Africanne on Main is Richmond Virginia’s first restaurant specializing in West African cuisine. Established in 1995 by Chef Ida Mamusu and conveniently on Main Street in the heart of downtown Richmond, our signature dishes consistently earn high restaurant reviews and ratings and a loyal following.

Africanne on Main brings the experience of African hospitality and exquisite attention to every detail of taste and nutrition. We offer: Traditional Southern, West African, Vegetarian, African Diaspora and Caribbean cuisines in a dining experience that is at once exotic and utterly comfortable and familiar.

Each day, we select the freshest ingredients, including natural and healing herbs and spices, farm fresh vegetables, Halal/Kosher meats, natural teas & drinks with no added salt, trans fats, or processed sugars.

Our customers appreciate our pay-by-weight buffet that allows for portion control, less waste and a customized taste experience.

Africanne on Main offers award winning catering service that can accommodate from 5 to 5000 people, from small social gatherings to board meetings, family reunions and weddings. We delight in providing superb cuisine and exceptional service to meet your entertaining needs.

Join us for lunch and bring a friend for an unforgettable dining experience at Africanne on Main!

Chef Ida Mamusu



200 E Main St 
Richmond, Virginia 23219

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