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Manakish Oven

The visit to the Manakish restaurant triggered memories of my childhood. “Za-a-a-tar” my father would stretch out the word and wait for me to repeat it. “It’s good for you. It makes you smart”, he would say before offering me a flatbread covered in the “special zaatar sauce” (a mix of ground spices with olive […]

Afandi Grill

Unfortunately this restaurant has closed but we encourage you to read their story.    Walking into Afandi Grill for the first time, I knew right away that it wouldn’t be my last. Tucked between a coffee shop and a bodega on 1st Avenue, Afandi couldn’t have looked more classically “New York” from the outside. And […]

Himalayan Cuisine

Editor’s note: This is the fourth of a series of 4 mini articles written by Yara Elian, a High School Senior, providing an insight into how local Bay Area restaurateurs are coping in these uncertain economic times caused by the Covid 19 pandemic. If you are local to the Bay Area, please support these featured […]

About Us

Launched in December 2017 by Ajay Ravindranathan (an immigrant himself), Uncle Sam’s Immigrant Café is a San Francisco/Bay Area 501c3 non-profit organization. Our mission is to build cultural awareness in the American population and promote the businesses of our immigrant restaurateurs. We invite readers to patronize the restaurants posted to our site.

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