherland Africa and adapted, sometimes in kitchens faraway from Africa. Berber street food is set up in a cozy , intimate and homely ambiance.

Our cuisine is a gourmet collection of the finest quality , freshly prepared with African exotic flare – our menu offers a mouth watering seasonal fresh produce filled with flavor and Aroma to awaken your African spirit. Our dishes are developed from family recipes and each of our dishes are made from scratch with love and passion. There is no short cut in our kitchen, our aim is to cook healthy and flavorful meals. Our dishes ranging from Morocco, Mauritania, Senegal, Ghana, Nigeria and many more with a French and Asian flair.

CategoryBest African Restaurant in New York, NY
Popular Dish Nomad Burger
Chicken Empanadas
Camel Burger
Tumeric Rice
Jollof Fried rice
Address35 Carmine St
New York, NY 10014
b/t Avenue Of The Americas & Bedford St
West Village
Opening Hours Mon
11:30 am – 3:00 pm
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
11:30 am – 3:00 pm
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
11:30 am – 3:00 pm
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
11:30 am – 3:00 pm
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
11:30 am – 3:00 pm
5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sat Closed
Sun Closed
Phone Number (646) 870-0495

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

These are our top best Nigerian restaurants in New York. Make a date with any of these Nigerian restaurants in New York listed above and enjoy a memorable experience.

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