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Sumah's West African Restaurant & Carryout

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1727 7th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-3105
+1 202-462-7309
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good27%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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1727 7th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-3105
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great little spot to dip into to get some if your favorite West African dishes. Great variety and I love the place. It might take you a few minutes to get your food but it's worth the wait. The owner is very...More

Thank DonnaBinSilverSpring
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I read the reviews so I was prepared and able to exercise patience in order to enjoy my visit. It took a long time for us to be seated (like 10 min of being ignored) and way longer for the waitress to come over to...More

Thank Christina H
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Reviewed 22 June 2017

Sumah's food was inexpensive and delicious. The three of us shared a main dish and an appetizer. The owner kindly gave us a small sampler plate so that we would have an idea of what we liked. He also gave us watermelon for dessert. It...More

Thank tsarinajoe
Reviewed 20 November 2016

Very unhealthy food to say the least. The food was very salty, with lots of "red" cooking oil i.e. Recipes for hypertension and coronary artery disease which could lead to heart attacks. i have eaten Serria Leonean food before and their cooking is very poor....More

Thank vicvic2016
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Been a couple of times to this place. The food is tasty, but for lunch it is a little bit on the expensive side. I like their greens cooked with meat. Specially, the spinach, lady fingers, and a tomato based dish with meat. They serve...More

1  Thank Sundncr
Reviewed 2 December 2015 via mobile

The service is real, you feel very welcomed when you come in, immediately we were offered the sampler, which was explained to us, a little taste of what the menu offers, i decided on the special, which was the goat meat, my friend got the...More

Thank Angel M
Reviewed 2 November 2015

I am very familiar with food from other West/Central African countries and living overseas, this is the one kind of food I miss so, whenever I pass through DC, I am always excited to find a great restaurant with similar dishes. Off the bat, as...More

Thank BNO-Panama
Reviewed 25 September 2015

The food is incredibly tasty, and very unique in flavor. Since we had never eaten this type of food (from Sierra Leone), the owner gave us a small sampler plate. Since we liked all 6 samples, he then created a large dinner plate with all...More

Thank Charlie T
Reviewed 3 September 2015

Sumah runs a little neighborhood gathering place for West Africans, but with his excellent food and welcoming manner he has attracted a wide range of customers in search of something different. The restaurant seats 20 at simple formica-top tables, and the food is served in...More

Thank canadensis
Reviewed 29 August 2015 via mobile

This place was great. This was my first time trying African food. It was so different than what I am used to. I am so glad we got to go here. The place is slightly out of the way from central DC and isn't fancy,...More

Thank Jennifer M
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1727 7th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-3105
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Logan Circle/ Shaw
  • Neighbourhood: Logan Circle/ Shaw
  • Phone Number: +1 202-462-7309
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