Best Steak (?) in Accra: Cuzzy Brothers in Osu

Cuzzy Bros

“The best steaks in the world” is how my Tammy, my good South African friend, described South African beef.

Bob, my American friend, and I looked at her with raised eyebrows.  I’ve eaten some amazing steaks in Argentina and at several restaurants – Strip House, Ruth’s Chris, Peter Luger, Wolfgang’s — in the US.

Tammy was telling us about a new restaurant that had opened in June called Cuzzy Brothers that imported South African beef for its steaks and burgers. She explained that steaks were 40-50 (US$20-25) cedis.  This is in line with the price of steaks at Movenpick Hotel (40-60 cedis), Le Chaumiere, or Le Tandem.

Considering that a good steak meal in the US could be $100 per person for steak, sides, wine, and gratuity, this place seemed like a good deal.

Always up for a challenge — especially when it comes to steaks — we headed over to Cuzzy Brothers in Osu (it’s where Ryan’s Irish Pub used to be).  I ordered the Ribeye medium rare, Bob had the T-bone medium rare, and Tammy got the T-bone medium well.   We also ordered a bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon.

The atmosphere is a cross between sports bar and live music venue.  Most of the seating is outdoors.

The only drawback I saw was that Cuzzy Bros is probably the whitest place I’ve been in Accra.  In a seating area that could fill 100 people, I could count on my hands the number of black people eating there.  Most of the customers seemed to be white South Africans.  It was like we were all in on a secret.

Once the food arrived, there was less talking than chewing.  In 15 minutes, we cleaned our plates.

Cuzzy Bros definitely earns my endorsement.  I would say it matched any steak that I’ve had in the US.  Argentine beef will always hold a special place in my heart.

Total price for three steaks and a bottle of wine was 225 cedis or $112.

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