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Sav's Grill

304 S Limestone, Lexington, KY 40508-3008
859-368-7287
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Ranked #114 of 757 Restaurants in Lexington
Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: American, African
Most recent review
- Sep 10, 2014
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English first
USA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Logan, Utah
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99 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 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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101 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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Lexington, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

This place is authentic and very good. We tried several dishes including the fried plantains and leafy greens with couscous all were good with great flavors. Make sure you try the hot sauce to spice it up. Sav's also has a good beer selection. Try the Kenyan beer. I will go back regularly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

I have been a patron of Sav's Grill for a few years now. The staff of our small office frequently has their staff meetings at Sav's over lunch. The food is great and the service is even better! And if you like hot & spicy, make sure you get some of his homemade hot sauce. The flavor is amazing!! And... More

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United States
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27 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

I've been a patron of Sav's since it first opened, simply because I'd previously had West African cuisine and actually prepared West African foods in my home a few times (there's a great African & Caribbean market in Eastland Shopping Center), so I was definitely interested in a new place that offered this specific kind of food. Don't go expecting... More

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Lexington,KY
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10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

Interesting and different for Lexington. Great food at a great price. Casual setting, friendly staff. Owner is originally from West Africa, and so the food is authentic. Especially like the peanut chicken and the Attieke salad.

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