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Ghana Cafe

(Now Closed)
African Restaurant · Logan Circle - Shaw
1336 14th St NW, Washington, D.C. 20005, United States
Price:
$$$$
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Drinks:
Beer
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:
No
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  • jason r.
    HOLY SHIT is this place good. Don't be intimidated by the weird menu. Pick goat, fish or chicken (get the stew) and pair it with Ghanaian rice, plantains or okra. Ask them 4 extra spices (on the side)
    jason rzepka · December 9, 2012
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  • Anthony D Paul
    First time? Try curry chicken w/jollof rice. Like Indian tikka masala, not spicy. Chile paste on side for heat. Chicken: skin/bone on (Yum!). Side: Spanish-like rice, steamed cabbage & fried plantain.
    Anthony D Paul · October 18, 2010
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  • Sam
    One of the few places outside of africa that you'll ever find Castle Milk Stout. It's a dark beer like Guinness but without any bitterness. Plus, it comes in a big bottle. Can't beat it.
    Sam · February 28, 2012
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  • Jack V.
    When ordering Ghanian beer, go with Star over Club. Star is delicious with a tang, Club is watery and bland. Order up some appetizers and relax, enjoy. Don't expect your food in a hurry.
    Jack Violet · October 7, 2011
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  • Kim N.
    I like the goat curry with a spicy red rice..it's so good.. The owner here is very nice.. U can get the Ghana sauce at whole foods..great to cook with
    Kim Nguyen · November 27, 2011
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  • Msia
    The tables by the window offer nice views of 14th st traffic. The lunch menu is offered every day, and provide the perfect portions.
    Msia · December 2, 2012
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  • Washington Post
    Reasonably priced meat stews and regional vegetarian dishes please adventurous palates. Read more
    Washington Post · June 12, 2014
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  • Stephen D.
    Kelewele appetizer with Tusker beer is the best. The owner is the nicest man in the business. Highly recommend Ghana Cafe.
    Stephen DiMartino · February 20, 2010
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  • Sam
    Jellof rice and the red red are great dishes for a first time. Nothing weird, just rice and beans and delicious!
    Sam · February 28, 2012
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  • Matthew P.
    Order their lovely beef curry with banku, and wash it down with a cold Star Beer from Kumasi, the Garden City.
    Matthew Page · January 30, 2010
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  • Thrillist
    Grow some balls and ask at the bar for their unlisted mystery cocktail - the "Kill Me Quick" – from this Ghanian grubbery. #thrillist Read more
    Thrillist · January 20, 2010
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  • Philip W.
    Great place. Small intimate atmosphere. All the Curry dishes are good. Try the fried plantain as well.
    Philip Wilkerson III · July 18, 2010
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  • Anna Y.
    Go with the banku for some tasty fermented goodness. It's also easier to form into the little spoons than fufu.
    Anna Yu · June 29, 2013
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  • Suzette G.
    great ambiance, lots of space, food fresh and tasty. i recommend the kelewele! Read more
    Suzette Gardner · June 16, 2010
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  • Matt D.
    Nice, spacious respite from the cramped quarters of U Street.
    Matt Dicker · November 10, 2012
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  • Kim N.
    Goat curry is so good here and I like the spicy rice
    Kim Nguyen · September 22, 2011
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  • Rob S.
    Nice venue, decent food. Needs a few more tv's in the cafe.
    Rob Smith · June 26, 2010
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  • Womply
    Ghana Cafe has partnered with Womply to offer $10 cash back after 3 visits Read more
    Womply · May 29, 2012
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  • Ximena V.
    The okram stew was DELICIOUS!
    Ximena Vega · August 22, 2013
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