Where to Eat in Lagos

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Jun 11, 2022

If you are one who is particular about good food prepared under the most hygienic conditions, here are a few lists of places to eat in Lagos. This list of where to eat in Lagos is compiled from user reviews and recommendations. If someplace is missing from this list or you would like to add your business, let me know here.

1. Ofada Boy

This is a perfect place to eat rice and stew in Lagos, and at cheap rates too. Ofada Boy is located at 1 Mba Street, Surulere, Lagos, and boasts tasty, hygienic, and healthy food. 

Visit with your shikini money, and have your full of Ofada rice and stew.

2. University of Suya

You should know what suya is if you have stayed in Nigeria for a couple of weeks or months. It is meat that is grilled in a unique way and spiced with an ingredient called Yajochurri. 

At the University of Suya, Ikeja, you get to eat the tastiest suya there is in Lagos, as well as in Nigeria. Visit at night, and have your meat with some cooled beverages. Suya in mouth, Pepsi in hand, is about the most Nigerian thing to do out there. It’s located at 62 Allen Ave, Allen, Lagos.

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3. Madam Tique’s

This should be one of your go-to restaurants to eat in on the Lagos mainland if you love photography. Madam Tique is both a restaurant and some kind of photography training center. The meals prepared here offer you a truly African feel. It is located at 45 Ajose St, Mende Lagos.

4. Bukka Hut

In Lagos and some other parts of Nigeria like Delta State, a ‘Bukka” is a spot where one eats food under a makeshift canopy on the street or by the side of the road. This is where the Bukka Hut gets its name from. It is located in Gbagada and several other locations, in Lagos. This place to eat in Lagos gives you the true Bukka feel, although it is not a makeshift canopy. 

The foods sold here are indigenous, and you choose from an array of options. 

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5. White House

Like Nigerian Jollof? Then White House is your go-to place to eat in Lagos. No lies, they make the tastiest Jollof rice here. White House stands at 9 Chapel Street, Yaba, Lagos, and is something like a Bukka itself, although not the regular kind. It prepares its food under hygienic conditions. 

6. Olaiya Foods

Olaiya Foods in Surulere will have you nodding as you eat your Amala. The Amala prepared here is the true definition of what Amala should taste like, really. Meat. Efo Riro. Everything you need is here. The customer service is commendable too. It is located at 109 Akerele St, Surulere, Lagos State.

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7. Danfo Bistro and Dives

Find this place to eat in Lagos on 2 Alexander Rd, Ikoyi. Danfo Bistro and Dives is built to mirror a Lagos Danfo. The walls are painted yellow. So, stepping in here is stepping into a Lagos street within walls. They sell the best Ewa Agoyin, a meal of bread, beans, and sometimes fried plantain. 

8. Ocean Basket

Visit Ocean basket if you want to have your fill of seafood in Lagos. The environs will draw you in and set your mind at rest because you sure will be convinced that you are going to be getting the healthiest foods. The only downside to this restaurant is that it is a bit expensive. 

You can find Ocean Basket at 35 Akin Adesola St, Victoria Island Lagos, and also at 58c Isaac John St, Ikeja GRA, Lagos.

9. Best Shawarma

Best Shawarma is located at 18 Randle Ave, Surulere, Lagos State. They sell the best shawarma in Lagos. Beef Shawarma. Chicken Shawarma. Anyone you choose. Step in here on a hot afternoon and have yourself some Shawarma and a chilled drink.

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10. Gypsy’s

This place to eat in Lagos is located at 34a Gbolade Adebanjo St, Ilupeju.

11. Kaldi House

Located at 1 Adeyemi Bero Crescent, Ilupeju Industrial Estate, Anthony-Oshodi Ikeja, Lagos

12. Seven Eagles Spur

Located at Ikeja City Mall Alausa, Obafemi Awolowo Way, Oregun, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria

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13. Nylah’s

Nylah’s is located at 61 Queen Street Alagomeji Yaba, Lagos.

14. Puff Puffs at Lagos Marina

This place to eat in Lagos is located at 64 Broad Street, Marina.

15. Circa Lagos

You will find Circa Lagos at 2 Kola Adeyina Cl, Lekki Phase I, Lagos.

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By Ubee Johnson

Ubong Johnson (Ubee) is a medical student and freelance writer. He writes articles that cover everything from Lagos city guide to lifestyle.

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