Ghana Cafe
Avg. Customer Review (5.0 Palms):
5.0 Palms
Number of Reviews: 1

Review Type: Restaurant
Location: 1336 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20005
Dedicated GF: No
Phone: 202-387-3845


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Reviewer: DC_Celiacs from DC/MD/VA,

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I just wanted to share a good experience at Ghana Cafe on 14th Street near Logan Circle. The restaurant is very casual, and it was not at all crowded on a Monday night (3 tables, including ours). The owners (a Ghanian couple) took our drink and food orders and answered our questions. NONE of the dishes have gluten (or dairy) in them. Ghanians do not use wheat or dairy at all in their cooking, and this restaurant is authentic. So there is really no concern with cross contamination which is always a huge comfort for me. They do serve beer which of course has gluten but the food is all safe according to the owners. I had the "Red red" - fried plantains and bean stew with a side of spinach and pumpkin seeds. It was delicious. My dining companions all had the Jollof with either goat or chicken and they all loved it. My husband who is hard to please said after 2 bites, "Why have we not been coming here more often? I could eat this goat all day!"

I've read complaints on yelp and elsewhere that the service is slow, and maybe it was, but it really just felt more relaxed. We were able to take our time, have a drink, enjoy our food, and linger for a little while after dinner. They did come to check on us a couple of times but otherwise left us alone to enjoy our meal. We will definitely be going back!

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