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About Bissap and Little Baobab

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.





3372 19th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110
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Dining Style:
Home Style

Cuisines:
African, Seafood, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Mon-Fri: 11am -2:00pm
Dinner: Tues- Sunday: 5:30 PM - 9:30PM

Cross Street:
Mission & Capp

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 826-9287

Website:
http://www.bissapbaobab.com/

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.

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.

Parking Details:
There is a large parking lot on Mission Street between 19th and 20th streets.

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.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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

Specials

Happy Hour Special!
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Happy Hour Special!
Happy Hour Special!
Happy Hour Special!

Specials

Happy Hour Special!
Details

50% off 1 Beer, and 1 order of Wings!

Terms and Conditions: Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 20 People

Starts: October 25, 2017

Ends: April 25, 2018

Availability: Fri-Sat 4:00PM-7:00PM

Happy Hour Special!
Details

$7 - 1 Beer and 1 Shot of your choice!

Terms and Conditions: Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 20 People

Starts: October 25, 2017

Ends: April 25, 2018

Availability: Thu 5:00PM-7:00PM

Happy Hour Special!
Details

Buy one of our delicious 12" Pizzas and get 1 free!

Terms and Conditions: Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 20 People

Starts: October 25, 2017

Ends: April 25, 2018

Availability: Wed 5:00PM-7:00PM

Happy Hour Special!
Details

Taco Tuesday! Buy 1 Baobab Taco, get one free!

Terms and Conditions: Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 20 People

Starts: October 25, 2017

Ends: April 25, 2018

Availability: Tue 5:00PM-7:00PM

Happy Hour Special!
Details

Come in to cheer on your favorite team, and get 50% off all pizza slices!

Terms and Conditions: Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 20 People

Starts: October 25, 2017

Ends: April 25, 2018

Availability: Sun 4:00PM-7:00PM

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...

Bissap and Little Baobab Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.6

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (7)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Fun (4)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Live Music (4)
Authentic (3)
Fit for Foodies (3)
People Watching (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Healthy (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Spicy (2)
Good for Groups (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Cozy (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Good for a Date (1)
Great Beer (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Vegan (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
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·Dined on November 29, 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.

Tags: Authentic, Happy Hour, Good Vegetarian Options, Quick Bite, Live Music, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, People Watching, Casual, Fun, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 16, 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

Tags: Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quick Bite, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Special Occasion, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Great Beer, Tasting Menu, Fun, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find
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·Dined on November 12, 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.

Tags: Live Music
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 27, 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.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on August 26, 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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·Dined on August 25, 2017

delicious food, attentive staff, great place to enjoy live music

Tags: Spicy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Casual, People Watching, Live Music, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Fun
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 (Detroit)·Dined on July 30, 2017

I love this place! The food is excellent, that's coming from a Senegalese :-) the music is great and the service is warm and professional (Teranga - You'll feel welcomed). Enjoy!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 28, 2017

I really liked Bissap and Little Baobab in Oakland, so was eager to try the original. Exceeded expectations -- a total gem. The food was really fantastic and the ambiance complements the experience. Service is friendly and very casual -- I got there in a rush, so it took me a little time to settle into the more laid back vibe. Definitely coming back.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Cheerful and friendly authentic Senegalese home cooking in the Mission District. Lots of fun, good cooking, and great prices. Live music many nights of the week.

Tags: Comfort Food, Spicy, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Fun, Live Music, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Kid-friendly, People Watching, Bar Seating, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Un lugar sencillo, con una decoración bastante pobre. Definitivamente para cenas casuales con amigos. El ambiente es joven y desenfadado. El menú es sencillo y los platos son correctos. Las porciones están muy bien medidas, pero si tienes bien de hambre, un entrante será necesario. Los cocktails de dejan tomar bien pero dado la relevancia que tienen en el menú y función esperaría más. Una vez la cena termina se retiran las mesas y comienza la fiesta.

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 1, 2017

I've lived in the neighborhood for 18 years, as long as Bissap and Little Baobab has been in this location, and I had never been here! We took my daughter here for her 21st birthday, which happened to also be the owner's 94-year-old mother 's birthday. The ambience couldn't have been warmer and more friendly--everyone from the wait staff to the owner himself came by our table to chat. We even got a piece of the birthday cake. The cocktails and food were delicious.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Nice, charming place with good food, friendly staff and late evening dancing. It has a very lively atmosphere, with an international crowd. Will surely come back!

Tags: Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on June 14, 2017

One of the loveliest evenings I've spent in a restaurant. The staff ambiance and overall experience was lovely.

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 (Denver)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Great comfort food. We had a large party of 12 for a birthday and the staff was really great and accomodating

Tags: Fun, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 9, 2017

I've been coming for decades and it's always a hip fun yummy experience with the love, soul and depth of a well run family business. I've lost count of how many times I've danced and celebrated my birthday there. Hope to do so for decades more.

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, Live Sports, People Watching, Authentic, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 22, 2017

Bissap Baobab was a uniquely lovely experience. Came here for a vegetarian friend's birthday, and there were many delicious options, and also the options to add meat or seafood. Love the ambiance, hipster and cute. We tried many of the cocktails and they were all delicious! Happy hour prices were a fantastic value. We're coming back next time for the dancing because we've heard it's great here too!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Delicious, interesting food. It was a bit annoying that we were seated at a mini table at knee level with little stools (my boyfriend is 6'4", so this was particularly uncomfortable for him) when there were multiple real-sized tables that were clearly being reserved for larger groups, but remained empty the entire time we were there. Service overall was mediocre at best.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 10, 2017

Delicious Senegalese cuisine in a fun, vibrant atmosphere - stay for dancing, great for groups!

Tags: Hot Spot, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Food was outstanding. I started with spinach Pastelles and had the Niebe Thies with chicken. The staff was both helpful and attentive. My experience was amazing, I will be back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 28, 2017

We always have a great time here. I have been going here for 20 years, and it still fulfills my soul.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Live Music, Worth the Drive, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Great service from staff, beautiful ambiance, and bomb food. Definitely coming back!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Fun place to have drinks and dinner

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2017

I bring small groups of students here and the service is always accommodating and patient! The food is amazing- even teenagers clean their plates!!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Live Music, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Great place. Good food, and really good service. We visited in a large group, and I was a little worried that the kids may have a hard time due to space. But it was perfect. We will definitely visit again, and I highly recommend.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 16, 2016

We were a group of 10 and they set our table next to the stage - so half of the people were sitting on the stage 😂

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 13, 2016

Been coming here for 15+ years, for big dinner parties, catered events, small groups, solo, but this is the first time that the food was simply horrible in presentation and temperature. Couscous was room temperature...not even warm. The chicken was so shriveled and dried, as in over cooked. Simply pitiful. We were too hungry to send it back and reorder.

Our server was excellent, prompt, super kind and attentive without being overly attentive or intrusive.

I was shocked at how poor the food was this time.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 9, 2016

Great place with wonderful vibe, friendly, outstanding service. Food tasty....not expensive.
and the Music wonderful.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Spicy, Outstanding Value
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2016

For two years now, Bissap Baobab has been one of my favorite places, the world over - you really become part of a global family here. This year, I brought my graduate school friends here for our holiday dinner and, as anticipated, it was the perfect venue for our party of 9. Huge, huge thanks to Marco and the Bissap Baobab crew for always hosting me with compassion and joy!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Groups
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2016

Awesome experience all around!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 9, 2016

The food was pretty tasty. We ordered the fried plantains as a starter and shared the lamb yassa and the signature shrimp dish. The Yassa was very tasty. We then split the banana foster dessert that was ahhmazing! The service was okay. There was a large party in the restaurant, it was hot and there isn't a lot of circulation. We used the yelp deal.

Tags: Casual, Gluten Free Options
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 28, 2016

we actually were turned away bc they flip the dining room to a dance floor at night. i think that you shouldn't be allowed to make an open table res here at this time since it really wasnt realistic to have the reservation. i wasnt too upset, there are tons of other restaurants around so we just went somewhere else. have yet to try the place yet but will come back earlier!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2016

Lively environment. Great for groups and the live music is a great plus.

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 (London)·Dined on October 15, 2016

Delicious! Really great vibe, delicious food, strong cocktails and the restaurant turns into a party after dinner!

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Fun, Special Occasion, Authentic, Late-night Find, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2016

It was a great experience even though we had a pretty large group. Food is pretty good and reasonably priced as well. Coconut rum is the best!!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 1, 2016

Took 20 friends there for a birthday dinner and the experience was amazing. The process of booking and confirming the reservation was seamless and I had no trouble whatsoever.

During dinner, we got gracious services and all our questions and inquiries were handled well.

Stayed for the party afterwards and had an amazing time. Thanks :-)

Tags: Healthy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 26, 2016

We had a great diner followed by good dancing. It is totally worth it

Tags: Casual, Hot Spot, Fun, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 16, 2016

totally great! Our family met there with a friend -- everything was great. Very pleasant waiter. Only suggestion -- a little more food per serving. I tend to eat little, and I easily finished off my entire plate...a person with a bigger appetite might need to order two entrees.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 12, 2016

The food is delicious, and not really similar to anything else in the city. Closest flavors might be from Persian places. The atmosphere is lively, but a bit loud for conversation. We came out to about $25 a person (some people had drinks). The menu accommodates vegans, and they have interesting drinks for sober folks as well.

They sat us without waiting for the whole group, which was very helpful.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 29, 2016

Loved the food, and great hospitality from our waitress.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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