African, Senegalese restaurants in Paris
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A large dining room in hues of ochre and terracotta, this cheapie is a popular meeting place for Senegalese artists. The clientele apparently has un peu tendance show-biz (a bit of a show-biz bent), and live kora (a traditional string instrument) music is not unusual on weekends. Great address for dining after midnight.
Newcomers to African cuisine can choose from a range of classic Senegalese dishes such as aloko (fried plantain bananas with red sauce; €5.50), followed by the delicious, lightly spiced fish or chicken yassa (€12) or the hearty beef mafé (€11). For dessert, check out the amazing thiakry (semolina and cream cheese salad; €5.50). The plat du jour is usually €13. The atmosphere is warm, friendly and a bit hip and the décor is delightful. You’ll think you’re in a Senegalese village, especially when the kora music starts.