Closed as of Aug 1 12

1336 14th Street, NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20005
202-387-3845

Vegan-Friendly

3.8 / 3 votes

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Ghanaian Vegan Food

The Ghanaian owners bring authentic West African food to the eclectic neighborhood of Adams Morgan. Ghana Cafe has a separate vegan section on the menu. They have a fairly large selection too. Reasonable prices make this Cafe a favorite among locals, professionals and students. Try the Fufu (a traditional dish of pounded plantain and cassava root) or Banku (fermented corn with a tomato stew and spinach dish).

Note: they are often closed between and dinner (even though their web site says they are open).

Added by DMSO on Aug 5 07 (last updated Aug 10 12)

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I wasn't overly impressed with this place. I have been trying to get to this place the last 3 times in DC, so my expectations were really high. I had the sampler platter that had two kinds of rice, spinach, and stew. One of the rices was really good, but the other was just plain (and dry) rice w/ some frozen peas/carrots on top. The spinach was decent but not great, but I really enjoyed the "stew", which was basically just tomatoes and onions which tasted oddly enough like Manwich. :)

I also got the fufu (pounded plantains and cassava), expecting some sort of chopped or fried dish, but it ended up being what looked and tasted like steamed dough. The texture was like undercooked steamed dough (like Chinese food), but was gooey and tasted like half wheat flour and half potato. I don't think it tasted like plantains at all. I cut it open, expecting something delicious to be inside but it was just plain.

The service was kind of here and there. I got my food and then never heard from anyone. As soon as I finished my meal, the owner went to the other side of the restaurant to have lunch, and I sat there for 10 minutes, until I asked the bartender for the bill. However, upon walking out, the owner started a conversation and was very pleasant. I think he was just trying to get me to buy their stew sauce that he says is currently at the Whole Foods in DC and New York.

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I was there with two other people and we tried the banku, the red red and a side of plantains. All of them were flavorful and yummy. I would definitely come back here!

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Directions

4 blocks from 14th & K St., NW
Next to 7 Eleven.

Prices

$$ - average

Cuisines

  • Ghanaian

Features

  • Live Music
  • Outdoor Seating

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