Restaurants in Abuja

Find some of the best restaurants in Abuja here. 

We’ve made a list of what we think are the best restaurants in Abuja. The list includes our favourite restaurants in Abuja. Everything from Nigerian to Indian to Italian, Mexican and Asian – it’s all here and easy for you to find. Enjoy your dinner.

BLUCABANA – Mediterranean, Lebanese, Asian, Nigerian

Our most recommended restaurant in Abuja, of course, as it is on our premises – right next door to Nordic Hotel. Here you can enjoy everything from a freshly prepared salad to a perfectly prepared steak or an amazing pizza and various dishes of the great Lebanese cuisine. It includes both an indoor area as well as the amazing outside area by the beautiful pool which is lit up at night time. On top of it all you’ll of course experience great service.

Opening hours: Daily 7am-11pm

Address: Next to Nordic Hotel, Abuja

CANTINA – Italian

Cantina is an Italian restaurant situated in Maitama and one of the best restaurants in Abuja. You’ll get fresh tomatoes with mozzarella or a pasta dish. They also have mouth-watering steaks that are to die for. Especially if you pair it with one of their great South African wines or maybe even an Italian red wine.

The interior of the restaurant is amazing and never before seen in Abuja. A one of a kind restaurant.

Opening hours: Daily 11am-11pm

Address: 30 Yedesaram Street, Maitama, Abuja

Phone: +234803 241 1179

LA TAVERNA – Spanish, Chilean

Located on top of the old hotel opposite Adamawa House, La Taverna offers a fusion of Spanish and Chilean cuisine.

Enjoy great tapas with a glass of sangria and continue with paella or a great pasta. Spanish tunes while enjoying the view of Abuja and a glass of Spanish wine.

Opening hours: Daily 11.30am-10pm

Address: 5th Floor, Statement Hotel, First Ave – Opposite Adamawa House

ARGUNGU – Indian, Nigerian

Located inside Jabi Mall on the lake side you’ll get a special atmosphere when dining in this indian inspired restaurant. The restaurant is named after the fishing festival in Kebbi State, Argungu.

The menu is centred around fish although you can find other dishes.

Dining option inside and outside.

Opening hours: Daily 11am-11pm

Address: Jabi Lake Mall, Bala Sokoto Way, Jabi, Abuja, Nigeria

Phone: +234 9 700 0055

THE MEXICAN DINER – Mexican

This is a take-away-only place – no dine-in option. But if you’re craving tacos or nachos this could be the place for you to try. Their burritos are famous and quite tasty. They take pride in using the freshest ingredients possible.

This is the first Mexican restaurant in Abuja.

Opening hours: Daily 12am-9pm

Address: IBB way, 20 Obasanjo St, Wuse 2, Abuja

Phone: +234 905 555 5639

COCO CAFÉ – Mediterranean, Lebanese

Coco Café is located 5 min. from Nordic Hotel, on a roof top. It’s modernly decorated and the food is splendid. Steaks, king prawns or a shawarma – enjoy the food with the view of Jabi Lake – this is an experience in itself.

Opening hours: Daily 11am-23pm

Address: Plot 466, Alex Ekwueme Street, Jabi Lake

WAKKIS – Indian

Wakkis is one of our favourite restaurants in town and serves delicious, authentic Indian food. Try the classic Chicken Tikka Masala or their fantastic prawns. The staff is great and friendly.

Opening hours: Daily 11am-23pm

Address: No. 171 Aminu Kano Crescent, Wuse II

MASALA WAHALA – Indian

Some of the best Indian food in town. The cuisine is based on the southern Indian kitchen. Great decor, with lots of indoor plants, trees, big clay pots, and good service. They serve seafood dishes, meat, poultry and also vegetarian options.

They often have live piano sessions.

Opening hours: Daily 11am-11pm

Address: Ceddi Plaza, Tafawa Balewa Way, Abuja

THE GARDEN – Italian, Nigerian

The best pizzas in town. Italian-owned restaurant with a great atmosphere and great wine. Also an amazing place to enjoy a football game on the big screen while enjoying a crisp pizza.

Opening hours: Daily 11am-23pm

Address: Riverplate Park, off Ahmadu Bello Way, Wuse 2, Abuja

SAWADEE – Thai

Thai restaurant – especially their Chicken satay is great. See more on www.sawadeeorientalcuisine.com

Opening hours: Daily 8am-9pm

Address: No. 43/45 Kumasi Crescent,(Off Aminu Kano Crescent, Turning Opposite FERMA Office) WuseII

CHOPSTICKS – Chinese

It is said that ‘Your Body Is A Temple, Treat It With Respect’ and this can be done when you dine at this Chinese eatery. You can slurp a delicious bowl of noodles that is sprinkled densely with assorted vegetables. It is tucked inside the embassy district and offers a huge selection of the Southeast Asian dishes.

Opening hours: Daily 7pm – 11pm

Address: 56 Mississippi Street, Maitama

WOKS AND KOI – Chinese

It is one of the leading Chinese restaurants in Abuja and its fare is worth patronizing.

Opening hours: Daily 5pm-11pm

Address: 2nd floor, Silverbird Entertainment Center Plot 1161 Memorial Drive, Central Area, Abuja

CHARCOAL GRILL – BBQ, Nigerian

Great place in the middle of Abuja. Great food and excellent service. You can dine inside or outside and enjoy breakfast, lunch, coffee and cake and of course dinner. They serve freshly grilled lamb, chicken and steaks among other things.

Opening hours: Daily 8am-11pm

Address: Aminu Kano Crescent, Wuse II

SERENDIB – Sri Lankan, Indian

They serve a wide variety of Indian and Sri Lankan food.

Opening hours: Daily 11am-11pm

Address: Umaru Dikko St, on top of Lake Crescent Hotel in Jabi, Abuja

AL BASHA – Lebanese

Lebanese restaurant. They serve great hummus and kebabs in a good atmosphere. They have both indoor and outdoor seating. We prefer the outside sitting area. Make sure you try their hummus.

Opening hours: Daily 11am-11pm

Address: No. 11, Cassandra Street, off Usuma St, Maitama

NKOYO – Continental, Nigerian, Indian

Serves local as well as continental dishes in a friendly atmosphere. Nkoyo is well-known for its fantastic starters and is a must while in Abuja.

Opening hours: Daily 11am-11pm

Address: 1 Bathurst Street, K-City Plaza, Off Aminu Kano Crescent, Wuse II

JOHNNY ROCKETS – American BBQ, burgers

American style diner. Cute décor. Great burgers. Also a great place to watch a football game.

Opening hours: Sunday – Saturday: 11am – 12:00 Midnight

Address: Valley Plaza, in front of AP Plaza, Wuse II.

JEVINIK – Nigerian

Local Nigerian food – perhaps the best in town. Enjoy freshly prepared Naija dishes. Goat, fish, beef, chicken – they have it all.

Opening hours: Daily 11am-11pm

Address: Bangui St, Wuse II

Nile Place – Nigerian, Mediterranean

A mix of Local Nigerian food, African food and a bit of Mediterranean. Cozy atmosphere. 

Opening hours: Daily 11am-11pm

Address: Nile Street 10, Maitama 

Cafés in Abuja

ABUJA BOAT CLUB

With a gorgeous and up-close view of the lake, Abuja Boat Club is made out of wood and has similarities to a clubhouse. Get your burger or panini while watching the sun set or enjoy a freshly prepared cocktail in one of the many different seating areas.

Opening hours: Daily 9am-11pm

Address: 26, Alex Ekwueme Way, Nera Hotel Waterfront, Jabi District 900001, Abuja

Phone: +234 816 537 4266

SALAMANDER CAFÉ

Enjoy different blends of coffee with freshly prepared club sandwiches and paninis served by friendly staff. The owner is a great host and she makes sure there is a great atmosphere.

Opening hours: Daily 9am-10pm

Address: 5 Bujumbura St, Abuja

SAFFRON CAFÉ

Great European styled café with good coffee. Read your favorite magazine while enjoying a drink or a good sandwich. They have a very cozy outdoor area too.

Opening hours: Daily 8am-11pm

Address: 43 Gana St, Maitama, Abuja

COLDSTONE

Enjoy a lovely ice cream from Coldstone. You get to mix the ice with different toppings. Portions are big and service is good.

Opening hours: Daily 10am-midnight

Address: Aminu Kano Crescent, Wuse II

CLASSIC ROCK CAFÉ

Americano, chai latte, cortado, cappuccino and long list of smoothies and shakes.

Opening hours: 7am-11pm

Address: 12b Ajesa Street, off by LG Showroom, off Aminu Kano Crescent, Wuse II

CAFÉ AT DUNES

Enjoy a pizza or pasta in the cafe at the Dunes Center. Prices are reasonable and the food is good.

Opening hours: Daily 9am-9pm

Address: No. 44, Aguiyi Ironsi Street, Maitama – in the back of the supermarket

CAFÉ DE VIE

Good coffee, very nice crêpes served with maple syrup and pistachio!

Opening hours: 7am-9pm

Address: 11, Adzope Crescent, Off Kumasi Crescent, Off Aminu Crescent, Wuse II