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Buka New York

946 Fulton St. Brooklyn, NY 11238 | Brooklyn | 347-763-0619

Location Description:

Of the handful of Nigerian restaurants in town, this is the one most ready for prime time, reflecting a longtime Nigerian presence on Fulton Street. Three types of fufu-like mash are available (pounded white yam, yam flour, and fermented cassava), to be matched with three stews (chicken, lamb, fish), and garnished with a host of additional sauces, some slimy, some flocculent, but all bearing the true flavor and texture of West African cooking. There are snacks, too, including the peanut-dusted kebabs called suya and the palm-oil-laced dish known simply as "beans." The dining room is spacious beyond your wildest dreams.

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  • Cuisine(s): African, Nigerian
  • Hours: Sun 12pm-11pm, Mon-Thu 4pm-11pm, Fri-Sat 12pm-1am
  • Price: $$
  • Serving: Dinner, Lunch
  • Alcohol: Full bar
  • Reservations: Accepted
  • Parking: Street
  • Payment Types: cash
  • Attire: Casual
  • Features: Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Wifi Access

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