New Dallas Restaurant Blends African Culture and Mediterranean Cuisine


Dallas’s Café Nubia opened on Valentine’s Day and provides the city with Mediterranean cuisine and African culture. The restaurant was opened in three months by Kenechi “KC” Nnamani, a Nigerian native. It took him 20 years to plan and build.

The restaurant takes inspiration from ancient regions near Egypt and Sudan, where powerful Black pharaohs ruled. The restaurant and hookah bar boasts an innovative fusion of Mediterranean and African cuisine.


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Main courses include shish kabob, lamb chops with pita, za’atar cauliflower steak, grilled beef on skewers, and rib-eye steak. The dishes come with jollof rice, which Nnamani grew up eating in Africa. Certain meats and fish, like salmon, have seasoning alternatives to add a unique flavor, such as blackened, Mediterranean, or African spices. Shareable plates include calamari, crispy falafel, lamb sliders, spinach dip, and other delicious items.

Executive chef Gerardo Herrera has 25 years of experience in the restaurant industry, having worked at Haywire in Plano and Ali Baba in Las Colinas. Herrera had worked as executive sous chef at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, where he had prepared meals for owner Jerry Jones’ suite during Dallas Cowboys football games.

Nnamani opened Cafe Nubia close to the George Bush Turnpike and Dallas North Tollway crossroads in the northernmost area of Dallas. Like ancient Nubia was an intersection of civilizations, several suburbs, including Plano, Frisco, The Colony, Carrollton, Lewisville, Addison, and more, are reachable from his restaurant in Dallas.

The restaurant is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays. Guests can make reservations on OpenTable.


  • Café Numbia
  • Address: 3920 Rosemeade Parkway, Ste. 100, Dallas
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