African, American & Caribbean

Catered Home Cooking

Indulge in a culinary journey like no other with Aku’s Kitchen! Experience the vibrant fusion of African, Caribbean, and American flavors that will tantalize your taste buds. Savor the goodness of homemade, wholesome dishes that are as delicious as they are nourishing. Planning a memorable event? Let us elevate it with our catering services, whether it’s a dreamy wedding or an exciting outdoor gathering.

No time to cook? Pick up one of our delicious boxed meals.

fresh and fragrant


  • Kebab

    Skewered Grilled meat on open flame with seasonings. Chicken $15 | beef $5 | Goat $7.

  • Meat pie $2.50

    Baked pastry dough stuffed with beef, fish or chicken.

  • Kelewele $7

    Ripe plantain infused win a spicy mix of herbs, ginger, garlic, cilantro and cayenne pepper.

  • Fried Plantain $5

    Pan seared fried ripe plantains.

  • Grilled Lamb $20

    Fresh lamb grilled on an open wood fire.

Cooked with love

Main Course

  • Red Snapper or Tilapia $25

    Charcoal grilled fried or stewed marinated fish seasoned with organic herbs, paprika and a hint of lemon. Served with your choice of one side. Price based on Market please ask.

  • Stew $25

    Stewed tomato sauce with diced onions, paprika and organic spices. Served with one choice of side. Plain Stew, Chicken, Beef, Lamb, Goat, Mixed

  • Aku's Ginger Chicken $20

    Wood burning grilled chicken marinated with organic herbs and spices. Served with your choice of one side.

  • Our Soups

    Okra, Peanut Butter, Light (Pepper), Palmnut, Ogbono, Egusi. Served with one side. Vegetable, Chicken, Beef, Goat, or Mixed

  • Tsofie (Fried Turkey Tails)

    Seasoned turkey tails or wings with a side of Shito

  • Sides $5 Each

    Plain Rice
    Pounded Yam
    Gari (Eba)
    Waakye (Rice & Beans)

Quench your Thirst


  • Water or Soda 2 for $2
  • Aku's Homemade Juices $5
  • Snapple $3.50
  • Malt Drinks $2.50


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5938 Chestnut ST, Philadelphia

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Aku's Kitchen Since 1998

GHanaian Family Restaurant

Our Family​

Aku started with feeding her friends and family in her kitchen and moved on to opening Aku’s kitchen. The recipes cooked at Aku’s kitchen are passed down from Ethel’s mother and her grandmother. The whole family at Aku’s kitchen is dedicated to bringing the warmth of eating at home and the authenticity of family recipes to their customers. 

Homemade Food​

Everything is made fresh starting from the the home smoked shrimp that goes into the shitto to getting fresh ingredients from whole foods, direct from farmers and also from local fish mongers. Aku believes that fresh and homemade nourishes your body, mind and spirit.

authentic & Fresh

At Aku’s kitchen you feel like you are still at her kitchen table experiencing truly authentic home cooking. Each ingredient is chosen with purpose, each dish comes together like a well orchestrated symphony. 

Meet The Chef


Aku was always interested in food and cooking from a young age. She watched and learnt from her Mama (Mother) and Mamah’s (Grandma’s) home made dishes. The best gift she ever recieved was that they believed in her and this gave her strength to pursue her passion. According to Aku she has never worked a day in her life. She believes in taking time to let flavours develop, for example her goat stew is slow simmered for up to five days to bring out immensely rich flavours. With a giving heart, Aku’s other passion is to help her community. 

We Believe


The belief that we are defined by our kindness and acts of compassion towards others. 


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Get 20% off when you order through the website. Please note orders should be given 5 days in advance.