The Best Seafood Shacks and Beach Cafes In Accra, Ghana

Seafood © llee_wu / Flickr
Seafood © llee_wu / Flickr
Photo of Hakeem Adam
30 January 2017

Seafood is an important component of the diet of the people of Accra. Being a coastal town, there is always a fresh supply of different kinds of seafood sold everywhere from street stalls to upscale restaurants and cafes. These cafes and shacks represent some of the best places to eat seafood in Accra.

Maya Cova

Restaurant, Hotel Restaurant, Contemporary, Seafood, Vegan, Vegetarian
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A lobster dish
A lobster dish | © Jan Beckendorf / Flickr

A splendid beachfront view, a luxurious setting and a continental seafood menu, Maya Cova has all this in abundance. Located close to the Labadi beach in Accra, Maya Cova is a luxurious seafood restaurant where you can enjoy some of the finest crabs, prawns or lobster-based dishes in Accra. Maya Cova’s allure lies in its calm ambience and perfect food, pleasing both business and casual diners over an awesome view of the beach.

Osu Night Market

Restaurant, Market, Fish and Chip Shop, Fast Food, Seafood, African
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Banku and Tilapia | © sshreeves / Flickr

Osu is where a majority of Accra’s best restaurants are located, and it is also very well known for this night time seafood bazar that is the Osu night market. Fresh octopus, prawns, crabs and white fish are spiced and grilled in the open air and sold with traditional Ghanian dishes like Banku and Kenkey. This market is a good place to experience street seafood at very affordable prices and to dine like a local.

Jamestown Cafe

Cafe, Contemporary, Seafood, $$$
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Prawn skewers
Prawn skewers | © Lachlan Hardy / Flickr

You can also enjoy seafood in Accra whilst getting work done at Jamestown Café. This cafe is a neatly designed co-working space, operated by architects, where creative work is encouraged by the lovely art pieces on display. Their menu features charcoal grilled tilapia and deep fried crab. Work and gaze out of the window at the beautiful Atlantic ocean.

The Ghanaian Village

Restaurant, Contemporary, Seafood, $$$
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Oyster Diner | © Charlotta Wasteson / Flickr

For a classy fine dining seafood experience in Accra, then visit The Ghanaian Village. Under the serene thatched roofs of the expansive and clean beach front of the La Palm Royal Beach Hotel, The Ghanaian village offers visitors a Ghanaian and continental menu seafood such as lobsters, oysters and prawns. Nighttime dining at this restaurant is certainly a treat as the place is illuminated by torches as the Atlantic waves hit the shore. There is also a resident band to serenade you as you dine.

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