Although not yet renowned for its cuisine, the selection of restaurants and cuisine in Ghana is constantly increasing. The capital city of Accra is already home to Japanese, French, Spanish and African-themed restaurants. Here we highlight ten of the best.
For innovative Japanese cuisine in the heart of Africa head to Santoku. The restaurant is contemporary both in design and cuisine, and guests can choose to dine at the long bar or sit at a more private table. Chefs from the famous Nobu London worked with Santoku’s chefs to create the vibrant, unforgettable menu of seafood, tempura, sashimi and crisp salads. Try Santoku’s signature dish of pan-fried scallops with foie gras and orange tobiko or go for the teriyaki pork belly with ginger ponzu aubergine. Santoku is also popular for its brilliant cocktail bar and intimate terrace, making it a great restaurant choice for a lengthy dinner or romantic evening.
A truly African restaurant, Buka serves a variety of fusion dishes from Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire, Togo, Nigeria and Senegal. Diners can relax on the outdoor terrace and watch their choice of meats and fish being grilled in the open-air, or shelter from the heat in the air-conditioned indoor restaurant whilst enjoying fresh coconut milk. Buka is decorated in neutral colors, with furnishings made from woven bamboo giving it a truly authentic feel. Try the fresh fish soup, jollof rice, grilled guinea fowl and fried plantain for a scrumptious feast to share between two or three.
For fine French cuisine with a touch of North African spice head to La Chaumiere. The set up here is particularly good for families and groups of friends. There is a wide choice of dishes available, including classics like French onion soup and Nicoise salad, and more innovative dishes like grouper with harissa and mint yogurt. La Chaumiere also boasts a full bar with expert bartenders.