There's never been a better time to eat in Accra. New restaurants are opening all th etime and the older ones just keep getting better. Here's some of the best new openings over the last couple of years
The best new restaurants in Accra
Located in the hip, creative, and entrepreneurial enclave around Osu Ako Adjei Park is an old colonial-style building that is seeing a rather flamboyant new lease on life in the form of Little Havana: Ghana and West Africa’s first Afro-Latino inspired street-food style restaurant and bar.
It's amazing there hasn’t been anything like this in the city before. Pan-Asian cuisine is such a crowd-pleaser. Whether it’s Wagamama in a Heathrow terminal or food on the streets of Thailand, there’s something everyone will like. XO has steamed into Accra to fill this gap, and it’s done it with great panache.
Have you gone through sleepless nights wondering whether the crab cake would ever make it into a burger, you can finally lean back and relax. A new kid is in town: The Counter: Custom Built Burger, a US franchise has opened an outlet in Accra Mall. Guests create their own culinary burger experience by checking off from an impressive list of fresh ingredients on a clipboard menu. There is a five-step process where you can choose from beef, chicken or veggie burger (or the crab cake), a selection of eight kinds of cheese, four toppings and sauce. Toppings range from grilled pineapple to roasted corn and black bean salsa, while sauces include a horseradish aioli, mango chutney and – for a couple of extra cedis - premium guacamole. The decision-making doesn't stop there; for the everlasting traditional burger side dish, select either shoestring or sweet potato fries – or why not mix both. Those counting carbs and calories can opt for a bun-less burger of mixed baby greens instead. With thousands of combinations, The Counter has made sure to cater to every diet imaginable: paleo, vegan, gluten-free – you name it. Burger lovers could, feasibly, dine here every week for the rest of their lives, and still not try everything on the menu. Dominating a corner of Accra Mall, this modern industrial design restaurant features concrete floor, wooden desk, Formica furniture and modern lighting. If the culinary skyscrapers aren’t enough, the menu also has dessert including apple crum
Welcome to The Gold Coast Restaurant & Cocktail Bar. Decorated with lots of nostalgic pictures and pieces on the walls that take you back in time. Freshly cooked seafood, grilled dishes and pizza are on offer and an integrated cocktail bar area that provides friendly, attentive service.
Simret: Taste of Ethiopia is located in the quiet Roman Ridge area of Accra It is set out as a buffet allowing you to try home-cooked Ethiopian dishes such as Dor Wot, chicken with a stew made with home made spices, sega wot, cubed beef slow cooked with hot pepper and spices and njerja, originally named for 'teff', an Amharic word for grain.
This well-known Chinese restaurant has opened up another branch near Koala in Airport. Pristine and clean-cut, the interior decoration is atmospheric and rivals not only the taste of the usually delicious food, but competes with the remarkable presentation as well. Ideal for business lunches or small parties, private rooms can be booked.
Enjoy authentic Ghanaian cuisine in a modern atmosphere at The Chop Bar. With all the mouthwatering Ghanaina dishes on the menu, you won't be disappointed. Reasonably priced and with great service, the Chop Bar is a great lunch spot. Be sure to visit. Its Chop Time! You're Invited!
Welcome to Kona Cafe & Grill, offering excellent quality, freshly cooked local food and grills. Kona Cafe & Grill describes itself as a main stream casual restaurant with an integrated cocktail bar area that provides friendly, attentive service in a relaxed environment by staff and owners that truly enjoy their job. You can also find their ''Ab3asi'' bar serving the palm wine, pito, asaana and other local drinks.