The Old City neighborhood of Philadelphia has a new addition to its dining scene: Amina, a black-owned restaurant and lounge named after the 16th century warrior queen from Nigeria. Headed by Entrepreneur Felicia Wilson and Chef Darryl Harmond, Amina's menu pays homage to the vibrant flavors of the African Diaspora. It takes customers on a culinary journey, starting with dishes like "Down Home Gumbo" and "Fried Catfish Hush Puppies" that are influenced by the Black South, to "Braised Oxtails" with a Jamaican twist, and finishing with a taste of Nigeria with the "Nigerian Hot Chicken" dish.
But the experience at Amina doesn't end with the food. The restaurant's décor is a blend of cultural luxe and modern sophistication, evoking the feeling of dining in a luxury restaurant in Black Panther’s Wakanda. The sleek and stylish furnishings, combined with African-inspired accents, create a unique and memorable atmosphere that feels like a Afrofuturistic Harlem Renaissance.
Amina is more than just a restaurant – it's a celebration of Black Diaspora Culture. If you're in the Old City neighborhood, be sure to stop by and support this fantastic new establishment. You'll be treated to delicious food and a truly one-of-a-kind dining experience.