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Bukom Cafe

) #934 of 2,534 Restaurants in Washington DC $$ - $$$, African
2442 18th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-2004
+1 202-265-4600
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good45%
  • Average12%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“jollof rice” (3 reviews)
“african food” (4 reviews)
“adams morgan” (2 reviews)
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$$ - $$$
2442 18th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-2004
Neighbourhood: Adams Morgan
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Reviewed 6 days ago 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

Thank Travelergirl998
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Food is good, excellent Jamaican Reggae band playing classic reggae music from the 1980s and 90s. Service is slow though.

Thank MakatiJoe
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

We have been dining here for years. This was our first experience waiting an hour for our food. The water arrived with the food. Just me and hubby. Great music and good vibe. Just disappointed in the wait. The fish and jollof rice never disappoints.

Thank smallwood71
Reviewed 15 February 2017

The food at Bukom Café is authentic West African fare. I tried the Red-Red, one of my favorite dishes that I experienced on my trip to Ghana in 2003. The server/bartender was very helpful and efficient. I really enjoyed my meal and raved about it...More

Thank Nq C
Reviewed 10 February 2017

I was in town on Sunday night for a meeting Monday morning and was looking for an dsAfrican Restaurant. The location is right in the middle of a popular section of Adams Morgan right near Columbia Rd and 18th. Street. It is a small cozy...More

Thank Sabuur
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Friday's there is a good reggae band and the food is tasty although service is quite slow. Great for those who enjoy a Caribbean West Indian crowd.

Thank MakatiJoe
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

The food at this restaurant was absolutely amazing! I have to start this review discussing talking the enormous deep fried red snapper served with slightly spicy Jollof rice and a fresh salad. I also enjoyed the taste of a ginger flavored drink with coconut rum...More

Thank wunderlust1971
Reviewed 15 August 2016

Ate dinner here with friends. Pretty slow service but since we had no hurry it was not an issue. Load, full of people and music, the place is jiving. Food, when it did come was interesting and in good portions. Not bad value for money...More

Thank jejeel3
Reviewed 13 June 2016

My girlfriend and I actually stumbled upon this place leaving the 18th street garage. Upon entry, there's a live band playing new hits as well as classics. The bartenders were very sweet, even came to dance with us at the end of the night. The...More

Thank Tiara M
Reviewed 8 April 2016

Came in there as the first of our party. The guys at the bar invited me to join them for a drink while waiting. Had a lot of fun with them and when the rest of my party arrived they thought I've been there before...More

Thank Marcus M
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
14:00 - 01:30
16:00 - 01:30
16:00 - 01:30
16:00 - 01:30
16:00 - 01:30
16:00 - 02:30
14:00 - 02:30
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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