Youma African Cuisine

3.4
15 reviews
$30 and under
African
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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3.4based on all time ratings
3.5
Food
2.8
Service
2.8
Ambience
2.8
Value
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SuryaS
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2018
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

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

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vipAmyB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Restaurant closed by city for code violations!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2018
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Restaurant is closed down. Remove from open table

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Doncampreview
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

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.

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vipZupendaD
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 25 June 2018
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience2

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

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EmmaQ8
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on 21 May 2018
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience1

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

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2018
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience2

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

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ShaynaH
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 21 April 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

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.

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vipPhillyFoodieWB
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2017
Overall3Food5Service2Ambience3

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2017
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

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

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bjg629
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2016
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience3

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
JuanitaS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2016
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

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.

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Missy
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2016
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience3

I loved the food.

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vipEleanor
Philadelphia
70 reviews
Dined on 26 July 2016
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

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.

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vipPickda
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2016
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

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

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Youma African Cuisine is rated 3.4 stars by 15 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.