Top Rated 2014

Posted Thursday, 06 November 2014

You told us and we listened. This year we awarded nine restaurants in Lagos that were rated by YOU, our readers, at least 4 stars over the last 3 years.  Out of the 191 restaurants that are listed on our site, nine were given the exclusive top rating. Visit them at

(The list is in no particular order)


1. Fusion

Do you want sushi or Lebanese? Or both? Fusion has a great variety of fresh sushi and real authentic Lebanese food with great homemade bread. And upstairs you can relax and enjoy the Moroccan themed space smoking the house special flavor shisha.


2. Izanagi


Sushi is a Japanese art form that is perfected with great skill and discipline, so that we can enjoy every delicious bite of creative combinations. At Izanagi they have captured the essence of this art form, along with other Japanese specialties such as teppanyaki and Japanese dumplings. The restaurant, newly opened over the popular Piccolo Mondo, is decorated tastefully with a Japanese flare, with even a Japanese style seating room. Izanagi, a deity born of the seven divine generations in Japanese mythology, is now home to Lagos’s newest sushi restaurant.


3. Art Cafe

This quaint retro cafe crowning the Homestores is home to some of the best coffee in Lagos. Serving all types of coffees (including organic), teas (including Chai Latte), homemade baked goods and a nice selection of sandwiches. And if you like anything in the cafe, it’s all for sale! From their lamps to vintage signs on the walls.


4. Talindo Steak House 

Talindo Steak House has been around for years and is still going strong. They have fantastic steak, Italian dishes and how can we forget the sizzling brownies, and their newest gourmet creation, the yummy apple pie. The intimate decor and friendly service makes Talindo a strong favorite.


5. Johnny Rockets

Johnny Rockets is an international restaurant chain, providing the food, fun, and friendliness reminiscent of feel-good Americana. Every Johnny Rockets restaurant boasts great tasting food from a menu of favorites, including juicy hamburgers, classic sandwiches, and hand-dipped shakes and malts. Guests also enjoy an all-American look and feel, tabletop jukeboxes, and authentic décor. The first Johnny Rockets opened on June 6, 1986, on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles, California, founded on the belief that everyone deserves a place where they can escape from today’s complicated world and experience the goodness of classic Americana



6. Bistro 7


The soft and cozy atmosphere of Bistro 7 offers gourmet style foods that you love to enjoy, from Italian pastas and pizzas to hearty sandwiches and well thought out continental dishes, all made fresh on the premises, including their breads. Complemented by their quaint Beanery on one side, this is a definite must on your restaurant list.


7. Cold Stone

Cold Stone Creamery is all about delivering the finest ice cream, made just for you. They start with the highest quality ice cream and add wide variety of mix-ins, combined to create your personalized ice cream experience.


8. La Veranda


A quirky Italian restaurant with a wood burning pizza oven, a large selection of fantastic pastas, sandwiches made with homemade baguette and all your favorite Italian salads and starters. The restaurant is made all the more charming with its view over the colorful pool at Blowfish Hotel.


9. Ice Cream Factory

The name says it all. One of the best ice-cream parlors in town, full stop. And must add the best panini’s in town. You want waffles? They have it. It’s everyone’s weak spot. And of course they have Chai Latte. Go ahead spoil yourself. But be warned it gets quite busy, Lagosians just can’t get enough of their ice-cream.


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