Where to Eat in Abuja


Our most recommended restaurant – right next door to our hotel, Nordic Hotel 5 min. drive from Nordic Villa. Here you can enjoy everything from a freshly prepared salad to a perfectly prepared steak to a great pizza and varieties of the great Lebanese cuisine. Both an indoor area as well as the amazing outside are by the beautiful pool which is lit up at night time. On top of it all you’ll of course experience great service.

Opening hours: Daily 7am-11pm

Address: Next to Nordic Hotel, Abuja

Coco Café

Coco Café is located 5 min. from Nordic Villa, on a roof top. From Nordic Villa it’s on the opposite side of Jabi Lake. It’s modern decorated and the food is splendid. Steaks, king prawns or a shawarma – enjoy the food with the view of Jabi Lake – this is an experience in it self.

Opening hours: Daily 11am-23pm

Address: Plot 466, Alex Ekwueme Street, Jabi Lake


Wakkis is an all time favorite in Abuja because of their consistency and delicious, authentic Indian food. Try the classic Chicken Tikka Masala or their fantastic prawns. The staff is great and friendly.

Opening hours: Daily 11am-23pm

Address: No. 171 Aminu Kano Crescent, Wuse II

Masala Wahala

Some of the best Indian food in town. The cuisine is based on the southern Indian kitchen. Great decor, with lots of indoor plants, trees and big clay pots, and good service. They serve seafood dishes, meat, poultry and also vegetarian options.

The often have live piano sessions.

Opening hours: Daily 11am-11pm

Address: Ceddi Plaza, Tafawa Balewa Way, Abuja

The Secret Garden

The best pizza’s in town. Italian owned restaurant with great atmosphere and great wine. Also a great place to enjoy a football game on the big screen while enjoying a crisp pizza.

Opening hours: Daily 11am-23pm

Address: Riverplate Park, off Ahmadu Bello Way, Wuse 2, Abuja


Thai restaurant – especially their Chicken satay is great. See more on www.sawadeeorientalcuisine.com

Opening hours: Daily 8am-9pm

Address: No. 43/45 Kumasi Crescent,(Off Aminu Kano Crescent, Turning Opposite FERMA Office) WuseII


It is said that ‘Your Body Is A Temple, Treat It With Respect’ and this can be done when you dine at this Chinese eatery. You can slurp a delicious bowl of noodles that is sprinkled densely with associated vegetables. It is tucked inside the embassy district and offers a huge selection of the Southeast Asian dishes.

Opening hours: Daily 7pm – 11pm

Address: 56 Mississippi Street, Maitama

Woks and Koi

It is one of the leading Chinese restaurants in Abuja and its fare is worth patronizing.

Opening hours: Daily 5pm-11pm

Address: 2nd floor, Silverbird Entertainment Center Plot 1161 Memorial Drive, Central Area, Abuja

Charcoal Grill

Great place in the middle of Abuja. Great food and excellent service. You can dine inside or outside and enjoy breakfast, lunch, coffee and cake and of course dinner. They serve freshly grilled lamb, chicken and steaks among other things.

Opening hours: Daily 8am-11pm

Address: Aminu Kano Crescent, Wuse II


They serve a wide variety of Indian and Sri Lankan food.

Opening hours: Daily 11am-11pm

Address: Umaru Dikko St, on top of Lake Crescent Hotel in Jabi, Abuja

Al Basha

Lebanese restaurant. They serve great hummus and kebabs in a good atmosphere. They have both indoor and outdoor seating. We prefer the outside sitting area. Make sure you try their hummus.

Opening hours: Daily 11am-11pm

Address: No. 11, Cassandra Street, off Usuma St, Maitama


Serves local as well as continental dishes in a friendly atmosphere. Nkoyo is well-known for its fantastic starters and is a must while in Abuja.

Opening hours: Daily 11am-11pm

Address: 1 Bathurst Street, K-City Plaza, Off Aminu Kano Crescent, Wuse II

Johnny Rockets

American style diner. Cute décor. Great burgers. Also a great place to watch a football game.

Opening hours: Sunday – Saturday: 11am – 12:00 Midnight

Address: Valley Plaza, in front of AP Plaza, Wuse II.


Local Nigerian food – perhaps the best in town. Enjoy freshly prepared Naija dishes. Goat, fish, beef, chicken – they have it all.

Opening hours: Daily 11am-11pm

Address: Bangui St, Wuse II

Nile Place

A mix of Local Nigerian food, African food and a bit of Mediterranean. Cozy atmosphere.

Opening hours: Daily 11am-11pm

Address: Nile Street 10, Maitama 


Salamander Café

Enjoy different blends of coffee with freshly prepared club sandwiches and paninis served by friendly staff. The owner is a great host and she makes sure there is a great atmosphere.

Opening hours: Daily 9am-10pm

Address: 5 Bujumbura St, Abuja

Saffron Café (also known as House 43)

Great European styled café with good coffee. Read your favorite magazine while enjoying a drink or a good sandwich. They have a very cozy outdoor area too.

Opening hours: Daily 8am-11pm

Address: 43 Gana St, Maitama, Abuja


Enjoy a lovely ice cream from Coldstone. You get to mix the ice with different toppings. Portions are big and service is good.

Opening hours: Daily 10am-midnight

Address: Aminu Kano Crescent, Wuse II

Classic Rock Café

Americano, chai latte, cortado, cappuccino and long list of smoothies and shakes.

Opening hours: 7am-11pm

Address: 12b Ajesa Street, off by LG Showroom, off Aminu Kano Crescent, Wuse II

Café Dunes

Enjoy a pizza or pasta in the cafe at the Dunes Center. Prices are reasonable and the food is good.

Opening hours: Daily 9am-9pm

Address: No. 44, Aguiyi Ironsi Street, Maitama – in the back of the supermarket

Café De Vie

Good coffee, very nice crêpes served with maple syrup and pistachio!

Opening hours: 7am-9pm

Address: 11, Adzope Crescent, Off Kumasi Crescent, Off Aminu Crescent, Wuse II