This 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 various African cuisines and plays with classics, and interprets them in new ways. We recommend their blackened catfish with fried plantain or their seafood okra stew with red pounded yam.

Location: Alara, 12a Akin Olugbade St, Victoria Island, Lagos
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
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
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 Road, Victoria Island, Lagos
Instagram: @cactuslagos


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


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
Instagram: @shirolagos


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

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

Instagram: @pizzeriah_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 Crescent, Victoria Island 23401, Lagos

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
Instagram: @theobservatorylagos

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
Instagram: @spicerouteng

Hard Rock Cafe

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

Location: Landmark Village, Water Corporation Road, Oniru, VI, 550104, Lagos
Instagram: @hrclagos


If you are particular about ambience when you eat out; and want some of the best entertainment to go alongside great Indian and global food, then the promise of fine dining at Cilantro on Victoria Island is for you!

Location: 7 Musa Yar’ Adua St, Victoria Island 106104, Lagos, Nigeria
Instagram: @cilantrolagos

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Nice Cafés in Lagos

My Coffee

Enjoy a cup of drink with a nice tasting pastry. Great place for a quick breakfast. Food is cooked in-house and coffee is really nice.

Location: Wings, 17A Ozumba Mbadiwe Avenue, Victoria Island, Lagos

Eric Kayser

The Parisian bakery is the place to go for great cakes, breads and bistro dishes. The interior is an experience in itself. Not to mention that they are in two locations within the Lagos Island

Location 1: 864 Bishop Aboyade Cole St, Victoria Island, Lagos

Location 2: Mike Adenuga Centre, 9 Osborne Rd, Ikoyi 106104, Lagos
Instagram: @maisonkayser_ng

Art Cafe

This artistic coffee shop offers great coffee and well-tasting food. Enjoy your cup of coffee—or choice of organic tea—while appreciating the artistic environment that Art Cafe provides you with.

Location: 282 Akin Olugbade St, Victoria Island, Lagos

Mai Shayi Coffee Roasters

Probably the most fancy coffee experience you’ll have in Nigeria. They source beans from Kims Coffee in Plateau State and have many different types of coffee.

Location: South Atlantic Petroleum Towers, Podium floor, 1 Adeola Odeku St, Victoria Island, Lagos

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