Gumbo Ya-Ya New Orleans

3.8
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$30 and under
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Creole / Cajun / Southern

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Afternoon Tea
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Gumbo is a New Orleans staple and here at Gumbo YaYa we’ve taken gumbo to an art form. Our location in the historic Jax Brewery building serves the very best of this Louisiana concoction along with a host of other culinary delights sure to please every palette.

Let’s start at the very beginning – our crafted Gumbos. Our namesake Gumbo YaYa is a mixture of gulf shrimp, oyster blue crab, chicken and andouille sausage. Choose from other scrumptious recipes like our 7-steak gumbo, Seafood and Okra gumbo, Duck and Andouille sausage and much more or, if you’re not in the mood for gumbo (and there may be a time) we have several other soups to choose from.

But Gumbo is just the beginning. Stick to your ribs entrees, Fried Seafood platters, AMAZING sandwiches and Po’ Boys are there for your pleasure. Add in amazing, down-home sides, a robust kids menu and desserts, desserts and more desserts and this will be the ONLY place you’ll want to stop
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VW
Memphis
21 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food in a very comfortable and clean new space. The red beans rice are phenomenal!

AO
Nashville
17 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 2

The service was horrible. We sat for 13 minutes before anyone even looked at us. Finally the hostess (the best hostess and the only reason I didn't rate this a 1 over all) hunted down our server and ordered us our beverages. The Gumbo was so-so, lukewarm and the alligator was cold. The Crawfish Benedict was good and so were the mimosas. Our server never came to bus our table as our apps and meals piled up. Finally we moved outside to finish our drinks and that is when the chef came out to say hello, the hostess cheerfully chatted with us and we enjoyed people watching on the patio. That was the best part of the meal!

ST
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 2

Great burgers!

OT
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Pleasant, casual ambiance. Hostess was welcoming and attentive. Meals were average, jambalaya lacked that Cajun flavor and chicken was rubbery.

JD
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was great... restaurant seemed a bit understaffed so it took a while to be seated by hostess despite having a reservation, but our server was great and attentive. Overall, our group of 12 had a great experience! Thank you.

OT
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 1

Very poor service

OT
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great and wonderful customer service.

JH
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed the experience overall. I just wished for more spice in the entrees offered.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service!

DO
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

Service was non existent and food was okay, could have been more authentic

OT
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was amazing

OT
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed the gumbo. So glad we stopped by and found this place! Server was so nice. Very good southern hospitality.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved my breakfast there! I’ll be back!

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was looking for some great gumbo and this place really did have awesome gumbo.
The gumbo ya-ya was delicious and the crescent city salad was amazing too.
Great service and great food, you can’t go wrong with this place.

OT
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the 2nd time I ate here. Both times we really enjoyed the place! Great food and service!!

OT
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience from beginning to end. They have patio or inside dining. We chose the patio. Great for people watching. Our server, LaLa, was efficient and informative. We ordered the bottomless mimosas and the Gumbo Sampler. My friend ordered off their all-day breakfast menu. Both were phenomenal. The manager gave us recommendations for the evening. We will definitely be back.

IS
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

Did not like the service at all! Food was ok but definetely could've been better comparing to other delicious restaurants in New Orleans.

KF
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

Mediocre food. The gumbo moved it up to 2 stars, but that is it!

FR
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Was surprised mire people weren’t there!

LM
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Our service here was wonderful! My riverbend Benedict had all the creole flavors I was looking for; however my poached eggs were cooked all the way through. The Cajun Bloody Mary had good flavor but was not anything special. If you go I would recommend sitting outside for a better atmosphere.

JM
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 1

The hostess thought she was doing us a favor by sitting us down. Table was a little dirty and the hostess moved a chair from another table and slammed it into my wife’s chair. Said nothing and then left the chair in the aisle. She had a bad attitude!

OT
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice little place near the river. Could hear the riverboats... Food was quick and service was really nice.. Thank you