Flavors of East Africa

University Heights

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In a Nutshell

Kenyan-born owner uses family recipes & traditional techniques to create East African stews with yellow curry or spicy masala sauce

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Promotional value expires Dec 6, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per table. Valid only for option purchased. Dine-in only. Not valid for daily specials or "specialties". Reservation required for parties of 6 or more. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Eating international fare at a local restaurant bypasses many transatlantic travel woes, such as jet lag and oar splinters. Stamp your palate’s passport with this Groupon.

Choose Between Two Options

$18 for a Kenyan-inspired meal for two (up to a $36.96 total value)

  • One appetizer (up to a $5.99 value)
  • Two entrees from the meat and fish or vegetarian/vegan offerings sections (up to a $12.99 value each)
  • One dessert (up to a $4.99 value)<p>

$35 for a Kenyan-inspired meal for four (up to a $73.92 total value)

  • Two appetizers (up to a $5.99 value each)
  • Four entrees from the meat and fish or vegetarian/vegan offerings sections (up to a $12.99 value each)
  • Two desserts (up to a $4.99 value each)<p>

The menu includes appetizers of sambusas with a choice of six different fillings, including chicken, spicy lentil, or spinach, as well as entrees of beef stew in a creamy yet spicy masala sauce and lentil curry. Dessert selections include fried plantains and african donuts.<p>

Flavors of East Africa

June Owino remembers growing up in a small Kenyan town where, he claims, "we didn't have a choice but to cook for ourselves." He started out with basic prep work, learning how to chop and waffle-cut onions and tomatoes, but he steadily learned more of his mother's and grandmother's techniques for forging fragrantly spiced African stews with turmeric and curry-seasoned salts. After immigrating to San Diego, June decided to re-create these distinctive recipes and incorporate some of his own culinary inspirations, eventually founding Flavors of East Africa as a way to share his Kenyan-inspired menu of meat, vegetarian, and vegan dishes.

As related in a rave review from the San Diego Reader, the restaurant immerses diners in the sights, sounds, and smells of Kenya, with the dining room's lemon-yellow walls brimming with African arts, crafts, and cooking utensils. From time to time, the chefs also take their cuisine beyond the restaurant, hawking curries and stews at local farmers' markets and using their food’s enthralling aroma to lure chupacabras from out of hiding.

Customer Reviews

Great food
Kristi · March 18, 2014
Very nice food
Arun M. · December 12, 2012
Love it!
Jill M. · September 24, 2012

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