Sometimes, all we need is a place where foods have already been prepared , we sit and enjoy the meal. After a long day at work, a business trip, tired of home-made meals, too tired to cook at home or sometimes just for fun. We visit a restaurant.

A restaurant is a place where people pay to sit and eat meals that are cooked and served on the premises.

Categories of restaurants


Fast food.

Fast casual.

Casual dining.

Premium casual.

Family style.

Fine dining.

Brasserie and bistro.

Do you love delicious and satisfying foods? Yes, we do too. With the growing number of restaurants appearing in Nigeria, the country now boasts some of the most amazing restaurants in Africa. Restaurants in Nigeria have fine dining options for all tastes and budgets.

Check out  20 amazing restaurants in all of Nigeria serving unique and delicious cuisine – local and intercontinental dishes.


1. Browns Café & Restaurant: LOCATION: Ikeja and Victoria Island, Lagos State.

It has a modern stylish interior and serene environment rendering services like power lunches, breakfast meetings and drinks lounge; Browns café & restaurants is the meeting point of the powerful in Lagos, it has an all-embracing menu which includes

  • Sandwiches
  • Ice cream
  • Singapore noodles
  • Special American burger, etc.

Browns Café & Restaurant is an elegant restaurant which offers both indoor and outdoor dining; weather permitting.

Wi-fi internet access is widely available through at the restaurants.

Outside catering & picnic boxes are available for your trip to the beach. Browns Cafe & Restaurant is a family-friendly restaurant which remains a favourite destination for families in the city of Lagos with menu that accommodates all palates.

2. Ocean Basket: LOCATION: Victoria Island, Lagos State

Ocean basket seafood restaurant offers mouth-watering, first class and exotic seafood at affordable prices with fantastic service. 250 people can dine at the same time with the inside and outside terrace and garden seating. Take away and delivery service is also available for customers’ convenience. Ocean Basket is South Africa’s favourite chain of seafood restaurants. There’s one near you. At Ocean Basket you’ll find friendly people, a home-from-home feeling and great value for your hard-earned bucks. Some Ocean Baskets have a fresh-fish deli too, and you can order to eat in or takeaway, whatever grabs you.

3. The Bungalow Restaurant: LOCATION: Victoria Island, Lagos State.

The menu is extensive, offering delicious dishes especially seafood and sushi specialities. The restaurant is opened from 7pm to 11pm and there is an amazing live jazz band entertainment for guests every Thursday evening. Visit: The Bungalow Restaurant

For superb delicious foods such as

  • Lobster
  • Black tiger prawns
  • Salmon
  • Tuna
  • Chicken
  • Calamari and more tasty delicacies.

4. Terra Kulture Food Lounge: LOCATION: Plot 1376, Tiamiyu Savage, Off Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island, Lagos

If you love amazing foods and extraordinary arts, visit Terra Kulture Food Lounge, the food lounge offers an extensive menu and wine list. There is this strong sense that Terra Culture is all about the food, with more of an emphasis on arts and culture. The restaurant offers delicious meals with superb service. Arts delightfully pop up everywhere, even when you look up, you will see beautiful art decor which made the place more attractive and homely. Close to Bar Beach, this welcoming arts centre with a high bamboo roof has a traditional restaurant which is one of the best and most attractive places to eat in town: try the catfish with pounded yam and spicy soup. There’s an art gallery, a bookshop with funky crafts, literary readings and events, and a theatre.

5. Metisse: LOCATION: Etim Inyang Crescent, AIM Plaza,Victoria Island, Lagos.

Metisse is inaudibly making its presence known in Lagos by serving delicious meals. The restaurant offers a wide selection of Pan-Asian cuisine. The restaurant is a cheerful place to be, lively atmosphere, warm settings excellent services and friendly staff including the chef. The interior is classic and attractive. Lagos. The restaurant is always open from Tuesday to Sundays and closed on Mondays.

Métisse is Pan-Asian Restaurant located in Lagos pulling together wonderful fusion of flavours from various South-East Asia cuisines to give you a taste of the five flavours of food: pungent, sweet, sour, bitter and salty. Métisse is situated on the second floor of the AIM Plaza, between Café Royal and Chocolate Royal.

With its sea themed décor, exotic food and cocktail menu, Métisse achieves its aim of blending the tastes of the Orient and Asia with the seascapes of Lagos. Chilli prawn and Mongolian beef are among Métisse’s renowned dishes. There is often live music, which punctuates an evening in this restaurant’s ambience and setting.

Our healthy dishes, simple and aromatic, come in a large variety to appeal to a wide range of taste buds and are guaranteed to suit any lifestyle, from gourmet to gourmand. Métisse will both widen your repertoire and excite your passion with an unforgettable aftertaste.

6.  BluCabana Restaurant & Cafe: LOCATION: Mabushi, Abuja.

 BluCabana offers an extensive intercontinental dishes with unique twists. The restaurant uses the juiciest ingredients to prepare their foods, making it more delicious, refined and filling. Great ambience, modern facilities, and delicious meal.

Blu Cabana Restaurant Cafe treats their clientele to a warm, comfortable and cozy atmosphere to enjoy delicious international dishes. Their menu contains different types of mouth watering dishes that can be enjoyed during your business or casual lunch, dinner or a late night weekend.

The restaurant has a swimming pool, gym, lounge and an indoor and outdoor playroom for kids.

7. Nkoyo Restaurant: LOCATION: Bathurst Street, K-city Plaza, Off Aminu Kano Crescent, Wuse II, Abuja.

This is an amazing restaurant where you can enjoy the best of Nigerian local cuisine. The restaurant also serves delicious continental dishes blended with a localized service that makes you feel at home. Nkoyo offers an array of contemporary Nigerian and Western dishes that emphasise fresh ingredients and uncluttered presentation.

Pounded yam and egusi

Jollof / fried rice

Fish pepper soup are authentically Nigerian, but its freshness makes for a special treat. Nkoyo also serves exotic grills from other parts of the world.

Nkoyo takes great pride in serving exquisite cuisine using the finest ingredients and culinary techniques. The grill offers different cuts of meat, fish and seafood with a combination of flavours – from lemon and herb to tamarind and spicy.

The roasted peppers, buffalo mozzarella and rocket salad will delight any vegetarian.

8. Jevinik Restaurant: LOCATION:  Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Aba and Owerri.

It is the best place for visitors to taste Nigeria cuisines in a truly Nigerian setting. The legendary warm hospitality of Nigerians is exemplified by the superb service that adds to the flavour of the meals. Continental dishes are also on their menu.

Jevinik Restaurant is a favourite restaurant chain in Nigeria that offers the best of Nigerian delicacies like

  • Melon soup
  • Draw soup
  • Cow leg
  • Catfish
  • Pounded yam and many more.

9. Fulani Pool Bar and Restaurant: LOCATION: adjacent to the swimming pool at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja.

It is an open hotel though sheltered from the elements. It is a nice setting to enjoy barbecue a la carte for dinner, tandoori grills,snacks and drinks.

At Fulani Pool Bar and Restaurant guests can enjoy a lively and animated atmosphere under its traditional thatched roofing, mats and statues.

As the name implies, this Abuja bar and restaurant’s design reflects the culture of Nigeria’s Fulani people by the pool size of the Transcorp Hilton Hotel Abuja.

Guests can order barbecue à la carte specialities for lunch or dinner.

Unwind with a snack as you take in views of the Transcorp Hilton Abuja hotel’s beautifully landscaped gardens.

10. Elephant Bar: LOCATION: Sheraton Hotel, Abuja.

Elephant bar is one of the favourite restaurants in Abuja. It has several delicacies on its menu like grill croaker fish, mixed grill and cocktail. It is a popular restaurant with an extensive menu, from cocktail and mixed grill and grilled croaker fish. The bar also offers assorted drinks with live band to soothe your soul while you savour the taste of their chilled beer.

11. Kilimanjaro Restaurant: LOCATION:  Lagos, Owerri, Enugu, Uyo, Port Harcourt Abuja.

The Kilimanjaro fast food and restaurant located in different neighbourhood of the major cities in Nigeria. The restaurants offer a great variety of mouth watering local and intercontinental dishes and snacks.

Delivering fresh, hot and mouth-watering meals, pastries, sandwiches and beverages to thousands of customers in the finest environment each day, this is one of Nigeria’s fastest growing restaurant brands. You can start your day with their Breakfast selections, take a break from work and recharge with their Lunch Specials, and wait out traffic and unwind with their Dinner favorites.

12. Chicken Calypso Fast Food & Restaurant

The restaurant has assorted types of chicken on their menu which includes chili chicken, fried chicken, grilled chicken etc. Desserts and refreshment are plentiful and the setting is just ideal for a quiet dinner.

13. Eastern Garden Chinese Restaurant: LOCATION: 1, Ogbunabali West Layout, Aba road, Port Harcourt.

Various delicious Chinese cuisines like chow mein, tofu chicken and pork and much more is on the menu. It has Chinese setting and guest use the traditional Chinese chopsticks to eat their meal.

14. Genesis Restaurant: LOCATION: Port Harcourt and Enugu

They serves both continental and local dishes at a pocket friendly price. Their service is superb and the meals are very delicious.Genesis restaurants offer foods from all corners of the continent – Indian, Chinese, Lebanese cuisine etc. The restaurant ensures the best quality and also a unique cuisine.

15. Bubbles Plaza: LOCATION: 110 Ogui road, Enugu, Lagos.

The restaurant has modern dining utensils. The service excellent and it is sited in serene environment.

16. Kokodome Restaurant: LOCATION: Cocoa House, Dugbe Area, Ibadan.

The bar and restaurants surrounds swimming pools. The menu includes special Nigerian dishes and also continental dishes. Fresh palm, isi-ewu and peppersoup are other recipes that have made the restaurant to always be the toast of the residents and visitors alike.

17. Cilantro Restaurant and Lounge: LOCATION: 67, Sultan Road, Kano.

If you are in Kano and you are looking for an Indian fine dinning restaurant, you should visit Cilantro Restaurant. The restaurant serves the best Indian and Pakistani foods in the city of Kano.

  • Samosas
  • Shrimps
  • Vegetable salad
  • Tandoori chicken and much more are some of the delicious meals served.

The restaurant offers a wide range of  freshly prepared traditional Indian dishes and features an extensive range of curry and spicy meals.

18. Vista Restaurant: LOCATION: Located inside Le Meridien Ibom Hotel and Golf Course, Uyo.

It’s been said that Vista restaurant is one of the best places to eat delicious dishes in Uyo.  Vista restaurant is the main restaurant of the hotel and delicious Nigerian dishes are served here. If you are craving for the local Akwa Ibom dishes, head out to this restaurant and enjoy the delicious local delicacies. The menu is very extensive, ranging from different local soups to buffet and A la carte dishes.

19. The LasPalmas Restaurant: LOCATION: Inside All Season Hotels, Owerri.

It has delicious African dishes and mouth watering Chinese and continental cuisines. The aesthetic decoration and the ambience make for a perfect romantic evening dinner.

20. Royal Express Café & Restaurant: LOCATION: In Maitama Amusement Park, Maitama, Abuja.

Royale Express Cafe & Restaurant has an extensive menu which includes Nigerian dishes:

  • Lebanese native food
  • Pasta
  • Salads
  • Seafood
  • Shawarma
  • Sandwiches and many more.
December 4, 2019


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