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Bukom Cafe

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Adams Morgan
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2442 18th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-2004
+1 202-265-4600
16:00 - 01:30
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Sun 14:00 - 01:30
Mon - Thu 16:00 - 01:30
Fri 16:00 - 02:30
Sat 14:00 - 02:30
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Baltimore, Maryland
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251 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the only west African restaurant in the city and it does not represent well. The chicken is salty and overcooked and the flavor is lacking. He plaintains are burned to a crisp. The service is also very poor and the server are not at all proactive. I frequently have to chase down the bar man to order and... More 

Thank Travelergirl998
Metro Manila, Philippines
Level Contributor
385 reviews
239 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Food is good, excellent Jamaican Reggae band playing classic reggae music from the 1980s and 90s. Service is slow though.

Thank MakatiJoe
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

We have been dining here for years. This was our first experience waiting an hour for our food. The water arrived with the food. Just me and hubby. Great music and good vibe. Just disappointed in the wait. The fish and jollof rice never disappoints.

Thank smallwood71
Baltimore, Maryland, Usa
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 February 2017

The food at Bukom Café is authentic West African fare. I tried the Red-Red, one of my favorite dishes that I experienced on my trip to Ghana in 2003. The server/bartender was very helpful and efficient. I really enjoyed my meal and raved about it to my friends and family. We will be going back for more.

Thank Nq C
Media, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
Reviewed 9 February 2017

I was in town on Sunday night for a meeting Monday morning and was looking for an dsAfrican Restaurant. The location is right in the middle of a popular section of Adams Morgan right near Columbia Rd and 18th. Street. It is a small cozy place. We were there between 7-8:30p.m. I know that this area is packed on the... More 

Thank Sabuur
Metro Manila, Philippines
Level Contributor
385 reviews
239 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Friday's there is a good reggae band and the food is tasty although service is quite slow. Great for those who enjoy a Caribbean West Indian crowd.

Thank MakatiJoe
Durham, North Carolina
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

The food at this restaurant was absolutely amazing! I have to start this review discussing talking the enormous deep fried red snapper served with slightly spicy Jollof rice and a fresh salad. I also enjoyed the taste of a ginger flavored drink with coconut rum it was so refreshing!Before entering the club you hear and feel the rhythmic and thunderous... More 

Thank wunderlust1971
Karachi, Pakistan
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111 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2016

Ate dinner here with friends. Pretty slow service but since we had no hurry it was not an issue. Load, full of people and music, the place is jiving. Food, when it did come was interesting and in good portions. Not bad value for money and the staff are very polite and friendly. Would of again

Thank jejeel3
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 13 June 2016

My girlfriend and I actually stumbled upon this place leaving the 18th street garage. Upon entry, there's a live band playing new hits as well as classics. The bartenders were very sweet, even came to dance with us at the end of the night. The people were a comfortable mix of West Africans, West Indians, and Middle Easterner's*. The thing... More 

Thank Tiara M
Aachen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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175 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2016

Came in there as the first of our party. The guys at the bar invited me to join them for a drink while waiting. Had a lot of fun with them and when the rest of my party arrived they thought I've been there before because everybody was talking to me as if they knew me for more than ten... More 

Thank Marcus M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 20 - US$ 20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
14:00 - 01:30
16:00 - 01:30
16:00 - 01:30
16:00 - 01:30
16:00 - 01:30
16:00 - 02:30
14:00 - 02:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2442 18th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20009-2004
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Adams Morgan
  • Neighbourhood: Adams Morgan
  • Phone Number: +1 202-265-4600

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?