Cultural Cuisine: The African Restaurant You’ve Been Looking For

When you live in a foreign country, there comes a time when you desire things that will bring you back to your native culture. Knowing that it is difficult to find affordable and easily accessible African food in Chicago, Culturally Yours traveled the city and found a unique restaurant: Bolat African Cuisine. There, you will find healthy, non-processed, authentic African cuisine that will make your palate sing.

Fried Plantain with Goat meat and mashed yam

Grilled Fish with Cassava

One of the best things about this restaurant is the variety of menus from the many countries of Africa. Their prices are affordable, ranging from $8-$25. The restaurant is also relatively close to the Water Tower and Lake Shore Campuses. Simply jump on the L to the Belmont Station and you will be only five minutes walking distance from the restaurant.


Fried Plantain + Tomato Sauce + Fished with vegetables


Grilled Lamb + Carotte + Cucumber

Location: 3346 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60657. 

Business days: Monday to Sunday, from 11 A.M. to 11 P.M.

You also have the possibility for take-out, catering, delivery, or dine-in.

Phone number: (773) 665-1100.


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Appétissante cuisine Africaine qu’il faudrait essayer

Quand l’on vit dans un pays étranger, il arrive des moments ou l’on ressent le désir de goûter à des mets qui nous ramène à nos origines africaines. Sachant qu’il est difficile de trouver des plats africains bon marché et facilement accessible à Chicago, Culturellement Votre a parcouru la ville pour vous et à trouver un restaurant unique et tout à fait original : Bolat African Cuisine. Vous y trouverez des plats authentiquement africains, avec des ingrédients non OGM et qui vous feront saliver.

Un des aspects les plus intéressant du restaurant c’est la diversité des menus qui y sont proposés. Ils proviennent de la majorité des pays Africains. Les prix sont abordables et varient entre $8 et $25. Le restaurant est également proche des deux campus de l’Université de Loyola. Il suffit de prendre la Ligne Rouge jusqu’à Belmont, ensuite marcher 5 mn.

Adresse: 3346 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 60657. 

Horraires: Lundi à Dimanche, de 11h à 23H

Vous avez la possibilité de manger sur place, d’emporter ou alors de commander et la livraison sera faite à domicile .

Numéro de téléphone: (773) 665-1100.

Traducción al Español

Al vivir en un país extranjero, viene el deseo de volver a tu cultura nativa. Conociendo que es difícil encontrar un restaurante Africano en Chicago. Culturalmente tuyo exploro la ciudad y enconto un restaurante único: Bolat African Cuisine. Ahí encontraras comida sana, sin procesar, y sobre todo autentica que hará cantar tu paladar.

Una de las mejores cosas sobre este restaurante es la variedad de menú de diferentes países Africanos. Los precios no son costosos, típicamente se paga de 8 a 25 dólares. El restaurante también está relativamente cerca  de Water Tower and Lake Shore Campus. Para llegar, tienes que subir a la L en Belmont Station y estarás a cinco minutos de distancia del restaurante.


Ubicación: 3346 N Clarck St, Chicago,Il 60657.


El restaurante está abierto de Lunes a Domingo, entre las 11:00 A.M y 11 P.M.

6 thoughts on “Cultural Cuisine: The African Restaurant You’ve Been Looking For

  1. This looks awesome. I have been searching for this type of cuisine in the Chicagoland area because while I am here at school I have not been able find any place that serves African cuisine. I am used to my family’s homemade African cooking but will most certainly be open to giving this a try. Thanks for the recommendation and please keep us posted for more 🙂

  2. It is really delicious Gabe. We were down there with a Mexican friend who enjoyed it. You definitely need to try and they have several other recipe. It you need more information or advice in chosing the menu let me know.

  3. Arielle, one of the most important goal of CulturallYours is to help you find places that you might probably want to visit. There are several others African restaurants around the Chicagoland: Ethiopian, Nigerian, Ghaneen and Senegalease restaurants. Just follow us and we will guide you there.

  4. Those images really make someone to want to taste these meals! It seems like a fantastic restaurant! 😉

  5. Yes it is! It is one of the best african restaurants in Chicago. I totally recommend you to visit this place. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

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