As in the Motherland
So it is here
Cooking is ritual
Eating is ceremonial.
Wrap the carbs in a fist
The meal is a feast
Fingers delicately dip
Into broth bowls deep
Senses take a leap.
Every meal here is a celebration
Your presence here is the completion.
Come Dine With Us!
Afrique Restaurant’s founder, Olakunle Ayodeji – whose nickname is “Flash” – operated a restaurant in his earlier life, and for 20 years he nursed the idea of building a restaurant serving authentic African cuisine.
Finding the right location held back his dreams, but he kept on searching and accidentally stumbled onto Afrique’s location, once a Mexican restaurant but closed for 10 years.
It was the perfect venue to launch his dreams.
Flash figured it was time to stage a comeback, bringing the warmth, hospitality, entertainment and authentic cooking of his motherland, Africa, for all here in America to experience for themselves.
Thus was born the Afrique Restaurant and Entertainment.
Elizabeth Falase: Restaurant Manager/ Chief Cook
Tunde Falase: Floor Manager/ Serve Supervisor.
Kunle Flash: Operations/ Resident DJ.
Rotated by invitation, from time to time, from different countries in Africa.
Ingredients used in our dishes
Most vegetables like spinach, collard green, okra, jute leaf (ewedu) come from the San Joaquin valley.
The cow beef and goat meat come from a nearby ranch.
Spices like ground crayfish, melon seed (egusi), dried pepper, dried fish come from a licensed food distributor serving the Bay Area.
Our Customers Say
Afrique is a nice spot to have a great tasting meal. The atmosphere is social, cozy, spacious and inviting. You’ll want to eat then dance it off. We’re a family of 4 - our teenage daughters enjoyed the ambience, music genre and videos - something for all ages. The food was hot, tasty and aesthetically pleasing to the eyes. The service was good and arrived as appropriate. The delicious food was devoured in record time. It’s a great place for all cultures to enjoy.
- GOOGLE 5-Star Review - Whis Per
"The food at Afrique is simply delicious. The service friendly and warm."
- Max Well
"This is the taste of Africa. Combined with entertainment, it's priceless."
"Afrique feels like home. Feels like grandma has done the cooking. Years of experience and good taste simply flow here."