Accra is not associated with the bygone halal restaurant that once operated from this address; "no pork on my fork," the owner told me, is just a nod in Mookie's honor. This new West African steam-table restaurant is, however, a sibling to the Accra in Morris Heights, in the Bronx. The cuisine, said a counterman, is largely Ghanaian but also incorporates some dishes from Nigeria and Guinea; there's a little soul food, too. The motto "where the food sticks to your soul" might also beckon to a congregation a half-block to the west, at the Presbyterian Church of Ghana.
This sampler ($6, likely at an opening-day discount) included spicy lamb, a spicier stew of egushi (pumpkinseed) with spinach, fried plantains, and rice. The rice was very welcome in combination with the egushi, which was supplied in a generous scoop that's largely hidden here; it had more zing than you might think.
2065 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd. (123rd-124th Sts.), Manhattan
Also at 2041 Davidson Ave. (at West Burnside Ave.), Morris Heights, Bronx