Superior Senegalese (2008)
West African restaurants have become user-savvy. At least that's the conclusion you'll come to as you mount the grand curving stairs at Africa Kine, crazily decorated with Chinese ceramics. Go at lunch for traditional tribal fare of cheb (African paella), mafe (peanut-sauced lamb or chicken), or yassa (lemon-mustard chicken), or do dinner and find French-leaning fare like grilled lamb chops (diby) or fried fish with mustard sauce (poisson grille). Perhaps more interesting are the nems—spring rolls that came to Dakar with Vietnamese refugees in the 1970s.