Who doesn’t enjoy banku and okro? Good fufu with goat meat soup? Or even some fried plantain and beans?
At times, you just want to indulge in some good local food, and many spots in Accra provide just that.
Read on as I share with you some of Accra’s top local food spots.
Located on 10th Street in Osu, Buka Restaurant is the go-to if you want to enjoy indigenous Ghanaian cuisine on a warm afternoon.
It is open each day from 12:00 PM to 9:00 PM, except Sundays on which it is closed.
To book a table or order beforehand, you can reach them on 0556492290 or email them at [email protected]
At Buka, you can enjoy the complete African experience with refreshing drinks at affordable prices.
A personal favourite is Buka’s famous banku with grilled tilapia, which goes for a cool price of GHS 55 in all.
There’s nothing like local food on a hot afternoon to make you relaxed and satisfied; and what better place than to enjoy it in Living Room?
Located at Sunflower Road in East Legon, Living Room is open from 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM each day of the week.
You can reach the restaurant on the number 0302916494 to order a meal. At Living Room, you can feast on Ghanaian cuisines such as banku and tilapia, fufu and goat meat soup, banku and okro, tuo zaafi, and many others.
Mangos Restaurant Bar And Grill
This spacious restaurant is located on Nii Sai Road in East Legon, next to the well-known Pink Panda bakery.
It is open each day of the week from 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM and can be reached on the number 0555008815.
Mangos were recently renovated and now feature an even larger space where you can enjoy local and continental dishes with a refreshing cold beer or fruit juice.
I’ve been there several times, and I can safely say that their fufu and chicken light soup is top-notch. I didn’t enjoy their banku and okro soup as much, though.
One of the top restaurants offering local cuisine in East Legon, Bantama Avenue provides visitors with mouth-watering dishes and good drinks.
It is located on Jungle Avenue in East Legon, and its opening hours are from 12:00 PM to 6:30 PM each day of the week.
For general inquiries, you can reach them on 0551000001. At Bantama Avenue, you can enjoy delicious local meals such as ampesi, etor, angwamo, fufu, and omutuo with any soup or stew.
A firm favourite of University of Ghana students and residents of Abelempke and other areas,
Dimaensa has been on the scene for many years. It is situated at 52 Swaniker Street in Abelempke and is open from 11:30 AM to 11:00 PM each day of the week.
Its contact number for inquiries and orders is 0555268553. Meals at this restaurant are moderately priced, with a plate of beef and vegetable Jollof with charcoal grilled wings going for just GHS 35.
Angwamo is available on Wednesdays only at a cool price of GHS 40.
In the Airport residential area, you can find Mama Cuisine in Alliance Francaise Accra on Casely Hayford Road.
It is open from 10:00 AM to 11:00 PM on Mondays to Thursdays, 10:00 AM to 1:00 AM on Fridays and Saturdays, and 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM on Sundays.
To place an order, you can reach the restaurant on 0501619320. Mama cuisine serves authentic African dishes together with live band music to visitors.
While enjoying good music, you can feast on meals like banks and grilled tilapia, fried yam and pork.
Chez Afrique is an outdoor restaurant situated on Bissau Avenue in East Legon.
It is open from 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM on Mondays to Thursdays, 11:00 AM to 12:00 AM on Fridays and Saturdays, and 1:00 PM to 10:00 PM on Sundays.
To place an order or other inquiries, contact the restaurant at 0202112887. Chez Afrique provides you with meals in large portions and great customer service.
Some meals include gari foto with fried chicken and fried plantain with grilled tilapia.
Try any of these restaurants anytime you’re craving local food. You can reach Buka on 0556492290, a Living room at 0302916494, Mangos at 0555008815, Bantama Avenue at 0551000001, Dimaensa at 0555268553, Mama cuisine at 0501619320, and Chez Afrique on 0202112887.