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“Great ambiance / atmosphere. Okay food, not great service.”

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Africa Kine Restaurant
Ranked #8,422 of 14,026 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: African
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Dining options: Takeout
Neighborhood: Harlem
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 food was good Senegalese. My favorite part about being there though was the people at the other tables. Dressed in gorgeous African outfits, laughing, having a great tinme, talking in English, then another language (Senegalese?) I was trying not to stare because they were so beautiful and having such a good time I wanted to be a part of it too. We ordered the chicken and rice and onions and it was pretty sour, but tasty. The cooks and busboys were very friendly!

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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 warned that the menu has items that are only available on certian days or the weekends. No alcohol served, but you can BYOB, and you get a paper coffee cup. Ah one great thing here is the house made pepper sauce. It makes everything taste better.

1  Thank DonPBrooklyn
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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 the side. For drinks I ordered the "bouye" juice, from what I was told it's made with the baobab fruits while my gf got the "gingembre" juice e.g. ginger juice. It's was very nice experience. I highly recommend Africa kine restaurant if you're in a mood for great african dishes

2  Thank mamoun_l
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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. A single order would have more than satisfied two of us.

Prices are very modest in a nicely decorated 2nd-floor restaurant.

We believe most will find this restaurant a delightful experience but you might want to discard the small peppers at the top of dishes. They are about as pleasant as battery acid.

2  Thank terryhallinan
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