1418 W Howard St, Chicago
Nayo’s African cuisine is a gem for anyone seeking an authentic taste of Naija (especially Igbo tribe) home-style dishes in a warm and welcoming setting. The dining experience is awesome, making it a standout destination for those who appreciate the heart and soul that goes into each meal. I left Nayo’s place with a satisfied full stomach, and a new found appreciation for the artistry of Nigerian cuisine.
Recommended dishes: Fish Pepper Soup, Roasted Plantain with Sauce, Custard Pudding, Uziza Soup, White Rice Beans Plantain Stew
This was my first time trying Igbo food and it was so flavorful!I had the following dishes:Nkwobi - Deliciously spicy and was a very large serving too. The meat was tender, literally falling off the bone.Unripe Plantain Porridge - Deliciously spicy too and the seasoning brought out perfectly the natural taste of the unripe plantain.Jollof Rice - Arguably one of the best jollof rice I have had from a restaurant in Chicago. It was so rich - you can even tell from the color. Very flavorful.
Recommended dishes: Jollof Rice, Unripe Plantain Porridge
Excellent food & service!!!! We had the Okra & Ugba Soup with Goat & Fish and Pounded Yam, Egusi Soup with Goat & Fish and Pounded Yam, Unripe Plantain Porridge, and Goat Pepper Soup. EVERYTHING was DELICIOUS! Fish crisp & clean! Best Goat Pepper Soup that I’ve EVER had! Customer service was impeccable! We’ll always come here for Eastern Nigerian Food!Kid-friendliness: Great place for family!
Recommended dishes: UGBA and Stockfish, Goat Meat Pepper Soup, Unripe Plantain Porridge
I have been looking for a nice place to buy Nigerian food since I got to Chicago. I had abacha and it was so good. The bitter leaf soup was delicious. I hope they maintain their standard because I will be back for more.
Recommended dishes: Bitter Leaf Soup
Thank God for authentic tasting food and understanding people who work the business!
So happy this restaurant has opened in the neighborhood!Really yummy food, and kind service. We tried 3 dishes and enjoyed them all. The owners were very sweet and helpful. Looking forward to working our way through the menu.
Recommended dishes: Jollof Rice
The food is delicious and fresh the best stop for Nigerian food in Chicago, the pepper soup is so delicious and the jollof rice is awesome.
Delicious food. Pepper soup with yam and Goat meat is "Yummy". Excellent customer's service and a very clean environment. Recommended to all! Please do yourself a favor!.Check out this place! You will love it. ???
Great food and portion size was amazing. Best Nigerian food in the Chi hands down. I had the white rice and stew with goat meat. Try it and thank me later….I own a restaurant as well by the way ?
Their food is amazing especially their goat meat pepper soup with yam. The restaurant is really neat too. I will keep buying from them.
Recommended dishes: White Rice Plantain Stew and Mix Meat
Popped by on a Friday night - staff are busy in the kitchen, so ring the doorbell to get in. Got the jollof rice ($20) and had the option to get a piece of fish or chicken with it (we went with one of each). Also got the pepper (goat) soup with white rice ($22), a bit more spicy than the jollof rice. (If you want it with agid/eko, let them know in advance since it is made to order). Bottled water, canned sodas ($2-$3) along with some other beverages are available in the cooler. Decor is still a bit bare bones as they just got into the space. So give them some time on that. Attaching photos of the five page menu.
1418 W Howard St, Chicago, IL 60626