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Finger Licking Restaurant

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9817 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77036-8226
+1 713-270-7070
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

I have come to this restaurant so many times, and it always lives up to expectations. On this occasion I came with my wife, our baby and my mother, to give them an African treat. The food: different West African delicacies mostly leaning towards the Nigerian side of things. Any Nigerian meal, you bet they would have it or can... More 

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Thank Triple-CMilo
Houston, United States
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154 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2015

First of all, Finger Licking is not one of the cleanest restaurants you are likely to visit. The interior has a perennially stale odor and is garish, dank and dim. The food itself is excellent if you have a taste for Nigerian food and the proportions sizable. Definitely good value for money as far as the cuisine is concerned. The... More 

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Thank Peter N
Houston, Texas
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2015

The food was okay but pricey compared to other Nigeria restaurants. The staff were horsing around inappropriately in front of us, trying to grab each other's private. The whole restaurants needs a fresher, healthier look, special attention to proper manners and the bathrooms.

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2 Thank okydo
Miami, Florida
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2014 via mobile

When I arrived the hostess was leaning over the stand and acted as if I bothered her when I entered. She walked me to my table, laid down the menu and left without a word. Then I waited for 15 minutes unattended. I heard her ask the table behind me had they been servedn and they said no. I thought... More 

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3 Thank Enjolee
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2014 via mobile

Ask any cabbie where to get Nigerian food and this is the first to be mentioned. Dined here in 2008 first. Enjoyed the food then, and even more now. Surely they have come of age. However, the place could do with some decor upgrade. Despite that, I will recommend it any day!

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3 Thank Ogugua O
Lagos, Nigeria
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236 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2014 via mobile

This restaurant has been around for a while and looks almost exactly the way it was the first time I came here years ago. The decor and atmosphere is very uninspiring and there hasn't been any improvements of note all these years. The food was not too tasty and somewhat bland and not what you would expect from an established... More 

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2 Thank jollofmaster
Houston, Texas
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58 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2014

Tried this place for the second time and it's just not for me. It's in a bad part of town, the restaurant looks a little run down and the atmosphere is kind of quite and creepy. Ordered fu fu and soup. We just had this same dish from a food truck in Austin and loved it, but what we got... More 

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2 Thank MarkkD
Buffalo, New York, United States
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 September 2012

I went to finger licking this past weekend. After I finish my food I told my bf that I had to write a review ( I have never written a restaurant review before). The food was amazing, customer service was fantastic, and the restaurant was very clean. I am from a Jamaican background and my bf is Nigerian. I have... More 

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1 Thank Janice G
Houston, Texas
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 January 2012

Great services from the staff. Some of the best we've ever experienced. I LOVE spicy food, so everything served was perfect and delicious. Very different from the average family restaurant, which was great; I get bored easily. Not to mention, much more affordable than the usual places we have dinner. Overall, an excellent dining experience. We will definitely be coming... More 

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1 Thank Barbar J
Houston, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2012

Delicious food! I really appreciated the help/advice from one of the owners. It was my first time trying fufu. I tried it with both of my hands and a fork. The waiters were helpful and very friendly. It was a unique (in a good way) dining experience, and I may take some of my friends here to broaden their horizons.

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Thank Janean H

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    Service
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    Atmosphere
Cuisine
African, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9817 Bissonnet St, Houston, TX 77036-8226
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
  • Phone Number: +1 713-270-7070

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?