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Funmi's Cafe

1043 Bardstown Rd, Frnt, Louisville, KY 40204-3301
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Ranked #210 of 1,481 restaurants in Louisville
Cuisines: African
Most recent review
- Feb 15, 2014
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100% Recommend
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Ithaca, Michigan
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

If you enjoy eating African foods, this is the place to go. Our group ordered pounded yam with egusi also piri-piri chicken with rice. Both meals were good! The food is spicy. It may be wise to call ahead as I see some have had long waits. As the restraint wasn't too busy, we were able to get our food... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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98 reviews 98 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

Hidden away on the side of the Gardiner Lane Shopping Center is Funmi's Restaurant. It is a great place to eat something different from Louisville's over abundance of steak and potato places. Here you can eat Nigerian and other West African dishes such as Foo Foo, fried plantains, lamb, goat and chicken stews with a kick. You can get your... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

My daughter and her co-workers "found" Funmi's and she just had to take me there for lunch. This was my first time with African Cuisine and it won't be my last. We ordered the Moni-Moni as an appetizer, it was a moist and creamy steamed bean cake. I had the Tanzanian Stew and found the beef to be lean and... More

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Louisville, Ky
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

Purchased a groupon for Funmi's Cafe and it being my first visit, I didn't know what to expect. I loved the food, but service was extremely slow. Having said that the server was very attentive and friendly describing the Nigerian cuisine. The restaurant was busy too. Many visitors I supppose, were like me and coming in to use the groupon... More

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Louisville, Kentucky, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

The food is amazing and is made fresh every time. It takes a while to get your entree but its b/c it is cooked completely fresh after ordering. I advise ordering an appetizer to hold you over. The plantains are amazing and so are the donuts. THey have a full vegan menu! They were in the Highlands but now located... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

My wife left town to visit a friend, so I went to get my hair cut. My barber asked me if I knew a new restaurant had opened next door. I said no, but I'll check it out. It happened to be their first day open, after a move from a location that was much smaller, especially the kitchen. I... More

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chicago, il
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2011

We discovered Funmi's Cafe today after purchasing a Groupon for it, and we are so glad we did! The food was out of this world - delicious! I came here with my family, and they are warm and very family-friendly. There is a little window into the kitchen where my 2 year old was able to watch her food being... More

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