Food has always played an important role in Ghanian culture.
Jolof has spread around the world, with fried yam, guinea fowl and Fufu often available in local neighborhoods of major US and European cities.
Fufu is a pounded sticky ball of crushed cassava or yam that is most often served immersed in a soup; kenkey and banku, both of which are made of maize meal.
Jolof is a one-pot rice dish famous for its local variances.
If you live in the US, just visiting of have relatives there make sure they know the top 10 Ghanian restaurants around the US.
The best Ghanian restaurants offer authentic food, using real African ingredients, with a relaxed environment, often frequented by locals and tourists.
Ghana foods can be found in a varied selection of both local and international standard restaurants, particularly in places such as New York, Virginia, Chicago, Maryland, Ohio, Husta, and Connecticut where the Ghanaian population is highest, but adventurous visitors might also want to try the dishes served in local ‘chop bars’.
The cooking skills of Ghanaians go beyond just feeding themselves. Their cooking reflects their different beliefs, traditions, and habits.
If you are either visiting or living in the United State, here are 10 places where you will get all kinds of Ghana food and items in the United State.
1. Nyame Ye African And Caribbean Restaurant, Alexandria, VA
They have all kinds of awesome Ghanaian foods that gives you a real feel of the Ghanaian dishes, the staff are friendly and their customer service is great, they make you feel at home.
Some reviews inlcude
” The service is amazing as well as the food. The to go plate is FULLL of food which is amazing and they’re all very friendly “Read Brenda P.‘s review of Nyame Ye African and Caribbean Restaurant on Yelp
Address: 8640A Richmond Hwy, Alexandria, VA 22309, USA
2. Rahama Restaurant & Catering Services, DMV
Rahama in the Washinton DC, Maryland, Virgnia area, or DMV as the locals call it is one of the best Ghanian and African food restaurants in the whole US.
They operate three locations, 2 in Virghina and 1 in Maryland
8738 Richmond Hwy Alexandria, Virginia 2230
12744 Darby Brook Ct Woodbridge, VA 22192
11454 Cherry Hill Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20904
From these Yelp reviews you can see the restaurant servers some of the best Ghana food in the DMVRead Abena R.‘s review of Rahama African Restaurant on Yelp
3. Grace African Restaurant, Chicago, IL
Grace African Restaurant is located in the Uptown, Edgewater neighborhood. They specialize in bringing traditional Ghanaian home cooking to Chicago.
It’s the home for Small, relaxed setting for Ghanaian soups, meats & fish dishes along with weekly live music.
Address: 4409 N Broadway, Chicago, IL 60640, USA
4. Accra Restaurant, New York, NY
Accra restaurant is a bizarrely colorful Ghanaian restaurant in the Bronx serving, Ghanaian jolloff rice, fufu and many more Ghanaian cuisine.
Address: 2041 Davidson Ave, The Bronx, NY 10453, USA
5. Papaye Restaurant, New York, NY
Never had an African dish? We recommend Papaye’s restaurant for you. It is a Ghanaian Restaurant with dishes like Goat kebabs; fufu or omo tuo in soup; okra beef stew and more. They are a No-frills African outlet with counter service and a pictorial menu demystifying the exotic fare.
Address: 2300 Grand Concourse, The Bronx, NY 10458, USA
6. Akwaaba Restaurant, New York, NY
Akwaaba Restaurant is known for its sumptuous Ghanaian food. It might look close from the outside but try the door. You get experience amazing jollof rice with fish, veggies and plantain.
7. Palace Gate Restaurant, Chicago, IL
The best Ghanian food in Chicago can be found at the Palace Gate Restaurant in Uptown Chicago. The Omotuo and palm nut soup is a specialty we strongly recommend.
Address: 4548 N Magnolia Ave, Chicago, IL 60640
8. Akwaaba Restaurant, Minneapolis, MN
There is jollof and then there is Akwaaba jollof…
Address: 1823 Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
9. Alafia West African Cuisine Beninese Restaurant, Tuscon, AZ
Alafia offers local delivery through Grubhub, and you dont want to miss their African Barbecue fish and chcken.
They are located minutes from downtown Tuscon
Address: 1070 N Swan Rd, Tucson, AZ 85711
10. Afrikiko, Houston, TX
The best Ghanian food in Houston, Texas can be found at Afrikoko. The restaurant has been open for more than 15 years and that can be taken as a mark of their quality.Read Poison I.‘s review of Afrikiko Restaurant on Yelp
Address: 9625 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77036