A Taste of Ghana in DC: Appioo African Bar and Grill

Appioo

Looking for some home-cooked Ghanaian cuisine in your hood? Well, look no further — Appioo African Bar and Grill is the place to go! Located near the corner of U Street NW and 9th Street NW in the heart of Washington, D.C.’s historic Black broadway and Shaw neighborhood, Appioo African Bar and Grill provides some of your favorite Ghanaian dishes for a reasonable price. Once you visit Appioo, Chef Prince Matey will certainly have you coming back for more.

My foodie experiences at Appioo have been nothing short of amazing. A lover of African people, culture and delicacies, I found the atmosphere of the restaurant to be quite comforting and inviting. One of my favorite entrees at Appioo is the jollof rice, a Ghanaian style riced cooked in a mild tomato sauce and savory seasonings, which is served with your choice of fish or meat of choice.
Appioo Entree

Another entree that will certainly give you African foodie-goodness is the spinach fish. Cooked vegetarian or served with your choice of filet of fish, croaker fish, chicken, oxtail or goat, the meal is also completed with sauteed vegetables and peppers with spinach and palm oil. Sides include boiled green plantains, white rice, jollof rice, fufu or banku. I chose the fufu!

Other house specialities include the Abunuabunu soup, which is spinach soup cooked with crab, snails, and fish; Kelewele, seasoned chunks of ripe plantains deep fried; and goat kebabs.

Appioo

Not only does Appioo provide great food, but on weekends, they also have live music on the weekends. Needless to say, if you are in for a Ghanaian foodie fix, Appioo African Bar and Grill is the place to go!

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