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“Ya Ya Ya”
Review of Gumbo Ya Ya

Gumbo Ya Ya
Ranked #17 of 901 Restaurants in Lexington
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Cajun & Creole
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Good for: Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: 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!
Northumberland, NY
2 reviews
“Ya Ya Ya”
Reviewed February 8, 2013

..unfortunately I'm only in Lexington from mid September till early October each year..I so look forward to this joint..great menu..great food.

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank Paul K
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Frankfort, KY
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43 reviews
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“Can't believe this place is #3 in Lexington!”
Reviewed February 3, 2013

My wife and I ate at Gumbo Ya Ya on Sunday for lunch. The guy at the register was unfriendly, and the food was not impressive.

  • Visited February 2013
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Ft Mitchell ky
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5 reviews
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“Great food and price”
Reviewed February 2, 2013

This restaurant was recommended to me and I tried 1 time when traveling on business - it was great. This time I took my family and they loved it. It is not fancy at all but great food at a very reasonable price. I loved the gumbo, and my wife and kids liked the etouffee a bit.

  • Visited January 2013
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Thank JgdKY
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“Delicious”
Reviewed January 19, 2013

Simply. Amazing. Not only is the food fantastic, but the atmosphere is great, too. For someone looking to see what N'awlins food is all about, this is the place to go. Get the peanut butter pie!

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“Best GUMBO/PLACE TO EAT in KY”
Reviewed January 18, 2013

Every thing and this place WAS AWESOME. The staff was courteous and helpful and the Crawfish dishesbare the best this on the menu just. Bc I love a creamy crawfish meal.

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