Is Bistro 4040 Still In Business?
I went by awhile ago and it was closed up.
It's quite shocking that a city the size of LA has so few non-Moroccan or non-Ethiopian restaurants. Over the years I've lived here (almost twenty) I've seen at least three West African restaurants open and close. And they were all very good. But they tend to have a whole different pace, one that doesn't seem to enable survival.
Speaking of which, the other good West African (Nigerian) restaurant is Saari's in Inglewood. It's best to call in advance to order what you want because the wait can be extremely long if you just show up. Excellent though.
There are also several West African food shops in Inglewood (and adjacent) that serve prepared hot food as well, but I have not tried many of them.