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Safari

$$$$

219 W 116th St, New York
Earn 3X Points

We can’t help but go into Safari, one of Manhattan’s only Somali restaurants, with tunnel vision. To put it simply, their goat rocks. The tender, spice-soaked meat falls right off the bone, and it’s perfectly complemented by a side of fluffy yellow rice. Other menu items that make it hard to choose: beef suqaar, vegetable sabaayad, and classic crispy sambusas. Double fist some fragrant Somali tea and glowing mango juice, and leave room for some sticky-sweet malawax at the end. Safari is worth all the visits it takes to try the whole menu, though keep in mind that it is a meat-heavy menu and not ideal for vegetarians. (All meals are halal.) We can’t wait to try the scrambled egg sabaayad wrap and canjeero on the breakfast menu.

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