The warm, friendly service at Nigerian restaurant Café Abuja means it's an ideal place for both those well-versed in and new to African cuisine. Just ask and the staff will happily guide you through the menu. The warming Goat Pepper Soup, made with goat meat and tripe, truly packs a spicy punch that will leave even chile-heads sated. Beef is served exceptionally tender, and it's terrific in the stews. There are a wide variety of swallows (dough-like balls made from ingredients like yam and wheat), portions of which are flattened and used for scooping up the saucy foods. Don't be put off by the modest West Oaks strip center. Adorned in natural woods, Café Abuja's interior is much more attractive than the exterior suggests.
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