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Jun 4, 2010 09:27 PM

E. African restaurant in MSP?

Does anyone know if there is a place around the cities where I can find some good east african food?

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  1. Do a board search for Somali and Ethiopian and you'll see all of the recent threads.

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    1. re: MSPD

      Thanks MSPD. I am actually looking for Kenyan/Tanzanian/Ugandan food. Ethiopian and Somali cuisine is quite different. I found some threads on the board for grocery stores that carry products from that region but nothing much about restuarants. There are a couple in Minneapolis, Safari and Tam Tam's but they don't serve authentic E. African food in my opinion...if there are any other hidden treasures I would love to know...Thanks!

      1. re: tangy_tomato

        Safari serves authentic Somali food, which is East African. Just not the countries you are interested in. Just want to put that out there if someone else sees this looking for Somali.

        I don't think we have many immigrants here from those countries. I knew a couple Kenyans, and they lived in Brooklyn Park. I don't know if there is a large enough concentration for restaurants though, but BP may be the area you need to look.

        1. re: churchka

          Thank you, churchka, for putting in a constructive reply. I couldn't come up with one -- too lost in imagining how it'd go down when the poster informed the folks at Tam-Tam, Mr. T's, Qoraxlow or the Somali place just west of Midtown Global Market that their food was not "authentic" enough.

          1. re: KTFoley

            Hamdi=Somali place just west of MidGloMa. (For the possible benefit of others who might trip across this thread in the future...)


            1. re: KTFoley

              I believe you are referring to T's, and not Mr. T's. Mr. T tried to open a Kenyan restaurant in St. Paul in the late 70s, but couldn't secure a liquor license, so he went into acting instead.

              1. re: kevin47


                ahem. for those who may be confused, the restaurant's name is "t's place"


                T's Place
                2713 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55406

              2. re: KTFoley

                also, correct me if i am wrong, but isn't tam tam's closed?