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304 S Limestone, Lexington, KY 40508-3008
859-368-7287
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great food, wonderful, friendly service!

My wife and I ate at Sav's today for lunch, and we are very glad we tried it. The location is very convenient to the UK campus, and Sav himself served us. He is a very friendly and engaging host, and the food was fantastic! My wife had the Grilled Chicken Attiéké Salad which was very tasty, and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 10, 2015
HI_McDunnough
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Lexington, Kentucky
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Lexington, Kentucky
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358 reviews 358 reviews
261 restaurant reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

My wife and I ate at Sav's today for lunch, and we are very glad we tried it. The location is very convenient to the UK campus, and Sav himself served us. He is a very friendly and engaging host, and the food was fantastic! My wife had the Grilled Chicken Attiéké Salad which was very tasty, and I had... More 

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Lancaster, Kentucky
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43 reviews 43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

My wife and I stopped by here today after a Dr's appointment, the reason because Sav opened up the ice cream store across the street the friday night before for our family 15 mins after closing time. Absolutely delicious and service was impeccable. I think our 2 meals,drinks , and tip were about $25. If you're in Lexington you absolutely... More 

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Marietta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

African music makes the joint interesting, and the food is delicious (lamb and ribs). Kenyan beer was fresh (not skunked like many imports). Came in because of earlier reviews and we will return. We will also be purchasing some of the hot sauce to take home!

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Lexington, Kentucky
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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We've been meaning to get to Sav's for a while. It's small and unassuming but there's enough seating inside and I enjoyed all the African art and artifacts on the walls. We chatted with Sav. He's so pleasant and helpful. The food was really tasty and satisfying. I had the goat and my partner had the beef stew. We wre... More 

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USA
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Wonderful home cooked food. Sav is friendly and helpful. His hot sauce is awesome! I highly recommend giving this place a try for something out of the ordinary in Lexington.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

We had the peanut goat on fufu (plantains, aptly described as being like dumplings) and the peanut chicken on brown rice. Both were excellent. Sav provided hot sauce on the side in little cups that seemed small but were the exact right amount. He was friendly and helpful; this place is well run. The "large" bowls were generous, and I... More 

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San Francisco, California
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42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

I've eaten at a lot of places and this place is great! The food is homecooked and the owner (who is from West Africa) is the one serving you. He comes by after the meal to ask you how it was. He also owns the ice cream place across the street.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Excellent West African food served by friendly people. I'm especially fond of the Peanut Chicken and Peanut Vegetable dishes. I'm usually able to find parking in one of the many meter spots on Limestone.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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116 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013 via mobile

It would be easy to overlook Sav's since it is located in the middle of UK's bar scene, and most Kentuckians won't know what to expect of West African Cuisine, but stop in and try this exotic fare! Since most of it seems to be stew-like, fall and winter are the perfect seasons to give it a try. it will... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

We enjoyed a wonderful bowl of stew on fufu, and plantains with tomatoes and onion. It was delicious and such a nice treat. It was nicely decorated and the owner/chef was very hospitable. Having children from Ghana, we would make the trip to take them for some familiar homestyle cooking! Worth a try, really delicious and a great hot sauce... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 304 S Limestone, Lexington, KY 40508-3008
  • Location: United States  >  Kentucky (KY)  >  Lexington
  • Phone Number: 859-368-7287

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, African
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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