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Out of Africa

Where to find Boston's only Nigerian restaurant

JadeBrewer_SuyaJointPhoto: Jade Brewer


tarted as a catering business in the chef’s home kitchen, Suya Joint offers up genuine (chef and co-owner Cecelia Lizotte immigrated to the United States from Nigeria in 1999) Nigerian cuisine for adventurous eaters in a tiny, 35-seat space with equally authentic décor. Try the egusi, a soup made from melons and tomato sauce, or fufu, a dumpling made from pounded grain. But the specialty here is the beef or chicken suya, or spiced grilled kabobs. Warne



Although the United States has the second-largest population of Nigerians, behind only Nigeria itself, Boston attracts comparatively few Nigerian immigrants, and Massachusetts is not even in the top 10 states of residence of Nigerian Americans.