Where to Eat in Lagos


This upscale restaurant is located on Victoria Island in the old Westafco building on Saka Tinibu. The restaurant offers an open kitchen that serves a fine-dining area, a sleek-looking bar, a wine room, and a cozy courtyard.

Location: 19 Saka Tinubu St, Victoria Island, Lagos
Web: www.zkitchen.co  
Instagram: @zkitchenlagos


This New African Cuisine restaurant is located in the beautiful Alara building. The restaurant features a beautiful African styled interior and a great outdoor sitting area where you can enjoy the grill menu. The menu features tastes from around Africa and plays with classics, and interprets them in new ways. Perhaps try their blackened catfish with fried plantain or their seafood okra stew with red pounded yam.

Location: Alara, 12a Akin Olugbade St, Victoria Island, Lagos
Web: www.nokbyalara.com
Instagram: @nokbyalara


Inspired by the prohibition era restaurants and bars in Manhattan NYC, RSVP plays on the New American cuisine and has a trendy bar with some of Lagos’ best cocktails.

Location: 9 Eletu Ogabi St, Victoria Island 101001, Lagos
Web: www.rsvplagos.com
Instagram: @rsvplagos


With herbs grown on the roof, Slow offers a place where you can share plates and good cocktails.

Location: 2 Musa Yar’Adua Lagos, Nigeria
Web: www.slowlagos.com
Instagram: @slowlagos


Experience this Lebanese bistro for its nice interior and well-cooked food. The pastry section is a story on its own.

Location: 20, 24 Ozumba Mbadiwe Rd, Victoria Island, Lagos
Facebook: CactusBakery
Instagram: @cactuslagos


Located on Alhaji Babatunde Jose Road, Koi is the newest sushi place in town. Excellent presentation and good ambiance. You’ll think you’re in Japan.

Location: 5A Adebayo Doherty Rd, Street, Lagos
Facebook: KoiLagosOfficial 
Instagram: @koilagosofficial


With its impressive interior (amongst others a giant Buddha face hanging above the bar) you’ll enjoy great pan-Asian food here. Sushi and noodles and a few Mediterranean dishes. Shiro has a bar and lounge and outdoor seating where you’ll enjoy the beautiful view of the Atlantic ocean.

Location: Block XVI 3 & 4 Victoria Island Oniru Estate, 101241, Lagos
Web: www.shiro-pan-asian-restaurant.business.site
Instagram: @shirolagos


In need of an incredible Italian pizza? The oldest pizzeria in town and owned and run by an Italian family. Thin crusts and great tastes.

Location: 13 Musa Yar’ Adua St, Victoria Island, Lagos

La Taverna

La Taverna is a friendly and intimate restaurant located in Victoria Island, which offers tasty dishes from Spain, Italy, and a few specialties from the Chef’s home country Chile. The restaurant’s famous wine & pizza meal deal is on every Wednesday and Sunday. On Thursdays, it’s ladies’ night at La Taverna! Buy one Margarita and get one free.

Location: 48 Balarabe Musa Cres, Victoria Island 23401, Lagos
Instagram: @la_tavernalagos

The Observatory

This beautiful Asian fusion restaurant is located in Lekki phase 1. You can’t miss this place – the building is completely covered with glass windows. You’ll enjoy this green open space with excellent ambiance and great food by the famous Chef Obi.

Location: 15a Admiralty Way, Lekki Phase I, Lagos
Web: www.the-observatory-lagos.business.site
Instagram: @theobservatorylagos


Great authentic and well-tasting Indian restaurant tucked away on Ahmado Bello Way. This restaurant focuses on food, so perhaps do not set yourself up for a grand designer restaurant. The word goes that the butter chicken is the best in the country.

Location: 1230E Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island, Lagos

Spice Route

Want to pretend you are in India for a few hours? Visit this authentic and stylish Indian restaurant.

Location: 36 Adeola Odeku St, Victoria Island 100246, Lagos
Web: www.spicerouterestaurants.com
Instagram: @spicerouteng

Hard Rock Cafe

Best burgers in Lagos. Enjoy the indoor bar and restaurant or the Atlantic Ocean terrace. Quite a unique Hard Rock Café. Don’t forget to buy the Lagos t-shirt.

Location: Landmark Village, Water Corporation Road, Oniru, VI, 550104, Lagos
Web: www.hardrockcafe.com/location/lagos
Instagram: @hrclagos