Lagos is a hub of major industrial activities in Nigeria, and with this comes its teeming population and several other businesses going on in the city. Restaurants are not left out—there are plenty of restaurants in this city that you may hardly spot the best, especially if you’re new to the town. So, are you looking for the best restaurants in Lagos to satisfy your cravings? Keep reading then.
According to statistics, Lagos has more than 200 restaurants spread across the city, with the majority of them serving local dishes—while quite a few serve intercontinental dishes. Picking the top restaurants is a bit complicated; however, based on specific parameters, some restaurants surpass some of their counterparts in nearly everything, especially the type of food they serve.
So, if you are a foodie that just blew into one of the largest, and most industrious cities in south-west Nigeria, here are the best restaurants in Lagos where you can whet your appetite.
10 Best Restaurants in Lagos
The Place Restaurant
The Place Restaurant serves several delicacies from different parts of the country, including rice dishes, ofada (local rice), grilled chicken, Asun, etc. It is so popular that you will come across several branches of this excellent restaurant in places like Victoria Island, Lekki, Ikorodu, etc.
The branch at Ikeja is not too far from the Lagos Airport Hotel, City View Hotel, Regent Luxury Suites, etc.
The lounge/bar at The Place restaurant can be accessed every day from 5 pm, except on weekends when it is transformed to a major nightclub where A-list musicians and the top DJs deliver tunes and hits that tantalize the ears, mind, and soul.
And oh, The Place Restaurant and Bar is located at No. 45 Isaac John GRA, Ikeja.
If you are looking for one of the trendiest restaurants that Lagosians love, RSVP is the place to be, thanks to their impressive or heart-stopping food.
RSVP has a simple but exquisite structure that is reminiscent of a Manhattan-contemporary style architecture. The lavishly elegant and refined restaurant located at No. 9 Eletu Ogabi, Victoria Island, is infused with a bar where anyone can unwind after a sumptuous meal.
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The menu at this beautiful restaurant has several a la carte choices that anyone can go for, though they are significantly priced ex-pat style. Here’s a hint from a regular customer: when you visit the restaurant, try their chicken sandwiches burgers and steak.
The in-house DJ is a true professional; your ears will be tantalized with melodious tunes as you recline by the pool.
RSVP is, however, always closed on Mondays.
Sherlaton Indian Restaurant
Vegetarians in Nigeria, sometimes find it challenging to find restaurants that prepare the type of foods that appeal to their taste. And this is why Sherlaton Indian restaurant was birthed.
Sherlaton Indian Restaurant serves meals that fit the diet of vegetarians. Located at No. 21 Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island, this exceptional restaurant may not match the typical definition of “luxury,” but do not be deceived for a moment.
The food served at this Indian restaurant is affordable and quite tasty! Oh, bear in mind that Sherlaton Indian restaurant is not set up only for vegetarians but for people who love to eat stuff like Chicken Tikka Masala as well as the Lamb Madras, which come with high or 5-star ratings from erstwhile customers.
Yellow Chilli Ikeja
At No. 35, Joel Ogunnaike Street, Ikeja, sits Yellow Chilli, a trendy restaurant in the heart of Lagos or, more precisely, Ikeja. But don’t let the name mislead you; Yellow Chilli serves delicious ethnic dishes, and customers can also enjoy snail stew, pepper soup, seafood okra, and prawn, etc.
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Jevinik Restaurant sells delicious homemade Nigerian dishes, and its location—No. 21 Isaac John Street, Ikeja, makes it the perfect choice for people staying at Sheraton Lagos Hotel, Hotel Ibis Lagos Ikeja, and Jerome Garden and Suites.
Jevinik Restaurant also offers delivery services, making them one of the best restaurants in Lagos today.
Now, if you want to taste something decidedly different from the norm, one of the first places that should pop into your mind is the Spice bar.
You see, Spice Bar, which is located at 44A Adeola Odeku Street on Victoria Island serves one of the best and tastiest Indian cuisines in Lagos. The menu is so vast that you may find it a little challenging to make up your mind when it comes to choosing any of the tasty meals therein.
Spice Bar is also incredibly pocket-friendly, meaning you won’t have to spend an arm and a leg to enjoy the best foods in this place. The staff is not only attentive to customers but also strives to ensure every patron is comfortable.
The music at this cozy restaurant—along with its ambiance, makes it one of the most high-trafficked restaurants in Lagos State. And of course, do not miss the highly rated Butter Chicken or Drunken Pawn for any reason.
The Lagoon Restaurant is one of the most trafficked eating places in Victoria Island, Lagos. It is located at 1C Ozumba Mbadiwe Street and is renowned for its ambiance. You can relax, enjoy your meals and have some drinks while taking in the extraordinarily good view of the water. And you will feel at home almost as soon as you step into the premises.
The Lagoon Restaurant has Indian, Lebanese, and Brazilian meals on their menu. They have several choices on each list, and each one is incredibly tasty.
Club-goers will love the Karaoke section, and you will also have access to lots of barbeque and pizza.
Sheraton Lagos Hotel has an on-site restaurant known as Crockpot Restaurant. Many people know this, but what they do not know is that this restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and even dinner buffet at different prices. Although these prices are not all that pocket-friendly, you will no doubt get value for your money. The serving style and food itself is worth a lot more, and this is why the restaurant was added to this list of the top 10 best restaurants in Lagos.
Crockpot Restaurant also serves continental delicacies, which range from American and Indian to Mediterranean dishes. You will find the restaurant open between the hours of 5 am and 10 pm every day.
Orchid House Thai Restaurant
Are you looking for the perfect definition of “home away from home”? Then visit the Orchid House Thai Restaurant at No. 15 Marine Road, Marina, Lagos. This over-the-top restaurant is a favorite with people living in the Apapa area of Lagos state due to its lovely garden and a homey ambiance.
The Orchid House Thai Restaurant lives up to its name as it serves its patrons with exceptionally-cooked Thai food. If you are confused about the Thai menu, the waiters can help you with recommendations that will not disturb your digestive system in any way.
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La Mango, located at 3a Adekunle Fajuyi Way, off Isaac John, GRA, Ikeja, is a restaurant that is well-known for its variety of both local and continental menu.
At this unique spot, you will come across several delectable dishes from around the globe, including Thai curries, Malaysian Fried Rice, American burgers as well as your ever-lovable Nigerian delicacies.
The decor of La Mango is quite modern, and its great atmosphere very soothing to the nerves. Many Lagosians (inhabitants of Lagos) love to patronize this restaurant, and a visit to this spot will make you understand why.
So, there you have it: the top ten best restaurants in Lagos. While there may be other good restaurants in this city, you sure won’t have a bad experience in any of the highlighted restaurants. However, change may occur without our notice, so let us know your recent experience with any of these restaurants if you visited recently.