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Chez Yasu French Restaurant

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2701 Southwest 17th Street # 3, Topeka, KS 66604
785 357-1003
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 44
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
charming French restaurant near Washburn University

I visit Topeka often to see my mom, and we've eaten at Chez Yasu with family 5-10 times in the last 10 years. The menu is small and does not vary much, but it is decidedly French and the preparation is consistently very good. Salads are fresh, the fish (almost always including salmon) nicely done... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 26, 2015
Anne W
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

I visit Topeka often to see my mom, and we've eaten at Chez Yasu with family 5-10 times in the last 10 years. The menu is small and does not vary much, but it is decidedly French and the preparation is consistently very good. Salads are fresh, the fish (almost always including salmon) nicely done, the wine list quite adequate,... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Excellent food in a unique neighborhood location. Their menu isn't extensive, but be sure to ask for custom combinations if you so desire. If you inquire they are very willing to accommodate entrees such as crab cake and sea scallops or scallops and steak. All their food is scrumptious! Reservations recommended.

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Urbana, Iowa
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84 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

I know what you are thinking . . . French food in Topeka? But this was such a great find. We made reservations and had such a wonderful meal (Steak, salmon, and sea bass) My filet with red wine sauce was oh, so tender. This was a lovely meal.

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

I read several of the reviews and thought that this restaurant would be a nice place to try on my visit to Topeka. First walking in the place seemed quaint and nice. I called ahead and they had my table ready with the menu on it waiting. I thought that was a nice touch. However, the dinning room itself needs... More 

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Topeka, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

First time patron of Chez Yasu French Restaurant. The menu is very limited. I was glad that they had a few non-menu items that were offered, including a tasty sole in lemon sauce. The house salad that accompanied the meal was very ordinary, but the vegetables of carrots and snow peas were good. While the food was above average Chez... More 

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Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

We visit this wonderful little restaurant every time we pass through or near Topeka. We have never had a bad meal. In fact all have been excellent. Nice wine list and wonderfully prepared food. Tonight we had the Veal Piccata and Sole Piccata specials. Excellent salads and sides. Green beans prepared perfectly. Well worth the trip off of the freeways.

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Thank Dale A
Topeka, Kansas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

It is a nice break from the chain restaurants...but the food is just "okay"... if you go, don't expect haute cuisine.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

Very nice, we all chose different entrées and each looked and tasted good,talked about needing to come back again!

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Lawrence, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

Not the anonymous, predictable food found at your average chain restaurant. If you want that, go out to Wanamaker. This is a small (maybe a dozen tables?) nicely-appointed restaurant located in a quiet neighborhood a few blocks west of Washburn University. The fresh French fare is delicious, well prepared with brilliant selection of completing tastes and presentation - all without... More 

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Kansas
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309 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We love this little restaurant. It is difficult to believe that a restaurant of this caliber has survived in Topeka -- the fast-food capital of Kansas. Anyway, the service, cuisine, and ambiance are all wonderful. We eat lunch here at least once a week and have never had a meal we didn't enjoy. I can recommend all the entrees. When... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2701 Southwest 17th Street # 3, Topeka, KS 66604
  • Location: United States  >  Kansas (KS)  >  Topeka
  • Phone Number: 785 357-1003

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings
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 - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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