Top 5 restaurants in Nigeria

Nigeria is known for good cooking. This is what gave rise to the battle on social media regarding who prepares the best kind of Jollof rice. Restaurants remain open in Nigeria because they prepare meals that suit the taste of their customers. Below are some of the best restaurants in Nigeria.


Café Chrysalis is a restaurant that is situated at No. 23 Ilaro Street, Off Alabiyamo Street in Ibadan city of Oyo State, Nigeria. The restaurant is placed at an environment that is tranquil and calm which makes it a place that is well suited for reserved and amorous get-togethers especially for couples or people in a relationship and for individuals who are into business. Café Chrysallis offers a menu that contains really delicious African dishes and they also sell different kinds of seafood.

Also, they sell a wide variety of soft drinks including smoothies. It is a restaurant that is suitable for people who are into vegetarian food, so if you are a vegetarian, this is definitely one restaurant you should go to. The restaurant staff are very warm and competent and so they offer good service.


Tinapa Lakeside Hotel is another one of the establishments whose restaurants offer really tasty meals and sevices. It is located in Tinapa, Calabar, Cross River State which so happens to be widely recognized as one of the premiere business and leisure resort in Africa. The hotel has 242 rooms properly furnished to give one the best kind of hospitality they can hope for. Each room is grouped into Standard and Executive rooms or suites.

The hotels offers one of the most beautiful views in Cross River State known as the Calabar Estuary. The restaurant within the hotel provides a menu of both African and international dishes, exquisitely delicious meals that make you want more. Be it breakfast or lunch, you are sure to get the best experience in the restaurant. The restaurant staff are friendly, welcoming and always ready to offer the best services you. There is also free Wi-Fi.


Kokodome is a household name which has established itself as a centre for relaxation and fun over the years. It was the spot that hosted the “Hennessy Beat Bar Crawl” party. Kokodome constitutes a restaurant and a nightclub. It is located in the heart of the business district centre in Dugbe, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria. The night club offers good music and refreshing drinks. Also within Kokodome is a swimming pool to satisfy families and individuals who are in pursuit of recreation.

Kokodome restaurant offers Lebanese and local dishes which include jollof rice, pounded yam, and a variety of soups and stews. If you have yet to taste Amala (a local dish of southwest Nigeria), this is one restaurant where you ought to try it. Pizza sold at the restaurant has a thick crust and is very delicious.


If you happen to travel to Abuja for business purposes or just to get a tour of the place, you should consider paying a visit to the Blu Cabana Restaurant and Café. This is one very good place to eat out, if you are into eating at restaurants as not everyone appreciates the thrill of eating at a restaurant or eatery. Blu Cabana Restaurant and Café provides a swimming pool, a gym, a lounge, and a playroom for children both indoors and outdoors. It is located in Mabushi district in Abuja, Nigeria.

Food prepared in Blu Cabana Restaurant and Café is well prepared by the restaurant’s chefs making every bite of the meal enjoyable. Lebanese dishes and dishes of the Middle East are served in the restaurant. You can also find vegetarian foods and food like shawarma, hummus, and burgers.


Cilantro Restaurant and Lounge was established in the year 2011, the aim of which is to alter the way people viewed Indian food in Nigeria. The restaurant was originally established in Kano State, Nigeria, however, recent developments in the restaurant has seen the creation of an outpost in Maitama, Abuja. More specifically, the branch in Abuja is located in a captivating oasis known as Sarius Palmetum and Botanical garden in Maitama.

Cilantro Restaurant and Lounge has both an outdoor dining as well as an indoor one. They offer a variety of Indian dishes as well as Chinese food. For vegetarians, the restaurant also provides vegetarian food and veggie products. People who have eaten at the restaurant majorly recommend their East Indian cookery – a pungent dish of vegetables or meats flavoured with curry powder and usually eaten with rice – as well as their barbecue.

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