Lagos, the largest city in Africa and former capital of Nigeria, is renowned for its plenty of cultural attractions. The city offers manifold opportunities to the quintessential visitors here to discover the local scene. To get an authentic taste of Nigerian culture, consider visiting some of the best restaurants in Lagos. Dining at the local restaurants in the city is surely the best way to soak up the culture.
Here are some of the best restaurants that you must visit whenever in Lagos. These include Museum Kitchen, Ghana High Buka Save, Bangkok Restaurant, Bunyaki, Sherlaton, De Marquee, Piccolo Mondo, Mama Cass, Villa Medici, Métisse, Terra Kulture. The Jazzhole, Eko Sky Restaurant and Lounge, The Yellow Chilli, Bungalow Restaurant, Veggie Victory, Bottle's Restaurant and Rodizzio. Let us explore some of these restaurants and savor their cuisines.
The Museum Kitchen is situated at Awolowo Road in Lagos. It is housed within the National Museum in Onikan. It is perfect place in the city to enjoy traditional dishes. A visit here will offer a glimpse into the authentic Nigerian culture just in the same way as you would see in the exhibits at the museum. You can look forward to enjoy Nigerian specialties such as "fufu," or fermented cassava and snails, and stockfish. Local musicians will regale you with their powerful renditions.
Ghana High Buka Save
The Ghana High Buka Save is situated at King George V Road in the city. It is also among the best restaurants to enjoy local Nigerian dishes. Specialties to be enjoyed here include egusi, a traditional soup. The menu also lists several kinds of local starch-rich comfort foods.
The Bangkok Restaurant is situated at Muri Okunola in St Victoria Island. It is the best restaurant in Lagos to enjoy Asian cuisines. You can look forward to amazing Thai dishes usually served in large portions. You can carry the leftovers along with you in doggie bag, which is perfectly acceptable here.
The Bunyaki is also a perfect place in Lagos to savor Asian delicacies. You will get opportunity to dine on sushi or Teppanyaki dishes, which are prepared right before your eyes on the teppanyaki grill. Other Japanese specialties to be enjoyed here include sashimi and tempura.
The Sherlaton is situated at 108 Awolowo Road in Lagos. The restaurant is renowned for serving Indian cuisines. You can look forward to a wide range of curries and various other traditional dishes from the Indian subcontinent, which includes many vegetarian delicacies as well.
De Marquee is a restaurant as well as a lounge bar. The extensive menu lists many food and drink offerings. The locale is swanky offering fascinating views of the Lagos skyline from the Mega Plaza Mall’s penthouse on Victoria Island. The restaurant serves dinner, lunch, breakfast and late-night bites.
The Piccolo Mondo restaurant offers a European feel. The menu also has a wide range of European cuisines on offer. The wine list is just amazing with a prime focus on French and Italian vintages. Get entertained after dinner with spirited themed nights, and lively DJ sessions and karaoke sessions.
The Villa Medici is situated at 1, Alhaji Babatunde Jose Road, Festival Road in Victoria Island. It is renowned for its European culinary influences. The restaurant has been in existence for the past 15 years now. It has become a great favorite among the local Nigerians and tourists visiting Lagos from different parts of the world. The menu here is typically French with varied exotic offerings such as frogs’ legs and escargots a la bourgignonne. The intercontinental dishes on offer here are complemented by an exquisite and extensive drinks menu of cocktails and wines.
The Terra Kulture is situated at Plot 1376, Tiamiyu Savage, Off Ahmadu Bello Way in Victoria Island. It is a leading education, arts and food center in Lagos. The restaurant has been at the forefront in promoting Nigerian culture ever since it was established in 2004.You can sample the very best of Nigerian cuisine at the food court here. The restaurant offers great opportunity to savor its wide choice of locally sourced and traditional gastronomic delights such as plantain, boiled yam, catfish, and ofada rice. The dishes here are essentially Nigerian and so is the décor of Terra Kulture restaurant. After enjoying your meals here, you can also spend some time enjoying and admiring the rich Nigerian art on display at the adjoining gallery space, which can be reached after traveling across the bridge situated within the restaurant.