8. Safari in Harlem: Somali
On 116th Street in Harlem, Safari is a part of town known as Le Petit Sénégal, or “Little Senegal.” For the past 30 years, Harlem’s community has become home to Senagalese fashion, food and culture, but Safari’s nod to Somalia (located on the East Coast of Africa– the opposite of Senegal) offers a subtle change of pace. According to the restaurant’s official website, Safari is also the only Somalian restaurant in New York City.
Somalia is a diverse culture that has Italian, Indian and Arab influences, which have been entrenched in its cuisine. As a result, guests at Safari can order equally diverse food from mango curry chicken to Flank Stead marinated in garlic and ginger and served with pasta.
See their menu.
Address: 219 W.116th st. Harlem