At Amina, Southern fare meets Nigerian influence in a space inspired by the restaurant’s African warrior namesake. Chef Daryl Harmond, in partnership with owner Felicia Wilson, incorporates his own personal spice blends to create a menu that’s rich in flavor and big on incorporating ingredients of African cuisine. The menu runs the gamut from casual snacks to elevated entrees, including peri peri wings, NOLA-style gumbo, catfish hush puppies, grilled lamb T-bone steak tower, and hot fried cauliflower. There are even a few items with a local Philly bent, including the cheesesteak beignets and soft pretzel-dusted fish n’ chips.
At Amina, chef Darryl Harmond is serving Southern food with a distinct African influence, like a hot chicken sandwich with Nigerian spices, peri-peri sticky wings, and fried catfish hush puppies. The vibe is laid back but elegant, with tables that can accommodate big groups just as well as they can comfortably host date nights. They’re also doing brunch (think shrimp and grits, chicken and waffles, and a BLT burger) and there's a proper bar with beer, wine, and cocktails.