In this fast evolving country, the best restaurants reflect the diverse nature of the community and range in location from Accra to the Northern Region, and from Takoradi to Kumasi. The variety of restaurants cover everything, from laid-back diner fare to upscale gourmet Japanese and old world French cuisine, situated in upscale spaces with rooftop views to cozy homely gardens.
The gold standard for high end, superbly crafted Japanese food; this beautifully appointed space sits on the ground floor of the Iconic Villagio tower and is well known for its elegance and high standards – which is to be expected from the team that set up the internationally famous Nobu restaurants. An outdoor drinks patio is perfect for before and after the meal and for those who are a little overwhelmed by the dinner offerings, a smaller but still lovely tasting menu is available every day for lunch.
The Buka Restaurant
For great Ghanaian food in Accra, look no further than Buka. Centrally located in restaurant-dense Osu and set in a relaxed environment with a choice of indoor/outdoor seating or the comfort of an air conditioned anteroom, Buka is great for sampling a wide range of delicious local foods. Always a popular spot for lunch, go early or late to guarantee a table on the popular patio. The grilled tilapia is ever popular, as is their fufu with guinea fowl in a rich groundnut soup.
The View Bar and Grill
This Kumasi spot wins points for its highly rated food, drinks, good service and presentation which is set on the third floor of the Adamfo building (an excellent place to catch the sunset). A Euro-style comfort food menu of fish and chips, burgers and garlic bread nestle amongst other favourites, all situated alongside modern decor with a great wine menu also on hand.
For seafood in Takoradi, look no further than this old establishment with a lovely atmosphere and filled with charm. Located in the middle of town, the seafood is consistently fresh and well cooked alongside other continental offerings such as steak, which keeps people coming back for again and again. Definitely worth a look in when in the Sekondi-Takoradi area.
Winner of Ghana Tourist Authority’s restaurant of the year, Bistro 22 is also one of the most popular as well as relaxed in Accra. This kitchen and bar set in a low key house in Labone features a wide selection of high quality foods such as a varieties of steak, calamari, seasonal salads, juicy burgers and desserts. An outdoor patio with comfortable seating adds to the relaxed environment and an extensive wine menu is also on hand.
One of the oldest French restaurants in Accra is housed on Liberation Road in a quaint manse set back from the street. La Chaumiere retains an intimate setting with thoughtful decor and a small bar. The food is sumptuous and rich with excellent meat, fish and French specialties such as French Onion Soup, Andouillette sausage and rabbit, all topped off with on point service and a good wine list.
The Indian restaurant of choice when in Takoradi, this eatery has tasty home-cooked quality Indian food that veers on the spicy side and also has many vegetarian options, which can sometimes be difficult to find in Ghana. A covered bar with fans provides well-priced drinks. Located in a busy neighbourhood, one of its main draws is that it’s also peaceful and relaxing.
The gold standard for pizza in Accra is located in Osu among a plethora of restaurants and stands out for its large covered outdoor space that is packed on any given evening. Red checked tablecloths, large wood-fired pizza ovens and a laid back and jovial atmosphere all create a casual outdoor dining. The menu also includes salads, pastas and vegetarian/vegan options.
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