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“Pleasant Place; Good food”
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Ghana Cafe
Cuisines: African
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Good for: Romantic
Description: Ghana Cafe is an authentic Ghanaian cusine in downtown Washington, DC, four blocks from K & 14th Street, NW. The restaurant is a favorite hangout of expatriates, Peace Corps, diplomats, office workers, foreigners, non-gvernmental workers, etc. We have fufu (pounded yam, ebba) Red Red, Kenkey, shito,groundnut soup, goat. Excellent vegetarian and vegan choices. Wash it down with African beer: Star, Club, Gulder, Castel. If you like Indian food, you'll love Ghana Cafe.
Reviewed July 30, 2012

African food is new to us, but we gave this place a try and left happy. We ordered two dishes, both stews (goat and chicken) with different sides. the plaintains were good, only a bit different from the plaintains we normally eat in Salvadoran restaurants. The other stew had came with banku, a fermented corn dough. It was useful with the stew to sop up the sauce. We can't say that the food was authentic, only that it was tasty. Our waiter, unsure whether we really wanted spice, brought a bowl of something dark and unidentifiable for us to add. It had flavor and some heat, a good combination. We were comfortable in the restaurant, and we plan to return.

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Reviewed March 10, 2012

We visited with a business group and an exchange student from Ghana. The food was fantastic. The exchange student with us had not had Ghana food for 18 months and loved it. Said that it was spot on. This is a place to go to!

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1  Thank Preston1884
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Reviewed July 28, 2011

We walked in, saw the cozy size and the comfortable seating. A friendly man came from behind the bar and seated us, giving us menus. The World Cup Soccer game was on between US and Japan, but with the sound politely turned off. We ordered food (I was brave enough to try goat curry with fermented corn balls) and it was delicious, as was the beer on tap. Kitchen staff were hidden to the point that I found myself wondering if it was just the one guy behind the bar doing it all. Good, good experience. Great introduction to a kind of African food I'd not tried.

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3  Thank JCSBimp
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Reviewed May 3, 2011

What a great neighborhood! Across the street is Birch&Barley/ChurchKey, considered by RateBeer.org participants the best watering hole in the District. And here, you can get your African beer with good West African food!

I'm a former 6+ year resident of Ghana. I was first introduced to Ghana Cafe about a decade ago, in its former location. Then Ghana Cafe moved, I moved to Asia, and just got a chance to enjoy this place in its current location.

Our group had fufu and stew with goat meat, and plantain & beans, plus beer (Star & Gulder from Ghana, Castle dark from South Africa and Tusker from Kenya). On a Thursday evening the place was fairly full, service was fine (including the owner putting some favorites into the sound system for me). We spent longer here than planned, lingering over the good food, drink, and talk (including catching up with the owner), before proceeding across the street for a night-cap.

Altogether, I had high expectations, which were very nicely exceeded.

BTW, we were only drinking beer and water. I can't remember if the bar had additional choices. The place is open almost to midnight on weekdays.

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3  Thank EarthlingOnline
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Reviewed September 2, 2013
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