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The 10 Best African Restaurants in Seattle

Updated: February 16, 2021

Want to find the finest African spots in Seattle? We created the ultimate list of the top African restaurants in Seattle by scouring the best restaurant and review sites, expert rankings, food blogs and review articles. Scroll down to compare ratings, reviews, prices, and hours, making your decision easier than ever.

Find the perfect African restaurant

Jebena Cafe

African · $17 avg. main dish
Seattle, Victory Heights
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Meskel Ethiopian Restaurant

African · $11 avg. main dish
Seattle, Garfield
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Cafe Selam

African · $12 avg. main dish
Seattle, Garfield
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Zagol Ethiopian Restaurant

African
Seattle, Garfield
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Chef Cafe

African
Seattle, Judkins Park
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Salare

American · African · $22 avg. main dish
Seattle, Ravenna
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Safari Njema Restaurant

African
Seattle, Columbia City
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5

Wonder Coffee & Sports Bar

African · $13 avg. main dish
Seattle, Minor
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0

Itto's Tapas

Spanish · Moroccan · $12 avg. main dish
Seattle, Junction
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.5

Amy's Merkato

African · Ethiopian · $11 avg. main dish
Seattle, Hillman City
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 5.0

Why is this list better than others?

Finding the best African restaurant for you shouldn’t feel like a second job. We used our Feastfox magic powers to analyze 1095134 local restaurant reviews, Google and Yelp ratings for 4854 restaurants, and 1116 lists and articles from top sources like dished, Seattle Refined and Eater. These spots have been featured in dished - 7 great spots to get Ethiopian food in Seattle, Seattle Refined - 5 of Seattle's tastiest Ethiopian restaurants and Eater - 8 Fantastic Ethiopian Restaurants Around Seattle. As restaurants continue to adapt to COVID-19, you can trust us to show the latest information on which restaurants are open and how with our real-time data recommendation engine. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so you can trust what you see and enjoy Seattle’s hidden gems. These ten options are sure to delight.

Drink pairing tips

  • Pair Grenache with ewa agoyin

    When considering how to best enjoy your ewa agoyin, we would highlight how well a glass of Grenache complements the dish as it complements the sweetness of the ewa with the fruity wine.


  • Enjoy seared tuna, papaya salad and lime chutney with Sauvignon Blanc

    For an elevated experience, pair your seared tuna, papaya salad and lime chutney with Sauvignon Blanc. This combination works particularly well because this white wine highlights the flavour of the wine.


  • A next-level pairing for Chardonnay

    When having hake and shellfish, experts suggest you pair it with a glass of Chardonnay, a popular white wine.

Interesting facts

  • A traditional dish

    Making palm butter sauce, often paired with goat, is a long-held tradition in Liberia.

  • Celebrating African

    Did you know that every year in October foodies in Lagos, Nigeria celebrate their passion for African? The Lagos Street Food Festivalis held annually.


Parking info

Finding parking in Seattle can be tricky, especially if you are going out for food. To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen African spot.

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