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Dibiterie Cheikh

Map & Directions 231 W. 116th St.
New York, NY 10026
  • Senegalese
  • Daily 12pm-2am
  • Takeout
  • Dinner, Late Night, Lunch
  • Not Necessary, Accepted
  • No Parking


Village Voice's Description

Among the dozen or so Senegalese restaurants in the city, this one is unique, concentrating on charcoal-grilled tidbits of lamb leg known as dibi (other places substitute lamb chops). In the modern manner, dinner features French-leaning West African specialties, while lunch is reserved for tribal fare. In addition to dibi the evening menu offers pintade, a succulent roast guinea hen, sided with french fries, white rice, or green plantain. Though the lunch menu lists 11 dishes, only a couple are available per day, however the national dish of cheb--stuffed fish over dirty rice with plenty of veggies--is always available.

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  • on 05/10/09

    When Senegalese crave dinner, they think of the grilled lamb chops called dibi, and there's no better place for dibi than Dibiterie Cheikh. The halal chops cook up tender and smoky and come accompanied by salad and rice.

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  • Village Voice on 02/28/11

    Try the cheb, the national dish of Senegal- the rice is heavily laced with palm oil, further flavored with tamarind and bits of stockfish that's been stuffed w/ cilantro, green onions, garlic & fried

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