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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.
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LA’s First African Nomadic Restaurant


Events & Dinners

Alice in Motherland: A Cannabis Infused Immersion

May 24th  | Pacific Palisades, CA

 Our annual Cannabis infused dinner show is back , where we take Lewis Carroll and twisted into a story of a girl that refuse to be forced to belong into societal and racial molds. 

The whole experience is a 2.5 hours immersive dinner show that will get you to go absolutely bonkers. Are you ready?

  • 5- course Afro-European fusion 
  • a theatrical performance around Alice in a whimsical location
  • Cannabis infusion optional (15 mg of THC and CBD)
  • Big announcement about THE HUT, our upcoming immersive restaurant

At this point, our remaining tickets are donation based (suggested donation is $100) due the restriction around cannabis -related events on social media and ticketing platforms. 

Donation can be made via Venmo (@mbombo)  OR via bookings@mbomborestaurant.com 


All details regarding the event (address, menu, and time) would be send to you via email once donation is finalized. 



Empowering The Diaspora

The Dinner Series . March 29th. Venice


Empowering The Diaspora is a monthly dinner series tapping into the different aspects of our journey as heirs of the diaspora  while sharing tools of wisdom mixed with practical steps of actions, theme based resources and a high level of support and accountability

Each dinner will focus on one of the following themes: 


February 26th: We will have a discussion on LOVE and the journey behind it, featuring our amazing Ghanaian couple Justin and Lillian Spio and Ganohon and Bambadjan Bambo 



The Dames Club's Woman Official Meeting

March 17th| DTLA, CA


March 3rd, The Dames Club had a heartfelt gathering around getting real support from women and let me tell you , things got deep and one thing was certain . We don’t ask enough for support.  After the meeting some of us made it commitment to change that and bring some of their results to the table for March 17th


This Sunday, we are going to lay down all of our treasures to see how our combined skills, knowledge and personalities can be the foundation in creating the most fitting support system for all of us. It requires trials and errors to see how women can empowerment each other and on Sunday , we are putting our goggles on to find the perfect formula to truly feel supported once and for all. We will tap into the following obstacles 

-financial challenge

-worthiness story 

-mental breakdown

-integrity (the lack of) 

-consistency (the lack of ) 




Dress Code: Cocktail attire

Cocktails of the night: gimlet

Guest Speakers: Announced on Saturday 



Anywhere in the world |

We want  you to experience food in a way that empowers and mesmerizes the world

Our team can provide the following services

  • Immersive dinners
  • Chefs for retreats
  • private and commercial cooking classes
  • private chefs
  • personal cooking lesson (gift cards available )

Let your imagination run wild and let our tribe catch

To purchase gift cards, simply contact us via gladys@mbomborestaurant.com


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 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

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.


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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