photo credit: CANDIS R. MCLEAN

This is a spread of food at Gou Restaurant.

Gou Restaurant


North Philly

$$$$Perfect For:KidsBYOBWalk-InsTakeawayDeliveryLunchBreakfastDinner with the ParentsBig GroupsSerious Take-Out OperationCasual Weeknight Dinner

Included In

This Olney restaurant is where you go for classics like pwason fri and fluffy black rice, as well as rasta pasta with grilled shrimp. It’s the best Haitian restaurant in Philly. The BYOB has lots of large wooden tables, so it’s an easy place to walk in with a few friends at the last minute, pass around some wine, and eat big pieces of oxtail. While there are lots of dishes on the menu, they have our favorite griot in the city. The tender braised bits of pork have a lemony flavor, giving it a nice blend of salt and citrus. Since they close at 10pm, it’s a good solution post bar hopping or after being sucked into the Phillies game and realizing you have nothing to eat at 8pm.  

Included In

Suggested Reading

This is a spread of food from Kingston 11.

The Best Caribbean Restaurants In Philly

The answer to fall-off-the-bone oxtail, diri djondjon, and mofongo withdrawal.


Jollof rice, cornbread, and everything in between.

Fritay Lakay image
The Philly Black-Owned Restaurant Directory image

Philly Black-owned restaurants to support today.

Infatuation Logo


2024 © The Infatuation Inc. All Rights Reserved.
The views and opinions expressed on The Infatuation’s site and other platforms are those of the authors and do not reflect the official policy or position of (or endorsement by) JPMorgan Chase. The Infatuation and its affiliates assume no responsibility or liability for the content of this site, or any errors or omissions. The Information contained in this site is provided on an "as is" basis with no guarantees of completeness, accuracy, usefulness or timeliness.


Get it on Google PlayDownload on the App Store