$15 for $30 Worth of West African Food at Bolat African Cuisine

Lakeview, Chicago

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$15 for $30 Worth of West African Cuisine

The menu features a variety of classic Nigerian and Ghanaian dishes, including braised oxtails with fried plantains and spinach ($9), Nigerian jollof rice with plantains and a fillet of tilapia ($16), and jerk chicken with a choice of coconut rice or red beans and rice ($14). For dessert, the selection includes the Senegalese-style bissap sorbet with crystallized hibiscus leaf and rum-spiked whipped cream ($7).

Bolat African Cuisine

Chefs at Bolat immerse diners in West African culture via savory stews and tropical ingredients served at a slick black-and-red café. A mild dough known as fufu accompanies most dishes to balance spiciness and scoop up morsels of wisdom hidden under ingredients such as tilapia, plantain, or goat. Provided in place of silverware, rounds of fufu are meant to be pulled apart and remolded into small discs that can, like chopsticks or dining pliers, pinch bites of food and deliver them to the mouth's main opening. Bolat's table minders provide diners with sudsy bowls of water to rinse fingers between plates, elevating the authenticity of the West African dining experience.

Reviews

Good service, even better food.

Eric K., Yelp, 8/29/12

The cuisine is unique and flavorful, and if you like spicy, this is the place for you.

Bill Burman, Centerstage
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    Lakeview

    3346 N Clark St.

    Chicago, Illinois 60657

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In a Nutshell

Specialties from Nigeria, Ghana, and Senegal, such as fried whole tilapia, spicy peanut soup, and jerk chicken

The Fine Print

Expires 180 days after purchase. Limit 2 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per table; 2 per table of 4 or more. Dine-in only. Reservation required. Not valid 12/15-1/5. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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  • Lakeview

    3346 N Clark St.

    Chicago, Illinois 60657

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