Warm, comfy locale presenting a variety of classic African dishes, including lamb & fish stews.
As most restaurants on 116th Street either modernize or move on as new residents move in, Le Baobab Gouygui is a very welcome respite, a bustling room full of West Africans on their phones and chatting together. The feeling is more like a community center or neighbor's home, and from the looks of it, it's the most loved traditional kitchen remaining on the street. Gouygui is the Wolof for "the baobab," making their focus quite apparent.
120 W 116th St, New York, NY, USA