Safari Restaurant; Your Choice for Iftar
By Hodo Abdullahi,
Minneapolis (SPR): Whether you are looking for a variety on your way home from work or in search for a place to dine in with friends after a long day fasting, the cuisine of your choice has been made more convenient for you. Safari restaurant is proud to announce a Ramadan special buffet, where the freshest ingredients are brought together in an exciting display of taste and talent. The restaurant and banquet, with a capacity of 400, offers a pleasant surroundings to relax in and enjoy a delightful Iftar. The Iftar buffet offers a wide variety of African and Mediterranean dishes, a selection of Salads along with soft/hot drinks all in one price.
Located in the heart of the city of Minneapolis (310 4th Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55408), the wholesome ambiance sets Safari aside from other East African establishments. Dynamic color schemes’ and unique paintings depicting the Horn of Africa gives this restaurant an almost primal beauty. Open space and larger tables are ideal for family meals, along with superb customer service, making Safari a place to not only enjoy your meal but relish in the experience.
Safari Restaurant, Mediterranean and east African cuisines features many different dishes all unique mixtures of diverse culinary influences. Main dishes vary from rice (Basmati) flavored with Cumin, Curry, Cardamom, Cinnamon and sage, Pasta (Bastoo) is served with a heavy tomato stew. Beef Busketii, thin sliced steak marinated with olive oil, spices and lightly breaded. Chicken Suqqar, slices of tender grilled chicken saueted with mild spices and vegetables. Fish Curry, sautéed with fresh cilantro coconut curry sauce served with a bed of rice. The menu includes an interesting new take on traditional dishes.
Price and Value:
Unlike many other places of your choice to eat where there menu options are based on your item of choice, at Safari Restaurant and Banquet special Ramadan buffet, you pay just one low price ($10.00), regardless of which type of dish you choose. If you missed out of the buffet special last Ramadan, you might be surprised at how many different types of items displayed in the selection. Among others, you'll find your choice of ; Baked Chicken, BBQ Chicken, Spaghetti, Ribs, Fried Fish, Collard Greens, Mediterranean sweats, Mashed Potatoes, Rice, Sambusa, Salads and much more. Carving Station items at Safari Banquet and restaurant will serve Goat meat, Roast Beef and other items. The special Ramadan buffet offered at Safari is an incredible value, where the described menu items above are served, allowing you to get quality for your buck(s).
With Ramadan upon us comes myriad Iftar offerings at homes, mosques and restaurants; My recommended place to break-fast is no other than Minnesota's champions of African cusine, Safari Restaurant and Banquet. Join your friends and family with traditional dates and a glass of water at sunset followed by your selection of meal.
Hodo A Abdullahi
Somali Public Radio