Safari review image



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.

Sign up for our newsletter.

Be the first to get expert restaurant recommendations for every situation right in your inbox.

By signing up, I agree to the Terms and Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Featured in

Suggested Reading

The Best Restaurants In West Harlem/Hamilton Heights guide image

14 great spots for everything from Chinese noodles to barbecue and Ethiopian food.

The Best Restaurants In East Harlem guide image

22 great spots for pizza, cocktails, Thai food, tacos, and more.

The Best Restaurants In Harlem guide image

A few soul food institutions, one of Manhattan's only Somali restaurants, and the rest of our favorite places to eat in Harlem.

Infatuation Logo
2023 © The Infatuation Inc. All Rights Reserved.


Get it on Google PlayDownload on the App Store