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Bringing the World Back to Basics

An immersive nomadic restaurant combining African cuisines and performance art showcasing the cultures and treasures of the Motherland.

Welcome To

LA’s First African Nomadic Restaurant

An African Rhapsody (Immersive Dinner)

15 February 2020 | Downtown Los Angeles

We are back and we are celebrating Black History Month and Love in our own way. If you like to go against the norm, this is an event for you. Celebrate love with us on February 15th in a secret location near Downtown Los Angeles.

Our night will start with a heart opening Cacao Ceremony facilitated by our own Deanna Diaz at 8:30PM. Followed by dinner that will be served in courses. In between each course, you will be dazzled by a live performance of beautiful stories of love. The night will wrap up at 10:30PM after a yummy dessert is served with Moroccan tea.

Bring your lover, your friends, or if you’re feeling adventurous, come alone. You will be sitting in a communal style dinner setting so you are bound to make new connections at our table.

You’ll never forget this experience.

The World of Orishas (Immersive Dinner)

13 March 2020 | Downtown Los Angeles

Mbombo goes back to a world of pure magic and wonders by leading our guests to the world of Orishas, the spiritual entities of the motherland embracing the powerful forces of nature.

Be ready to understand our world through the introduction of Oshun, the river Goddess as well as Oya, the deity embracing winds and transitions and other powerful Orishas

We will create a menu based on each Orisha’s preferred diet and show you how close their energies are to ours.

Our Vision

Once Upon A Time We Were One

There was a center: a common space where we came from, at some point in time. We are not talking about Africa, and we are not going on some tangent about the Big Bang Theory… it was something deeper and older than that.

It was a space that combined stories, traditions, various forms of pain & happiness into beautiful cosmic unity.

That space is still present inside and around all of us.

Well…what if we were to physicalize that space into one room, leading ourselves back to this level of connection? Where sharing food and giving homage to our human traits would become part of a re-found tradition that would shatter the daily obstacles separating our world? One world..or I should say…one restaurant.

Create Your Own Experience

We are not here to simply nourish your body….
We are here to help you nourish your soul.

Our door is open for collaborations. From in-store dining to private soirees, experiential dinners to multi-day retreats, you can be sure that our team will create a mesmerizing experience that will move your guests forever.
Our Team

Meet The Family

It take a village to raise a child, they say. We say, it takes a tribe to enlighten our world. Meet the people that are putting their time, love and skills into our vision.

Don’t Miss

Our Stories

From tastings, popups, collaborations and trips, our goal is to collect all the ingredients that create a formula for a successful restaurant and a series of unforgettable memories for our future guests.
Mbombo Meets Shivakali Yoga

Mbombo Meets Shivakali Yoga

Mbombo Meets Shivakali Yoga Written By Preena Chand, Creative Producer, Mbombo Restaurant  Visionary Connections Mbombo had the pleasure of being a part of Shivakali Yoga’s culinary experience for their 18-day Yoga Teacher Training. The beautiful experience was a huge...

AfroAsia Dinner #tbt

AfroAsia Dinner #tbt

We are so in love with how our first night in Venice Beach turned out. Everyone was so awesome and came in with an open heart.

Testimonials

What People are Saying

“Amazing, talented and lovely”

“Gladys creates the perfect environment to explore, discover and enjoy. She created an absolutely delicious African meal. I am in complete appreciation of the time and energy she takes to provide this exquisite moment. Thank you.”

Brooke A.

“This experience was extraordinary!”

“Chef Gladys’ food was ridiculously flavorful and the entertainment truly paid homage to the Orishas. I felt completely connected to the food, the people around me, and the dining experience as a whole! Bravo… I will definitely be attending another one.”

Jessica F.

“I had a wonderful time!”

“The food was amazing the company felt like I was reuniting with old friends from the past life. I think one of the most magical things about dinners like these is that they allow us to connect with one another in a way that is personal, honest, and delicious.”

Asha D.

“Delicious food in a beautiful setting”

“Each dish was thoughtfully prepared with fresh ingredients…I love how the chef combined both her own West African roots as well as the Native American cuisine. The music and spiritual offerings in ceremony were very beautiful.”

Lisa V.

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