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15 Restaurants in Accra To Try

Accra is home to a lively, never-ending food scene. As a resident of Accra, it seems like every month, there’s a new restaurant popping up. Eating at different establishments in Accra is a thing to do in itself and can be exciting as there are many different concept restaurants. 

If you’re visiting Accra for the first time, you may not know where to start or what places are worth visiting. In this blog post, I’ll tell you which restaurants I think are worth visiting in Accra, so you know exactly where to go once you arrive! 

Please note that while I’ve indicated that some of these restaurants in Accra accept card payments, I recommend always having cash on you in case POS systems are down. 

Bella Afrik – Osu

Bella Afrik is a lively Italian restaurant serving up authentic dishes from the country while immersing you in a boho tropical-themed outdoor atmosphere. It’s no surprise that Bella Afrik is #1 on my list, as I visited the place for the first time in November and have been back two times since. This is actually one of my favorite restaurants in Accra at the moment.

The ingredients are sourced from Italy, and you can taste the authenticity with every bite! The staff at Bella Afrik are always in great spirits, have high energy, and provide great customer service. 

Price: $$$ – The prices at Bella Afrik are a lot higher than what is average for Accra. In USD or euros, it will be standard, but this is considered one of the more expensive restaurants in the city. 

Card Payment Available: Yes 

Best Time to Visit: Lunch, Dinner – Dinner has the best vibe! 

Starbites – East Legon, Airport, School Junction, + more

Starbites is a casual dining restaurant in Accra that serves a little bit of everything. Starbites is a popular restaurant in Accra with several locations across different neighborhoods. There are different types of Starbites. Some are smaller locations with an “express/grab-and-go” style, so be sure to visit one of the full-service restaurants like East Legon. 

The menu is more on the intercontinental side but always has plenty of options to choose from. You can find the menu for Starbites here

Price: $-$$ 

Card Payment Available: Yes 

Best Time to Visit: Lunch

Best Time to Visit: Brunch Hours + Menu 

Vine Restaurant – Airport City

Vine is a Latin-inspired restaurant with a primarily international menu. It’s also easily one of Accra’s prettiest and aesthetically-pleasing venues. Vine is open for brunch, lunch, and dinner but known to be more of a brunch spot. Its beautiful light wooden structures and canopy seating immediately grab your attention as you walk through the doors. 

Trust me when I say this is where you’ll want to come looking cute for great pictures!

Although the place is known for brunch, its brunch menu is hosted on specific days, so be sure to check the Instagram and menu frequently. 

Price: $$-$$$

Card Payment Available: Yes 

Pinnochio & La Piazza – East Legon, Osu

Pinnochio & La Piazza are Italian restaurant branches in Accra that are 2-in-1 dinner and dessert establishments. Pinnochio is the restaurant’s ice cream and gelato section, while La Piazza serves delicious coal-fired pizza, pasta, bread, small sides, and more. 

Pinnochio & La Piazza has the best pizza and ice cream in Accra (in my humble opinion)! The food has always been consistent, earning it a spot on my list! 

Price: $$ 

Card Payment Available: Yes 

Best Time to Visit: Lunch

Buka Restaurant – Osu 

Buka Restaurant is where you’ll want to go for your first taste of traditional Ghanaian food if you can’t get to a chop bar fast enough! 

Serving Accra since 2003, Buka is a great entry into staple Ghanaian foods. From soup to stews, and even dishes that you may find difficult to try, like red-red as a first-time visitor to Accra, are served at Buka. The setting of Buka is open-air and has a warm atmosphere with plenty of seating both downstairs and upstairs (I recommend sitting upstairs!). 

Price: $-$$ 

Card Payment Available: Yes 

Best Time to Visit: Lunch

Pan and Cook – East Legon, Labone 

Pan and Cook isn’t necessarily a restaurant, but a spot I would recommend visiting for a quick snack or some dessert! 

Pan and Cook is known for its mini pancakes, known as Poffertjes, that are made to order right in front of you. Once the pancakes are done, you can choose toppings of your choice, like chocolate syrup, sprinkles, and strawberries, to create the mini pancake serving of your dreams. 

Lemonades, milkshakes, ice cream, and coffee are also served at Pan and Cook. 

Price: $

Card Payment Available: Yes 

Best Time to Visit: Snacktime, Dessert

Soul Restaurant and Bar – East Legon

Soul Restaurant and Bar offers a classy and chic type of dining experience. The restaurant’s interior is well-decorated and exudes an upscale vibe, especially during dinner hours. Whether you’re in the mood for seafood, a Ghanaian dish, or classic pizza, Soul has it. 

Find the menu for Soul here

Price: $$-$$$

Card Payment Available: Yes 

Best Time to Visit: Dinner 

Living Room – East Legon 

Living Room is an outdoor restaurant that fully serves traditional Ghanaian meals. This is another place I would highly recommend having your first Ghanaian dish. The food here is delicious. Everything I’ve ever had has been amazing. Living Room is my go-to place for having jollof rice when I’m craving it! 

Price: $

Card Payment Available: Yes 

Best Time to Visit: Lunch 

Rose Garden – Labone 

Rose Garden’s rose pink decor and hint of tropical green details create a brunch oasis that is popular in Accra. The food at Rose Garden is delicious, and people often just come in the afternoon to have a great meal. The mac and cheese and chicken and waffle combinations are popular choices among visitors!

Tip: If you’re visiting Rose Garden with a group of people, get the “Boozy Tower,” a large mimosa tower that may leave you tipsy by the end of your brunch!

Price: $-$$

Card Payment Available: Yes 

Best Time to Visit: Brunch  

District24 – East Legon 

Dstrkt24 is a restaurant and bar that is open 24 hours a day. Dstrkt24 is a fusion restaurant serving Lebanese, American, and Asian dishes. This is probably one of the best restaurants in Accra that is open all day and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The food is a bit pricey, but you’re likely to have a good meal and many options to choose from! 

The menu is entirely online and is often updated. 

Price: $$-$$$

Card Payment Available: Yes 

Best Time to Visit: Lunch, Dinner

East End Bistro – Cantonments 

East End Bistro gives off an upscale vibe, especially once the lights dim at night. This is a beautiful restaurant to dine in, with plenty of meal options and great cocktails. It’s also known for playing great music. 

Price: $$-$$$

Card Payment Available: Yes 

Best Time to Visit: Lunch, Dinner 

Tatale – Osu 

Tatale is where plant-based dining meets Ghanaian dishes. A vegan restaurant in Accra, if you’re looking for a healthy and refreshing meal, this is your place! Although I’m not vegan, I am a frequent customer of Tatale because of how great the food makes me feel. 

It’s interesting to see Ghanaian meals, which are often meat-heavy and contain dairy, be made with a vegan twist. 

Check out my full food review of Tatale to learn more about visiting. 

Price: $-$$

Card Payment Available

Best Time to Visit: Lunch

Kozo – Airport

Kozo describes itself as the “Afro-Asian experience.” It’s a high-end restaurant in Accra in Airport City that combines African flavors with traditional Japanese and Thai cooking. Kozo changes its menu frequently to keep the excitement among its guests. 

One of the most upscale spots in Accra, Kozo, is where people celebrate special events, have a date night, a dress-up night out, or just relax and unwind. 

Price: $$$

Card Payment Available: Yes 

Best Time to Visit: Dinner 

Jerk Soul – Oyarifa 

Jerk Soul Restaurant is where the Caribbean meets Africa. One of few Caribbean restaurants in Accra, Jerk Soul is in Oyarifa and is best known for their Caribbean brunch buffet on Sundays. 

The buffet has Caribbean options, finger foods, desserts, and pancakes on the menu. It makes a great after-church spot or lunch with the family place. 

The restaurant is located on the rooftop of the Oyarifa Mall and provides a stunning view of the neighborhood that you can enjoy while dining. 

Price: $$

Card Payment Available: Yes 

Best Time to Visit: Lunch

Honeysuckle Pub & Restaurant  – East Legon, Airport, Labone, Osu 

The Honeysuckle establishments are essentially a place where people can go to enjoy great eats and the latest sports games on big screens. If there is a big match happening, Honeysuckle may be one of the best places in Accra to watch it. 

If you aren’t a big sports watcher like me, go for the food! The vibes at nighttime are very chill and relaxed. Honeysuckle is known for having amazing wings, and the food, in general, is great! 

Price: $$-$$$

Card Payment Available: Yes 

Best Time to Visit: Lunch, Dinner 

Are any of these restaurants on your list? Let me know if you end up visiting any of these places, or have visited them and how you liked it in the comments!

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