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Map & Directions 144-7 Jamaica Ave.
New York, NY 11435
  • African, Ghanaian
  • Sun-Thu 10:30am-10:30pm, Fri-Sat 10:30am-12am
  • All Major Credit Cards
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Beer/Wine
  • Not Accepted
  • Street


Village Voice's Description

The food of West Africa is a fascinating departure from what you're probably used to. In Ghana, a mashed starch is paired with a "soup"--which is more of a stew. You dip wads of starch into the soup with your right hand, and then ferry it to your mouth. (You can also use the fork and knife provided, but instead ask for a big spoon, which will prove more useful.) Much of the provender--such as lamb in peanut sauce paired with the pounded plantain known as fufu--can be classified as comfort food. For chile aficionados, the goat pepper soup is one of the city's hottest dishes. Conveniently located on the way to Kennedy Airport, the cocktail lounge atmosphere and red-baize pool table could make this place a destination in itself.

Member Reviews

  • matahekonyc
    matahekonyc wrote a review for Mataheko
    on 10/03/12

    Mataheko has the best African dishes ever! Tasty, soulful, mouth-watering food that will leave your taste buds longing for more days later! A must go restaurant when you are in the Jamaica Queens neighborhood!

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  • Kennedy S. on 10/07/13

    Lovely place

  • Beauty365 on 11/18/11

    Yummy West African food, but TERRIBLE service.

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