About Suya Joint
Suya Joint Restaurant is an elegant West African bar and lounge designed to appeal to the local Africans who are searching for a taste of home and to the Americans who are exploring the food and culture of exotic Africa. Our mission is to produce the highest quality of West African food through the creation and establishment of the Modern African American Restaurant experience. We are committed to making Suya Joint Restaurant the number one destination in the greater Boston area.
"Suya" is a favored Nigerian food delicacy. Suya kabobs are made of thinly sliced beef or chicken seasoned with authentic Nigerian herbs and spices. Suya Joint offers the finest suya available along with a full array of traditional Nigerian cuisine.
Suya Joint is owned and operated by Nigerian chef Cecelia Lizotte. It started as a small catering business - an avenue for her to express her passion for food and cooking. Her love of food came early in her life and she learned to cook from many talented cooks in her family. Cecelia sees food as an artistic creation, combining spices, cultivating flavor and stimulating taste to create the most delectable meals.
What started as a local catering business operated out of Cecelia's home has grown to a substantial catering service and a full-service Nigerian restaurant in Boston serving lunch and dinner daily. The food at Suya Joint is prepared fresh from scratch using natural ingredients. Our dishes are flavorful and spiced according to our diners preferences from mild to extremely spicy. We have a stellar catering reputation, attributed to our focus on high-quality food and superior service which we intend to extend in our restaurant. We invite you to come dine at Suya Joint for an unforgettable Nigerian dining experience.
1 Beef Suya, 1 Chicken Suya, 1 Meat Pie, 1 Moi-Moi … 14.00
Thin sliced beef seasoned with Nigerian spices and ground peanuts. Spicy or mild … 10.00
Chicken breast seasoned with Nigerian spices and ground peanuts. Spicy or mild … 10.00
BEEF MEAT, PIES
Seasoned (curry and thyme), ground beef, onions, carrots and potatoes … 8.00
Spicy cow feet served in a rich chili gravy. Considered a delicacy …12.00
FISH PEPPER SOUP
A zesty broth made with a fillet of Tilapia. Spicy or Mild …10.00
GOAT PEPPER SOUP
A savory broth with slowly simmered goat meat and blended peppers …12.00
OXTAIL PEPPER SOUP
A spicy rich soup of slowly simmered oxtail with blended peppers … 12.00
A mainstay of West African cuisine.
Suya is a meat kebab coated with crushed groundnuts (peanuts) and chili peppers plus other native spices.
It is Prepared barbecue style on a stick it is one of the most famous Nigerian delicacies found all over the country.
ENTREES ~ CLASSIC NIGERIAN STEWS
Select fish, goat, beef or chicken stew and your choice of FuFu.
Whole Wheat FuFu
Eba (Cassava) FuFu
Amala (Dried Yam) FuFu
Farina (Corn) FuFu
Fufu is a dumpling made from pounded grain made into a dough-like consistency.
Fufu is eaten by taking a small ball of it in one's fingers and then dipping into an accompanying soup or sauce.
Additional charge of $2 for goat
a thick stew of chunky yam made with fish, tomatoes, peppers, onions and spinach. …16.00
A hearty stew made-of spinach in tomato sauce, vegetable oil and Nigerian spices ... 15.00
FRESH OKRA STEW
Fresh grated okra cooked in beef or chicken broth …14.00
Peanut stew with vegetables and a blend of herbs and Nigerian spices … 13.00
Melon stew made in a rich tomato sauce with spinach …14.00
Crushed African mango seeds, onions and a blend of herbs and Nigerian spices…15.00
A rich Yoruba style vegetable soup and tastes nice when eaten with fish …16.00
A popular Yoruba style stew …14.00
When it comes to comfort food, it doesn't get any better than Suya Joint.
RICE OR BEAN ENTREES
Stewed beef, chicken, or fish served with rice or beans and fried plantains. Additional charge of $2 for goat.
West African rice cooked in a savory tomato sauce. Jollof means One Pot … 12.00
RICE AND STEW
Boiled whole grain white rice served with stew …12.00
BEANS AND PLANTAINS
Stewed black-eyed peas served with fried plantains … 13.00
Plantains are a member of the banana family. Popular in Western Africa usually fried or baked.
NA’ANZEM WONDERFUL FRESH FISH ENTRÉE
Whole fresh snapper fish fried with an onion and red bell pepper hash with a spicy tomato broth...
TASTY SIDE DISHES
SIDE STEW ~ A blend of tomatoes, peppers and onions simmered in chicken or beef broth …10.00
SIDE SOUP ~ Side order of soup (from list above) …9.50
Side of vegetable soup …10.00
SEASONED COOKED STOCKFISH ~ Dried, aged codfish fish, considered a delicacy …10.00
MOI MOI ~ Bean cake made from black-eyed peas blended with peppers and onions. Great for vegetarians …4.00
FRIED PLANTAINS ~ Sweet fried plantains …3.50
Beans ~ Stewed black-eyes peas …5.50
FUFU ~ A traditional dumpling …3.00
Extra meat for your entrée
Orishirishi assorted meat, Shaki (cow tripe), Pomo (cow skin), Oxtail …5.00
Chicken Fingers and French Fries …7.00
Junior Joloff Rice, Rice and Stew Entrée …7.00
Cocktails, Bubbly, Wines, & Beers
Chapman (Nigerian Sangria) | $10
Lejay Crème de Cassis, Cîroc Red Berry Vodka, San Pellegrino Orange Soda and Angostura aromatic bitters
Roxbury Punch | $9
The Real McCoy 5yr. Rum, Triple Sec, Angostura Bitters and Orange and Pineapple Juice
Dirty Diola | $9
Cîroc Peach Vodka, Peach Schnapps, Lemonade and a splash of Cranberry
Old Fashioned | $10
Johnnie Walker Black Label, muddled oranges and cherries and a dash of Angostura bitters
Coco Loso | $9
Cîroc Coconut Vodka and Pineapple Juice
Eleko Beach | $9
Cîroc Peach Vodka with Orange Juice and Cranberry Juice
Nigerian Gold | $9
Cîroc Amaretto Vodka and Ginger beer and a cherry
Wild Ass Mule | $9
Ketel One Vodka, Lime Juice, Angostura Bitters and Ginger Beer
Zobotini | $10
Belvedere Wild Berry Vodka, Sorel Artisanal Liqueur, and a Splash of pineapple juice serve straight up
Pomegranate Tini | $9
Ketel One Citroen Vodka, Stirrings Pomegranate Liqueur, Triple Sec and Lime Juice served straight up
Cucumber Tini | $9
Hendrick’s Gin, St. Germain, muddled Cucumbers and Lime and simple syrup served straight up
Electric Side Car | $10
Hennessy V.S, Grand Marnier, muddled oranges and Lemons served straight up
Appletini | $10
Cîroc Apple Vodka, Apple Liqueur and a dash of Midori serve straight up
Castello del Poggio MOSCATO | Piedmont, Italy ... $8/glass $24/bottle
Sweet but not cloying; well balanced with an extremely refined fruitiness. Pair with a dessert.
Stellina Di Notte PROSECCO | della Venezie, Italy ... $8/glass $24/bottle
Elegant bubbles enliven the flavors, making them dance on the palate. The body is light, with a lovely balance between crisp acidity and a touch of sweetness.
HOUSE WHITE WINES ... $6/glass
Grace Lane RIESLING | Washington St ... $8/glass $24/bottle
A fresh clean flavor with supple fresh Peach flavors. Pair with spicy food and chicken.
Crème De Lys CHARDONNAY | California, USA ... $8/glass $24/bottle
Long and luscious flavors with a creaminess and texture to on the palate.
Fleur du Cap CHENIN BLANC | Stellenbosch, South Africa ... $8/glass $24/bottle
This medium bodied wine shows nice tropical fruit complemented with a touch of butterscotch from the wood.
Stellina Di Notte PINOT GRIGIO | della Venezie, Italy ... $8/glass $24/bottle
Clean and crisp with brilliant balance of fresh fruit and lively acidity. The palate is broad and savory with crisp, dry style. Flavors of honey, guava and lemon hold a lingering minerality through the finish.
HOUSE RED WINES ... $6/glass $18/bottle
BV Coastal Estates MERLOT | Napa Valley, California ... $8/glass $24/bottle
The supple, chewy tannins lend the perfect complement of structure to the depth of juicy fruit.
Fleur du Cap PINOTAGE | Stellenbosch, South Africa ... $8/glass $24/bottle
This robust red delights with rich and ripe plum supported by a good tannic finish which will soften with time.
Guardian Peak SHIRAZ | Western Cape, South Africa ... $8/glass $24/bottle
The focused fruit shows exceptional follow through from the nose. This, combined with the seamlessly integrated tannin structure creates an approachable, elegant wine.
Veramonte CABERNET SAUVIGNON | Casablanca Valley, Chile ... $8/glass $24/bottle
Intense aromas of ripe cherry, blackberry and nutmeg with supple tannins lead to a velvety finish.
WINES BY THE BOTTLE ONLY
Meerlust CHARDONNAY | Stellenbosch, South Africa ... $54/bottle
On the palate the wine is full bodied & generous, but still balanced by crisp acidity. There is ripe tropical fruit & creaminess balanced by a pure minerality typical of this variety. The wine has a long, very pleasant lingering finish indicating the richness and persistence of the vintage.
Ernie Els CABERNET SAUVIGNON | Stellenbosch, South Africa ... $58/bottle
Baked plums, smoked beef and chocolate on the nose lead to a juicy black currant strewn palate. The tannins have grip but yet are finely etched into a medium body, leading to a long fruity finish.
Sam Adams, Extra Lager ... $4.25
Pours light amber with good head retention. Balanced hop and malt. Smooth with some complexity. Tasty. Some sweetness to it. Decent richness, smooth with nice carbonation. A solid, flavorful brew.
Heineken ... $4.25 12 oz. + 22 oz. $6.50
Pours a pale gold, almost yellow. Like apples juice in color with a bright white two finger head that dose not last long. leaving minimal lacing. Grassy, doughy, and some noble hops hiding behind a skunky metallic twang. Smells a little sweet and malty. The taste mirrors the smell. Mouth feel is light, slightly sweet, and dry on the finish due to the noble hops.
Guinness ... $4.25 12 oz. + 22 oz. $6.50
Pours a deep black with a long lasting tan head with great lacing. Smells lightly roasted malt with some sweetness. Taste of chocolate, coffee and toasted malts with a hint of hops. Overall, a great stout that never gets old.
Guinness Extra Stout Foreign Strength ... $5.50
Pours black, solid, head is tan and dense with varied bubble sizes; head lingers and leaves great lacing presence. Smell mild roast malt, clean bitterness (hops), some light grass or earthiness. Taste is wonderful, roast malt and bitterness flavors; clean roast, no sweet overtone, bitter finish, lingering presence. Hops are grassy, earthy light floral notes.
Pours light clear yellow color; white head that pours a nice finger of foam, but dissipates beyond quickly. Very slight grassy hop presence; light grainy sweet aroma; some maltiness. Taste is grainy; bland; slight hop presence that tries for balance; Some sweet-sour taste as well. Mouth has a mediumish body; fine crispy carbonation.
Star Beer … $5
The beer is clear light straw yellow in color and has a moderate amount of visible carbonation. It pours with a quarter finger high bright white head that died down, leaving a thin head covering the surface and a coating of bubbles down the sides of the glass. Moderate aromas of adjunct malts are present in the nose—corn and rice seem to stand out in particular. Flavors of corn adjuncts stand out in the overall taste and lend slight amount of sweetness.
Tusker (a Kenya Beer) … $5
Pours an absolutely clear pale yellow color forming a medium fluffy and bubbled white head. Medium retention and lots of lacings left in the glass. Strong sweet malts in the nose. Very bready and biscuity. Notes of adjunct malts, mainly rice. Light notes of flowery hops. Follows the nose. Strong notes of sweet malts. Quite biscuity and crispy. Again, some notes of adjunct malts. Light hops bitterness in the end. Very light body and medium carbonation. Crispy malty aftertaste
Palmwine … $5 (Palmilicious!)
Palm wine is consumed by more than 10 million people in West Africa, and in lower frequencies in Asia, South America, the Middle East and North Africa. Traditionally, palm wine is deeply rooted in West African culture and traditions and thus is the most frequently consumed alcoholic beverage. It is enjoyed at birth celebrations, at funeral wakes, and plays an integral role during traditional marriage ceremonies. It is commonly thought to be a very nourishing drink which promotes lactation, treats conjunctivitis, and improves eyesight. African traditional healers often infuse palm wine with medicinal herbs to produce a wide variety of remedies. Offering palm wine to another is a longstanding symbol of gratitude and is significant in both business and personal relationships.
Club (West African Beer) $6.00
**Note we prepare most of our meals from scratch, pardon us if some items are not available. **
Please inform us if anyone in your party has a food allergy prior to ordering.
Vegetarian options are available. All Dishes are Gluten Free and No Dairy
We are committed to customer satisfaction and providing the highest quality food and service.
Please add a 15% GRATUITY on ALL MEALS with 18% for parties of 4 or more. Our Staff rely upon your generosity to support themselves and their families
Any additional gratuity is ALWAYS appreciated.
Catering or Take Out
Pick up your favorite suya joint dishes for your next at home gathering or office meeting. You get the credit, we do the work!
In addition to a full-service Nigerian restaurant, Suya Joint is a unique catering company specializing in exciting seasonal food selections, superior service and custom menu planning.
Our catering mission is to provide our clients with the the highest quality food and service with custom menu planning for any event. From picnic lunches to formal weddings, Suya Joint can provide your event with savory foods that are easy for your guests to enjoy.
We cultivate long-term relationships with our clients through personal service and exceptional quality. Our goal is to provide the finest catering solutions and services and exceed your expectations. Please contact us to learn more about our catering services at 617-708-0245
Suya Joint Hours:
Sunday: 2:00pm - 10:00pm
Tuesday - Thursday: 11:30 am to 10:00 pm
Friday-Saturday: 11:30 am to 12:00pm
Open on Mondays for TAKE-OUT only. 4-9pm
Limited menu items and no appetizers.
We are closed for the following holidays:
New Year's Day