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Ghana Cafe - CLOSED

1336 14th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20005-3611
+1 202-387-3845
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good57%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
17 Apr 2014
“Really interesting and yummy cuisine”
12 Apr 2014
“Interesting, unusual option for African food in DC”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Japanese, African
1336 14th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20005-3611
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Reviewed April 17, 2014

I'd seen the Ghana Cafe on a list of vegetarian-friendly restaurants, so I decided to try it out on my recent visit to DC. Wow -- what a gem of a restaurant! First, it was a quiet, comfortable atmosphere. But most important -- the food...More

Thank BlackmanTravis
Reviewed April 12, 2014

Located on a block that is quickly being eaten up by new development, in keeping with the 14th street transformation, the Ghana Cafe offers authentic Ghanaian food in a simple setting. Service can be a bit slow but is friendly. Dinner menu is reasonably priced...More

Thank Decoamie
Reviewed March 13, 2014

I went into the Ghana Cafe on a whim and I'm glad I did. It's not very fancy and the pace is a bit leisurely, but the menu is fascinating. I had red-red with goat stew and loved it. Don't be afraid to ask for...More

Thank Karl S
Reviewed December 10, 2013

We were a party of 4 who ate on a Monday night (early) so it was pretty quiet which was great. The server made us feel very welcome and as we were not familiar with west African food he helped us order and everything was...More

Thank dawn2281
Reviewed October 1, 2013

Cute little place run by a very friendly family who are keen to introduce you to Ghanaian cuisine - particularly a vegan version of a traditional condiment that they make in house to sell in supermarkets. We had Bean Stew and Chicken/Okra Stew with Yellow...More

Thank Jacob B
Reviewed September 18, 2013

Don't miss this place while in DC. Don't let the outside sign and building keep you away. Once inside you will be glad you came. Peanut soup and goat with rice, a must. Try a Tusker beer to wash it down.

Thank maxersize
Reviewed June 19, 2013

Very small restaurant. Friendly and excellant food. The owner is the waiter and bartender and his wife does cooking. If you are in DC be sure to try Ghana Cafe!

Thank Whereaboutster
Reviewed June 11, 2013

Some meals are so spectacular that you talk about them in a reverent way for years after the meal. Our meal at Ghana Cafe has become one of those meals. My husband and I are always in search of good ethnically diverse food. (Ethiopian is...More

Thank HRRunner
Reviewed March 2, 2013

I love this small restaurant and they are fairly fast with orders, but it is tough when the restaurant is full and you're in a hurry.

Thank guategirl24
Reviewed January 16, 2013

The food was good and authentic. They even had some akpeteshi. No Ghanaian beers (for you Club and Star fans). No kenke, but pretty much everything else - red red, goat, watchye, and so on. We were 2 of only 4 people in the room...More

Thank gregv_ma
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12:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1336 14th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20005-3611
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
  • Phone Number: +1 202-387-3845
  • E-mail
Ghana Cafe is an authentic Ghanaian cusine in downtown Washington, DC, four blocks from K & 14th Street, NW. The restaurant is a favorite hangout of expatriates, Peace Corps, diplomats, office workers, foreigners, non-gvernmental workers, etc. We have fufu (pounded yam, ebba) Red Red, Kenkey, shito,groundnut soup, goat. Excellent vegetarian and vegan choices. Wash it down with African beer: Star, Club, Gulder, Castel. If you like Indian food, you'll love Ghana Cafe.
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