Top Places to Get Local Dishes Across Southwest

Nigerian cuisine is incredibly colorful, flavorful, and full of various ingredients because it is made from traditional recipes and cooking methods from hundreds of different ethnic groups. Nigerian cuisine is a feast for the eyes and the stomach, filled with filling staples and flavored with various herbs and spices.

Are you a tourist in Nigeria looking for the perfect spot to get to taste life in food or maybe you have been living in Nigeria for a while but don’t really know where to get the best of the best? Then you are in the right place.

Here we will be listing the top places to get amazing local dishes in the southern-western part of the country. Let’s dive in

Olaiya, Surulere

Location: 109, Akerele St, Surulere 101241, Lagos

The Olaiya canteen in Surulere maintains a constant crowd, and the secret has been handed down from generation to generation. It doesn’t matter to us amala enthusiasts what they serve us as long as it’s delicious amala gbigbona with ewedu, gbegiri, and plenty of soft chunky kpomo.

Although there is a branch at the University of Lagos, the Surulere branch offers the “true Olaiya experience.”

White House, Yaba

Location: 9 Chapel St, Yaba 101245, Lagos

White House is reasonably priced and provides incredible foods like tasty amala, Porridge beans, polo spaghetti, Ofada rice, and a lot more making it one of the best out there.

Roll up your sleeves, wash your hands, and tuck into a delicious plate of amala from the renowned White House will give you just the feeling you need, the sweet homey feeling.

Yakoyo, Ilupeju

Location: Ikorodu Rd Service Ln, Ilupeju 102215, Lagos

With Yakoyo, it’s more than just food; it’s an eating show. They serve everything from Amala, pounded yam, semovita, goat meat, catfish, beef, fish, and a lot more.

Their foods are usually well-seasoned and unlike most restaurants with one size of meat they serve various kinds of meat and unique “meat cutting” features, you never have to worry about splashing soup in your eyes or clothes.

Amala Yahoo, ogudu- ojota

Location: Bosun Anifowoshe Street, Ojota, Off Olakunle Rd, Olakunle Ajibade St, Lagos.

Do you want a spot that specializes just in that brown food that leaves you always wanting more? Then this is it. Just like the name, this joint is mainly for Amala lovers.

They sell one of the best amalas and have all kinds of toppings, from fish to pomo(cow skin), Ogunfe, and all kinds of protein to help enjoy your Pamela better. This place’s food is delicious, and the location is perfect with a clean environment.

Adis hotel restaurant

Location: 1 Akinsehinwa Street, 200285, Ibadan, Oyo

Most people know the Adis hotel but what they don’t know is how amazing the food in their restaurant is. It is one of the best places in Ibadan to enjoy inexpensive Indian, international, African, and European food and of course indigenous food.

This place has everything. If you would like to eat some local dishes but still do this classically then you should try this hotel’s restaurant. Note though that this restaurant is usually filled up at night and it’s better to make a reservation beforehand.

Martha’s Place

Location: 3-52 Sabo-Onireke Road, 200284, Ibadan, Oyo

The design of the dining chairs in this restaurant will make you feel at home. You would feel comfortable thanks to the attractive interior design and warm atmosphere.

The wall is also decorated with lovely pictures in frames. They serve traditional foods on classy wooden plates which in a way represent how it was formerly eaten by our forefathers.

Everything here feels homely and calm.

Kounty kitchen

Location: 4-1485 Kuhio Highway Kapaa

This eatery is one of the best places to eat in Ibadan at a decent price. They offer regional and international cuisine in addition to grills, barbecues, and rice-based dishes.

It’s a nice spot to eat breakfast, lunch, or dinner on a small budget. You can get a soda or just bottled water to accompany the meal. They include a kids’ menu in addition to offering exceptional vegetarian food.

Anuoluwapo food canteen

Location: 12, Aerodrome Road, Off Burma Road, Apapa, Lagos.

Anuoluwapo is one of the best out there, their food will only leave you wanting more. They sell all kinds of swallows including the old legend (eba).

If you are ever around IFE, Gbongan, and Osogbo, please do your stomach a favor by checking them out. They offer nice goat meat, cow skin, beef, Amala, Semo, pounded yam, garri, and soups like efo…

Oluwatemileyin food canteen

Location: No. 3 Ijokun Araromi Street

Oluwatemeyin serves a variety of mouthwatering local food at a reasonable price. The Restaurant was established seven years ago to address the subpar prepared meals facing the people of Ijokun and beyond.

You should go to this canteen to sample several dishes, including Amala, Fufu, Ewedu, Semovita, Eba, Obe ata, etc… They also serve normal dishes like Rice, yams and beans, and spaghetti.

Ayobami canteen

Location: RJFM+P55, 121102, Sagamu, Ogun State

Anyone visiting Ogun for the first time and craving a hearty local dish might want to stop for a bowl of Amala and goat meat vegetable soup in this restaurant before continuing their journey.

The outstanding features of this neighborhood eatery will make you want to start forever. You can have a meal for as low as 500 naira here and I think this is one of the amazing things about this place.

Saudi food palace, Bariga

Location: 51 Shogbamu St, Bariga 100242, Lagos

Saudi Food Palace began as a street hawking business before becoming a roadside café at New Garage (Iyana-Oworo) in Bariga. The cooking is always excellent. Every day, it entertains an average of 100 customers.

Saudi food palace is a place for fans of local cuisine on the Mainland, with a wide selection of Nigerian favorites like Efo Riro and Okro soup. Go and enjoy some local dishes for a cool price.


Location: Cocoa House complex, Dugbe, Ibadan, Nigeria

The restaurant Kokodome is an excellent choice for late-night dining. It is still one of Ibadan’s best and oldest restaurants. They serve cuisines that are African, Lebanese, and Mediterranean.

You can visit their bar for expertly made cocktails that will delight your palate. This res The accessibility of those using wheelchairs into this eatery is also taken into account. The parking lot, entry, seating area, and restroom are all wheelchairs. Kokodome is located in Ibadan near the Liebu Bypass.

Why don’t you go and try out as many of these restaurants as you can and tell us what you think.?

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