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Where to find international cuisine in Accra

Time Out recommends the best places to eat without borders - the top tier in Accra's cosmopolitan dining scene

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Over the centuries foreign influences have seeped into Ghanaian culture - from its days as a West African hub for trade with Europe in the 1400s right through to the colonial era and beyond. This cosmopolitan outlook is reflected in its capital city's restaurant scene, where, in the early 21st century, international cuisine is flourishing. Here are Time Out's recommendations on the best restaurants to find the best non-local delicacies...

 

Santoku Restaurant & Bar

Critics' choice

Santoku is the best restaurant in Ghana right now. There are other pretenders to the throne opening up soon, but the blend of incredible food, effortless service, and truly well-designed surroundings make this a cut above the rest.

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Airport Residential Area

Golden Tulip Accra

The Golden Tulip is one of the most popular hotels in Ghana, and there's a very good restaurant here with regular specials. There's a nice seating area too.

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Airport Residential Area

Urban Grill

Critics' choice

At its heart, it is a high-end steak house. The meat is corn-fed and imported directly from Nebraska, and cooked over a charcoal grill to perfection. As good as the steak is, the menu really gets interesting when he fuses his Nuevo Latino passions with local ingredients in dishes such as squid three ways, the amazing pork belly with kumquat glaze on crispy fried cassava or, his signature dish, the plantain-encrusted grouper. 

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Airport City

Coco Lounge

Critics' choice

The tight menu of mains includes sandwiches, burgers and fish and chips. Plus there’s a wide range of salad dishes, rice bowls and that wood-fired pizza. Oh, and don’t forget the home-made ice cream and cakes. 

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Accra

Il Cavaliere Pazzo

Critics' choice

Set in one of the most prestigious spots in the city, overlooking the Polo Club’s field, Il Cavaliere Pazzo rises to the occasion.It’s also refreshingly understated. Its recently revised menu is unswervingly Italian, with genuine (and genuinely good) risottos, gnocchi and ravioli with spinach and ricotta. The steaks and the grilled fish are also excellent. New items include Gnocchi al Pesto and Scaloppine alla Sorrentina (thinly sliced beef fillet with tomato sauce and mozzarella. 

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Airport Residential Area

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