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Bissap Baobab

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Mission District
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3372 19th St, San Francisco, CA 94110-1815
+1 415-643-3558
17:30 - 13:30
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Sun 17:30 - 22:00
Tue 17:30 - 22:00
Wed 17:30 - 13:30
Thu 17:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 13:30
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New York City, New York
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75 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

I had the dibi with chicken in yassa sauce, which was a delicious combination of spices and savory flavors. We also had fried plantains for the table. Food was good, but the service was slow, and they pretty unceremoniously kicked us out. We were expecting music in the lounge next door, but they closed that down and told us to... More 

Thank Napoli-phile21
Ottawa, Canada
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34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2016

Good quality food and an excellent opportunity to sample West African food in a place with great atmosphere. Although the bar seemed at first like a drinking destination for loud white collage boys we were soon soothed by the delicious food and the band's music and by the time we'd finished our meal the college boys had gone the band... More 

Thank Enrico P
mattapoisett, ma
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290 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2016

If you go before 7pm the happy hour deal is an appetizer, a main meal and a house drink (which are delicious and unique) for $20. A bargain in SF. I would strongly recommend the lamb in any of the dishes. Excellent and their homemade spiced rum is great!!

Thank debbythec
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 23 January 2016

Fort the last few years, I've driven 2+ hours to have spend my birthday evening at Little Baobab. Sometimes I have to talk my newbie friends into joining me for Senegalese food, but every time, they end up coming back. Such an inviting, amazing experience, I wish I could make the trek more often. The Dibi with Yassa sauce and... More 

Thank Jules V
San Francisco, California
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84 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2016

I've been trying to go to Little Baobab for ages. I finally made it with a group of friends on a Saturday night, and we decided not to get intimidated by the long line or $5 cover ($10 for guys, I know...). We all had a wonderful time dancing our souls out til 2am. The DJs made sure everyone enjoyed... More 

Thank Meagan L
Paris, France
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352 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2015 via mobile

The food is good but go for the rum drink they make and go early as he y usually run out! Great live music, space to dance, and great drinks. Would come back over and over and do!

Thank VagabondLane
San Francisco, California
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2015

I've been eating at Bissap Baobab for more than 10 years. The West African food is not only fabulous but also authentic. The flavors at Bissap Baobab always remind me of the delicious food I ate when I traveled to Senegal, Mauritania, and Mali. On my most recent visit we ate the avocat creole, tropical salad, mafe, and yassa. Thiakry... More 

1 Thank sfcarl
Phoenix, Arizona
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2014

Spotted it down a street and tried it. Good food and great fried plantains. Reasonable prices. You may need a reservation.

Thank C B
Paris, France
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352 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2014

Awesome south amercian restaurant- THE BEST RUM DRINK…out of this world, get there early- gets full fast and they run out of rum early ;) food is great too. the place is small so it gets quite crowded. Great music too!

Thank VagabondLane
San Diego, California
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61 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2014

Dear Little Baobab.. I have loved you for years.. you made me happy.. you had a good vibe.. you were not pretentious.. I came almost each weekend for a good time and spent my money (though for years you were charging different cover charges for different people.. and i'm not talking about guys v girls.. im glad that is finally... More 

Thank SaraSelavie

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$26
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 13:30
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 13:30
17:30 - 13:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3372 19th St, San Francisco, CA 94110-1815
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Mission District
  • Neighbourhood: Mission District
  • Phone Number: +1 415-643-3558
Ever since first opening our doors in 1996, Bissap Baobab has brought the succulent flavors of Senegal to San Francisco's Mission District. Choose from a full range of gourmet African dishes,then wash it all down with one of our homemade juices: hibiscus, tamarind, or ginger, or with our signature cocktails. A Senegalese Restaurant from 5:30pm to 10:00pm Bissap Baobab turns into an eclectic Dance Party after 10pm several days per week serving African, Latin and International Musics (check our calendars for updates) Starting in July 2015 on Frid + Sat, Bissap Baobab is opening "The Elephant Lounge" with bottle service and African tapas at 10:30pm during Paris-Dakar African Dance Party. More than just a restaurant or a club, Bissap Baobab is a community center, with a laid back, yet distinctly cosmopolitan, worldly vibe which upholds the concept of an African village. Our name is a tribute to the meaningful symbol of life, community, and culture in Africa -- the Baobab tree. Just like its mighty namesake, Bissap Baobab provides sustenance and shelter for a multicultural community sharing in food, dance, and celebration. Join us for a meal, a song, or a dance, and become part of the family!

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Mission District
From burritos to bicyclists, the Mission is the foundation for all things hip in the city. Cultural attractions, an independent arts community, sumptuous street murals and a high density of bars and cafes make this neighbourhood a magnet for young people. While terrific inexpensive food is abundant, its top-of-the-line restaurants now compete with the city’s best for fashionable diners. Indulge as the locals do by heading to Mission Dolores Park, buy some ice cream, and savor one of the most diverse neighbourhoods in the country.
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