Africanne cuisine moving into Parkside

Chef Mamusu’s West African Cuisine second location to open April 5th.

Update #1 — April 7, 2014; 2:23 PM

Karri Peifer of is reporting that Chef Mamusu’s opened up on Saturday. Anybody been yet?

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Original — March 14, 2014

I first heard rumor of Chef Mamusu’s West African Cuisine moving into the Parkside location from a Tweet by Paul Spicer of Grid Magazine.

Lacking confirmation I held off on posting. The result of my patience, some might call laziness, is that the much more tenacious Karri Peifer swooped in and found out all the details including the April 5th opening date on the new restaurant and posted this story on

It’s Chef Mamusu’s West African Cuisine, a second location for Chef Mamusu’s Africanne on Main on the corner of Main and 2nd streets in downtown Richmond.

The Southside spot will serve similar West African fare, with a fusion of Southern and Caribean flavors, according to Tony Hill, Chef Mamusu’s son.

The downtown spot is lunch-only, but Hill says this location will focus on table-service and dinner – plus lunch, Saturday breakfast and Sunday brunch.

Take a peek at what to expect with the menu from the downtown location. Yay for curry.

Image: Chef Mamusu’s

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  1. Great news!!!!!! Their food is fantastic!

  2. I’m a big fan of the 2nd street location.

  3. Matt on said:

    This is the best news I’ve read on this great site in a long time. Love Mamusu!! (Now if we could just get Alamo BBQ to take over Plaza Bowl…)

  4. Jan on said:

    We just ate here this evening and loved it! The food was amazing and the staff was friendly and welcoming. We’ll be back and can definatly recommend it. Glad we have a good restaurant back in this spot!

  5. Nicki on said:

    Huge disappointment! Vegetarian entree was half a bag of frozen mixed vegetables that was so spicy it was inedible. When we asked for the cornbread that the menu said came with our entrees the waiter said he wasn’t familiar with the menu and offered to bring us more I can’t believe it’s not butter! I’m serious! This was an overpriced. disappointing, surreal experience. Go to Kuba Kuba instead!

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