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Bissap Baobab

€€ - €€€African
3372 19th St, San Francisco, CA 94110-1815
+1 415-643-3558
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  • Excellent13%
  • Very good63%
  • Average13%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible0%
2 Feb 2018
“Little words!”
11 Oct 2017
“Senegalese food”
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€€ - €€€
3372 19th St, San Francisco, CA 94110-1815
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Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

Should you find yourself here, and you're a first timer don't waste precious scanning through the menu. Just go for DIBI! Thank me later. Best evidence this place is the bomb? I've got half plate my picture

Thank Ifada J
Reviewed 11 October 2017

The best thing at Bissap is the food! First time had Senegalese food and it was great. Service was okay. The place is funky with great vibes. We had dibi and Baobab Gambas, and both were delicious.

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Reviewed 6 September 2017

Authentic Senegalese food, good service, cheerful and friendly staff and reasonable prices. Live music many nights of the week.Give it a try!

Thank Maryam73_Toronto
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...More

Thank Napoli-phile21
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...More

Thank Enrico P
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...More

Thank debbythec
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,...More

Thank Jules V
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...More

Thank Meagan L
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 Sonia M
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...More

1  Thank sfcarl
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street murals and a high density of bars and cafes
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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
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
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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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