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Two Hommés

West AfricanLatin

Inglewood

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The best restaurants don’t need gimmicks to be memorable—they just need damn good food. This might seem obvious, like a slogan you saw on a billboard or encouraging words from a judge on a reality TV competition, but in the case of Two Hommés, a new-wave West African spot in Inglewood, the thrill comes purely from what’s on your plate. This relaxed and unpretentious place serves the kind of unfussy fusion dishes that you’ll crave on a regular basis.

As the name suggests, Two Hommés is run by two friends who also happen to be chefs. The duo originally teamed up back in 2020 to open a roving Afro-fusion street taco concept that bridged the connection between their West Coast and West African roots. A few years later, they’ve opened a brick-and-mortar restaurant with an expanded menu of Afro-Latin mashup dishes.

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photo credit: Jessie Clapp

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photo credit: Jessie Clapp

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photo credit: Jessie Clapp

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photo credit: Jessie Clapp

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The brick-walled space where Two Hommés is now was formerly a fairly straightforward soul food spot called Comfort LA. Not much has physically changed about the room, which still has the same wooden picnic tables and bright red stools from the previous tenant, but there are a few unique touches that give it personality. Framed records by Beyoncé, Anita Baker, and dozens of other legends create a colorful wall collage of Black music icons. A flatscreen TV plays vintage music videos on loop like a TRL reboot—the upbeat playlist of R&B throwbacks makes the intimate restaurant feel like one big family cookout.

From beautifully charred zucchini on a bed of shito crema to honey berbere chicken bites served with citrus aioli, everything on the menu has an extra touch of flair that sets it apart. Small snacks make up more than half of the menu at Two Hommés, so we like to start a meal off with a couple of shareable plates, like their bright yellow shrimp ceviche: it’s made with spicy-sweet aji amarillo that balances nicely with sour, tart passionfruit. There are only three entrees and each one is a standout, but we’d recommend the jollof platter with stewed black beans and sweet plantains on your first visit. It has the hearty, homestyle warmth of a dish that’s been cooked with patience and care, plus you can add a piece of fried catfish or some BBQ jerk salmon on top depending on your mood.

While we’re big fans of the strawberry lemonade here, Two Hommes sadly doesn’t serve alcohol at the moment (though a beer and wine permit is in the works). So if you want a drink, drop by 1010 Wine up the street before or after your dinner or brunch reservation. Other than that tiny quibble, this unfussy fusion concept consistently hits on all cylinders. It’s a restaurant that doesn’t need robot waiters or a secret entrance through the back door of an art gallery to be notable—just an all-star lineup of Afro-Latin comfort food and a bit of neighborhood charm.

Food Rundown

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Passion Fruit Ceviche

The shrimp in this dish tastes like it just clocked out of its shift at the bottom of the ocean. But what deserves as much praise is the bright yellow broth. It’s a bright and fragrant mix of aji amarillo, lime juice, tangy passion fruit, plus a bunch of other ingredients you’ll want to drink from the bowl like the milk left behind after eating Fruity Pebbles. Served with a side of housemade tostadas, it’s a great light snack to start.

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Honey Berbere Chicken Bites

Another great appetizer—think of these as a chicken tender’s flashier cousin. Each juicy fried nugget is coated in a sweet-spicy glaze that balances well with the citrus aioli served on the side. We never come to Two Hommés without an order of these, and we suggest you follow suit, even if you’re someone who doesn’t usually get worked up about chicken bites.

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Jollof Platter

If we didn't spend so much time thinking about Two Hommés’ Ghanaian jollof platter, we'd be able to write a children's book or maybe even learn a new language. But alas, it’s that delicious. The massive plate comes with a side of black beans and sweet plantains, plus you can add a pile of lamb chops, berebere shrimp, or other protein of your choice. We especially like to pair it with their flaky fried catfish. Order one of these for the table and split it, or just take this thing down by yourself.

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Za’atar Zucchini

This charred zucchini sits in a pool of spicy crema, topped with breadcrumbs and mint leaves. It’s good enough to excite even the proudest meat lover at your table. Order it with confidence.

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Garlic Noodle

Like the jollof platter, these buttery soy-coated noodles come topped with a choice of protein (grilled the lamb chops are divine). Unless you're coming with a large group though, you can skip this dish. It’s not bad, but compared to the other incredible items on the menu, it's less exciting.

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Chicken & Waffles

During Sunday brunch, Two Hommés puts their honey berbere chicken bites atop a buttery brown sugar waffle. The result is a saucy, crunchy, smoky soul food combo that will induce euphoria then, a few hours later, an afternoon nap.

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