Bissap Baobab - Oakland

Restaurants , African Restaurant , Bars , Lounge

"We have been missing Oakland, and now since we have only Little Baobab in SF, we decided to reopen Oakland for the benefit of our East Bay community."

Baobab's menu may seem to have a dearth of choices at first, but owner Marco Senghor, cousin of the legendary Senegalese poet and statesman Leopold Sengor, explains that by providing a limited selection of items he is able to perfect the dishes he does serve. This tactic definitely works, for each plate sampled was truly a tasty delight. For appetizers I recommend the fried plantains (cooked banana) and pastelle (fish pastries). The mafe (vegetables in peanut sauce on a rice) and the fish casamance (grilled Red Snapper served with Yassa sauce) are the most popular main dishes.

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381 15th Street, Oakland, CA


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