The gist: This casual restaurant featuring traditional African cuisine is from chef/owner Bala Tounkara, who is of West African descent and wanted to provide a taste of home to other Africans living in Memphis. His new location features a buffet so diners can try several dishes at a time.
The food: Grilled tilapia, curried goat, okra stew, lamb, oxtails, chicken in peanut sauce, and plantain fufu are the African stand outs. There’s also vegan saka saka and root vegetable stew. There are also several fresh juices featuring hibiscus, ginger, and turmeric. (A host of American dishes are also available so adventurous diners need not go it alone.)