Keur Mame Diarra - Closed

2401 Frederick Douglass Blvd.
New York, NY 10027
Keur Mame Diarra

Emily Peet-Lukes


  • $
  • Takeout
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • No Alcohol
  • Street Parking
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Not Necessary
Named after the beloved mother of the founder of Mouridism (a West African form of Sufism), Keur Mame Diarra serves mainly Senegalese tribal fare at lunch, and a Sub-Saharan spin on French cuisine in the evening. The former includes cheb, an over-rice dish of fish and vegetables; and a red-tinted vegetable stew called cu diwitr. The evening meal features grilled lamb ("dibbie") and roasted guinea hen ("pintade"), served with rice and an onion-mustard relish. Don't be deterred by the winking, fat pizza guy who stands guard at the door; you may have to buzz to get in.

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