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Best Black-owned Restaurants in Paris

by Laura M

From the enticing aromas of Jamaican cuisine to the bold and spicy flavours of Senegal, Paris boasts a selection of remarkable Black-owned restaurants that should not be missed. 

New Soul Food

Whether you’re looking for a quick bite at the food truck, a meal at the restaurant, or a unique experience at Kazlas, the stand in the local food market, New Soul Food has something for everyone. The fusion of Caribbean and African cuisines creates a flavorful culinary experience.  At Kazlas you’ll find tapas, sharing plates, and Bokits – a delightful Caribbean fried food filled with various delicious fillings.

Mama Jackson

Mama Jackson is the place to be if you’re in the mood for some soul-satisfying food. They pride themselves on serving the best fried chicken in the French capital and other delicious options like well-seasoned chicken wings, Caribbean soul curry, chicken and waffles, and plantain and cheese. This black-owned establishment is a popular spot for those looking to experience authentic Southern flavours in the heart of Paris.

Jah Jah by Le Tricycle

Jah Jah by Le Tricycle, a vegan eatery, is a chill Jamaican spot established by Rastafarians Coralie Jouhier and Daqui Gomis. Located in the 10th arrondissement, the menu offers a diverse selection of dishes such as pumpkin soup, black-eyed pea hummus with roasted squash, and cauliflower wings.

Babylone Bis

Located in the heart of the 7th arrondissement of Paris, just a stone’s throw away from the iconic Eiffel Tower and the Seine River, lies the renowned Babylone Bis restaurant. This celebrity-favourite establishment is a must-see for food enthusiasts. With its focus on Afro-Caribbean flavours, Babylone Bis offers a small yet lively dining space that quickly fills up, especially on weekends. Be sure to savour their signature braised chicken or fish, expertly paired with a selection of delectable sauces, including their fiery hot sauce.

Restaurant Le Wiri Wiri

Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Senegalese cuisine and culture at Restaurant Le Wiri Wiri. The concept of “Tenga” encapsulates the warmth and welcoming nature of the Senegalese people, making every guest feel like a part of the family. Nestled in the heart of the 10th arrondissement, this restaurant serves up a delectable array of dishes, from aromatic jollof rice to tender grilled lamb chops. The decor, adorned with art honouring the African Diaspora, sets the stage for a truly immersive dining experience.

Osè African Cuisine

In 2015, Gab and Morley came together to create Osè African Cuisine, a unique street-style restaurant that specialises in serving delicious vegan dishes made from natural ingredients. The best part is that you can customise your own meal by choosing your favourite sides and main dishes. Whether you’re in the mood for their mouthwatering Allokos, a tasty twist on plantain, or their flavorful Jollof bowl or Kreyol Bowl, you can enjoy it in a relaxed and casual setting or take it to go.

Waly Fay

Immerse yourself in the vibrant and diverse culinary scene of Senegal at Waly Fay. This restaurant provides a unique opportunity to experience the rich flavours and spices of Senegalese cuisine. From traditional dishes like Chicken yassa to more exotic options such as Pepe soup, Attiéké and Creole Jumbo Shrimp, Waly Fay offers a wide range of delicious choices that will tantalise your taste buds.

Table Métis

Table Métis skillfully merges the vibrant flavours of African and African-French cuisines, crafting a remarkable fusion of tastes. Although the menu is not extensive, it features dishes such as the delectable Yassa Yuzu Scallops and the flavorful Yassa Yuzu Guinea Fowl. Situated on a peaceful street in the 11th arrondissement of Paris, this restaurant welcomes diners into a cosy and lively environment, adorned with earthy colours that add to its inviting charm.


This West African eatery has quickly become a favourite for its authentic cuisine. The menu at BMK showcases the culinary traditions of Mali, offering a unique dining experience in Paris. Whether you’re craving a comforting plate of Thieboudienne or looking to try something new like Afro veggie tempura, this restaurant has something for everyone.

Embark on a culinary adventure at Bô, where the essence of the Caribbean comes alive through every bite and sip. Founded by Julia Sedefdjian, Gégory Anelka, and Sébastien Jean-Joseph, two Martinique natives, this Rum and Tapas bar offers a fusion of flavours. Pair your rum cocktails with traditional West Indian specialties, such as tartare of fish with coconut milk, avocado and shrimp salad and avocado and cod with manioc. 

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