Tosa’s Irie Zulu Debuts New Menu and Hours

This North Avenue restaurant continues to evolve, offering ever more reasons to explore African and Jamaican cuisines.

Tosa’s Irie Zulu (7237 W. North Ave., 414-509-6014) kicks off some changes today. They include a new menu. Earlier this summer, owner Yollande Deacon arranged for the bar inside her warm, welcoming restaurant to be made larger. It now seats 14 people.

The menu’s evolution shows how serious Deacon is about showcasing the dishes of some of the many countries in Africa. Specialties featured on two recent menus: accras de morue (African-style spiced potatoes and cod fritters); South African lamb sosaties bites marinated in curry with herb crepes; West African beef suya/chichinga (kebabs) with peanut drizzle, rice or plaintains; Cameroonian-style bone-in curried goat seasoned with lemongrass, African basil and nutmeg; and West African spice-rubbed bone-in snapped with tomato-onion relish plantains, yucca grits or couscous (entrees $17-$26).

Irie Zulu’s hours and menu themes: Flavors of Africa Tues-Thurs 3-9 p.m.; Flavors of Jamaica Fri 3-10 p.m.; Week’s Best Sat 3-10 p.m.

Click here to learn more about Irie Zulu and its sister business Afro Fusion Cuisine.




Ann Christenson has covered dining for Milwaukee Magazine since 1997. She was raised on a diet of casseroles that started with a pound of ground beef and a can of Campbell's soup. Feel free to share any casserole recipes with her.