Top 6 Places to Dine in Victoria Island

Victoria Island Lagos’ commercial centre is a top notch neighbourhood in Lagos. This is due to its luxury lifestyle. However, some have the perception that it is a work, work, and work community. Wrong-wrong, do I need to say that again? No.  There are a lot of fun spots in Victoria Island. The real challenge is finding the right places to visit.

In modern times, the Live, Work, Play lifestyle is rapidly becoming a standard by which successful mixed-use developments are measured. Millennials simply love it! Victoria Island is one major locations where this development is expected to thrive in Nigeria. The neighbourhood has lived up to expectation with its gorgeous serviced apartments,  work spaces and long list of exotic fun spots.  

If you want to soak yourself in magnificent scenery, watch a movie with a friend, sit over a meal, or shop till you drop; Victoria Island has a lot stunning places you can go and get all the fun you want. In no particular order let’s check the top dining spots in the neighbourhood.


Do you love Asian food? Head over to  Izanagi restaurant. With a mind-blowing, sophisticated Japanese cuisine, Izanagi is the ideal location for those who want to try out unique menus.  With a large variety of meals ranging from noodle dishes,  shrimp dumplings, several types of salad to marinated steak dishes, teppanyaki and of course sushi, the very best Japanese flavors are made at Izanagi. You will certainly be spoiled for choice. Whenever you crave Japanese food in Lagos, Izanagi is there for you to capture the real essence of the Japanese culture.Whether you’re planning a business meeting, a romantic rendezvous or a gathering with your friends,  Izanagi is a great place to savour Japanese cuisine in Victoria Island.

Ocean Basket

Crowning Victoria Island fun spots is this unique seafood restaurant which will whisk you away from the bustling, traffic-choked streets to a colorful, airy setting and beautiful ambience.  In need of great food and great service? Stop by on a fun day for a fun and appetizing meal.  You will absolutely love the Calamari here! Their platters are awesome and their meals are affordable. If you want to have a small event with seafood and a courteous host, do I need to tell you that this is your venue?  Ocean Basket restaurant is simply chic.

Craft Gourmet by Lou Baker

Craft Gourmet by Lou Baker is one of the best place to have your English breakfast and spend time with colleagues and family at Victoria Island. The restaurant provides the array of bread, pastries, cakes, desserts, salads, breakfast, smoothies, beverages, cocktails and excellent service to their customers. Craft Gourmet by Lou Baker specializes in service of hot beverages and desserts. There are also a few Lebanese items on the menu as well as breakfasts and sandwiches. A great place to relax and enjoy a great meal in Victoria Island, Craft Gourmet has pleasant interior and plenty of seating spaces.  The coziness of the place is perhaps the main charm of this restaurant. The shawarma, Lou's Mother's secret recipe is amazing. Try it with chiles and the pickled vegetables.The burgers are mouthwatering and Mama's cake is a must have! 

NOK by Alara

NOK by Alara, a contemporary African restaurant, and the culinary extension of Reni Folawiyo is one of the best places to celebrate and elevate all aspects of African lifestyle. At NOK, they reinvent classics of African cooking, giving foods with which you are familiar an innovative twist. Nestled within a lush bamboo-framed garden, NOK is an intimate dining space displaying contemporary Art and Design from the all over the continent. With the Senegalese New-York-based chef, Pierre Thiam as executive chef, NOK aims to give you a rare dining experience that celebrates the distinctive flavours from all over the African continent.RSVP

Exquisitely presented, fresh, creative cuisine and impeccable service are key at this upscale Victoria Island’s restaurant. RSVP is an elitist spot with everything is priced to reflect just that. Not for the penny pinchers but well worth a special occasion or just fine dining tapas style. Try reading the menu carefully before ordering so you gauge just how adventurous you are.

Bay and Ruts Restaurant

For those who want a taste of “the new”, try out Bay and Ruts Restaurant. Located at Idowu Martins Victoria Island, Bay and Ruts is choice restaurant. The restaurant offers contemporary and traditional dishes brought to life in an honest and flavorful way. With its comfortable warm service, this casually elegant restaurant sets the stage for an unparalleled dining experience in Victoria Island. Here, you can relax, have a good time, and enjoy a great meal. Also enjoy a clean warm atmosphere, subtle music, and friendly and courteous staff.

The Alley by Zuri

Formerly known as Fisherman’s Daughter, The Alley by Zuri offers delicious cuisines with unparalleled services. The restaurant has a unique reputation for small chops and “the alley signature drink”. Located at Adeyemo Alakija, off Sanusi Fafunwa, the restaurant comes with a lounge where people can play games or simply sip a drink. Whatever your taste is, the alley restaurant has a meal that to suit you. The menu is made up of intercontinental and traditional African dishes. You will absolutely love the fisherman soup. Check out the restaurant on Instagram for beautiful pictures of their meals.

There are a lot of other exquisite restaurants in Victoria Island where you can have delicious and affordable meals. If you have been to any, that is not mentioned here, kindly indicate in the comment section. Also, if you are visiting Nigeria for the first time, you can send a mail to, we can handle all your hospitality needs.