located near Grant Mac:
10610 105 Street NW
This place isn't new, but I thought it deserves some spotlight. The board is looking pretty empty anyway.
Stopped by for lunch with a friend and was surprised that this place is unknown. The name and tacky African decor are nothing special but the food is wonderful and they give you huge portions.
African Safari serves traditional Somalian suwars, camel and goat meat along with rice, pasta, mufo or chabati bread. The meat also includes soup, salad, banana, and mango juice all for under $17, including tip! The rice was delicately seasoned with cardamom, onions and raisins, the mango juice was cool and sweet. I definitely recommend the off-menu camel special, if you are feeling adventurous. It was filled with flavorful spices I can't even describe. Most of the meal we got to take home, because they give you so much.
I am so glad I stumbled upon this modest joint. Don't be fooled by it's appearance. Give this place a try if you are in the area.