Best of Boston

2023 Best Neighborhood Restaurant, Roxbury

Ashur Restaurant

Regulars come from near and far for Ashur’s deeply comforting Middle Eastern and African food (particularly Somali cuisine), from spice-packed biryani to rich beef stew and fall-off-the-bone meat dishes. Bring a friend or two and split one of the entrées known as “sports plates” — the goat and lamb combo, served with rice and salad, is the way to go.

291 Roxbury St., Roxbury, 617-427-0599,