Lagos is the city that never sleeps – Welcome to Las Gidi. There are a number of hidden late night restaurants in Lagos which have become institutionalized over time. Don’t worry, we found them! The best options for late night dining in Lagos are typically burger joints, Chinese restaurants and buka lounges – which is not surprising.
Ofadaa presents the essential guide to late night dining in Lagos:
1. Sherlaton Indian Restaurant
2/4 Adeola Odeku Street, Victoria Island, Lagos
Located within Cumberland Hotel, this is one of the oldest Indian restaurants in the country. This hidden gem provides the authentic and traditional experience of Indian food. More importantly the restaurant is open 24 hrs a day and provides buffet breakfast from 6am. Honestly, don’t let the restaurant appearance discourage you – we know it’s not pretty.
2. Maroccaine Restaurant
317B Akin Ogunlewe Street, Victoria Island, Lagos
Maroccaine was one of the early pioneers of the 24 hrs dining concept in Lagos. History aside, the sharwarma at Maroccaine is simply legendary and at 2am, it is exactly the type of junk food you need to clear the alcohol in your system. Apparently they have Moonshine original cocktail, try at your own risk.
3. Crockpot Restaurant
Sheraton Lagos, 30 Mobolaji Bank Anthony Way, Ikeja, Lagos
Crockpot located in the Sheraton Lagos Hotel serves buffet-style Nigerian and international dishes 24 hours a day. If you’re not feeling adventurous and want a good place to munch after dark on the Mainland Lagos, Crockpot is a good bet.
Ascon Filling Station, Admiralty Way, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos
RoadChef is the first 24 hrs drive-through restaurant in Nigeria serving American-style burgers and milkshakes. Recently added cocktails to the menu and extended opening hours on Friday and Saturday. You can now chill there till 2am.
5. Prime Chinese
860A Bishop Abayode Cole Street, Victoria Island, Lagos
Prime Chinese is another old school restaurant (operating since 1997) in Victoria Island and is open 24 hours every day. This authentic Chinese restaurant has some really great quality dishes including Spicy Seasoned Crispy Crunchy Chicken – not like that matters after the midnight hour.
6. 100 hours African Restaurant
100 Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, Lagos
100 hours African Restaurant is open 24 hrs a day with an extensive menu of Nigerian delicacies. After midnight, this is the spot to get your amala and ewedu. Just to add more confusion to the name, it is open 168 hrs per week.
108B Adeola Odeku, Behind Fidelity Bank, Victoria Island, Lagos
Opened in 2015, 9jachoyce is part of the new breed of modern buka restaurants in Lagos. The kitchen is only open 24hrs on Friday. The prices are quite affordable and food is tasty. You should start with the house special Nwobi and order Plantain with smoked fish pottage for the main course
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8. Murphis Plaza Food Court
27 Sanusi Fafunwa street, Victoria Island, Lagos
After singing the night away at Shaunz Karaoke Bar, take a break. Grab some Shawarma at the Food Court at Murphis Plaza.
9. University of Suya
113 Allen Avenue, Ikeja, Lagos
Most suya places in Lagos close before midnight. The wonderful University of Suya is open every day till 4am including Sunday. Also, this is actually a university. Each year, hundreds of apprentices pass through the faculty of meatology to learn the art of making suya – who knew!
10. 411 Restaurant & Bar
14A Adeola Hopewell Street, Victoria Island, Lagos
411 Restaurant & Bar operates at 2 locations – both in Victoria Island. Both restaurant locations are open 24hrs on Friday and Saturday only, the most likely time you‘ll need a late-night bite. The menu is not exactly going to blow you away but it is sufficient on most days after a night out.
11. Shawarma & Co
Various Locations in Lagos
Although Shawarma & Co operates 3 locations in Lagos, only the outlet in Victoria Island is open till 3am on Friday and Saturday. Shawarma & Co serves a broad choice of authentic shawarma and falafel. Don’t forget to check out their “Suyarma”.
12. African Bar at Lagos Oriental Hotel
3 Lekki-Epe Express Way, Lekki Phase 1, Lagos
African Bar is really a sport bar serving authentic Nigerian delicacies late into the night. The menu includes all the usual classics like Pepper Soup, Suya and Jollof Rice. The bar also has 2 snooker tables if you feel up to it for a game before heading home.
13. La Mango
2 Adekunle Fajuyi Way, Ikeja, Lagos
Although La Mango is more than just a restaurant, it is the hangout spot in Ikeja. Also a great place to break bread after the midnight hour. The food is amazing and affordable. Check out the roof-top bar and enjoy the view of Ikeja at night.
14. The Place
Various Locations in Lagos
The Place is open 24 hrs and operates at a number of locations across Lagos. The food and prices are always on point. We hear the VI branch is a little stingy on portions; you’re not likely to care after midnight.