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La Teranga

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4903 1/2 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118-1743
+1 206-725-1188
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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72 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Loved the food! I love trying ethnic food and had never tried Senegal food before. The chef did an awesome job. The lamb and goat dishes were excellent. Will definitely go back

Thank Noah L
Seattle, Washington
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60 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

It's ideal for parties of maximum 3 people. A party of 4 would be a challenge based on how the tables are set up. The owner is very personable and cooks up some very tasty food.,we ordered the national fish dish, the lamb mafe and the garlic shrimp. The first 2 were amazing, shrimp was good too but not that... More 

Thank Debbie H
Seattle, Washington
1 review
Reviewed 5 February 2016 via mobile

So narrow a frontage you could easily walk by, but don't! Great variety so will have to return many times to adequately sample. One fish dish (Thiebou Djeun) and one vegetarian (Mafe) were both outstanding as were the unique beverages. Friendly and helpful chef/server.

Thank RossCoble
Seattle, Washington
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89 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2016

First, I have never been to Senegal but I used to have a lot of poulet yassa in Benin which I missed. Hence, I was excited to find this restaurant. Along with the poulet yassa, I also ordered a goat dish. Both came with rice. The rice tasted like it was days old. The meat too felt like it was... More 

Thank Macabebe
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 October 2015

Mamadou is a great cook and perfect host. The lamb is tender and filled with garlic. They have vegetarian menu. It is small so not good for large groups. It is mostly take out. But if you are a few sit and enjoy conversation with the owner. Interesting and friendly.

Thank dawnmason
Seattle, Washington
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126 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 June 2015

This very narrow restaurant with a total of about 5 tables (seating 2-3 people each) serves fresh, authentic Senegalese food. The menu had so many appealing options that it was hard to decide on just one dish to order. We went with the veggie yassa and the fish yassa, and we were not disappointed. The flavor is fantastic, and the... More 

Thank gatos-del-mundo
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2015

La Teranga is the smallest restaurant that I have ever been in, bit it is very big on flavor. I have never tried Senegalese food, and did not know exactly what to expect. I tried the Fish Yassa and the Lamb Mafe and I ate until I could hardly move. I thought that I didn't like fish, but I loved... More 

Thank Esteban R
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206 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2015

Take an hour and feel transported to Senegal right in Columbia City neighborhood. The place is tiny, but friendly. The good aromas are different, the food looks tasty but not like the usual lunch. I had the Senegalese national dish, fried fish in tomato sauce with broken rice. The fish was unfamiliar and expect bones. Worth the effort though. The... More 

Thank dickanddoug
Seattle, Washington
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53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2013

This boite is small but mighty. The owner is very friendly and his love for his food shows in the presentation and flavor. We had a wonderful time at this four table restaurant in the heart of Columbia City's main st district. We wil definitely return just for this treat!

Thank NYhitchhiker
Various Bases, Antarctica
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2013

Exactly one year old today, Mamadou's small establishment has done well. He's the only one running the place and only has four small tables, which can slow things down occasionally during busy times. On the positive side, it also leaves him as sole quality-control person, and the quality is outstanding. Favorite Appys: Fish Fataya (fish-stuffed pastry) Shrimp Nems (shrimp/veggies in... More 

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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Address: 4903 1/2 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118-1743
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: +1 206-725-1188

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