No need to purchase a passport. These local restaurants offer Hoosiers a taste of Africa all year.
Eko African Restaurant
3748 Lafayette Road, Indianapolis, IN 46222
Eko African Restaurant transports Nigerian home cooking to Indiana. Here, visitors can enjoy hot, heaping plates of traditional West African food including egusi, ogbono, tilapia, goat, turkey, ox tails, jollof rice and plantain. After your meal, enjoy soft drinks, juices, wine or try a Nigerian beer such as Gulder Lager.
Jiallo’s African and Caribbean Cuisine
5130 38th St., Indianapolis, IN 46254
Known for serving the “best jerk chicken in town,” Jiallo’s specializes in African and Caribbean cuisine but also serves a blend of other international treats. The owner, Mohammed Jiallo, started his restaurant career in Guinea.
Abyssinia Ethiopian Restaurant
5352 W. 38th St., Indianapolis, IN 46254
Enjoy the taste of Ethiopia. Try combinations of lamb, goat, beef, chicken and veggies served over injera (Ethiopian flat bread). Order coffee, and Abyssinia Ethiopian Restaurant employees will perform a traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremony.
1150 S. Mickley Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46241
Major Restaurant has a variety of chicken, beef, lamb, shrimp and vegetarian combinations. At Major Restaurant, all dishes are free from artificial coloring, flavoring and preservatives.
621 Fort Wayne Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46204
Try authentic cuisine from Morocco including traditional tajines (Moroccan stews), kabbabs, gyros, pasta, paella (seafood, vegetables, chicken and saffron rice), desserts and more. At Saffron Café, wine is imported from Morocco, and fresh seafood is flown in daily.