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Sumah's West African Restaurant & Carryout

1727 7th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-3105 (Logan Circle/ Shaw)
202-462-7309
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Ranked #174 of 2,721 Restaurants in Washington DC
Price range: $10 - $15
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: African
Neighborhood: Logan Circle/ Shaw
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Dining options: Takeout
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  • English first
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English first
Sandema, Ghana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I served in West Africa in the Peace Corps and really miss the food. Every time I visit my Peace Corps buddy in DC we go to a new West African restaurant. This one had the best combination of food and hospitality by far. Sumah gave us a sample platter of sauces so we could choose our favorites. At the... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Great mix of sauces with either fufu or rice. You can get two sauces if you can't decide between all the delicious options. Kind of expensive for what it is, but I'm sure their rent is going up and some of the ingredients might be hard to get. I love it, am annoyed with myself that it took me so... More 

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Washington, DC
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83 reviews 83 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014 via mobile

Hands down the best West African food I've had in a long time, probably in forever. Once you get past the decor, you will be in foodie heaven in no time. The costumer service is excellent. Everyone was so friendly. The food.... My goodness. The best way to describe it is gourmet home cooking! My taste buds were doing the... More 

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Quincy, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Having lived in Ghana, West Africa as kids, on a recent trip to DC I met up with my two sisters and our kids, to give them an authentic experience (we eat GroundNut Soup at home frequently). With the owner from Sierra Leone, the food was a bit different than what we were used to. I thought the prices were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

My first time having Sierre Leone food and I must say the food and service was remarkable. The owner allowed me to sample to help me make a decision on my order. I ordered the vegeterian option with fish. The portion can feed 3/4 people. I had left overs, but after the 2nd day I trashed it :( The location... More 

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Manassas, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

My wife and I were both on Ghana before we were married. Recently we had a couple of friends visit that were also in Ghana previously. We wanted to find a place that served African food, and had a good "African Experience." When we ate here, we were very pleased and left happy with our itch for a taste of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

I've been coming here for over 10 years and consistency is what you get. Great service and great food. ...love it!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This is the classic hole in the wall but the food is delicious and the staff are friendly. Great food from west Africa. The owner have me a sample plate to help me choose what I wanted. No alcohol license though.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Great food, wonderful staff, and relaxed atmosphere. The food was fresh and tasty, and the staff was warm and friendly. Had some amazing pounded yam! Definitely going back again.

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Woodbridge, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Absolutely THE BEST SIERRA LEONE FOOD IN TOWN! EVERYTHING IS DELICIOUS & the customer service you receive from when you walk in the door until you leave is so hospitable! Unsure on what to order the owner lets you sample a little of EVERYTHING and was very patient w/me (being as though I'm a very picky eater lol).....I live in... More 

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Additional Information about Sumah's West African Restaurant & Carryout

Address: 1727 7th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-3105
Phone Number: 202-462-7309
Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Logan Circle/ Shaw
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: African

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