Youma African Cuisine

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$30 and under
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African cuisine just open in the heart of the University City serving Halal and authentic African food
What 15 People Are Saying
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2.8
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1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Youma African Cuisine doesn't even exist anymore. I went and it was clear that the restaurant was out of business.

AB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Restaurant closed by city for code violations!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Restaurant is closed down. Remove from open table

D
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The food is really good. The space is a bit seedy but some restaurants are beautiful and serve boring cuisine. It’s a good place to eat and the food is very good.
Wish we’d known that it’s cash only.

ZD
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

The food was decent but the service was horrible! Person was unfriendly and the hospitality was non-existent!

EQ
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 1

Great and unique food. But the service is below bar and cleanliness is questionable. I would order food to go anytime.

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

The food was wonderful. The wait staff was disconnected and seemed to struggle at giving the bare minimum of service.

SH
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious Senegalese cuisine at an affordable price. The service was friendly and the decor pleasant and cozy. My husband and I went here for a date night. A pleasant find.

PF
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

I dined in alone but I ended up ordering at the counter. My food came out not nearly as long as before which I'm grateful for. I've ordered the Thiebouyap a few times and it's usually a bit more meat. I had 2 pieces..the 1 was pure bone. The egg through me off since I've never got one before and I thought it came with vegetables but I may be wrong. I love the decor and chairs here. The service is always lacking. I had to go to the counter to get a to go container and pay. Bummed no to go cups n since they have lots of yummy drinks so I had to waste my bissap..great recommendation to get it with ice VS hot bc it is very thick! Overall I will be back!

OT
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The food was good. It had a very good blend of spices. The lamb was just a touch overcooked.

b
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Enjoyed it. Very homey. Really interesting dishes. If you are impatient, or expect to be waited on hand and foot, dont bother. But if you are looking for something different, in a funky neighborhood, with a variety of interesting dishes and a novel cuisine, go for it.
Staff are really friendly,

JS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The snapper was delicious. The grilled dibi chicken had great flavor but was cooked really hard. We left half untouched. Friendly service including edits, instruction and final drafts.
We would recommend it to friends and family.

M
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

I loved the food.

E
Philadelphia
69 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I have to admit my main reason for trying this restaurant was that I loved the redecoration they'd done with fewer tables and comfier seating.

The food was way above my expectations - expertly seasoned, beautifully presented, and definitely delicious.

The lamb for the tibi was a tough cut of meat, but sliced thin and delicious. And that cut of meat is one I've been served at other Senegalese restaurants. There were even small rings of yummy marrow.

The chicken was juicy and richly flavored all the way through.

The starches were delicious, fluffy, and just a step different.

My dining companion and I were planning a return visit after just two bites.

P
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The portions were ample, and the food well seasoned and delicious. Our hostess was warm and welcoming. What a treat!