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About Us

Our Story

In 1996 Marian Ahmed took a considerable risk

and left Somalia alone to provide a life for her children.

When moving she was forced to leave everything dear to her behind in the hopes of creating a better life for her family.

Mama Sambusa Kitchen was established in 1997 and came to Seattle in 2009.

Mama was not welcomed in the male-dominated industry, but that didn’t stop her from creating something for her daughters to carry on for generations.

 We are a woman-owned black Muslim business.

We have provided the community with delicious fresh food showcasing our Somali culture for years.

We are known for our sambusa,

 The only love triangle you'd want to be a part of!

The Word on the Street Is!


"Fantastic food. Kind people. Love the diverse menu, quality too! Cooked to order! Amazing and always open late!"

Google Reviews 

"This is more than just a restaurant, Mama Sambusa makes any soul feel at home. Their service is honestly amazing, and The food is goood, you might just come back for more. Shout out to these phenomenal QUEENS for making our community a better place.”

Google Reviews 

"A lovely Black Women Owned Business! GREAT SERVICE AND DELICIOUS FOOD! Much love and Support from New York!"
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