Suya Joint – Nigerian Cuisine, Roslindale
25 Poplar Street, Roslindale, MA (617) 327-8810

Azama Grill – Egyptian/Middle Eastern Cuisine, Allston
54 Harvard Avenue, Allston, MA (617) 779-0003

Bakus African Restaurant – Nigerian Cuisine, Amherst
197 North Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA (413) 253-7202

Tangierino Restaurant – Moroccan cuisine, Charlestown
83 Main Street, Charlestown, MA (617) 242-6099

Karibu Restaurant – Ugandan & East African Cuisine, Waltham
10 Crescent Street, Waltham, MA (781) 899-7444
Facebook YouTube

Asmara Restaurant – Eritrean cuisine, Cambridge
739 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA (617) 864-7447

Baraka Cafe – Algerian-Tunisian Cuisine – Cambridge

80 Pearl Street, Cambridge, MA (617) 868-3951

Teranga – Senegalese restaurant, Boston
1746 Washington Street, Boston, MA (617) 266-0003

Restaurante Cesaria – Cape Verdean, Creole, and Portuguses, Dorchester
266 Bowdoin Street, Dorchester, MA (617) 282-1998

Fasika Ethiopian Restaurant – Ethiopian Food, Somerville
145 Broadway Street, Somerville, MA (617) 628-9300

Restaurant Laura – Cape Verdean cuisine, Dorchester
688 Columbia Road, Dorchester, MA (617) 825-9004

Habesha Ethiopian Restaurant – Ethiopian cusine, Malden
535A Main Street, Malden, MA (781) 399-4887

Addis Red Sea – Ethiopian/Eritrean cuisine, Boston
544 Tremont Street, Boston, MA (617) 426-8727

Addis Red Sea – Ethiopian/Eritrean cuisine, Cambridge
1755 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA (617) 441-8727

Lucy Ethiopian Cafe and Restaurant – Ethiopian cuisine, Boston
334 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA (617) 536-0415

Beirut – African and Middle Eastern restaurant, Boston
21 Beacon Street, Boston, MA (617) 367-0700

Ashur Restaurant – Somali/Mediterranean, Halal food, Boston
291 Roxbury Street, Boston, MA (617) 427-0599

Dayib Cafe – Somalian cuisine, Roxbury
722 Shawmut Avenue, Roxbury, MA (617) 427-0099

Tawakal Halal Cuisine Incorporated – Somalian Cuisine, East Boston
1004 Bennington Street, East Boston, MA (617) 785-2711

Oran Café -Moroccan cuisine, East Boston
170 Marion Street, East Boston, Boston, MA (617) 567 1900

Kasbah Restaurant: Moroccan Cuisine, Winthrop
59 Putnam Street, Winthrop, MA (617) 539-4484

Baraka Café – North African, Cambridge
80 Pearl Street, Cambridge, MA (617) 868-3951

Queen Of Sheeba – Ethiopian food, Cambridge
616 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA (617) 407-8178

Ras Café – Ethiopian food, Cambridge
286 Franklin Street, Cambridge, MA (617) 441-3021

Marrakesh Restaurant, Moroccan cuisine, Cambridge
561 Cambridge St. Cambridge MA (617) 497-1614

Cafe Casablanca – Moroccan cuisine, Everett
17 Norwood Street, Everett, MA (617) 394-0500

Restaurant Luanda – Angolan, Portuguese, Cape Verdean cuisine, Brockton
453 Centre Street, Brockton, MA (508)-427-1649

Karoo Kafe – South African Casual Cuisine, Provincetown
338 Commercial Street, Provincetown, MA (508) 487-6630

Safari Cafe – Kenyan Cuisine, Worcester
215 Chandler Street, Worcester, MA (508) 755-4873

Elder Paintsil’s African Restaurant – African Cuisine, Worcester
984 Main Street, Worcester, MA (508) 755-5110

Anokye Krom African Restaurant – Ghanaian Food, Worcester
687 Millbury Street, Worcester, MA (508) 419-7033

One Response to


  1. Kenneth Yarbrough says:

    Tangierino Restaurant – Moroccan Cuisine

    Samad Naamad, owner and executive
    chef of Tangierino Restaurant & Casbah
    Lounge, 83 Main Street, Charlestown,
    Massachusetts, is also an actor and
    movie producer.


    African Dinner experienced the authentic flavors of Morocco during a visit to Tangierino Restaurant & Casbah Lounge on March 24, 2012, at 83 Main Street in Charlestown, Massachusetts.

    Once seated, our courteous and attentive waiter, Nick, methodically explained Tangierino’s menu, which includes six old world Moroccan dishes, six new world dishes, a chophouse selection of mouthwatering lamb and chops dishes, tasty prime aged beef dishes, a dozen appetizers, soups and salads, and more. We enjoyed a delicious side dish of Couscous Royal – braised lamb shank, spiced merquez over seven vegetables; along with two appetizers: Calamari Tagra – crispy calamari, parmesan cheese, harissa aloli and Moroccan marinated olives; and the Moroccan Fisherman Stew – shrimp, squid, white fish, and harissa-olives in a light tomato cilantro broth, along with sparkling water and yummy Moroccan mint tea.

    The restaurant’s owner and executive chef, Samad Naamad, described Tangierino as more than just a restaurant. “It’s an experience,” he said, citing the restaurant’s beautiful atmosphere and its cultural diversity among staff and customers. Naamad described the many obstacles he encountered when he first launched the restaurant more than 10 years ago. Conquering those obstacles, he said, bestowed upon him the perseverance and self-confidence he needed to pursue his life-long passion of acting and producing movies. His first independent film, “Welcome to Hollywood,” was produced in 2005, and his second film and directorial debut, “Demon Shadow,” was produced in 2010.

    Naamad, who is originally from Casablanca and Tangiers, Morocco, said he is preparing to open a second restaurant in Rhode Island, and eventually to pursue his movie production career full-time. “Pursue what you believe in,” he said.

    A belly dancer named Anastasia presented us with a pleasurable dance as we dined on the delectable, authentic, Moroccan cuisine. (Belly dancers perform twice nightly every night of the week and are available for private shows, events, and dancing lessons).

    Following dinner, our waiter provided us with an extensive tour of the award-winning restaurant, which includes a hookah salon, a walk-in cigar humidor with 50-plus top brand cigars, and an air filtering system that creates a nearly smokeless environment. The restaurant also features several flat screen televisions, exquisite imported Moroccan furniture, and an attractive mahogany bar furnished with wine, specialty bottled and draft beers, and an extensive assortment of liquor.

    Tangierino, which is located just blocks away from the historic Bunker Hill monument and the U.S.S. Constitution, has received top awards from Zagot, Boston Globe, City Search, Where Magazine, Phantom Gourmet, Boston Magazine, AOL City Guide, and Improper Bostonian.

    For more information about Tangierino Restaurant & Casbah Lounge, visit their website at or call 617 242-6009.

    Azama Grill in Allston, Massachusetts
    Osama El Naggar
    Osama El Naggar, Owner and Chef

    African Dinner’s Kenneth Yarbrough this month visited Azama Grill, an Egyptian/Middle Eastern Restaurant at 54 Harvard Avenue, in Allston, Massachusetts. The restaurant’s unique Halal Cuisine is derived from nearly 100 years of secret family recipes.

    I ordered and devoured Azama Grill’s Mix Grill Plate with Three (Beef, Lamb, and Chicken) Skewers all made from the Azama family’s secret recipes. The lean beef was prepared with chopped onions, bulgur wheat, parsley and skewer charbroiled; the lean lamb cubes were marinated, seasoned, and skewer charbroiled with onions and green peppers; and the chicken breast cubes were skewer charbroiled with onions, tomatoes, and green peppers. The superb meal was served with Rice Pilaf, Tahini Sauce, and Egyptian Salad.

    For beverage, I sipped on hot Egyptian Tea, a unique blend of Darjeeling Assam, Ceylon Teas and fresh mint. For dessert, I consumed Azama Grill’s mouthwatering Cashew Fingers (flaky phillo dough rolled around crushed cashews baked to golden brown and topped with honey).

    Azama Grill’s Mix Grill Plate
    Azama Grill’s Mix Grill Plate

    The restaurant’s owner and chef, Osama El Naggar, launched the restaurant three years ago at the urging of his friends who were familiar with his love of the food industry. Naggar, whose family owns five restaurants in Cairo, Egypt, is founder and manager of a successful Syrian bread company in Worcester, Massachusetts that services most of the Middle Eastern restaurants in New England. Naggar has also owned three stores in Boston’s historic Faneuil Hall.

    Azama Grill presents nine Shawarma and Kabob plates, seven Shawarma and Kabob Rollups, seven Vegetarian Plates, and six Vegetarian Rollups. The restaurant also offers five desserts, all made from secret family recipes, including their famous Cashew Fingers.

    Azama Grill is open nightly until 2:00 a.m. and offers free delivery. Call 617 779-0003 or 617 779-0006.