Top 10 Cuisines from Around the World in Lagos!

Posted Thursday, 17 August 2017

In most cosmopolitan cities, you can explore different cuisines from around the world. Lagos is no different! As well as local and national dishes, you can find a variety of global cuisines that just may tickle your fancy.


Here are 10 cuisines you can find in Lagos, in no particular order. We’ve also suggested some restaurants to try out these cuisines.



Lebanese/Middle Eastern

If someone says Middle Eastern cuisine and all you can think of is hummus and shawarma, stop right there. There is so much more to it. Middle Eastern cuisine includes food that are fresh, wholesome, healthy, rich, aromatic and comforting. The vibrant spices and herbs create dishes with deep and complex flavours.

Al Diwan

1303 Akin Adesola Street, Victoria Island

t: 0903 260 1087



225B Etim Inyang Crescent, Victoria Island

t: 07069665555



Like Middle Eastern cuisine, Bulgarian food is tasty and fresh. Many of the staples are similar to what you might find in Turkey or Greece. What sets it apart are the local flavours. The hearty salads, delicious pastries and grilled meats are always made with quality ingredients.



147 Younis Bashorun, Victoria Island

t: 0705 555 0055



Traditional Japanese cuisine, or washoku, is one of a few cuisines that have been added to the United Nation’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list. This mean that Japanese cuisine is integral to the survival of the culture. Japan is principally famous for dishes like sushi, rice, noodles, tempura, Kobe beef & teriyaki chicken but there is so much more so try something new when you visit a Japanese restaurant.



19B Idejo Street, Victoria Island

t: 0706 222 2222



Water Corporation Road, Eti-Osa

t: 0818 629 8888



Indian cuisine is vast. The country is large and every state is unique in its culture and food. However, what unites them is their use of spices to create distinct flavours and aromas. There are a basic 20 to 30 spices that can be used in a myriad of ways but every spice has a reason for inclusion from health benefits to enhancing flavours.


Spice Route

36 Adeola Odeku Street, Victoria Island

t: 0808 020 8080


Indigo Bar & Restaurant

242B Muri Okunola Street, Victoria Island

t: 0805 775 5755



A typical Thai meal includes four main seasonings: salty, sweet, sour, and spicy. This is what makes the cuisine distinct. One of the most important parts of any Thai meal is the rice. This is obvious because the words for rice and food are the same, khao.


Orchid House

15 Marine Road, Apapa

t: 0909 170 6888



30 Adeola Hopewell Street, Victoria Island

t: 0803 400 3755



Take a trip east with this crowd favourite. These restaurants know how to do Chinese cuisine well. Expect authentic, delicious dishes with an assortment of styles, flavours, colours, ingredients and textures. Don’t forget the dim sum menu!


Pearl Garden

Tiamiyu Savage St, Victoria Island

t: 01 270 8889


Oriental Garden

3rd floor, Oriental Hotel, 3 Lekki-Epe Express Way, Eti-Osa

t: 01 280 6600



If Italian is the language of love, then they have the food to match! Whether it’s upmarket fine dining or scrambling with your nearest and dearest for a slice of pizza, this cuisine is bound to melt your heart with every bite.


La Veranda

20 Oju Olobun Street, Victoria Island

t: 0812 111 1222



Eko Hotel, Adetokunbo Ademola Street, Victoria Island

t: 01 277 2700-25.




Between the authentic Mexican dishes and their American-infused Tex-Mex sibling, these restaurants have enough fiery flavours and crunchy delectables to please your palate with a drink menu to match! Tequila anyone?



Eko Hotel, Adetokunbo Ademola Street, Victoria Island

t: 01 277 2700



8 Imam Agusto Close, Victoria Island

t: 0700 268 8537




For your comfort food fix, you need these restaurants in the mix. It’s more than just a burger with fries, it’s like a hug from the inside. Enjoy these American classics where they are done right!


Hard Rock Cafe

Plot No 3 & 4, Block XVI, Oniru Estate, Victoria Island

t: 0908 198 8888


Johnny Rockets

1411 Adetokunbo Ademola Street, Victoria Island

t: 0817 588 1155



Take a trip to the Caribbean with this delicious and colourful island cuisine. Get your fix of the Jamaican classics, from patties and dumplings to oxtail and rice and peas. Every bite will pack a punch!


Mango Room

Aaron's Mall, Olubunmi Owa Street, Lekki Phase 1

t: 0818 614 4444


Jamo Afrique

1 Yesuf Abiodun Way, Oniru, Victoria Island

t: 0810 079 3434

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