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Bukom Cafe

2442 18th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-2004
+1 202-265-4600
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good49%
  • Average11%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“jollof rice” (3 reviews)
“plantains” (3 reviews)
“african food” (4 reviews)
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$$ - $$$
2442 18th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-2004
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Bukom Cafe is dedicated to serving West African cuisine. The place is somewhat a reminder of restaurants on the continent. There were pieces of art depicting icons of Africa such as Nelson Mandela. The service was very good and the servers were very attentive...More

Thank Gary D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our dinner at Bukom Café. Service was very friendly. Not a fancy restaurant, more of a mom and pop/hole in the wall, but very nice and the food was great. The owner and chef came to check on us to make sure...More

Thank BoxingLawyer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bukom Cafe apparently has been around since 1992, but for some reason I never noticed it before. This time saw a Groupon deal so decided to try it out with a friend. The place has a small front, so even with the bright colored signs...More

Thank paxa
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

This is the only west African restaurant in the city and it does not represent well. The chicken is salty and overcooked and the flavor is lacking. He plaintains are burned to a crisp. The service is also very poor and the server are not...More

1  Thank Travelergirl998
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Food is good, excellent Jamaican Reggae band playing classic reggae music from the 1980s and 90s. Service is slow though.

Thank MakatiJoe
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

We have been dining here for years. This was our first experience waiting an hour for our food. The water arrived with the food. Just me and hubby. Great music and good vibe. Just disappointed in the wait. The fish and jollof rice never disappoints.

Thank smallwood71
Reviewed 16 February 2017

The food at Bukom Café is authentic West African fare. I tried the Red-Red, one of my favorite dishes that I experienced on my trip to Ghana in 2003. The server/bartender was very helpful and efficient. I really enjoyed my meal and raved about it...More

Thank Nq C
Reviewed 10 February 2017

I was in town on Sunday night for a meeting Monday morning and was looking for an dsAfrican Restaurant. The location is right in the middle of a popular section of Adams Morgan right near Columbia Rd and 18th. Street. It is a small cozy...More

Thank Sabuur
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Friday's there is a good reggae band and the food is tasty although service is quite slow. Great for those who enjoy a Caribbean West Indian crowd.

Thank MakatiJoe
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

The food at this restaurant was absolutely amazing! I have to start this review discussing talking the enormous deep fried red snapper served with slightly spicy Jollof rice and a fresh salad. I also enjoyed the taste of a ginger flavored drink with coconut rum...More

Thank wunderlust1971
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
14:00 - 01:30
16:00 - 01:30
16:00 - 01:30
16:00 - 01:30
16:00 - 01:30
16:00 - 02:30
14:00 - 02:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2442 18th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-2004
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Adams Morgan
  • Neighbourhood: Adams Morgan
  • Phone Number: +1 202-265-4600
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