Yebo
Yebo

Yebo

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Phone: (404) 467-4988
  • Hours of Operation:
    Daily Hours: Monday: 11:30am - 10:00pm, Tuesday -Thursday: 11:30am - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 11:30am - 12:00am, Sunday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Global, International, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Jorge Ortiz
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Live Acoustic Sets.

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Valet also provided.
A word from Yebo
Yebo is the newest restaurant creation from Restaurateur Justin Anthony. Taking cues from its sister restaurant, 10 Degrees South, Yebo specializes in South African Tapas,and is a unique offering to Phipps Plaza and the Buckhead area. The vibe is hip and sophisticated while the decor screams safari chic!
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerLate Night Find
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Yebo reviews from OpenTable diners
47 reviews since July 30, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelEnergetic
96% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (30)hot spot (26)vibrant bar scene (20)romantic (20)good for groups (17)great for outdoor dining (17)late-night find (16)notable wine list (14)special occasion (14)neighborhood gem (12)great for lunch (8)scenic view (2)great for brunch (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Yes!
    JMLJ
    Dined on 11/5/2014
    Good food. Good for sharing as well! Worth the trip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful Date Night Spot
    Run2EatInCollegePark
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Had plans to see a movie at Phipps and we took the opportunity to check out Yebo. Really enjoyed the meal and loved the selection of South African wines. We tried several things, but I particularly liked the Georgia Shrimp and Grits for its combination of excellent flavors and beautiful presentation. The Ostrich Ragu was excellent as well. There was plenty going on in a small space and it was a bit energetic due to the Georgia/Florida football game, but it was still easy for us to have our own private conversation. The service was very attentive and our server made great recommendations. I think this is a great place to go for a nice meal before or after a movie.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Dinner
    brooklynnsebastian
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Celebrating a good friend's bday. Food and drinks were awesome. I'll definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for food and fun!!!!
    fun2night
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Great place for food, drinks and fun especially on Friday night!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    The servers are knowledgeable and attentive. Great service and the food is delicious - seasoned well and unique combination of food. Loved it and will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing and innovative food
    AveryRanchFoodieVIP
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    The traditional South African bobotie was delicious, as was the Fried Chicken (served with the yummiest Bacon Collared Greens I have ever tasted). I've never thought of South Africa in terms of cuisine before, but am looking forward to sampling more of what their food Has to offer via this place!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience. I'll be back.
    DiningDuo
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Great atmosphere. Great selection of wines. Great food. The mac and cheese is a must try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Taste of South Africa
    WouldRatherNotCook
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    Loved the red bean hummus and I thoroughly enjoyed the mac & cheese. My friends devoured their french fries with truffle oil and their shrimp & grits. The service is very nice and Yebo has a TON great wines.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A must try!
    Melymel
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Everything about Yebo is enjoyable. Awesome food and great service. We had the Ostrich sliders and mussels, both we're amazing. The lava cake is great for dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Subpar food, average service
    QualityPlease
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Great location, but eh food. We tried several recommended items: lamb was cook to a good temperature, but was nothing special...kind of lifeless and limp. Fried chicken was dry and plopped on an otherwise tasty corn puree. Eh. Shrimp dish with polenta-type side was just not good. Shrimp did not taste fresh and sauce was just ok. Even popcorn was subpar...popcorn! I wish it was better.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent
    AnonymousVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    My favorite neighborhood spot. Excellent food and service. You never know who you will see when dining at Yebo.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Amazing.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    By far one of my favorite restaurants in Buckhead. The lobster couscous and mussels keep me coming back for more! And, the live music on Fridays and Saturdays is a great touch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great tapas
    LisatVIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    The perfect hit before a movie our shopping. The tapas is Wonderful. We did not have wine this time but try the Ernie Els Big Easy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yeah bo!
    ErvingVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Yes, indeed! If you haven't tried South African food yet, or are just dying for ostrich, this is the place to go. Live music Friday nights and a great crowd.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014VIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    This spot offers a unique element for an evening experience. I enjoyed the music and food. Good times!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 32 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 30, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.5
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 131 reviews are from the Yebo reviews archive.
  • Seafood Bunny Chow
    MsNomNom
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The seafood bunny chow was not lacking in any category! I barely finished my meal, it was just great! The sauce was very rich and there was (almost) an even amount of seafood; their could have been a bit more shrimp but hey! I would definitely come back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Rude, snippy service; obnoxious
    OTPDinerVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    A friend wanted a good place for a group of girlfriends and I picked Yebo, having been before. I recalled a pretty good menu and super-convenient location. The food's still pretty good, the location is still convenient, but I will never go here again and urge you all to avoid it. It's a smallish place and yet someone thought it would be a good idea to have a LOUD live musician wailing away on Eric Clapton's greatest hits (no offense Eric). The musician actually was very talented but would have been better suited to Chastain Park, not a small enclosed restaurant where people might actually want to talk. I asked if the music could be lower and the waiter sneered, then maintained a rude, snippy, unpleasant attitude - ruining our night.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First Time
    trureview
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Had a small group from work try it out and were pleasantly surprised. Server was excellent, food was delicious, and they had a one person acoustic player that did a great job. Overall a great experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Great popcorn! Seriously, great popcorn. Interesting menu.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    Gagan
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    I love Yebo! Have been plenty of times and it's amazing food! Everything from there truffle fries to the seafood bread bowl! It's all delicious and great house music!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    I did not feel this was South African fusion; not with popcorn, fries, and tacos. Most of the food was alright but not innovative. Service was ok.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great for after work drinks
    brjw
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    I had drinks with a client after work one day. Great service, nice ambiance, not too loud. Shared some small plates and had some nice cocktails. Very convenient with the valet just outside the front door of the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great spot for lunch
    Foodexplorer
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Awesome Bread bowls! Will go back for more dishes.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not South African
    R1M1VIP
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    The food was good, however I would not classify it as South African food. Most of the food is southern cuisine with South African names. They should name the restaurant something else and classify it as something else. If you want South African food go to 10 Degrees South.
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  • Great hot spot!Highly recommend it!
    strawberryapple
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Loved both of my visits to Yebo! Both visits were on the weekend...Friday and Saturday nights. The first time was a date and the second time a girls' night out. Small plates, good drinks, attractive people.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great little find!
    AshFoodieVIP
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Yebo is a very fun, trendy tapas restaurant at Phipps Plaza. While labeled "tapas," most of the small plates could suffice for one's entire meal, although it is more fun to order a couple of items and share them all. You must try the pop corn (don't underestimate this treat!), mac-n-cheese, prime rib and fry sandwich, and the salmon... just a few of my favorites.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A very nice find!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    We enjoyed our experience very much! Our server, Liz, was very helpful and did a fantastic job! There was also very nice live singing and acoustic guitar. I definitely recommend this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food but too noisy
    TinaVIP
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Food quality and service was excellent. My only complaint is that the noise level is too loud for such a small space. There was a dj on fri evening and so loud that we couldn't event talk with one another. The space is very intimate but the noise level killed the ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yebo sassy and classy
    Tealtalk
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I met a new friend and we both enjoyed the dining experience on Mothers Day. Anthony was on Mic and guitar. His raspy vocals sealed the deal! Wonderful spot.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LOVE YEBO!
    eatdrinkbemerry3737VIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Original menu with a great vibe. Food and drinks are outstanding!! Do not miss the Yebo Zulu cocktail this summer.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Couldn't have gone better
    Wilson
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    From management, owners, to service staff - everyone treated us like we were VIPs dining with them. The food was incredible and the atmosphere made my first date perfect
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • tonyaVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    The mussels are absolutely amazing! It comes with toast that has pieces of bacon in it, absolutely great! The bobotie is great! It is seasoned very well. The service was great, very friendly. I love Yebo! I recommend everyone try it.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We'll go back
    Amocomer
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Our first experience at this restaurant, and a very good one. Amongst the four of us, we had 7or 8 small plates which we shared, and all were delicious. No matter what, be sure to try the Mac and Cheese - it's so delicious it's decadent. The African flair ini some of the dishes was delicious. There is enough variety in the menu choices to satisfy any palate. We enjoyed it immensely and will return.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • YEBO- first time visit- what a gem!
    OTPgirl
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Had heard great things about the place- so we had to try Yebo! it was wonderful!! We loved the food!! the drinks were divine and the service was good! Atmosphere was cool- crowd was a great mix of culture! Definitely will return soon for more good times!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love this place
    Shoeslosce
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Awesomeness sums it up. Food is great, drinks are great, service is great. My fave is greens and fried chicken bites.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Small Plates, Great!
    UpisDownVIP
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    Ther's a joy in getting a smorgasbord of different kinds of food and Yebo delivers. We sampled over 5 plates not including dessert, and each one was great. I highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great find!
    ATLFoodieVIP
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Who would have thought there would be such a great resturant at the mall!! Loved the food and the cocktails! The curry is amazing. We went before a movie and it was all of ours first dining at Yebo and we all loved it! Can't wait to go back! Try the popcorn with drinks and while you decide what else to eat
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent food
    cybeline
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Great place, food was excellent! Noise level very high but we didn't mind. Also great cocktails.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too High Noise Level
    RobboVIP
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Big part of dinner is being able to talk to those you are with! Otherwise good.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chic Cocktail/Dinner Option
    Prisonrat
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    Yebo was an enjoyable experience at a reasonable Buckhead price. The food was tasty and moderately different with a South African flare. I loved the ostrich sliders and some of the other great different apps. The decor is simple and chic with a nice Buckhead social scene. Check it out!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate