10 Best Places to get Shawarma in Lagos

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Originally an Arabian snack, Nigerians have fully embraced shawarma and taken it to the next level. Here are the 10 best shawarma joints in Lagos.

Although originally an Arabian snack, Nigerians have fully embraced the concept of shawarma and taken it to the next level. Shawarma is a relatively simple meal – warm, fresh pita bread with beef, lamb, chicken or falafel all rolled up in harmony with tahini sauce.

It’s difficult to find a Nigerian who doesn’t love shawarma.

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Around Lagos, it is sold everywhere from street vendors to specialized shawarma eateries and even the popular supermarkets usually have a stand to cater to the ever growing shawarma movement. It is generally priced starting at ₦1,000 and depending on meat combination you want, it can be significantly more. The everlasting feud between the Lebanese and Nigerian style shawarma shows no signs of abating. For the novice, the key difference is Lebanese shawarma doesn’t have a sausage and is replaced with fries. Who puts fries in a shawarma!?! Help us ask them!  Anyway, Here are the best restaurants to get mouth-watering shawarma (whatever style you want) in Lagos:

01 Shawarma

Various locations in Lagos
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Lagos has no shortage of shawarma empires. But what’s most impressive about 01 Shawarma is that despite expansion, the shawarma is still on point. 01 Shawarma is one of the most visible brands across Lagos with 18 locations. The menu is super focused on Shawarma and nothing else.

Best Shawarma

Various locations in Lagos
Best Shawarma started out in Surulere and recently expanded to Ikoyi. The name is ambitious but they definitely live up to it – one of the best shawarma joints in Lagos.

Sphinx Shawarma

Mega Plaza Mall, 14 Idowu Martins Street, Victoria Island, Lagos
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Sphinx is a long standing shawarma joint that most remember from Mega Plaza. Also has a branch in Ikota, Lekki. This is definitely Lebanese style shawarma. Some people will say Sphinx has lost its touch. Don’t trust them.

Shawarma at Murphis Plaza Food Court

27 Sanusi Fafunwa street, Victoria Island, Lagos
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There are only two reasons why you should go to the Murphis Plaza – the excellent Shaunz Bar for karaoke to impress friends or get the shawarma at the Food court. Either way, the night ends with shawarma in one hand.

Titto’s Shawarma

Prince Ebeano Supermarket, Admiralty Way, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos
You’re probably thinking you have never heard of this place. Actually you have – this is the so called Ebeano Shawarma. From its humble beginning at Ebeano Supermarket in Lekki, Titto’s Shawarma has expanded and grown its offering beyond Shawarma to include Suya as well as Pepper soup.

Craft Gourmet By Lou Baker

Mega Plaza Mall, 14 Idowu Martins Street, Victoria Island, Lagos
There are probably better shawarma joints in Lagos but the talented Lou Baker has secret shawarma recipe which tickles the tongue in a pleasant way. And when combined with the naughty Chapman cocktail, that’s enough to get it a place on our list.

Charcoal

The Palms Mall, 1 Bisway Street, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos

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Located in Palms Lekki, Charcoal has a diversified offering however the shawarma is obviously the reason to visit. Be prepared to queue to get the best shawarma in Lekki.

Shawarma & Co

The Palms Mall, 1 Bisway Street, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos
shawarma-and-co-lagos Shawarma & Co operates 4 locations across Lagos. Also there is no suya in suyarma despite the name. Yeah we fell for it too.

Claypot Kitchen

Freedom Park, Hospital Road, Lagos Island, Lagos
Claypot in Freedom Park is great stop to get shawarma. They have all the basic variations of shawarma and you can also get it delivered to you.

Shawarma Express

95 Ogunlana Drive, Surulere, Lagos
Despite opening an outpost in London called Gidi Shawarma, Shawarma Express is still doing justice for folks in Lagos. The menu options are numerous!

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