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Your guide to the 4 top spots in Cleveland's Jefferson neighborhood

Your guide to the 4 top spots in Cleveland's Jefferson neighborhood
Kifaya's Kitchen | Photo: Young P./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on March 20, 2020.

Spending time in Jefferson? Get to know this Cleveland neighborhood by browsing its most popular local businesses, from an African and Mediterranean restaurant to a Chinese and Asian fusion spot.

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top places to visit in Jefferson, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of neighborhood businesses. Read on for the results.

1. Kifaya's Kitchen

PHOTO: OLWEN C./YELP

Topping the list is African and Mediterranean spot Kifaya's Kitchen. Located at 3650 W. 117th St., it's the highest-rated business in the neighborhood, boasting five stars out of 39 reviews on Yelp. The menu features several halal options. Try entrees like pasta with fish and seasoned beef, potatoes, beans, onions and peppers. 

2. Tapatia's Taqueria

PHOTO: MICHELLE K./YELP

Next up is Mexican spot Tapatia's Taqueria, which also offers desserts, juices and smoothies, situated at 12501 Lorain Ave. With 4.5 stars out of 58 reviews on Yelp, it's proven to be a local favorite. Expect a menu of tacos, tostadas, tortas, tacos and more. Look for the chorizo burritos, steak quesadillas, refried beans and beef tongue as some of the options.

3. Himalayan Restaurant

PHOTO: HIMALAYAN RESTAURANT/YELP

Indian, Himalayan/Nepalese and halal spot Himalayan Restaurant is another top choice. Yelpers give the business, located at 13124 Lorain Ave., four stars out of 44 reviews. Choose from a selection of dishes that include green peas and paneer and a lamb kebab marinated with onions, mint, cilantro and ginger.

4. King Fong

Photo: TONYA K./Yelp

King Fong, a Chinese and Asian fusion spot, is another neighborhood go-to, with four stars out of 23 Yelp reviews. Head over to 14055 Lorain Ave. to see for yourself. Try the chow mien, fried rice, sweet and sour chicken or egg drop soup.


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