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Gumbo Ya Ya

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1080 S Broadway Ste 107, Lexington, KY 40504-4108
+1 859-252-9292
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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48 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have gone many times, they have a small menu but the selection is good. If you want to try something, just ask (free samples, cough cough). The portions are BIG and come with bread. Service is friendly and they will help you choose if you don't know where to start. The food comes really fast and is great when... More 

Thank Hannah F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic cajun food! The service was polite and helpful, and the menu had a range of options that made my Louisiana-based family quite happy.

Thank Susan I
Lexington, Kentucky
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Everything on the menu is great. All items made fresh daily and you can get a combo platter consisting of two different items. Try the jambalaya and save room for the best bread pudding you can find!

Thank Joe M
Stockholm, Sweden
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90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

We didn't know what gumbo was so we got a shot of every single one they had made. The owners were really kind. The portion was huge and quite heavy but absolutely worth to try. Very reasonably priced as well.

Thank Andres_and_Angela
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Cheap cheap Cheap.. I did not enjoy the food. The quality is just poor. I had the big plate, so I was able to try the Gumbo and Jambalaya. The Jambalaya was a bit ok but the Gumbo is the worst.

Thank Enny A
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106 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Lots of varieties here, so they let us try the different samples. We ended up getting the gumbo, etouffee, marque choux, and the drunken chicken. Everything was rich and smooth and fulfilling. The drunken chicken did stand out as the winner as it was full-bodied and so delicious. For dessert, the bread pudding was gooey and sweet and warm; we... More 

Thank LBudder
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

I really enjoyed the food just like every time I go in. More than you can eat, great flavors and Ale8 on tap.

Thank Richard B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

The food tasted amazing, was super fast and very inexpensive. They even let us try a couple samples to gauge the spicyness of dishes we were interested in. We will definitely return next time we are in Lexington!

Thank Cynthia L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Every time I've been, the food has been excellent. We tend to get carryout, and it's always piping hot. Everything is wonderfully prepared and the vibe is cool.

Thank lolly_lag
Lexington, Kentucky
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Food was excellent and great service. Not fine dining but they don't promote themselves as that. We had a great time celebrating a friend's birthday and they even brought her a cookie.

Thank abbygail83

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 10
Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1080 S Broadway Ste 107, Lexington, KY 40504-4108
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: +1 859-252-9292
Gumbo Ya Ya Fast Casual Cajun Creole is locally owned & operated by Greg and Tressa Todd. Greg started his career in the Cajun restaurant business in 1989 as an assistant manager for New Orleans native Joe Vuskovich (Original founder of Jozo's Bayou Gumbo). Greg worked under Joe V's wing for many years as a prep cook, store manager & co-partner of the original Yats Cajun Creole. After several years in the business, Greg decided to open his own Cajun joint with a “keep it simple” motto & no frills. Thus the chalkboard menu and tax included pricing. The S. Broadway location opened it's doors in January of 2004 and continues to serve up Lexington's finest Cajun cuisine around. Greg takes great pride in knowing every plate of food served in his store is prepared by him using fresh local produce (no preservatives) & that he is dishing up damn good Cajun Creole for a can’t beat it price! So, whether your in the mood for the famous Yatwich, or you need to satisfy your irrepressible urge for Maque Choux, or you just want ya some Red Beans & Rice on Wash day, Ya Ya's has got you covered!

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