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12609 Nicollet Ave, Burnsville, MN 55337-2862
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Burnsville, Minnesota
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49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

This is my stop for Sanbusas & Somali tea. My favorite place to have these items are in Minneapolis, so I was quite happy to find a place just as good, so close to home.

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Thank FlyRae
Prior Lake, Minnesota
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

I've eaten here a couple of times. The amount of food is generous, it's fresh and reasonably priced. They work hard to provide a good customer experience,

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Thank laura m
Milan, Illinois
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016 via mobile

This was my first time having African food. I was impressed I didn't know what to expect when I stepped in the door. I ordered the kaykay it had chicken in the dish and was kind of sweet. It came with hot sauce that was delicious. For my drink I ordered the mango juice and that was great as well.... More 

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Thank Markjoynolanbrayden
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2015 via mobile

My friend and I went for dinner. It is both a carry out and an eat in place. The portions are sizeable. The food has a very bright and sunny flavor. She ordered the Kay Kay and I had the chicken suqaar. We tried the sambosa appetizer (amazing). We also tried the bur (bread). Super sweet. The drinks come with... More 

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1 Thank SeesTheWorld5
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2015 via mobile

The food was very good. Especially the rice and Mango juice. We had the beef dish. The spice was on the side, so you can spice it to your own taste. I can hardly wait to go back and try the chicken.

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Thank Laura N
Apple Valley, Minnesota
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2015 via mobile

I think it is some food that we are not used to and that's why it did not right for us, I am pretty sure that people that are used to that kind of food will love it maybe in the future we'll try it again

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1 Thank lesliefoodie87
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2014 via mobile

We drove 2 hours to get to this restaurant and I am not lying when I say it is the best food I've ever eaten and well worth the drive. It was so flavorful, fresh and delicious. My fiancée ordered the Kay Kay which he enjoyed very much. i ordered the goat with rice and a mango smoothie. The goat... More 

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2 Thank ohitstally
Corvallis
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44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2014

The wife andI had lunch here,shared the platter for two: fantastic and more than enough food for 3 or 4,goat, chickeh, beef, vegis and rice along with a wonderful broth and mango juice. The food was not as spicy as other African food we have tried, but there was a hot sauce served on the side,we told the owner we... More 

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1 Thank fillzee
Minneapolis Mn
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338 reviews
246 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2014

This place is definitely worth a visit. Prices are very reasonable, with each lunch item priced at $10, which includes soup and rice or a salad. This was my first time there, so it was point-at-the-menu-and-guess time. First came a bowl of broth soup, served with a banana "to cool the mouth." (I'm skeptical of the reviewer who said the... More 

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1 Thank JandJ67
Prior Lake, Minnesota
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2014 via mobile

My first experience with the cuisine. The staff was great, made recommendations. What a great find. Will go back to try other dishes.

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Thank priorlakebetty

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
African
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 23:00
Monday
09:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 22:00
Thursday
09:00 - 22:00
Friday
09:00 - 23:00
Saturday
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12609 Nicollet Ave, Burnsville, MN 55337-2862
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Burnsville

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?