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55 Fun Places to Eat and Drink in Lagos

Must Try Food & Drink Experiences in Lagos

From the classic buka joints to the equivalent “Michelin-star type” restaurants, Lagos is absolutely spoiled for options when it comes to great places to eat out. To be clear, there is no Michelin guide for Lagos yet, this is the Ofadaa Guide ?.

To celebrate the city’s wonderful and ever-evolving dining scene, we have handpicked the best places to eat in the Lagos and have a good time. After much debate at the Ofadaa HQ, this is the ultimate checklist of the Lagos’ best bites, not in any particular order.

Try Authentic Local Nigerian Food like a True “Lagosian”

  • Enjoy the culinary journey to Niger Delta with a taste of Starch and Banga Soup at Delta Pot
  • Discover the magic behind Edikang Ikong at Chef Lolo’s Utazi Restaurant
  • Sample the spicy peppered stew with Ofada Rice at Ajisafe Buka
  • Get your hands dirty with a sumptuous plate of Efo Elegusi from Yakoyo
  • Try “Ewa Agoyin” at Ghana High – likely the best cooked beans and fried stew you’ll ever eat in your lifetime.
  • Bite into a Northern Nigeria delight of Tuwo shinkafa with Miyan Kuka at Season 7
  • Forget Jamie Oliver and Ghanaians, discover the original Jollof Rice at L’Afric

See more: Find more Modern Bukas in Lagos

Soak up Culture and Eat in Lagos

  • Discover handmade retro arts & crafts at the quaint Art Café whilst getting your breakfast fix.

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  • Admire the impressive art collection at Terra Kulture whilst feasting on Yam Porridge with Stew
  • Immerse yourself in the exhibition called Bogobiri House; eating is optional
  • Listen to the musical genre that started the Afrobeat movement at New Afrika Shrine

  • Read literary greats whilst sipping African coffee at the iconic Jazz Hole
  • Discover a tantalizing selection of talented local chefs and Lagos’s upcoming restaurants at the Annual GTBank Food & Drink Fair

“Michelin-Star Type” Restaurant Experiences in Lagos

  • Try anything on the menu at Lou Baker’s delicious Craft Gourmet
  • Start with Theibou Jenn and finish with Agege Toast with Soursop Jam at Nok by Alara, a high-end African fine dining restaurant.

  • Experience Manhattan in Lagos, do weekend brunch at RSVP Lagos
  • Enjoy a romantic dinner date for two at Tarragon
  • Sample anything on the menu at Chef Nkesi’s Korean influenced HSE Cafe

See more: Ofadaa’s Guide to the most romantic restaurants in Lagos

Must have Nigerian Drinks in Lagos

Late-Night Munching

See more: Ofadaa’s Essential Guide to Late-Night Dining in Lagos

Begin your Day with Brunch / Breakfast Buffet

Discover the world cuisine in Lagos

  • The Mexican food at Bottles is ok, but it tastes beautiful when combined with their potent margaritas.
  • Make a trip to newly opened La Taverna in Lekki for some good Tex-Mex
  • Authentic Thai is hard to find in Lagos which makes Orchid House a must visit.
  • Take your taste buds on a journey to the Caribbean island of Jamaica with Jerk Chicken at Jamski. The Beef Patty is also pretty good.
  • Best place for Indian food in Lagos is Sherlaton. Nothing fancy or trendy. Affordable, authentic and always tastes great – also open 24 hours a day.
  • Head over to Red Restaurant, Eko Hotel and get the traditional Chinese Peking Duck dish
  • Get the Osaka Sushi selection at Izanagi
  • Devour the succulent Wagyu Beef from Shiro Lagos
  • Spoil yourself with the Sea Food Plancha at B.L. Restaurant

B.L. Sea Food Plancha (Prawns, Calamari, Barracuda, Yam, Rice, Salad… ).

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American Style Burgers & Barbecue

  • Sample the Zaddy Burger along with sensational chicken wings at Food Shack. Then top it up with the Cherry Woo Woo cocktail.
  • Take the kids to The Backyard for a foodie adventure.

Get Dessert for the Road

  • Visit the delicious Hans and Rene, try the Agbalumo Sorbet with puff puff

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  • Make a family trip to Hard Rock Café for Lunch. Get a nanny and come back for the afterdark party
  • Bungalow has everything you can imagine; from Mexican to Sushi to Pizza. The new space in Ikeja is pretty neat as well.