Restaurants, Senegalese Douglas
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The Senegalese chef at this eatery uses slow methods of cooking mingled with the flavors of West African spices to make Old World, yet innovative, dishes. Signature entrées include mafé, a thick stew of lamb with ground peanuts and habanero peppers, and the succulent chicken yassa, grilled chicken that’s marinated in mustard powder, vinegar and lemon juice. But we’d move mountains for the dakhine, seared lamb shank with onions, tomato paste and peanut butter.


Venue name: Yassa
Address: 3511 S King Dr
Transport: El stop: Red to Sox-35th. Bus: 3, 4, 35.
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Yassa gives you a very authentic dining experience. The staff is extremely friendly although one could hope they would be a bit more attentive sometimes. The food is absolutely amazing. Ive come numerous times and have had the chance to try many items on the menu. The yassa chicken is of course a must try. For those who enjoy great seafood, the yassa shrimp and the snapper will be your delight. You get the choice of one side with each meal, and you'll want to make it the djollaf rice. With that being said, go ahead and grab an additional side, maybe plantains or cabbage. Everything is cooked fresh, so please expect there to be a big of a wait. It's worth it. Appetizers come out fairly quickly. Another great thing is that Yassa is byob. There's a jewel and a marianos close by.