By Paul Ndiho
Having a prime location is a major key to success for any business owner. In this particular case, Gina Grant Dadzie the owner of Kuma samba Labamba Beach restaurant in Accra, Ghana could not have found a better location. This eatery is now the go to place for great food, parties, live music and of course the beautiful scenery.
If you happen to be in the Ghanaian capital — and you’re looking for trendy spot to unwind and hang out with family and friends, the Kuma samba Labamba Beach restaurant – “which means sunset in one of the local directs” in Accra is the place to check out!
“Well I think it’s the way we relate to people. People prefer to come from their homes and come and sit down and enjoy the breeze and have their peace of mind.
Owned by Chef Gina Grant Dadzie, who started it nearly 15 years ago, the Kumasamba LaBamba restaurant has gained popularity over the years, in part, because it serves a wide variety of delicious authentic Ghanaian dishes. She says, they take their food very seriously and the restaurant only uses the highest quality meats, seafood, and produce.
“I make it myself and sometimes, I help in the kitchen when it’s very busy. We have a lot of African food and a little bit of Continental. The best dish that goes very fast is the tilapia. And a local corn dough called Banku
Ghanaian cuisine is quite sophisticated with liberal and adventurous use of exotic spices and textures. Chef Dadzie prides herself as one of the best chefs in town.
“It is in the way that we make it. We season it very well and you see all we’ve made with the tomatoes and the onions on top. We just know how to do the Banku very well. There are no lumps it’s very nice.”
Dadzie’s is looking to expand her business and she is seeking new funding or partners to build a multi-million dollar hotel and restaurant. Construction on a new site has been delayed, but she remains optimistic about the future of her business.
Kumasamba Labamba boasts of an outdoor terrace, a beautiful indoor dining room, and live entertainment every weekend.
Randy Brobbey, a regular at the restaurant says there are benefits to settling on a beach. For example, he says, people often visit to unwind and let loose for a few hours, while enjoying the great scenery, coastal atmosphere — but most importantly the great food.
“It such a unique place, I like the management, the atmosphere and most importantly I like the crowd, It’s a mature crowd. You come in here and you don’t get bothered and I have met a lot of friends here that I haven’t seen in a longtime and I also transact business here.”
For beach goers like Randy Brobbey, dining at Kumasamba Labamba is all about being relaxed and stress free. A beach restaurant needs to have customers who exemplify what positive coastal vibes are all about.
Paul Ndiho is a Ugandan – American video journalist/ executive producer, Africa Innovations & Technology based in Washington D.C with interests in innovation, technology and entrepreneurship in Africa. He is passionate about mentorship and developing the next generation of Africa’s young leaders. Email:email@example.com, Facebook: Paul Ndiho and Twitter: @pndiho