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our story

Alkebulan is the world's first African dining hall, celebrating the last untapped cuisine and the worlds largest hidden gem. The African dining hall is an exploration of the rich and diverse culture consumed through its food, music and design. Curated by world renowned chef Alexander Smalls. Alkebulan (pronounced al-kee-boulan) – the oldest name for Africa and translating to ‘Mother of Mankind’ or ‘Garden of Eden’ – is an exploration of the rich and diverse culture consumed through its food, music and design curated by award-winning chef Alexander Smalls.

“IT IS IMPORTANT TO FIND AS OFTEN AS YOU CAN, YOUR ‘HAPPY PLACE’. BE IT A CHERISHED LOCATION OR A STATE OF MIND. IT DOESN’T MATTER
HOW IT materialises
MANIFEST IT.

WHAT MATTERS IS THAT YOU DISCOVER AND INDULGE IN ITS POWERS AND HEALING GRACE… BEING HAPPY IS A GIFT YOU GIVE YOURSELF.”

-Chef Alexander smalls

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Savour a delicious odyssey of flavours and experiences; from gourmet dishes and street bites to fusion fare, all in one destination. Explore 10 restaurants each providing a different menu.

OUR CHEFS

Hand-picked pioneers in their unique cooking styles and experience, chef Alexander Smalls has selected seven world-renowned chefs that wil their vision into reality to blaze a trail for the continent’s cuisine.

Events

From National Days to African Festivals, and a host of visits from guest chefs, we’ll be hosting a series of events so you can fully immerse yourself in the food, music, flavours, and traditions, that are instrumental to African culture.

LIVE MUSIC

Toasting to African culture with an array of sounds deliver to you by hand-picked DJ’s and live entertainment every Tuesday to Saturday. From blues, soul, afrobeats, reggae and gospel, to afro-latino music.

Group Bookings

Available to book for corporate events and large gatherings, we’ll make sure your event transports visitors on a journey into the continent’s cultural diversities and gastronomy scenes, bringing together people, communities and nations in a lively and vibrant atmosphere. Please contact us via email on reservations@alkebulanfoodhall.com or our phone number +971-50-1311627

JOIN THE TRIBE

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    Laurent Fine dining,
    107 Duncan Avenue, New York
    914-309-7030,
    Open: 09:00 am – 01:00 pm