This time for Africa!

Ever been curious to try out other cuisine apart from the usual ones we’re used to from Asia, America, and Europe? Sure, we’ve had a bit of taste of Northern African dishes like Shakshouka, Matbucha, and the like but African cuisine is generally undoubtedly very foreign to many of us in the country. And it just goes to show much more of yet there is for us to explore.

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And explore we shall with this list of the best places to get African dishes in the Metro. Let’s get to eating!

Mapishi Foodhouse

Mapishi Foodhouse is the first and only restaurant that serves authentic Swahili cuisine in the Philippines. You can get a taste of East African or more specifically Tanzanian food with their dishes. Don’t know where to start? Try their Biryani and Mishkaki.

Mapishi Manila Mishkaki Swahili Cuisine Philippines
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9 Shorthorn Street Project 8 1106 Quezon City
(0917) 841 0020

Afro Kitchen

Afro Kitchen Manila is a food delivery service that offers freshly prepared African meals across Metro Manila. Our picks: Ofada Stew, Efo Riro (Vegetable Soup), Jollof Spaghetti, and Ayamase Sauce and Rice.

Afro Kitchen Manila Biryani
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ZAR South African Grill

If you’re trying out African cuisine for the first time, ZAR South African Grill is a good place to start. They will give you the ultimate South African dining experience and take on a very unintimidating approach to their meals. Must-try: The JohannesBURGER and Zuma. For something different, opt for their Legendary Bunny Chow.

ZAR South African Grill Legendary Bunny Chow
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K-Center Building, Kaginhawaan Street, Gate 5 Karangalan Village
(0915) 049 2727


Ziggurat is not only exclusive to African meals but also carries a bunch of other Indian, Mediterranean, and Mideast dishes. Take your pick from East, Northern, and West Africa cuisine—they’re bound to have what you’re looking for!

Ziggurat Cuisine Duck Tangine
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Ground Floor, Sunette Tower Hotel, Durban Street cor. Makati Avenue
(02) 8897 5179

Peri-Peri Charcoal Chicken

Peri-Peri as you may or may not know it refers to African bird’s eye chilis and originates from Mozambique and then spread through the borders of South Africa. At Peri-Peri Charcoal Chicken, you can expect that their dishes are spit-fire grilled to perfection with the best African-Portuguese spice mix inspired by authentic South African peri-peri.

Peri-Peri Charcoal Kitchen
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(02) 7374 7374

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