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Buka

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RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere

Details

CUISINES
African
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol

Location and contact

Menu

APPETIZERS‎
$5.00
Akara
Fried crispy bean cakes, served with spicy dipping sauce
$5.00
Suya
Thinly‎ sliced grilled beef in Nigerian spices
$5.00
Grilled Tiger Shrimp
With suya spice
$5.00
Moi Moi
Ground steamed honey bean cake with hard boiled egg and flakded fish
$5.00
Dundun
Yam fries with tomato and onions dipping sauce
$15.00
Isiewu
Goat‎ head cooked in traditional igbo sauce
$12.00
Nkwobi
Cow feet cooked in traditional igbo spices
$10.00
Igbin
Large‎ West African land snails
$4.00
Pof Pof
Small‎ Nigerian doughnuts
SOUPS‎
Spicy thin broth soups made with fresh herbs and Nigerian spices
$10.00
Goat Pepper Soup
$12.00
Fish Pepper Soup
Whole Tilapia
SIDES‎
$4.00
White Rice
$8.00
Fried Rice
A‎ richly flavored rice with shrimp and vegetables
$5.00
Jollof Rice
West African rice pilau
$4.00
Spinach
Lightly seared spinach with onion and locust bean
$8.00
Beans
Stewed West African beans
$4.00
Dodo
Fried ripe plantains
BEVERAGES‎
$4.00
Fresh Ginger Juice
$3.00
Juice
Orange, cranberry, pineapple, guava, apple, mango
$2.00
Bottled Water
$3.00
Sparkling Water
$2.00
Soda
Coke, diet coke, sprite, fanta, ginger ale
$8.00
Palm Wine
$6.00
Chapman
$4.00
Bitter Lemon
$3.00
Bottled Fanta
$5.00
Malta Guinness
MAIN COURSE‎
The most popular meal in Nigeria, traditionally eaten with the right hand
$12.00
Fufu and sauce $+3.00
Fish Tilapia
$15.00
Fufu and sauce $+3.00
Fish Red Snapper
$12.00
Fufu and sauce $+3.00
Goat
$12.00
Fufu and sauce $+3.00
Beef
$12.00
Fufu and sauce $+3.00
Chicken
$12.00
Fufu and sauce $+3.00
Mixed Meat
$10.00
Fufu and sauce $+5.00
Igbin
Large West African land snails
$16.00
Fufu and sauce $+3.00
Panla
Dried Norwegian stock fish
$19.00
Suya Steak
Grilled‎ steak in Nigerian spices, served with fresh tomato and onion
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Reviewed 7 August 2018

First impressions - This was an excellent representation of a Nigerian restaurant with the presence of an actual Danfo bus inside the restaurant. The kids instantly fell in love which is why I give 3 stars. Now the bad - The food was nothing like...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Adegorusi A
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

We were the only two besides one other table and the food too an extremely long time to come. The waiters were a bit indifferent and overall the vibe was not there The food itself was quite good, we got the suya steak(bit dry) fufu...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank souljazzblues
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

Yeah it's been awhile since I've been out for African food last time I went was up in Harlem and it was maybe 5 years ago this place was close by I have passed in a few times but never stopped in but I was...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Sirmor
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

I visited New York late last summer and I wanted to have some Nigerian food so I travelled all the way from 103rd Manhattan to Clinton Hill to go to Buka, I even got lost on the way but I found it. When I arrived...More

Date of visit: October 2017
Thank BeenTakingTrips
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

Really enjoyed my meal. The goat meat pepper soup was fantastic and really tasty. I was surprised at how the amala and ewedu with mixed meat also tasted. It was home away from home.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank aisha l
Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

This was my first time at Buka. I came here with my Nigerian friend and he loved it. We ordered egusi soup, pounded yam, amala, and puff puff. Our server Pamela provided us with excellent service and brought our food out quickly. The environment was...More

Date of visit: February 2018
2  Thank Jenna D
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

My wife and I with two friends were visiting my bro in New York. My bro suggested we go local. In total we were a party of six. I was not in impressed at all. We had the most wonderful waiter (constantly apologising) but the...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank alleno637
Reviewed 7 September 2017

There is a bar area at the front and a decent size dining room in the back. Our server was very nice but a little slow...I think she was the only one taking care of all the tables. Sweet Platains were perfectly golden. Jollof rice...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Tiffany B
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Loved the goat pepper soup. However, my white rice and sauce (stew) was cold. The rice even tasted like left over rice.

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Judyki
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

I hope someone is blessed by this honest review today. I WOULD NOT COMPLAIN about my food if it was ACTUALLY good, coming from a professional foodie who works for a well known food company. If you ENJOY waiting 2 HOURS for watered down and...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank edamola
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