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Bissap Baobab

Bissap Baobab

African Restaurant, Nightclub, and Bar$$$$
Mission District, San Francisco
  • Clara B.
    "... really good, and the tamarind margarita a nice twist"(4 Tips)
    "Get the seafood coco with talapia, sooo good"(2 Tips)
    "Senegalese restaurant by day"(2 Tips)
    Cara H.
    "The chicken dibi is excellent"(2 Tips)
61 Tips and reviews
  • tamarind margarita
  • dancing
  • cocktails
  • senegalese restaurant
  • tilapia
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  • Jim V.
    Jim VitekAugust 5, 2013
    Dibi was great. Lamb with an onion mustard sauce. If it sounds good, you'll probably like it.
  • BlogHer
    BlogHerSeptember 20, 2010
    Try the Crevette Coco!
  • Caroline
    CarolineSeptember 27, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Fantastic. Food is excellent and you can buy $20 pitchers of delicious drinks (such as Flamboyant).
  • Charles H.
    Charles HuFebruary 15, 2015
    Dat Chicken is bomb
  • Shaun C.
    Shaun CramptonDecember 8, 2011
    Share the plantains. They're good but greasy.
  • Vikas V.
    Vikas VadlapatlaMarch 5, 2015
    Dibi with Tilapia.
  • Jenelle
    JenelleJune 13, 2010
    Tango classes Sundays at 11:30 am
  • Victor S.
    Victor SomMarch 28, 2014
    Had a vegetarian dish with tofu and a specialty cocktail ... Chris the bartender is great! Marco, the owner really friendly.
  • Susan L.
    Susan LohJuly 29, 2011
    Delicious Senegalese food and cocktails! When you finish dinner, go around the corner to Little Baobab and dance your ass off.
  • Tone M.
    Tone Mosley3 weeks ago
    Great place for Afro-Cuban/Caribbean music. Dance floor gets Very Crowded and Hot. Be prepared to Sweat!!! Only 1 bathroom - SF
  • Pavan K.
    Pavan KulkarniJuly 6, 2016
    A different experience but did not like the music.
  • John W.
    John WNovember 24, 2011
    Come here for the delicious entrees, unpretentious vibe, and especially the live DJ after 9:30. Listening to some chill Afro jazz right now…
  • Oriana W.
    Oriana WenMarch 4, 2013
    Get a free cocktail pitcher on your birthday! Then stick around after dinner for some reggae beats.
  • Seth B.
    Seth BensonSeptember 26, 2013
    Senegalese restaurant that becomes a danceparty at night.
  • Ben M.
    Ben MannSeptember 16, 2013
    When picking meat and carbs, go for tilapia and couscous. Yum!
  • Michael L.
    Michael LucasFebruary 16, 2015
    Great scene for dancing, but it's hard to get the DJs to play your songs sometimes
  • Nisha M.
    Nisha MenezesAugust 18, 2010
    Great drinks..hibuscus margarita..good mix. Try the fries and the lamb dibi..avocado creole was yummy too if u like crab!
  • Diego R.
    Diego RufoMarch 24, 2011
    Hearty portions of delicious food for a moderate price in a relaxed atmosphere Read more
  • Grub Crawl
    Grub CrawlNovember 10, 2010
    Went on a Grub Crawl with them! Had their chicken skewers, peanut sauce, plantains and grilled tofu. Check out some of the Baobab photos: Read more
  • Paul
    PaulSeptember 10, 2011
    Get the seafood coco with talapia, sooo good
  • Mathieu T.
    Mathieu ThouveninMarch 21, 2016
    Good taste but small portions for the price. Won't come back.
  • Clara B.
    Clara BayarriOctober 15, 2014
    The chicken banana and salad platter was really good, and the tamarind margarita a nice twist
  • Toby C.
    Toby C.May 8, 2011
    Dibi chicken
  • Dimitra W.
    Dimitra WOctober 18, 2013
    Awesome service, great music and drinks, food was amazing and loved my dessert. (See picture)
  • Peter N.
    Peter NiesOctober 19, 2010
    $20 happy hour meal: App. Entree. Dessert drink. $20!
  • CJ
    CJAugust 6, 2010
    Cant beat the $20 happy hour dinner before 7:30pm M-Th
  • Brendan C.
    Brendan CurranAugust 7, 2014
    Sweet cocktails and fun for dancing. The bathroom lines get backed up frequently though.
  • Smoochella S.
    Smoochella ScrumptiousNovember 21, 2013
    My plantains were almost frozen. :( I prefer them piping hot.
  • Rita S.
    Rita SchiesserOctober 8, 2010
    Delicious food. One of my favorite restaurants for north african couscous although you feel like you're eating a whole chicken with it. Try the coconut dish too
  • Geoffroy B.
    Geoffroy BablonJanuary 27, 2013
    Try the gambas, they're delicious.
  • Philip S.
    Philip SebastianAugust 16, 2013
    Try the fried bananas and the infusion rum.. Both light sweet with a great vibrant taste. Feels like you're in the Caribbean!
  • Mextaliana
    MextalianaOctober 28, 2011
    Although not a "salsa joint" - they play do play a wide mix of world beats including salsa, bachata, reggae, African and more. They serve yummy Senegalese too. Worth checking out.
  • John M.
    John McCreaJanuary 30, 2010
    The plantains are a great appetizer.
  • Anne S.
    Anne SimonsonJune 19, 2010
    For brunch eat outside if weather permits - the DJ plays the music waaaayyy too loudly. And bring cash-they don't take plastic. The French toast is positively scrumptious.
  • Amy Y.
    Amy YFebruary 28, 2015
    Delicious Senegalese food. I really love the seafood coco
  • Brittany P.
    Brittany PowellAugust 2, 2010
    Great dairy free options!! Dishes with coconut milk instead of cream... mmmmm.
  • Tamerra G.
    Tamerra GriffinJanuary 23, 2012
    Baobab is my backyard!
  • Ben Y.
    Ben YoungDecember 15, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Cuban Salsa Wednesdays! Best in the Bay!
  • Cara H.
    Cara HirschApril 15, 2010
    Ginger margaritas are good. Tamarind margaritas are fine but don't taste very tamarindy.
  • Yaron Z.
    Yaron Zakai-OrDecember 15, 2014
    Excellent food - very unique. Cool place, very nice music
  • Thim P.
    Thim PhanApril 19, 2013
    Has a neighborhood charm in the Mission. Be sure to come for their Happy Hour (5;30-7:00).
  • Megu K.
    Megu KJanuary 20, 2016
    Come for great dancing on almost any night.
  • SFist
    SFistAugust 3, 2014
    Senegalese restaurant by day, dance spot by night, you don't have to dress up to grind to the reggaeton, Latin and world beats, but you do have to try Baobab's signature hibiscus and ginger drinks. Read more
  • Yesi O.
    Yesi OrihuelaNovember 10, 2012
    Try the Aloko and Somone apps
  • nancy t.
    nancy t.March 9, 2013
    The food is amazing. Anything "gambas" (shrimp) will blow your mind.
  • Sarah C.
    Sarah ChangAugust 12, 2014
    Get a free pitcher of any of the cocktails on your birthday!
  • Ava
    AvaOctober 17, 2016
    great events throughout the week
  • whitney n.
    whitney nicole.August 21, 2010
    Do the brunch! The dirty 30 is amazing!
  • Jennifer B.
    Jennifer BurlingtonNovember 15, 2014
    Coconut infused rum! The food was great too, best couscous I've ever had.
  • Carina A.
    Carina AndersenMarch 26, 2015
    Get the red curry lamb and a pitcher of tamarind margarita and you're all set!
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