Best of Boston

2023 Best West African

Suya Joint

At this Nubian Square mainstay, Nigerian chef and owner Cecelia Lizotte showcases spicy, smoky grilled beef skewers (the restaurant’s namesake suya, best served extra-spicy) alongside traditional stews and more from various regions of West Africa, particularly Nigeria. Our favorite? Taushe stew from northern Nigeria, a thick and creamy peanut-and-vegetable blend served with your choice of protein (try cow foot or goat) and your choice of fufu, the starchy side dish made of pounded yam, cassava, or other tubers.

185 Dudley St., Roxbury, 617-708-0245,