Trying an international restaurant for the first time is like going to the grocery store: the excitement of sampling new types of food is only augmented by the discovery that your date is going to split the check. Sample the savories of another nation with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of African fare at Ghana Cafe in Logan Circle.
Owned and operated by Tony and Abigail Opare, Ghana Cafe transports diners to West Africa with authentic, flavorful dishes and stews. On the first of two floors, the restaurant serves Ghanaian gastronomes a menu made with ingredients integral to African cooking, such as cassava, plantains, yams, and a variety of proteins.
Appetizers prep palates for spiced savories with options that include beef or chicken kebab ($5) and fried plantain chips seasoned with spices, called kelewele ($4–$6). The varied and euphonious entrees include banku, fermented and cooked corn balls that double as delicious aerial attackers during food fights or sit for a meal with your choice of chicken ($12.95), chicken curry ($12.95), goat ($15.95), goat curry ($15.95), or other meats, and served with either Ghana Cafe sauce or soup. Plantains and yams face off for your affections in fufu, which can be prepared with either, and also incorporates cassava and a protein, such as beef stew or beef curry ($13.95).
Forty-six Yelpers give Ghana Cafe a three-star average:
Logan Circle - Shaw
1336 14th St. NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20005Get Directions