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946 Fulton St, Brooklyn, NY 11238
(347) 763-0619

Buka – A Nigerian Spot with an Unintentional Coolness

Nigerian food is different than other kinds of food.  Nigerian food is special.  With Nigerian food, you can taste that it’s made from the heart. Every dish is rich and jam-packed with flavor.  Here, it is no different.

Ironically named for a kind of road-side food stand, Buka offers a shanty-chic environment with truly authentic Nigerian food from Egusi and Pounded Yam to Jollof Rice.

The owner of this restaurant is Lookman Afolayan Mashood.  He immigrated to the U.S. in the mid-nineties, started the restaurant about fifteen years later, and is now the owner of what is arguably the most popular Nigerian restaurant in New York.  Many dream to have a successful business.  For Mashood, the dream of having his own restaurant is very much alive.  Buka is renowned as the best Nigerian restaurant in New York.

Buka’s clientele is very diverse.  In addition to a restaurant, they have a full bar.  If you were to come here on the weekend, you might not know this is a Nigerian restaurant.  There’s such a diverse mix of people all present for the unintentional chill vibes.