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Yassa is owned and operated

by Madieye and Awa Gueye.  

They have kept their doors open

since 2004 in the face of many

challenges.  Madieye and Awa

both come from the Wolof Tribe

of Senegal, and live up to their

legacy of generosity with the

size of the portions they serve.


Yassa is the first Senegalese

restaurant in the city and one of the few African restaurants on the Southside of Chicago.


We hope you enjoy our blend of Exotic cuisine. Some say it reminds them of Jamaican and Asian spices. A flavor that has been perfected over centuries. Bring a friend, dine in, enjoy the warmth within or take it out. It is a taste you will always remember.  Ask about our ever diversifying Specials. Our Ataya - Chai (Senegalese style light tea for these cold months) and vegetarian meals.


We promise,  it will quench your hunger, and nourish your Spirits! We value You as part of our family, Bottoms-Up (BYOB).  


Come by again and again, make yourself at home .

Madieye and Awa Gueye

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