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Bukom Cafe

2442 18th Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20009

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(202) 265-4600


  • Sunday: 4:30 pm - 2:00 am
  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: Closed
  • Wednesday: 4:30 pm - 2:00 am
  • Thursday: 4:30 pm - 2:00 am
  • Friday: 4:30 pm - 2:00 am
  • Saturday: 4:30 pm - 2:00 am

Cuisine: African Restaurants, Cafes

4.7 of 5.0 from 33 reviews

price range:$11 to $25

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Bukom Cafe in Washington, DC
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Bukom Cafe Reviews

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  • imba05 reviewI LOVE Bukom Cafe. The food is so delicious. I mean, EVERYTHING is good. I always ge the curried chicken. My friend always gets the curried goat. The service is nice and friendly and the music..well....the music is Jammin' man!!

    55555 by imba05

  • christianholz reviewIf you like live reggae music, a fun atmosphere, and delicious food, the Bukom is the place to be. The Fish Pepper Soup is incredible, and the fish entrees are also quite tasty. You get a lot of `bang for your buck`, as the entrees are all below $13. And the owner makes a MEAN French Martini!! It's one of my favorite restaurants ANYWHERE.

    55555 by christianholz

  • victorscott reviewBukom West African Cusine was the best I was a little skeptical about African Food I was happy to have the staff help assist me in making food chices that would Satify me yet still get me the African experience for first time visitor I recommend the Aflao Salmon it was to best I live in Las Vegas and I know the value of good dining, this place was great and the service outstanding

    44444 by victorscott

  • luvmeluvmydawgs reviewBukom has great music and food. It it a wonderful place to experience that African flavor.

    55555 by luvmeluvmydawgs

  • Russell mRed Snapper

    55555 by Russell m

  • Russell mLive reggae

    55555 by Russell m

  • Russell mRed snapper

    55555 by Russell m

  • Chris JOxtail stew was good. Forget the actual name. Had my first african beer, Tusker. Its a bit like Heineken

    33333 by Chris J

  • Jessica PlacenciaAfrica beats

    55555 by Jessica Placencia

  • Jonathan H.Try the Peanut Chicken with Fufu, if you are really starving. The stewed meat has a pleasant edginess. Try the goat if you are feeling adventurous.

    55555 by Jonathan H.

  • mage sindabiThe pepe soup made me sweat

    55555 by mage sindabi

  • Ola O.Suya and the good Afrobeats. Lovely combination

    55555 by Ola O.

  • Allyson C.Also a $5.26 "service charge"??? Wtf?

    22222 by Allyson C.

  • Allyson C.Yummy Sexy Ginger drink. Long wait for not great food. Wings were good. Our main course never even arrived after an HOUR. Not cool.

    33333 by Allyson C.

  • Addie Dayder...decent atmosphere, great food even though you have to wait at least 30mins to get it. Don't go to eat here if you are in a rush.

    55555 by Addie Dayder

  • Kenyan J.Suya is not for the faint of heart, but the water you drink will be well worth it!

    55555 by Kenyan J.

  • Sadiq AAstounding food and great entertainment

    55555 by Sadiq A

  • Jay B.Every time I come to DC, I must visit Bukom. Such a down to earth establishment. Live music. Great food. Devilish drinks!

    55555 by Jay B.

  • MarioGreat live music!!! Recommend !!

    55555 by Mario

  • Nikki L.Music is too relaxing.....

    55555 by Nikki L.

  • Andrew T.Don't bother using a restraunt.com voucher. The bar tender only took 20$ off the check. Instead of the full $25

    22222 by Andrew T.

  • kirstie r.Go here if you feel adventurous with food.

    55555 by kirstie r.

  • Don X d.Good music..nice vibe. Holla at my boy Micheal at the bar. Tip well people!! :)

    55555 by Don X d.

  • Don X d.Shout out to my boy Mike at the bar

    55555 by Don X d.

  • N. Kweku AI always go for the Bukom Mama Wings

    55555 by N. Kweku A

  • Maurice M.Consistently good live reggae.

    55555 by Maurice M.

  • Ama K.Kenkey and fish is delicious!!!!!!

    55555 by Ama K.

  • Holly S.Have Harry make your drinks!!!

    55555 by Holly S.

  • Kevin M.Make sure you try the fish and plantain dinner entree. The BUKOM Wings are a local favorite also.

    55555 by Kevin M.

  • Marissa @I studied abroad and Ghana and bar none this is the best place to reminisce about the great food! Eating there is almost like I'm back in West Africa.

    55555 by Marissa @

  • Davis S.Live reggae every night, and rum punch that'll make you feel like you're in the islands

    55555 by Davis S.

  • Okey NwokeThe Egusi is to die for. Give it a try!

    55555 by Okey Nwoke

  • Anna M.One of my fav spots in Adams Morgan. Luv the food, drinks, and of course, the music. Downside: It's a small space, but you'll have fun regardless

    55555 by Anna M.

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