Ghanian Resturant in Berkeley
- drmimi Mar 5, 2007 07:46 PM
So I am minding my own business in my commute from Ukiah to Petaluma listening to KPFA. Then there is this quick mention of a Ghanian Resturant in Berkeley. Title with "tropical in it"
My head does a quick double take. Anyone with experience with this resturant? Any other Resturants with West African cuisine (any country) in the Bay Area.
This inquiring mind wants to know!
It's called Tropical Paradise, on University just west of Shattuck. Big thumbs up -- you can find more info if you search on that name.
Yah know, I'm not so up on my African Geography. Two different places are:
Taxi Brousse on San Pablo (Senegalese)
A Taste of Africa (Cameroonian
I like Taxi Brousse better but they both have their good points.
There's a bunch of Etheopian joints on Telegraph in Oakland/Berkeley or there about.
There's Zazoo near Jack London Square that serves regular all-American food and the other side of the menu has Afghani.
Not a restaurant, but at a few Farmers Markets (Old Oakland, Montclair, also Oakland) there's a stand that sells Afghani food.
I love Afghani food- but this is cuisine from Central Asia not Africa (along the silk road).
My son is half Ethiopian/Eritrea (paternal grandparents from each place) so I've scoped out most of the places in the Bay Area. Bringing him along is great cache-sure way to great service.
Senegal and Cameroon (Benin) are Francophone (ex colonies of France), Ghana (Anglophone ex British Colony) All are in west Africa with some similarities. I like food from all over the continent from Egypt to South Africa from east to west as well:)