Run by the most adorable couple, RSVP serves a very succinct American fare menu. Quality over quantity. With the lofted ceilings and exposed ventilation, RSVP isn't just the coolest but our favorite restaurant in all of Lagos as well. And the poolside section? The absolute best. NB: They don't open Mondays and tables at RSVP are usually hard to come by on weekends. The smart move is to reserve a table beforehand.

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    0818 616 6666

    9 Eletu Ogabi Street, Victoria Island, Lagos


    Many have tried to take the crown and none have come close. Izanagi is indubitably Lagos' premier sushi institution and it's beyond debate. From the artistically plated sushi to the meticulously selected decor, Izanagi is a sensual buffet. There's no wonder Izanagi has yet to be dethroned by the other upstarts. 

    0706 222 2222

    19B Idejo Street. Victoria Island, Lagos

    Delis Cafe

    Somehow a small cafe above the local grocery store has become home to arguably the best sandwiches and salads in Lagos. The roast beef, in particular, might be the best you'll taste all year. Doesn't hurt that they stock all your favorite foreign beers.

    0809 662 2288

    1291 Akin Adesola St, Victoria Island, Lagos

    1415 Italian Restaurant

    Tucked at the back of the ground floor of the Eko Signature tower at the Eko Hotel on Victoria Island is 1415. This is one of Lagos' best kept secrets and it really shouldn't be. Something this good needs to be enjoyed by those that it was intended for. It is definitely a genuine Italian restaurant because the food that comes out of their kitchen was definitely prepared with the freshest and finest ingredients - you can taste the difference. Their bar is also stocked so it is the perfect spot for a special dinner date or to celebrate a special occasion. 

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    01 277 2700

    1415 Adetokunbo Ademola Street. Victoria Island, Lagos


    Nok by Alara

    "Fine Dining West African Cuisine" might be the best way to describe Nok. Word on the street is that chef is some Senegalese dude from New York. Wouldn't put it past Mrs. Folawiyo, to be honest. With its gorgeous interior, this is perfect first date location. It might not "work" for a lot of people but trust me, it's worth the experience alone.

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    12 Akin Olugbade Street, Victoria Island, Lagos