First-of-its-Kind Restaurant Closes in Mississauga


Published November 21, 2018 at 8:05 pm


Mississauga boasts a diverse food scene that’s comprised of cuisines from all over the world, but some cuisines are better represented than others.

And now, it looks like one of the city’s few African restaurants has shuttered its doors for good.

Village Suya, Mississauga’s first African street food restaurant, appears to have closed. The resto is marked as permanently closed on Google, and its website is no longer operational.

Village Suya, which was located on Rathburn Rd., was an authentic African grill house that specialized in northern Nigerian street eats known as suya. The restaurant was one of few representing African cuisine in a city that hasn’t yet caught on to the Ethiopian food craze that’s been satisfying Toronto diners for a number of years now.

When spoke to co-owner Chanda Amadi in 2016, she said opened the restaurant, along with her business partners, to introduce the cuisine to the masses and serve Mississauga’s African community–a community that was tired of having to travel outside the city to enjoy homegrown cuisine.  

Suya is Nigeria’s version of a shish kebab, and it’s made with thinly sliced pieces of meat that are marinated in a mixture of ground kuli-kuli and other spices such as garlic powder and ginger. The resto also offered chicken, fried plantain, baked mac n’ cheese and more.

The resto will be missed.

Here’s opening another African restaurant will eventually call Mississauga home.

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