Nigeria restaurants

Top Choice Indian in Lagos


Subtly flavoured Indian food served in a refined atmosphere in lovely metal dishes. There's a picture window onto the traditional clay oven, where fresh bread is baked at high speed. Lots of choice for vegetarians.
Bakery in Lagos


This place labels itself primarily as a patisserie, but it also serves up proper meals throughout the day. Breakfasts of pancakes or bacon are good, as are the pizzas, and the club sandwiches with salad and chips ar…
Indian in Lagos


Vegetarians suffer a lot in Nigeria, but this Indian restaurant really comes to the rescue. With tasty and filling portions at good prices, the Sherlaton is generally considered to be the city's best curry option.
Chinese in Ibadan

Kabachi Chinese Fusion Bistro

Ibadan's favourite Asian restaurant, where teppanyaki chefs whip up meat, fish and veg dishes such as chow mein and Sichuan beef. Great service and attractive decor, with lanterns and oriental screens.
Indian in Abuja


A pointy-roofed brick building housing an excellent Indian restaurant: there's a charcoal pit in the open kitchen for cooking up tandoori classics. Good for vegetarians.
Pizza in Lagos


Brick-oven pizza in a lovely outdoor setting, with a play area for kids.
African in Lagos

Ikoyi Hotel Suya

Lagosians claim the best suya in town can be found at the stall outside the Ikoyi Hotel. Not just beef and goat, but chicken, liver and kidney, plus some great fiery pepe (pepper) to spice it all up.
African in Lagos

Yellow Chilli

Well-presented Nigerian dishes in swish surroundings. It's carried off well, with tasty dishes in reasonable portions and good service – a great way to eat your way around the country without leaving your table.
Cafe in Lagos

Art Cafe

A lovely little cafe-pub which also sells arts and crafts. It does good coffee and snacks, and the laid-back arty vibe is a nice contrast to the bland feel of parts of Victoria Island.
African in Kano


If you want to eat like a local, head here. The 'special plate' has a bit of everything in a serving, but also try northern specialities like miyan taushe (pumpkin-seed soup) and tuwo shunkafa (pounded rice), washed…