5 Lagos Restaurants For Your Nigerian Delicacies

July 6, 2022

The Taste of Home

What is the Lagos experience if you have not had a taste of the local cuisine? With several new restaurants and “bukkas” popping up all over the place, it may become difficult for you to decide where to have the best of Nigerian delicacies. However, the beauty of it is that you also have several places to choose from to have a sumptuous meal experience. Here are 5 great spots where you can treat your tastebuds to a delicious experience. 

Yellow Chilli

With branches in Ikeja and Victoria Island, this restaurant offers you an extensive range of local Nigerian dishes and specializes in the exquisite art of unveiling African cuisines and varieties of local dishes. The restaurant set out to correct the impression that getting an authentic Nigerian food experience can only be gotten in the shanties. Offering a wide range of meals to choose from, The Yellow Chilli is famed for its Jollof Fiesta and Seafood Okra. You can also try their jollof rice, pepper soup, nkwobi, egusi, or spicy stewed snails. It opens from noon to midnight daily.

Opening hours

Daily: 10 am – 12 pm

Instagram: @yellowchilling

Website: www.yellowchilling.com

Nok By Alara 

If you are looking for the surest spot to satisfy your cravings for the best amala experience, then Nok by Alara’s amala is a must-have. Nok by Alara is an airy restaurant situated in Victoria Island and the garden-setting ambiance adds to your New African cuisine experience amid contemporary surroundings. You can also enjoy Seafood Okra, Vegetables. Egusi, sauteed ugu, scent leaf soup, pounded yam, and others here. The restaurant opens on Tuesdays to Sunday between the hours of 12 pm to 4 pm, 6 pm to 10 pm while Fridays and Saturdays are extended to 10.30 pm. Collections and deliveries are also available.

Opening hours

Thursdays: 12–4 pm, 6–10 pm
Fridays: 12–4 pm, 6–11 pm
Saturdays: 12–4pm, 6–11 pm
Sundays: 12–4 pm, 6–10:30 pm
Mondays: Closed
Tuesdays: 12–4 pm, 6–10 pm
Wednesdays: 12–4 pm, 6–10 pm

Instagram: @nokbyalara

Website: http://www.nokbyalara.com/

Ile Eros

This quaint restaurant in Lekki serves you Nigerian meals with Western elements and a modern twist to give you a blend of fine and casual dining. The polished restaurant is owned by Tolu better known as Chef Eros and it prides itself on being a spot where love meets food with passionate foodies curating the meals. For an unforgettable culinary experience, you can have a taste of indigenous ingredients combined with modern cooking methods served in an upscale dining space characterized by modern African and Nigerian luxury. On the menu are meals like iya agoyin, palm oil jollof, tozo asaro mash, abula, okra, puff puff among others.  

Opening hours

Sundays: 11 am–10 pm
Mondays: Closed
Tuesdays: 12–10 pm
Wednesdays: 12–10 pm

Thursdays: 12–10 pm
Fridays: 12–10 pm
Saturdays: 11 am–10 pm

Instagram: @ile.eros

Terra Kulture

 Nigerian Delicacies at Terra Kulture

For those seeking a wholesome immersion into the Nigerian cultural experience, you get more than just a gastronomical experience at Terra Kulture, you also get a feel of art and culture while dining. It is an educational and recreation center and the restaurant is artistic in all areas, right down to the tables and chairs., which are all works of art carved out of trees. The Terra Kulture food lounge also introduced menus in braille to aid the visually impaired in having a quality dining experience. On its website, the restaurant states that each meal has its own secret African in-house recipe that fills the heart and stomach. The menu includes pepper soup, moi-moi, seafood okra, pounded yam, ibile rice, yellow eba, efo riro, Nigerian breakfast, and more. 

Opening hours

Daily: 9 am – 10 pm

Instagram: @terrakulture

Website: https://terrakulture.com/

The House, Lagos

The House Lagos is a sophisticated indoor and outdoor lounge offering light bites, ample entrees and a robust drinks menu. Get ready for a unique experience of fine dining, good music, and hearty entertainment as you enjoy tastefully prepared, red meals in a cozy environment. The House’s menu sports fusion foods, traditional Nigerian classics, and a lot more. There is also the added feel of romance that The House gives that makes you feel right at home. Each room is also themed and it is an ideal spot if you are seeking to catch up with friends, do business or simply relax at a comfortable and vibrant spot.

Opening hours

Daily: 9 am – 12 am

Instagram: @thehouselagos

Website: https://thehouseng.com/

Go and Chop Now

We hope you have found the perfect spot for you to eat your local Nigerian delicacies. Don’t keep this information to yourself, tell a friend. Everyone deserves good amala and efo riro.

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