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Africa Restaurant

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256 W 116th St, New York City, NY 10026-2485
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12:30 pm - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:30 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Takeout

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    4 of 5 stars
highly recommended

my friend dragged me here and even though i had never heard of it before i though it was really great!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
Venessa L
New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

my friend dragged me here and even though i had never heard of it before i though it was really great!

Thank Venessa L
Basel, Switzerland
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

This exceptional restaurant brings you for a short while to Senegal, with its authentic staff, ambiance and cuisine. The menu offers grilled beef, lamb, chicken, fish or guinea fowl or stewed lamb - all very delicious but not at all fat-free - with a choice of equally delicious side dished.

1 Thank Toni H
Paris, France
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

The place is a little chaotic and the service is not exactly what you would call rigorous, but the food is delicious and the atmosphere is friendly and lively. Very much recommended for those who are open-minded and interested in a new experience. By the way, I don't know why Trip Advisor has the name wrong. The name of the... More 

1 Thank Stephane K
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

I love the food they make in this place and the service is so professional. I like the space and the music is good it's just like being in africa all over again. Je suis guineene Mai's jadore bcp la nouriture Senegalaise

1 Thank Hadjasow224
Templeton, CA
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2011

My husband and I walked in late night for dinner. Even though it was late night the place was still two hours from closing. We had a waitress who did not greet us when we walked in even there there was only one table with people at us. No smiles for us. Just made me feel a little bad. The... More 

1 Thank cleofk
Baltimore, Maryland
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69 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2009

This is sort of a low key African diner type spot. The various fish preparations are quite nice. The fish is generally moist and accompanied by assorted starches and pickled onions and vegetables. The grilled chicken was remarkably tasty and moist. The lunch menu is mainly West African, oriented towards Senegalese cuisine, whereas dinner migrates toward French offerings. But be... More 

Thank DonPBrooklyn
washington dc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2006

I was at Kine's on August 11 2006 and was delighted by the top notch service, the food (exceptionally good), the decor. Africa Kine restaurant is located in harlem an area populated by african immigrants specifically people from Senegal. I ordered the "yassa poulet" a delicious and very tasteful sauce made with onions, chicken, it comes with steamed rice on... More 

1 Thank mamoun_l
westernville, ny
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22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2005

If you are not attuned to African cuisine, you might want to skip the lamb dishes. The one we ordered was not all that pleasing to our unfamiliar American taste as happened before in a classy Ethiopian restaurant. The Africa Kine version of the national dish of Senegal, Thiebu Djeun, was superb. Quantity of food served was more than ample.... More 

1 Thank terryhallinan

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 256 W 116th St, New York City, NY 10026-2485
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Harlem
  • Neighborhood: Harlem
  • Phone Number: 212-666-9400

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: African
Open Hours
12:30 pm - 2:00 am
12:30 pm - 2:00 am
12:30 pm - 2:00 am
12:30 pm - 2:00 am
12:30 pm - 2:00 am
12:30 pm - 2:00 am
12:30 pm - 2:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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As a hub of African American culture, Harlem has played a vital role in the history of New York City. Today, the neighborhood is as vibrant as ever as new businesses and developments go up next to local institutions. The heart of the neighborhood is bustling 125th Street, where street vendors and historic landmarks like the Apollo Theater mingle with big-name stores. Turn down almost any corner, and you’ll discover some of the most beautiful blocks in the city, filled with handsome brownstones, soul food restaurants, corner shops, and scenic parks. For a taste of a real New York neighborhood, it’s hard to top a visit to Harlem.
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