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Bukom Cafe

2442 18th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-2004
+1 202-265-4600
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  • Excellent28%
  • Very good50%
  • Average10%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“jollof rice” (4 reviews)
“curry chicken” (3 reviews)
“plantains” (3 reviews)
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2442 18th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-2004
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Reviewed 26 April 2018

I had been looking for an African restaurant in DC, and not an Ethiopian restaurant, so it was a pleasure to find this restaurant in the Kalorama area.

Thank njelesani
Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

The curry chicken is good, the flavor of the plantains and rice tasted well with the chicken. The atmosphere places you in a West African restaurant, after hours the restaurant hosts a live band and music from West Africa.

Thank Dawan D
Reviewed 25 January 2018

We were visiting DC, and we decided to try this restaurant for a taste of the motherland. It was amazing! All of us enjoyed our meals. We ordered wings, African salads, Red Snapper, African Curry chicken, Joloff Rice, Fried Plantains, and something else I can't...More

Thank Traveling_Jewel
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

This my first experience of west African cuisine and if Bukom is representative of that food, I will be looking for it whenever it’s available. The “ebea”? Was delicious. The goat fell of the bones into a delicious rich sauce that had a very pleasant...More

Thank John P
Reviewed 7 September 2017

I went to Bukom Cafe this past Friday. It was my first time trying West African food. I ordered the red snapper and jollof rice which were excellent! The food is very fresh. I would recommend the sexy ginger drink as well. The service is...More

Thank AnnieSNJ
Reviewed 15 June 2017

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 9 June 2017

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 6 June 2017

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 16 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
2:00 PM - 1:30 AM
4:00 PM - 1:30 AM
4:00 PM - 1:30 AM
4:00 PM - 1:30 AM
4:00 PM - 1:30 AM
4:00 PM - 2:30 AM
2:00 PM - 2:30 AM
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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