First of all, FANTASTIC SERVICE.
First of all, FANTASTIC SERVICE. I had a Groupon that I wanted to use, but forgot that Groupons are not eligible for Sundays. The Hostess nicely explained to me about the rule, but made an exception for us. She was totally cool about it, and continue to demonstrate great service throughout the entire evening.
AMAZING FOOD. Yum yum yum. Authentic, tasteful, and seasoned just right.
The only minus I'd give this place is their cocktails.
3/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place to eat. I could
Great place to eat. I could have used a little better food for the price on the ala carte. However, they did have a special that had $20 for an alcoholic drink, appetizer, and main dish, which was great. The food was great quality, the service was great and the waiter cared for our needs. The waiter had a great smile on his face along with the place having a happy atmosphere created by multiple things.
3/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
I love little Baobab and I take everyone I love there, from parents to friends and lovers. I've been there for birthdays, graduations, and anniversaries. The servers are always very friendly and make great suggestions. There is romantic lighting and the tables are nice wood and add to the romance. I just love it:)
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
First time for me to be at
First time for me to be at Bissap and Little Baobab - for a fundraising event. Food was really great. Space is cozy and warm. Staff are professional, efficient & fun. I'd go back soon!
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Absolutely loved this place!
Absolutely loved this place! Small but very quaint and colorful. Only thing I would have like differently is the entree to be a bit more spicy.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Fantastic food and service. If you haven't tried Senegalese, this is the place to be. The food is super flavorful, excellent juice beverages (ginger yummmm) and friendly service. Really relaxed atmosphere, a casual neighborhood vibe. I've been here a few times years ago and just went back again recently, and I regret not having gone back sooner!
4/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fun hole in the wall spot
Loved the food, service and ambience. This place is definitely a win win!
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Some of the best food around
Seriously, meat that just melts in your mouth. This is a local favorite that we go to often and I was happy to take my parents there for Mother's Day. They were very impressed with the food. The night we came had a live band, which was not a plus for us since it increased the volume and which we needed to speak but it wasn't a big negative... mostly we appreciated that the restaurant does that.
5/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Surprise 30th birthday party
We has a wonderful surprise party thanks to the great service of the staff. Everyone was accommodating. The music for the dancing was terrific.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Thanks for making my birthday
Thanks for making my birthday dinner amazing yet another year
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Place for a Birthday Party
I had guests arriving over a two-hour period, starting with Happy Hour, and staff was extraordinarily accommodating in adding tables to our growing crowd for my birthday dinner. Food was tasty and promptly delivered. The birthday cake - dozens of cupakes with candles - was a delightful and photographic surprise. The owner himself, Marco Senghor, sat in as evening DJ, spinning soft tunes during dinner and then dance music after dessert. Guests commented on the attractive ambiance and iconic African portraits and the tasty cocktails and friendly service at the bar.
6/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great music great food
Love this place, divey, great ambience, loved the grilled tilapia, friendly staff. And stay for the world beat music, it's awesome!
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Awesome food! Great portion
Awesome food! Great portion sizes for the value! Definitely a place to try and not miss if you are around the area. Customer service is great, but not too many staff so sometimes it may take longer to get their attention. Nice music and design of the restaurant!
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent First Impression!
My husband and I visited for the first time to celebrate our anniversary and we raved about this place all the way home. The food was absolutely the best I have had in a long time (that goes for any type of cuisine). The atmosphere was fun and very comfortable. The server was very knowledgeable and we loved the fact that she was Senegalese herself (this helped us to get the whole Senegalese food experience).We ordered from the prix-fixe menus. Everything we ordered and ate was DELICIOUS! We ordered fried plantains (Aloko), prawns with red cayenne pepper sauce and pita bread, Seafood Coco and Niebe Thies, and finished with Banana Flambe dessert. We will definitely come back much more often!
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Something for everyone
I was happy to see that we could get tofu with many of the entrees. It's not easy to accommodate a vegan and 3 carnivores! The food was delicious, but the portions could have been bigger. The service was good, though the server forgot about my sister's beer. (She apologized and quickly brought it out when I asked about it). We didn't stay for dancing, but I've heard it's a fun spot for dancing to African music of all sorts. It has a lot of character and is close to public transportation. Check it out!
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lots of fun and delicious food
We enjoyed our evening of Sengalese food & lively dancing. The waitpeople were friendly and gave us prompt service. We would definitely recommend this restaurant to those who want an excellent exotic meal with lots of musical energy as a backdrop.
7/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
Good selection for appetizers and helpful wait staff
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Such a Happening Spot
Lively, adorable, affordable & surprisingly good food & cocktails -- our 22-year-old daughter was vowing to come back w/boatloads of friends, and this was BEFORE the music started!
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great cheap eats
I went to Bissap Baobab once about 7 years ago when they were in their old location, and decided to try it again when I had friends visiting form out of town. It is really a great little restaurant, and the food is as good as I remember it being. The decor and atmosphere are fun too. Plus, it's so reasonably priced. My only issue was, I booked with opentable, and the restaurant put me down as a no-show (which really annoyed me). It took me a few days to get it sorted with open table, and I had to send them a copy of my receipt to prove that I had actually dined there. Not Open Table's fault, it's on the restaurant, which is why I marked service as 'Fair'.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Awesome birthday party!
What a hidden gem! We went to the restaurant for a birthday celebration and definitely picked the right place. They made it a very special experience and even gave us a FREE pither of cocktails for the occasion! Definitely an amazing find!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
LOVED the food!
Noise level was high, definitely will add to our rotation list. Thanks!
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is such a great find! Located in San Francisco's Mission District, Bissap Baobab is an authentic Sengalese restaurant offering unique drink selections, unique food choices and a vibrant social scene. The food here has a great palate of flavors, blend tastes of tamarind and ginger with red curries and peanut sauce. The food is very flavorful. The drinks offer a unique taste as well. You don't often find tamarind or giner in your cocktails, but when you do, it's a great experience. I would highly recommend this place for a girls night or even a night of people watching in the mission It will appeal to all types.
I recommend the Mafe (chicken with couscous and peanut sauce) and the cranberry, tamarind and vodka cockatail.
8/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
It is a fun place to have a casual meal. The food was very tasty and not very expensive. Save room for desert.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Simply Delicious! The plantains
Simply Delicious! The plantains were perfect. Every dish was tasty without being overdone. Highly recommend this little gem.
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Unexpected in a good way
We really enjoyed dinner here. 1st time eating Senegalese food so asked lots of questions and tried small plates of lots of things to experience as much as possible. Plantains and yogurt was totally not what we expected, but we would have taken a gallon of the yogurt sauce to go if available.
Liked the curry and the shrimp special. FIsh was a little fishy, but other flavors good.
Really enjoyed the experience. Wait staff was super friendly and made the meal.
We'll definitely go back.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
first time I tried Senegalese food and I was impressed. The seafood curry was tasty and the bananas flambe was incredible!
and all at a great price..thanks to the bloomspot deal
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food in a fun atmosphere!
The food was exceelent and very reasonably priced. I cant say enough good things about their homemade black-eyed-pea tofu, it was fantastic! The music is a little loud, but it is good music and fits the atmosphere. Definitely a place I want to go back to to go dancing!
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed the Experience
First of all the staff was excellent. From the bar tender to the server to the person cleaning the windows. I have never had west african food and was pleasantly surprised. I loved the spicy shrimp appetizer, which can also be ordered as an entree. I also enjoyed the traditional chicken dish with rice. The server suggested it. The drinks were also different and tasty. I would go back!
10/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great food with unique flavors in a vibrant setting, usually with live music/dancing.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Amazing food, wonderful atmosphere, random location. This place has superb food from Senegal and every time my husband and I go here, we are always satisfied. The main server there is excellent as well!
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Well my husband and I was a bit over dressed, and that was the only thing that was wrong, all else was simply, surprisingly great!!! Pleasant staff, well made drinks, food was fantastically tasting, and extremely friendly ora. definitely plan to go back with friends!
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food and service in a funky and fun setting! If you're looking for something besides the usual slab-o-meat and spuds, this is the place!
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM