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The Best Cheap Eateries in Ikoyi

Ikoyi is known for its opulence, however, there’s still options for a wallet-friendly bite in Lagos’ bougie neighbourhood. Feeling hungry after breaking your bank at the upscale shops and boutiques by the Awolowo Road high-street? Luckily, there are still some great affordable dining options that will go easy on your wallet. Here’s our guide to the best cheap eateries in Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria.

We also recommend our guide to the best bars and hangout spots in Lagos.

Glover Court Suya

Glover Court Suya
Suya being made. © Mahbub Baset

If you know anything about Nigerian food, you’ll know that suya is a legendary street food. A traditional snack in the pop culture that is enjoyed both by adults and kids. If you understand that, you’ll get why everyone raves about Glover Court Suya with the tasty quality they offer. Tasty suya of variety, but the queues are long and not parking is not always easy. However, you can also order your fresh hot and spicy suya from the comfort of your home.

Address: 37 Glover Ct, Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria

Casa Lydia

A healthy yet affordable lunchtime option with a large variety of food options, concealed in a bungalow nestled on the Glover Rd Ikoyi. This spot serves up authentic Nigerian food with fun selection of global cuisine. Explore the menu and have fun, we recommend you to try their avocado prawn salad.

Address: 19 Glover Rd, Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria

SoFresh Ikoyi

The SoFresh brand is one Nigeria’s pioneer healthy food chain committed to promoting a healthy lifestyle. They serve foodies with fresh, delicious, nutrient-rich healthy meals, yet affordableHot menu filled daily fresh juices and smoothies, wraps, sandwiches, salads, and many more healthy meal options. You can also order online and they deliver for a little fee.

Address: 92 Awolowo Rd, Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria

Golden Gate Chinese

A good destination to find tasty Chinese food, this brings closest to Chinatown vibe. Might be pricey, but they serve up the best of the bunch around. Great food for good value with very generous portions, fun for a family outing or group visit. Should you get Asian food cravings when in Lagos, the Golden Gate Chinese is open 7 days a week to meet your cravings.

Address: 25b Glover Rd, Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria

The Place Restaurant

The Place Restaurant
Nigerian fried yam and egg with stewed chicken. © Oluwasolafunmi Oyegbile

The Place is a very particular food outlets in Lagos that ticks all the boxes, and their Ikoyi branch does not disappoint. Food is great, variety is impressive and the prices are a jackpot! You’re bound to find some of the tastiest local delicacies and nice desserts to complement here. A good balance of Nigerian streets food and main cuisine. You can get old-fashioned pastry, their meat pie is one of the best snack bites, very fresh, soft and sumptuous.

Address: 1A, 1 Alfred Rewane Rd, Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria

Chicken Republic

The Chicken Republic is a fast chain with numerous branches all over Lagos, and different states of the country. And their Ikoyi branch does not disappoint, lives up to the quality and taste they are known for. Always available to meet your need when it comes to quick and cheap eats. If you stop by, make sure and get their signature chicken shawarma. The menu here most definitely not break the bank!

Address: 190 Awolowo Rd, Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria


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