The Best East African
Cuisine in Town

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12609 Nicollet Avenue
Burnsville, MN 55337-2862

Somali Restaurant & East African Food in Burnsville, Minnesota

Tawakal Restaurant, a Somali restaurant in Burnsville, Minnesota, offers you a memorable dining experience with our East African food made from the freshest, finest ingredients. Come join us! We're excited to see you.

Fresh, Quality Food
Fresh is the word we cook by in our restaurant. We use only meats and seafood permissible by Halal (Islamic quality) standards, vegetables fresh from the farm, and breads and pastries baked fresh daily.

Come for casual and affordable dining for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Our locally owned and operated eatery promises great food, affordable prices, and top-notch customer service. Turn to our menu page to see our offerings.

East African Food in Burnsville, MN

New Roots in Minnesota
Our restaurant owners, Yussuf and Ifrah Shafie, are excited about the opening of Tawakal Restaurant in the fall of 2012. We have been in Kenya, East Africa for generations, but uprooted ourselves to Burnsville, Minnesota, in 2001.

We have more than 10 years of experience, and our new venture centered on great food is bringing our family together again. We are the first East African restaurant in the area, and we hope that you will enjoy our friendly, welcoming atmosphere. 

Contact us today in Burnsville, Minnesota, for more information about our delicious East African food.

"This is an absolutely wonderful way to experience authentic African and Ethiopian food! The experience took me back to Africa and the varied dishes we experienced a few years back. Do not miss an opportunity to visit Takawal. The food is not spicy, is very tasty, and is prepared and served by some of the most hospitable people we have ever met. This is such a treat for our area and well-worth the drive."  Dan T, Skokie. From Trip Advisor

Love Tawakal!
Diner Review • Dec 16, 2013
We had Tawakal delivered for a work function- EVERYONE was raving about it! Great sambusa & amazing rice. Super friendly owners. 5 stars!  From Urban Spoon

Business Hours: Monday–Thursday, 9 a.m.–10 p.m. | Friday–Sunday, 9 a.m.–11 p.m.