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1900 E 5th St. Tempe AZ

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Nkechi's Pot: A Premier Nigerian Food Restaurant Serving Authentic Home-Cooked Meals


Welcome to Nkechi's Pot! where authentic Nigerian cuisine meets culinary innovation. Founded by a Nigerian entrepreneur who relocated to the vibrant districts of Phoenix, Arizona, our restaurant fills a void in the diaspora community by offering home-cooked dining experience. Since our establishment in March 2021, Nkechi's Pot has proudly served the Phoenix AZ area with pride and passion.


Our story begins with the visionary idea of Nkechi, a Nigerian lady determined to bring the taste of her homeland to a broader audience. Recognizing the absence of restaurants that could provide a genuine home-cooked meal, she embarked on a mission to create Nkechi's Pot, a culinary haven for African-Nigerian brothers and sisters, as well as a welcoming space for the broader society eager to embrace diverse cultures.


At Nkechi's Pot, we pride ourselves on delivering an unparalleled dining experience rooted in tradition, authenticity, and meticulous attention to detail. Each dish on our menu is prepared with love and care, using traditional Nigerian recipes passed down through generations. Our team of skilled chefs combines their expertise with premium ingredients to craft flavorful, aromatic, and visually stunning dishes that will transport your taste buds to the vibrant streets of Nigeria.

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Our menu does not provide vegan meals at this time yet. We would in the near future.


Yes and No, Nkechi’s Pot is located inside the Tempe Food court where we have dine-in services, order on the spot, and pick up to go services if you’re in a hurry! Just ask a team representative about how to order!


Yes, we do provide catering services for all events; small or large scale! For catering, send us an email & allow 24-48 hours for a response or give us a call! We ask that you inquire at least two weeks before your event.


Yes they are. Due to platform fees, our prices in-store differ from our delivery platform prices. You may however call the store directly to place orders for pickup or walk-in to order at the restaurant! We hope this doesn’t discourage you as good food is soul food! Absolutely worth it!!


We serve on a first come first serve basis. No reservations needed! For parties over 10, call our store!


We serve on a first come first serve basis. No reservations needed! For parties over 10, call our store!


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Opening Hours

Tuesday: 10am - 9pm   Wednesday: 10am - 9pm  Thursday: 10am - 11pm Friday: 10am - 11pm  

Saturday: 10am - 11pm  Sunday: 12pm - 8pm

Chef Nkechi

Where Culinary Passion Meets Exquisite Flavors


Hi! My name is Nkechinyere but you’ll come to love me so call me Chef Nk and when it comes to good food, think of me! I’m the Executive Head Chef of Nkechi’s pot. As a proud Arizona resident, born and raised in Nigeria, my passion for creating delicious culinary experiences runs deep. From my early years, I found joy in spending countless hours in the kitchen especially because my mother made sure of it. Exploring my creativity and formulating distinctive flavours didn’t start today. Despite being continually encouraged to start a food blog, my shy Igbo nature held me back. However, life had a different plan for me when I moved from Baltimore to Arizona.
The transition was substantial, and one thing that struck me was the scarcity of decent Nigerian cuisine in the area. This actuality was devastating, but it also ignited a spark within me to address this need head-on. Thus, Nkechi's Pot was born—a culmination of my love for food, a platform to showcase my recipes, and an answer to the longing for authentic Nigerian meals. Finally, I had a persuasive reason to start my food blog, and take a food videography and photography class and oh, how fulfilling it has been!

We have been recently featured on AZ Central as well as a broad variety of media outlets. Our business has expanded from just serving little daily packs & catering from my residence to a walk-in brick & mortar that includes onsite dine-in services, and pick-up to go. Watch this space as there will be more to come because Naija no dey carry last!


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