Amarachi

4.4
114 Reviews
$30 and under
African
Amarachi is a modern Nigerian Restaurant. Offering a variety of authentic Nigerian Dishes, our menu also features popular dishes from the the Diaspora and Classic American Favorites. Amarachi is very spacious accommodating large parties and families all weekend long but more reserved on weekdays for a more personal dining experience. Our very friendly staff members are anxious to meet you and oh yes don't forget to try our exotic beers from Nigeria....Wazobia!
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Mikasa
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We waited an hour to be seated and for someone to take our order. The food was cold, undercooked and bland. The employees either do nothing or hide in the back to avoid customers. When I asked for the check my waitress created her own prices aside for the menu so I had to bring that up so I can't get charged the actual prices on the menu. The owner needs better control of their employees because it looks like they are running it themselves.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing services and amazing food! Can’t wait to go back!

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BriaH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Food was lack-luster compared to the first time I visited this restaurant over the summer. Also food was served with wilted brown lettuce and drinks were weak.

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Zeke
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and the staff was great. Will be returning there soon

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OliviaC
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love this place! Have been going since high school and always delivers with good food, vibes, and music. Wish they could have performances too but given COVID times can't expect much anymore. Our server MJ was so kind and even ended up giving me a free drink. Happy to dine at black owned businesses and this one hasn't dimmed in quality even amidst the pandemic.

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vipAlicia83
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

I’ve dined at Amarachi a few times and the food is always good as well as the drinks. MJ is a good bartender.

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Geeker
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing food, I got free drinks and sparling red velvet cake for my bday! The food came put a little slow as I dont think they were fully staffed but it was worth the wait. Great place, thanks again!

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Yummy
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the atmosphere was nice.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE THIS PLACE !! WILL BE GOING BACK!! BELLA SERVICES IS ABSOLUTELY THE BEST!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a 5! Right from check in with covid measures to hand sanitizers at entry /on table, social distancing, masked servers to the space. Food is delectable and great value for $$. What a gem! Truly enjoyable experience of Afro cuisine! The chicken coconut curry was amazing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great!

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LeighaG
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Showed up for a 7pm reservation. No indoor seating was available. Decided to take food to go instead and placed a takeout order. Hostess who took the order had a very poor attitude and was openly mocking her manager in front of guests. Was told it would take 30 minutes. Left and came back in 30 minutes. Food was not ready. Was told it was going to be another 15 minutes. Left and came back in 15 minutes. Food was not ready. Was told it would be another 15 minutes. Instead of waiting we asked for a refund. Was told they could not put it back on the card. Was given cash back instead, but was shorted $0.02. Overall restaurant seems really unorganized with many employees walking and standing around doing nothing.

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KimD
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Seated outside due to covid but the atmosphere was very nice. Great music. The service was good considering it was crowded and there was a private event. The food was ok, I had high expectations.

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NYCFoodie
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food, enjoyed the ambience, would definitely come back

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AmaiyaJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great. Nice vibe, awesome food, overall amazing place. Definitely coming back again !

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MayaJ
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I had an amazing time at Amarachi! The server (and bartender) MJ made amazing recommendations and the drink she made (the Yardie) was delicious! We loved the wing platter and all of our entrees, particularly the jerk chicken and plantains and fried chicken and Mac and cheese!

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YoyoS
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great work! I really enjoyed the food and experience.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

We had to wait a while/20 to be seated even though we had a reservation, we had to wait for 40 minutes for the food and our server forgot the appetizer. But the food was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience2

We were seated for 30 minutes before receiving a menu or drinks. One hour into the visit we received a drink. We were seated for 3hrs total and received an entree and one drink. We took the 2nd drink to go at the 3hr point. Food was okay but service was really slow.

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Jennifer
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very chill and relaxing vibe.

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Effie
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Host was amazing and the afrobeats music was on point!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it good service and good food and it wasn’t even that expensive

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was so delicious 😋

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

MJ and Craig were great !!! There was an issue in the kitchen and they were like super heroes putting out fires left and right

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vipDisappointing
Orange County
20 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our hostess MJ was the best! She was very attentive to our needs and went out of her way to ensure we enjoyed our meals. I had a very tasty mango mojito and a delicious plate of salmon, rice, and spinach with bell peppers which I never had on top of spinach before, but which, I must say, added a great texture and taste to the spinach. The portion sizes, especially of the rice, was huge and quite filling. I had enough rice with my meal plus enough the next day for two people to enjoy. My daughter (just moving to Brooklyn) and I had a very nice outdoor dining experience at Amarachi!

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DeniseB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came to celebrate my friend's birthday and EVERYTHING was great!! The food to die for, the service on point, the staff friendly and attentive and the music had you bouncing in your seat.

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KendallH
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Kind of crowded only one side of room was open seemed like there was only one waitress food came late are I had for 15 people was to cramped

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vipDeee
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall1food3service3ambience5

Unfortunately the table for 8 was all we had to work with when we had a party reservation for 12 ...

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EveJ
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Enjoyed the food, drinks, and the overall vibe. It's great if you're looking for a night out with good music. Not ideal, at least on Friday night, for a quiet date or conversation. Service could be much improved as far as the wait for food and ordering, however serving staff was pleasant.

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vipMeisner
New England
9 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a business meal welcoming a new employee in our company, and the group of 15 guests were very pleased with the food and service provided. When we misplaced our bill receipt, the restaurant owner was promptly helpful on providing us with a second copy. Their customer service oriented focus and the delicious menu will definitely bring us back!
I highly recommend it!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Every time i go i have a great time.

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Akumbus
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious egusi soup and jollof rice...all dishes were delicious...jerk pasta was too spicy.

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SoyE
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food5service1ambience4

All around great hang out spot on a Friday night. Ambiance was cool, crowd was good, food was delish! Service was horrible. First off, I made reservations and honestly that didn't even matter. There was no host/hostess to greet us at the door, only a bouncer. Fine, no problem. He found someone to take us to an available table. When we got to the table, there was someone sitting at the table as well. Annoyed, but ok. We sat for almost 30 minutes without anyone coming to introduce themselves as our waiter/waitress or without a menu. Finally, we got a menu. Another 20 minutes until she returned to take our drink orders. Finally, 10 minutes later drinks came. We gave our orders for both appetizers and main course. A whole 30 minutes later, we received or main course BEFORE the appetizers. Ugghhhh! I was annoyed. We made the best of it. the music was great and the food was awesome. We would go back on a Friday night, but may hit the bar instead. Amarachi, you need to train your staff!

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vipFreddy
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great authentic food and great cocktails

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vipAnnie24
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Cool spot, hip location. Owners and servers were very nice and accommodating.

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MrsN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience2

The food was ok, but the service was trash. I went there with my fiance on a Wednesday at 6:15pm. There was maybe one or two other tables of people, but the restaurant was mostly empty. For most of our time there, our waitress was no where to be found. After we ordered our food, we waited for over an hour for the appetizers. We got our appetizers eventually at around 7:40pm. When we got our wings we asked where our calamari was, as the waitress did not have it with her. We were then told that they were out of calamari. If we had been told that at the beginning, we would have been able to order something else. Our food did not arrive until around 8:15. the food was ok, but not worth that long wait. There are plenty of black owned restaurants with better food and better service. The decor was cheap looking as well. When it was time to pay we could not find the waitress again. While we were eating she had said she would "take care of us" because of the long wait. I thought she was going to comp part of our meal or something. Nope. she came with two shots of cheap rum...And on the bill, it still said calamari on there. nothing was comped. We then had to wait to fix the bill. We had a show we needed to see at 9:30. I kid you not, we left there around 8:50. there was no need for us to be there that long. I'm never going back and I will NOT recommend this place

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JavonT
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best salmon burger i ever ate and the seasoning on the fries to die for, my server was very beautiful with a lovely smile . Definitely dinning here again

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commpro
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been there before and loved the food, so had to go back. The new people that were with me loved it and said they would be back.

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Talysa
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was amazing!!!!! Our waitress who's name I forgot went above and beyond to ensure that we were well accommodated. She was fast, fun and very friendly. My friends and I can't wait to visit again

FAQs

Amarachi does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats.

Amarachi is rated 4.4 stars by 114 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.