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Gumbo Ya-Ya New Orleans

4.2
4.2
37 Reviews
$30 and under
Creole / Cajun / Southern

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 Chicken and Sausage and Seafood and Okra gumbo or, if you’re not in the mood for gumbo (and there may be a time) we have several other stick to your ribs entrees, fried seafood platters, AMAZING sandwiches and Po’ Boys for your pleasure. Add in amazing cocktails, 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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Booked 3 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Creole / Cajun / Southern, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch
    Fri–Sun 10:00 am–4:00 pm
    Dinner
    Fri–Sun 4:00 pm–7:45 pm

  • Phone number

    (504) 291-8600

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

Menu

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What 37 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A great place! Byron was an outstanding server. He was attentive, informative and very entertaining. We sat outside and ordered breakfast meals, cheese grits with shrimp, and bottomless mimosas. Everything was delicious and the atmosphere was perfect for our Saturday lunch/brunch.

    Gumbo Ya-Ya New OrleansResponded on November 21, 2021

    Thank you for dining with us and we are tickled that you enjoyed our offerings. Byron is a great server and we are happy to have him. So happy are we your experience was positive and that you kindly shared your thoughts. Come join us next time you're in the neighborhood.

  2. E

    Eanubian

    Detroit

    8 reviews

    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2021

    overall2food3service2ambience2

    We were the only diners in the house. The editor who was supposed to serve us was asleep at a back table so the bartender stepped up to do double duty. She was great! Drinks were good, food was fairly good - the small sampler plate was a great choice; red beans & rice, shrimp & grits & etoufee

    Gumbo Ya-Ya New OrleansResponded on October 24, 2021

    Thank you for your time and review. We strive to be better than the experience provided.

  3. e

    elainev

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very quiet please stop by these place is very cute Food was amazing!!!! Service was nice and quick Friendly server

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Very loud in the dining area. Our server got both our meals wrong and the food runner ended up correcting it. While the items were corrected everything came out cold. The only good thing about our brunch was the bottomless mimosas. Our food was served and the server took a very long time to come back and check on us to give us ketchup hot sauce and jelly. The gumbo and jambalaya was pretty bland compared to others in the area. Overall I wouldn’t recommend and won’t be coming back.

    Gumbo Ya-Ya New OrleansResponded on August 12, 2021

    We are terribly sorry to hear about your experience with us. We are truly embarrassed to hear about the quality of your experience. If you’re ever in the area again, we would love the opportunity to earn your trust back as our guest. Please reach out to us at the restaurant at your earliest convenience.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Experience was lovely! I loved everything the food the people just everything! Highly recommend! Anddddd no wait on a Saturday!

    Gumbo Ya-Ya New OrleansResponded on August 12, 2021

    Thank you for taking time to let us know about your experience! We are truly excited to have you dine in with us again soon!

  6. KR

    KRob

    Houston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great food and great service. Not many people were there as We went for an 830 breakfast. I don’t know if this is a hidden gem or if it was just too early for most. Will definitely visit again!

    Gumbo Ya-Ya New OrleansResponded on August 12, 2021

    Thank you for taking time to let us know about your experience! We are truly excited to have you dine in with us again soon!

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Said it was open but it was closed when we arrived on time. Since it was closed nobody could cancel the reservation and we couldnt book anywhere else. So we had to go get delivery. Thanks for that.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2020

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    We had a reservation at 7:30. We showed up at 7:40. They said they were closing and couldn’t seat us. Why offer seating at 7:30 and 8:00 if you close at 8???

  9. AB

    AmandaB

    Mobile

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2020

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    Thought it would be cute for a wedding brunch spot, instead was more like a Waffle House that served alcohol in a mall...definitely not worth the money

  10. JC

    JimC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2020

    overall2food2service1ambience2

    Food was not served hot; waitress barely spoke to us other than taking order.

  11. R

    Rita

    Exclusive

    7 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Terrible experience. They gave us a reservation for 7:45pm and since we arrived everyone was rushing us because they closed at 8pm. It only got worse as we sat down and immediately were asked for order,’again because “we close at 8pm”. We proceeded to quickly order and the rudeness continued . Not to mention that the food was mediocre at best. Very disappointed with the entire experience and the rudeness of our waiter and lack of support from management .

  12. NS

    NathalieS

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2019

    overall2food2service1ambience1

    We waited to be seated in an half empty restaurant. The food was blend, the atmosphere even worst and the service was non existant. Maybe we had high expectations.

  13. M

    Mavis

    Philadelphia

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    This is a great place! We came back the next night too! They serve a breakfast all day in addition to NOLA classic dishes! Service was friendly and they have a nice outside eating area too. I could see this place getting packed and being a bit loud, but when we were there, it was half full and a lively noise level. We will be back on our next trip!

  14. SM

    SusanM

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2019

    overall3food3service2ambience3

    Nice sitting outside

  15. VW

    VirginiaW

    Memphis/West TN

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4

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

  16. AO

    AshleyO

    Nashville

    19 reviews

    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2019

    overall3food3service1ambience2

    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!

  17. ST

    STLCardsFan

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience2

    Great burgers!

  18. M

    Moncheree

    Dallas

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved the variety of gumbos

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2019

    overall3food2service4ambience4

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

  20. JD

    JadeD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2019

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    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.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2019

    overall3food3service1ambience1

    Very poor service

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 8, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was great and wonderful customer service.

  23. JH

    JewelH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5

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

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and service!

  25. DO

    DonnellaO

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2019

    overall2food3service2ambience1

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

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2019

    overall5food5service3ambience5

    Food was amazing

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved my breakfast there! I’ll be back!

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    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.

  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    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.

  32. IS

    InnaS

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2019

    overall2food3service1ambience1

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

  33. KF

    KarlaF

    Houston

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2019

    overall2food1service3ambience2

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

  34. FR

    FoodieRouge

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  35. LW

    LindsayW

    Unspecified

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2019

    overall3food3service5ambience3

    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.

  36. JM

    JefferyM

    Sacramento

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2019

    overall3food3service5ambience1

    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!

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Gumbo Ya-Ya New Orleans is rated 4.2 stars by 37 OpenTable diners

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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Booked 3 times today
Google Map for Gumbo Ya-Ya New Orleans

600 Decatur Street Jax Brewery New Orleans, LA 70130

  • Cross street

    Decatur Street

  • Neighborhood

    French Quarter

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch
    Fri–Sun 10:00 am–4:00 pm
    Dinner
    Fri–Sun 4:00 pm–7:45 pm

  • Cuisines

    Creole / Cajun / Southern, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

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