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“Great place for a drink and people watching” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Yasmina

Yasmina
Ranked #5 of 28 Restaurants in Banjul
Cuisines: Bar, European, Contemporary, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Description: This place is at the main entrance to Senegambia and has a car park attached.
Retford, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Great place for a drink and people watching”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2013

With it's large premises on the corner at the top of the strip it's a great place to sit and watch the world go by. The food is good and reasonably priced and the staff are friendly and efficient and has a very chilled atmosphere. A regular choice for the TA meets.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank trev d
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2012

I was waiting for a friend to pick me on the morning of 14 August and decided to have a quick breakfast at Yasmina. I ordered a chicken sandwich and a cappuccino. The waiter was quick to bring the coffee which was quite good - the sandwich was not ready till the time I had finished my coffee and my friend arrived to pick me. I told the waiter to cancel the sandwich as it took him ages for a sandwich. Waiter started whining (very typical in Gambia) so I went to the counter and the polite German owner agreed with me on the longer than usual delay for the sandwich and told the same to the waiter. Its these small acts of politeness that is extremely hard to find on the tourist strip of Senegambia where bumsters bug you when you come out of the hotel until you hand over some cash to them.

Your polite gesture Mr. German really won you a customer and a good referral! Thank yoU!

Visited August 2012
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2 Thank OmairHaroon
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canterbury
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139 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
“great for people watching”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2012

yasmina's is at the top of the strip opposite the craft market.
my favourite place when visiting the gambia.
it has a relaxed atmosphere, lots of expats meet up there, you can see them driving up in their cars, quite a large dutch contingent, wonderful place to sit and watch the world go by, the coffee is more than drinkable, the menu spaghetti, salads, chips and omelettes, food you'd eat every day rather than on a special occasion, the prices are also more than reasonable, the waiter friendly and laid back, all you really need on holiday.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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2 Thank sunshineand
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Kampala, Uganda
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42 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Watch the world go by.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2012

Yasmina is a good place at the end of the strip to people watch, the food is always good and the staff very friendly. Well recommended.

Visited July 2012
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Thank Bill C
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banjul
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122 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“one of the best on the strip”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2012

Restaurants on the Senegambia strip come and go and often vary greatly in their food and service, Yasmina's is the exception to the rule. We have been eating and drinking here for over 10 years and the food quality remains very high. We have never had any problems.
Best value is the beefburger - big, juicy and cheap - comes with excellent chips. Also they have a rotisserie with beautiful roast chicken on tap. The wine is less expensive here than the rest of the strip restaurants during the summer months.

Visited July 2012
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Thank magicain
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