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Ghana Cafe

(Now Closed)
African Restaurant$$$$
Logan Circle - Shaw, Washington
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  • jason r.
    jason rzepkaDecember 9, 2012
    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)
  • Sam
    SamFebruary 28, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • Kim N.
    Kim NguyenNovember 27, 2011
    I like the goat curry with a spicy red's so good.. The owner here is very nice.. U can get the Ghana sauce at whole foods..great to cook with
  • Anthony D Paul
    Anthony D PaulOctober 18, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    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.
  • Washington Post
    Washington PostJune 12, 2014
    Reasonably priced meat stews and regional vegetarian dishes please adventurous palates. Read more
  • Kittie S.
    Kittie SkyOctober 7, 2011
    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.
  • Msia
    MsiaDecember 2, 2012
    The tables by the window offer nice views of 14th st traffic. The lunch menu is offered every day, and provide the perfect portions.
  • Sam
    SamFebruary 28, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Jellof rice and the red red are great dishes for a first time. Nothing weird, just rice and beans and delicious!
  • Anna Y.
    Anna YuJune 29, 2013
    Go with the banku for some tasty fermented goodness. It's also easier to form into the little spoons than fufu.
  • Matt D.
    Matt DickerNovember 10, 2012
    Nice, spacious respite from the cramped quarters of U Street.
  • Philip W.
    Great place. Small intimate atmosphere. All the Curry dishes are good. Try the fried plantain as well.
  • Stephen D.
    Stephen DiMartinoFebruary 20, 2010
    Kelewele appetizer with Tusker beer is the best. The owner is the nicest man in the business. Highly recommend Ghana Cafe.
  • Matthew P.
    Matthew PageJanuary 30, 2010
    Order their lovely beef curry with banku, and wash it down with a cold Star Beer from Kumasi, the Garden City.
  • Kim N.
    Kim NguyenSeptember 22, 2011
    Goat curry is so good here and I like the spicy rice
  • Suzette G.
    Suzette GardnerJune 16, 2010
    great ambiance, lots of space, food fresh and tasty. i recommend the kelewele! Read more
  • Thrillist
    ThrillistJanuary 20, 2010
    Grow some balls and ask at the bar for their unlisted mystery cocktail - the "Kill Me Quick" – from this Ghanian grubbery. #thrillist Read more
  • Womply
    WomplyMay 29, 2012
    Ghana Cafe has partnered with Womply to offer $10 cash back after 3 visits Read more
  • Ximena V.
    Ximena VegaAugust 22, 2013
    The okram stew was DELICIOUS!
  • Rob S.
    Rob SmithJune 26, 2010
    Nice venue, decent food. Needs a few more tv's in the cafe.
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