Movie Locations Guide

A very wealthy and pampered African prince (Eddie Murphy) comes to America in search of a bride who will love him for who he is, not what he is. Accompanied by his closest companion, Murphy quickly finds a job, new friends, new digs, new enemies - and lots of trouble.

McDowell's Restaurant

"We both got two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles and onions, but their buns have sesame seeds. My buns have no seeds". The Restaurant where Akeem and Seemi for Cleo McDowell is this converted Wendy's Restaurant.

Movie Location:
Wendy's, 8507 Queens Boulevard, New York City, Queens, New York, USA

The Apartment

Upon arriving in Queens, New York. Akeem and Semmi look for lodgings at the nearest apartment complex. This is 392 South 5th Street, in Brooklyn. If you look closely, you can see the number of the building on the front door when Akeem first meets the landlord.

Movie Location:
392 South 5th St (Corner of Hooper St), New York City, Brooklyn, New York, USA

The Basketball Match

Akeem goes on a double date taking Patrice McDowell to a basket match at Madison Square Gardens along with Lisa McDowell and heir to the Soul Glow Fortune, Darryl Jenks.

Movie Location:
4 Penn Plaza, New York City, Manhattan, New York, USA

Subway Station

When Lisa finds out Akeems true identity, she's naturally upset and runs off down a subway. Akeem chases her down to the subway station to try and win her back.

Movie Location:
Corner of Hoyt st and Schermerhorn St, New York City, Brooklyn, New York, USA

The Waldorf Astoria Hotel

After receiving Semmi's telegram, Akeems father King Jaffe Joffer comes to America himself to find out what the problem is. They check in at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, one of the hotels the Taxi Driver recommends Akeem and Semmi go to when they arrive in New York.

Movie Location:
301 Park Ave, New York City, Manhattan, New York, USA