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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

After 5 years of traveling and nomadic event, Mbombo is ready to establish its base in LA to spread its immersive dinners and magic. Opening Summer 2019!


Events & Dinners

One Peace Festival

December 12 | DTLA, CA

Mbombo returns to LA with our immersive dinner series launching that evening with a pool of media influencers that will present to spread our story and our upcoming restaurant. 

Though the dinner is specially dedicated to spread the news, we will open our doors to the public to continue nourishing both your body and soul 



The Dames Club's Woman Moon Gathering

December  22d | Venice, CA

“what if once a month: all you get to do is ‘be a woman’? 

As being affiliated with the Dames Club, we want to make sure that all women in LA have the opportunity to gather around to sync in journeys, souls, and intentions based on the ancient moon gathering in the name of the sacred feminine.  

We believe in the power of sharing each other’s stories. Come share us and let it take you somewhere wonderful


Mbombo and Friends : Weekly Free Dinner Series (donations welcome)

December 9th | Venice, CA

The journey is as important as the destination. We refuse to wait till we open the restaurant to connect with our tribe, we want to connection period. 

So twice a month, we will organize a dinner in in Gladys’ place to get simply…connect via food. It’s a way to catch up and love another way regardless to our respective paths. 





Cant make to any of these dates? No worries, lovers. We got you.


Every month, there will be a dinner gathering, whether it’d be public, private, free etc.. to make sure our vision is shared by the community we love. 


So check out website periodically for more updates , as well as Social Media platforms

@ladynyoth (Gladys’ personal Instagram)

@mbomborestaurant (Our restaurant’s) 


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.

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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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