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For 2
Date
Sat, 2/17
Time
10:00 PM
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Bissap and Little Baobab

4.2
295 reviews
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$30 and under
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African
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
  • Live Music
Our name is a tribute to the meaningful symbol of life, community, and culture in Africa -- the Baobab tree, Bissap Baobab San Francisco has been an institution in the heart of the vibrant Mission district for almost 20 years.
We bring the savors and succulent flavors of Senegal to your table with traditional Senegalese cuisine and West African-California fusion specialties. Choose from a full range of gourmet African dishes, including avocat creole, tropical salad, yassa, made, and ceebu. Then wash it all down with one of our homemade juices: hibiscus, tamarind, ginger, or our signature cocktails made with our homemade juices: Tatu, Toni, etc.
We offer HAPPY-HOUR Tuesday to Sunday 5:30pm to 7pm and dinner is served from 5:30pm to 10pm. More than just a restaurant, Bissap Baobab Village is a community center, with a laid back, yet distinctly cosmopolitan, worldly vibe which upholds the concept of an African village.





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Private dining
Dining Style
Home Style
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Cuisines
African, Seafood, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Mon-Fri: 11am -2:00pm
Dinner: Tues- Sunday: 5:30 PM - 9:30PM
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Phone number
(415) 826-9287
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Catering
We love large parties and are happy to cater any on site event! We are offering 3 different proposals from ($25/pers.-with 2 entrees and 2 appetizers), ($35/pers-2 appetizers and 3 entrees with one cocktail), and ($45/pers.- all of the above + live performance). We can take seatings up to 50 persons.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Mission & Capp
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Parking details
There is a large parking lot on Mission Street between 19th and 20th streets.
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Public transit
We are located between 16th Street and 24th Street BART stations. The 14 and 49 run on Mission Street and stop at 19th Street.
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Entertainment
Bissap Baobab Village has a fantastic line-up featuring local dancers and musicians. Please check our website for the most up to date events.
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Special events & promotions
If you are interested in holding an event at Bissap and Little Baobab, please contact our Events Manager at for a quote on venue rental, catering, etc.- eventinfo@bissapbaobab.com
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Our 2 rooms can accommodate intimate celebrations with family and friends or larger events, at any time : birthday parties / bachelorette parties / corporate parties / film screenings / wedding celebrations/ concerts / dance performances / rehearsals/ etc...

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What 295 People Are Saying
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4.2  based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.2
service
4.0
ambience
4.1
value
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Bill 
1.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

This restaurant did not take the reservation seriously. We showed up on time to be told they had just had a lot of walk ins and they could not accommodate us for 20-30 minutes. The Maitre D seemed to have no concept of what a reservation meant to us as diners who had made a special journey to this restaurant and arrived on time. He told us that Friday and Saturdays were busy and this meant the night we were there (Saturday) was a bad night to make a reservation??? We waited about 45 minutes at the bar and after checking in with him a few times it was clear he really could not reliably tell us when we could eat as it kept being "about 20 minutes". So we left to find another restaurant. We were disappointed as we had specially bought an out of town visitor to try it. The food etc may be good (we'll never know) but I recommend you definitely do not bother with an Opentable reservation as it means nothing at this place.

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AmandaL 
1.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Don't bother on Flamenco night.

I made a reservation for 7:15. Flamenco performance starts at 7:30. I received a confirmation phone call, day of.

Arrived at 7:15 and the host apologized and said it was at 45 minute wait, standing only, and they'd put us in the far back separate room from the dancing. He pointed at another group he said also made also 7:15 reservation and there were no tables for them either. They were dressed up very fancy, must have been a special night for them.

We left. While we were sitting down at another restaurant, we saw the other group walk by. Guess they never got a table either.

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MariaG 
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Food, atmosphere, service were top notch. Great location😁, near bart. Thoroughly enjoyed myself.

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Smudge (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

I love Bissap Baobab...one of my favorites in SF. I have been coming here for almost 25 years, from one location to the next, and the food just keeps getting better. It is my favorite restaurant to take out of town guests for something a bit different; they have all loved it. I have been to Senegal...and when I am at Bissap, I almost feel like I am in Senegal again. I like the atmosphere, the music, the service, the food, and especially the unusual and delicious cocktails. My favorite food items are the red curry shrimp appetizer, yassa or dibi fish and coconut curry with shrimp. My favorite cocktails are Sedem, Manifique, and Tooni (ginger margarita). The happy hour special menu is a great deal: cocktail, appetizer and entree for $20. The SF place turns into a dance club at 10 on Wed, Fri and Sat nights.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

The food was wonderful and interesting, the ambiance is great... It is convivial. Pretty much everything you want for casual dinner.

Special thanks to the manager and staff there, who were extremely helpful/accommodating when i left my bag there.... Honest and friendly.

Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

Always an excellent time! Went for a birthday celebration!

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Erink (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

Very friendly, African Music...a great place to go dancing!

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Jacques (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on December 26, 2017

I wouldn't know how the restaurant is. It was closed when we got there at the appointed time of our OpenTable reservation. The lights were off, doors locked, chairs on the tables, and a motorcycle parked inside.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on December 26, 2017

Well we made a reservation for the 26th and then showed up...and the restaurant was closed. So, yes, we were just a bit unimpressed. Nothing either online or through their phone (and definitely not through Open Table) indicated they would be closed.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on November 28, 2017

Came with my fiancé for a weeknight dinner. We each got the happy hour dinner special: $20 for 1 house cocktail, appetizer, and entree. Our food was delicious, perfect proportions, and good service. Most of the building is a bar/ dance floor. There is a sit down area with tables and great ambiance.
First time trying black eyed pea cakes- and I’m hooked. Looking forward to my next meal here.

Would be a great place for a work happy hour.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on November 15, 2017

Brilliant and authentic food and drinks. Servers were polite, helpful and adaptable to our seating arrangements. Hope to stay for the night events/ nightlife next time

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on November 11, 2017

We had to wait for our table more than 15 min and then we were not able to order our food because the kitchen closed.

But thanks to the food runner we have some thing to eat. Not excatly what we ordered but still delicious.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on October 21, 2017

The food was great but chairs were hot very comfortable and the menus were sticky.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on September 26, 2017

This is a fun place -- great comfortable atmosphere, really friendly service and creative and unusual food. We were there on a week night so it was quiet. I look forward to returning on a weekend when there is live music.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on August 25, 2017

I moderated a meet up for " black girls on the marina" the ladies loved it. The food was fantastic. I just love this place!

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