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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 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Caledonia, Michigan
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62 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was delicious. The man that took our order walked us through the menu, as we weren't sure what to order. You get a lot of food for the money.

Thank Cheryl L
Bradford West Gwillimbury, Canada
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163 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Looking for some good o'l creole Gumbo and Jumbalaya - well look no further. This is a simple old school creole cooking at its best in Kentucky! Big portions, great price and excellent eats! We will be back, that's for sure!

Thank Repsol_SP
Lexington, KY
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Way too much bay leaves are used in the food but it is ok for a quick meal. Not like the real New Orleans favs I grew up on.

Thank kygirlie
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're looking for a quick, tasty meal that give you value for money, you can't do better than this. The full sized portions are enormous, but you can get half-sized portions or do a split plate, and they are just as generous with their ingredients as they are with their serving sizes. The jambalaya had great big hunks of... More 

Thank Abby S
Montgomery, Alabama
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Ate here after learning of it here on trip advisor and we were not disappointed. The food is delicious and the portions are huge!! The prices are great also... you MUST go!

Thank Megatopia321
Lexington, Kentucky
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed March 8, 2017

I've been eating here for years and the food is always great. It's not too pricey and you get a huge portion.

Thank cwayneb
Knoxville, Tennessee
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48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed February 25, 2017

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
1 review
Reviewed February 20, 2017

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
Reviewed January 8, 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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151 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed November 6, 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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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
$5 - $10
Cajun & Creole, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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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