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Im Herzen Afrikas

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Gutleutstrasse 13, 60329 Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany
069 / 24 24 60 80
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A little bit of Africa in Hesse

Food is delicious. Spicy lentil and chick pea dishes alongside chicken and lamb, all served on a bed of rice bread in a mixed platter for three of us. Scoop up the spicy goodness with a mop of bread and lick your fingers clean! Cutlery not provided. It's great fun, great value and delicious.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Nicholas L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Food is delicious. Spicy lentil and chick pea dishes alongside chicken and lamb, all served on a bed of rice bread in a mixed platter for three of us. Scoop up the spicy goodness with a mop of bread and lick your fingers clean! Cutlery not provided. It's great fun, great value and delicious.

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Thank Nicholas L
Frankfurt, Germany
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18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What to say in order to be correct... So, there's a lot of sand. If you spend time here, sand get to the shoes, so, think about this. The dishes are specific, but noteworthy. You will understand, you are close even near this place. At the entrance there are wooden mushrooms with a coating of straw.

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Thank Helmuth S
Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Cheap, good quality Eritrean food with a quirky restaurant setting and extremely friendly staff... I could eat here everyday if it wasn't for the fact that it is so hard to get a table! Having lived in Frankfurt for over 2 years, I have heard about Im Herzen Afrikas many times. I have just never really known African food and... More 

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Thank HSed22
Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very authentic Ethiopian/eritrean food served in a little dark but interesting atmosphere.The floor is covered with sand and our kids also enjoyed the place.it's advisable to book in advance,it's always packed.It's directly located in the red light district/bankers area,so even for lunch it's busy.All dishes come with Injera, the puffy ethiopian flatbread and you can enjoy eating with your hands.Very... More 

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Thank Lupodesmo4
Frankfurt, Germany
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63 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been here so many times I've lost count now. Very good food, with a very immersive ambiance and almost unbelievable value. This is certainly one of the best restaurants in the city.

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Thank KaueMC
Herford, Germany
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stumbled upon this place by chance, and were lucky to get a table on a Saturday night. We ordered the sampler plate (I can't remember exactly what it's called) and hummus, and both were absolutely fantastic. If I could eat there every day, I would. It was inexpensive, delicious, and had a really neat atmosphere - the floor is... More 

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Thank laurenkkay
Dortmund, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really liked the experience, is a good place to go with friends or as a couple. You get into a place where the floor is covered with sand, the furniture is old but makes a big statement, there are low tables (like a living room) and long tables where you share it with other groups. The whole idea of... More 

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Thank Gaby C
Frankfurt, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice place, good food and service and really friendly people - being a huge fan and frequent traveller to southern african hemisphere, ... this is one place to go once there is the need for some african reminder!

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Thank Miktravel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

Arrived late into Frankfurt and we were looking for something different. We were lucky enough to walk in and get the last free table. Started with the hummus which was amazing followed by the "sampler" platter. Unique drinks were also very nice. Cool decor and attentive servers rounded out and incredible and unique dining experience. Highly recommend!

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Thank Leighwhitt
Frankfurt, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

The food is different. It's also great. You'll eat with your hands, sopping things up with a piece of flatbread. The ambiance is great, too. What slightly kills it for me, is the staff which often feels overworked and hurried. If you're lucky and get a day without long lines outside and calm on the inside, you're in for a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Gutleutstrasse 13, 60329 Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany
  • Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Hesse  >  Frankfurt>  > Bahnhofsviertel
  • Neighborhood: Bahnhofsviertel
  • Phone Number: 069 / 24 24 60 80

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 22
  • Cuisine: African

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Families with children

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