If you’re looking to justify your lavish spending, this list has the names of the best restaurants in Lagos that will give you your money’s worth. Finding that in this city is rare, we promise.

New restaurants pop up in Lagos everyday but many of them are just aesthetics and vibes, so we’ve done all the hard work and curated a list of the best places to eat out in Lagos. 

With some  that scream “I have money to blow,” these Lagos restaurants should be getting your coins every day.

Check them out in no particular order:

Maison Kayser

The 10 Best Restaurants in Lagos You Must Visit

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Nestled in the highbrow area of Ikoyi, Lagos, this restaurant comes with an offering of the best pastries you can find in the centre of excellence.

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Think of natural breads, pastries, cakes, Italian gelato & French bistro dishes and this is the top Lagos spot for pastry lovers.

Menu: Chicken wings, Mozzarella sticks, Nachos, Chicken Fajita Sandwich, Ginger bread, Americano with whipped cream.

Branches: Eric Kayser VI – 864A, Bishop Aboyade Cole, Victoria Island, Lagos. Eric Kayser Ikoyi – 9, Osborne Road, Ikoyi.

Average spend: N10-15k per head.

Perks:  Group/family friendly, take out.

Average customer rating: 4 stars.

Ocean5 by Riviera

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If you’re out  for some fine dining, please gather your coins and set up camp here. The world class menu here will easily transport you out of Lagos to all the beautiful countries you can think of. 

Bonus point: You get to make your own pasta on Thursdays alongside a supervising chef.

Best restaurant in Lagos

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Menu: Savory steak with creamy mashed potatoes, sushi spread, peri peri chicken skewers, grilled shrimp tacos.

Branch: 20 Elsie Femi Pearse St, Victoria Island

Average spend: Nn15k-N20k per head.

Perks: Family friendly, Sunday buffet, walk-ins, parking.

Average customer rating: 4.5 stars.

NOK by Alara

Best restaurant in Lagos

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This Lagos restaurant continues to hold its own as one of the spots that gives you a mix of bougie and street realness. Whether you’re craving abula or want to get your hands dirty with a pot of nkwobi, it is the spot for you.

The 10 Best Restaurants in Lagos You Must Visit

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Menu: Suya crusted steak, ewa aganyin, plantain pancakes with braised oxtail, snail bruschetta, abula,fried bean pancake with ugu, green shakshoukta, etc

Averal spend: N10- N20k per head

Branch: 12a Akin Olugbade Victoria Island, Lagos. 

Perks: Walk-ins, takeout, outdoor garden, family friendly.

Average customer rating: 4 stars.

Ile Eros

Best restaurant in Lagos

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If you’re in need of authentic Nigerian food with a modern twist, Ile Eros is the spot to be.

Chef Eros has a specially curated menu that makes you see your regular Naija staples in a new light. You know what’s even more interesting about this restaurant? They now have a branch in Los Angeles for our diaspora brothers and sisters.

The 10 Best Restaurants in Lagos You Must Visit

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Menu: Dambu nama roll, sticky yaji wings, habanero zobo wings, jollof adugan, abula, turkey fried rice, smoked chicken yaji pasta, ayamase, etc.

Branch: 14 Kafayat Abdulrasaq Street, Lekki.

Average spend: N15k- N20k per head.

Perks: Fine-dining, takeout, group friendly.

Average customer rating: 4.5 stars.

Z Kitchen

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The ‘kitchen’ might scare you into thinking you’re getting regular homemade meals but that is so not true. Z Kitchen easily ranks among the best restaurants in Lagos and you’ll know why when you pay them a visit.

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Menu: Salmon platter, cheese platter, feta bake dip, trufle and cheese roll, eggplant bravas, buttermilk chicken and biscuits, crispy prawn rolls, prawn cocktail, beef sliders, etc

Average spend: N20k-N30k per head.

Branch: 19 Saka Tinubu St, Victoria Island 106104, Lagos.

Perks: Dine-in, takeout, group friendly, smoking patio, bar.

Average customer rating: 4.5 stars

Turaka Lagos

The 10 Best Restaurants in Lagos You Must Visit

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Owned by media mogul, Mo Abudu of Ebonylife, this Lagos restaurant is a casual rooftop spot that offers you a generous view of the city. Definitely a spot to visit if you’re planning a picturesque proposal.

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Menu: Beer batter fish, sticky pork ribs, Nigerian pepper soup, spicy seafood, vegetable panini, Turaka burger.

Branch: 1637 Adetokunbo Ademola Street, Victoria Island.

Average spend: N20-N25k.

Perks: Takeout, dine-in, comedy specials, rooftop view, delivery.

Average customer rating: 4.5 stars.


Are you even a Lagos big boy/girl if Shiro hasn’t gotten your coins? Nestled within the popular Landmark centre, the offerings at this Pan-Asian restaurant takes your taste buds on a trip you won’t forget in a while.

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Menu: Cantonese chicken wanton, thai kwai seafood, crunchy gomae, sambal chicken salad, edamame, fiery grilled salmon, prawn in xo sauce, wasabi prawns, etc

Branch: Block XVI 3 & 4 Victoria Island Oniru Estate, Eti-Osa.

Average spend: N15- N25k per head.

Perks: Fine dining, dine-in, Sunday buffet, event friendly.

Average customer rating: 4.5 stars.

Ofada Boy

The 10 Best Restaurants in Lagos You Must Visit

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Think of Ofada boy as the king of the mainland. Food lovers have a love-love relationship with this restaurant because of the authentic African offerings and affordable prices. Easily one of the best restaurants in Lagos, Ofada Boy will feed you on a N5k budget.

The 10 Best Restaurants in Lagos You Must Visit

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Menu: Ofada rice, village mixed ofada, seafood ofada rice, ofada kingdom, native soup, fisherman soup, jedi on the rocks, etc.

Branch: 1 Mba St, Surulere, Lagos Surulere

Perks: Private dining, family friendly, takeout, local cuisine.

Average spend: N5k-15k

Average customer rating: 4 stars.

RSVP Lagos

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If you want a feel of the USA in Lagos, this is the restaurant for you. Everything from the architecture and interior designs screams class. Definitely a place to come if you want to impress bae. Please, hold your bar.

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Menu: Spicy hummus, crab tacos, chicken skewers, spicy tuna maki, prawn summer roll, BBQ pork sandwich, sea bass, jumbo prawns, chicken katsu curry, etc.

Branch: 9 Eletu Ogabi St, Victoria Island 101001, Lagos

Average spend: N20k-N30k.

Perks: Dine-in, poolside bar, group friendly, private events.

Average customer rating: 4.5 stars.


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Cactus Lagos is another notable mention, and we promise, this isn’t mere word of mouth. Whether you’re looking to catch breakfast, lunch, dinner or intercontinental dishes, you’ll find that there’s a place for you.

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Menu: Avocado bruschetta, crispy calamari, 9ja bites, cobb salad, norge salad, Cuban steak sandwich, teriyaki noodles, etc.

Branch: 20/24 Ozumba Mbadiwe Ave, Victoria Island.

Average spend: N15k-N30k.

Perks: Group/family friendly, dine-in, takeout, private events.

Average customer rating: 4 stars.

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