Santoku is the best restaurant in Ghana right now. The team from Nobu London helped devise the menu, and the results are excellent. Try Japanese chef Daisuke Yoshizaki’s signature dish of pan fried scallops with foie gras and orange tobiko.
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Buka is one of the best lunch spots in the city, with lively music adding to the ambience. The food hinges on Ghanaian and Nigerian specialties – dishes include okra stew and eba (a dough ball eaten with stews).
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The wood burning pizza oven at Nicolino and a super tasty crust make a Nicolino's pizza the best pizza in town. The head chef previously served under two Michelin-starred chef Douglas Santi in Rome. Hungry? try the Nicolino burger – a beef patty enveloped in pizza crust.
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Il Cavaliere Pazzo occupies a prestigious spot. It’s also one of the most impressive buildings in Accra. The menu, meanwhile, is unswervingly Italian, with authentic risottos, gnocchi and ravioli with spinach and ricotta.
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Incredible space for sure, so what about the food? 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.
Yard Bird mixes American-style diner food with Ghanaian spice and a funky environment in this new restaurant concept from the same team as Coco Lounge and Santoku. As the great branding attests, the flagship dish is fried chicken with Yard Bird’s own spice shake. The sweet, sticky ribs fall off the bone and are pretty special too.
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Firstly, let’s get the sushi out of the way. It’s good. Really good. The sushi chef knows what he’s doing – that much is clear. However, it’s across the rest of the Asian fusion menu where the creativity begins to shine. The crispy salmon takes the often indistinct texture of ceviche and cleverly added a tempura-style crunch packed with flavor.
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