Legon Food Guide: 9 must-eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Legon

Legon, a suburb of the Ghanaian city Accra, is situated about 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) north-east of the city center in the Accra Metropolis District, a district in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana. Legon is home to the main campus of the University of Ghana. Ghanaians loosely refer to the University of Ghana simply as "Legon". Legon is also home to a few of Ghana's well known educational institution like Presbyterian Boys' Secondary School (PRESEC-Legon), Achimota School, Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration and the institute of professional education. Legon is adjacent to one of the most prestigious residential suburbs of Accra - East Legon and only about 20 minutes drive from the Kotoka International Airport.

1. The Venue

Brakwatso Loop Adjiringanor, East Legon, Accra Ghana +233 24 332 4519 http://thevenueghana.com Lunch, Dinner Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Delivery, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible Bar, Pizza, Mediterranean, European, International, Pub
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4 based on 201 reviews

The Venue

The Venue is a cozy continental restaurant in the heart of East Legon. Our serene atmosphere is conducive for all dining types and our menu satisfies everyone's taste. come dine with us.

Reviewed By ma23eh - Accra, Ghana

Ordinary weekday dinner with a colleague

The Venue is decorated and equipped with taste, beautiful design, not too much but tasteful accessories. Attentive service, good offer.Bread, olive oil (with plenty bay leaves, a matter of taste) and dips served as appetizers.Beef tournedo well cooked, good portion and tasty mushroom sauce, vegetables to the point.Seafoodpasta a bit overcooked and salty.Rose wine bottles all with metal cap and the one we choose a bit old for simple quality of wine. House white wine is the better choice.Good espresso and lipton tea served, and a Limonicello liquor on the house, bill on the higher end. As we were early maybe, it was very quiet. Atmosphere, service and hospitality great, food depends a bit and fine dining prizes.

2. Santoku

North Airport Road Azure, Villaggio Vista, East Dzorwulu, Accra Ghana +233 54 431 1511 http://santoku-restaurant.com/ Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Japanese, Sushi
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4 based on 377 reviews

Santoku

Reviewed By 4us2enjoy - Accra, Ghana

Great food ... But ....

Dinner at Santoku. Lovely decor - elegant and calm. Food was delicious. Service acceptable (better than most restaurants, but not the best that I have experienced in Accra). Our dining experience may perhaps have been better had we not been outside on the patio.Parking crazy - totally insufficient. Music not in keeping with the ambience and so repetitive (techno, with the same few chords over and over and over again).And .... The mouse scurrying across the floor .... Hmmm (as I said, may have been better had we been inside).To be honest, in my opinion - not up to what one would expect for the prices charged. Very much doubt we"ll be patrons at Santoku again soon.Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are saddened to hear that your visit on this occasion did not meet your expectations and would like the opportunity to discuss this with you personally. Your feedback is very important to us and has been passed to the relevant departments.Kindly get in touch via the Contact and Location information at your convenience. We look forward to hearing from you and sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused.

3. La Chaumiere

Liberation Road Opp. Shangri-La Hotel, Airport Residential Area, Accra Ghana +233 30 277 2408 Lunch, Dinner, Late Night Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service French, European
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4 based on 214 reviews

La Chaumiere

Reviewed By DeborahELondon - London

always excellent

This restaurant consistently serves excellent food and a changing menu - whatever food is tried is always of great quality which must be difficult to source and sustain. Despite the interior not changing very much, the atmosphere is always great, the Owner always hospitable and appreciative of the guests - always full . We visited twice in one week and had tried two other restaurants which were new on the block but came back to this tried and tested excellent restaurant

4. Simret – The Taste of Ethiopia

Roman Ridge, S Ridge Rd Villa Almaz, 7A, Accra Ghana +233 50 740 8938 http://www.simret-restaurant.com Dinner Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Table Service African, Ethiopian
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4 based on 154 reviews

Simret – The Taste of Ethiopia

A small and cosy restaurant serving a buffet consisting of a selection of authentic Ethiopian dishes.

Reviewed By Daydream673855

"Great Food"

After visiting many Ethiopian restaurants in the USA and Addis I have found one that has it all. Tender Lamb, Chicken and even Beef. Service was great, food favorable and spicy where it should be.I love the poor man's food "Shirow" (probably spelled wrong) was delicious. I'm in country for 2 more days I just might have lunch and dinner there.Derrick SalahuddinFrom CaliforniaThank you. We try our best and appreciate it when our guests enjoy our meals and service. Unfortunately, we do not serve lunch or open on Sunday and Monday. Hope to see you again when you are next in Great Ghana!

5. Poloclub Restaurant & Lounge

Liberation Rd, Accra Ghana +233 24 676 7777 https://www.facebook.com/poloclubrestaurant Dinner, Drinks, Lunch Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Table Service, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available International, Italian
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4 based on 125 reviews

Poloclub Restaurant & Lounge

We offer an innovative concept, with fresh and healthy rich menu everyone can enjoy in a fun relaxed high standards/ value setting

Reviewed By 4us2enjoy - Accra, Ghana

Worth the extra cost

We went to Poloclub Restaurant and Lounge for a Sunday lunch.Welcoming atmosphere. Professional and well trained staff. The food was delicious and portions smaller, more manageable - not as large as most Ghanaian Restaurants. We had the Grilled Salmon and the Teriyaki Chicken as mains followed by ice cream and sorbet.A bit pricey, but well worth the cost. A great dining experience. We will certainly be back.

6. Coco Lounge

North Liberation Rd Cnr Independence Rd, Icon House, Stanbic Heights Building, Accra 0023 Ghana +233 24 422 2202 http://www.yoloxperiences.com/coco-lounge.aspx Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch Outdoor Seating, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Cr Bar, International, European
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4 based on 517 reviews

Coco Lounge

Reviewed By 805karia - Tampere, Finland

Mexican evening in Accra

Popped into Coco lounge for dinner in the middle of Mexican evening. Good atmosphere and restaurant was almost full. Food for OK, and beer was cold. However, I have to say that doing these "exotic themes" is quite challenging when clearly nobody had ever been in Mexico.....Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We apologise that on this occasion your visit did not meet your expectations. We take all feedback seriously and your comments have been passed to the necessary department. We place a lot of emphasis on customer experience and ensuring good quality food, drinks and service in a fun and lively atmosphere, and we do hope to welcome you back soon.We would like the opportunity to discuss your experience with you further. Please email [email protected] with your contact information. We look forward to hearing from you.

7. Papa Cuisine

Casely Hayford Road inside Alliance Francaise Accra, Accra Ghana +233 50 161 9320 http://web.facebook.com/papacuisine.resto/ Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Table Service, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards African, European, Pizza, International, Fusion
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5 based on 52 reviews

Papa Cuisine

Located within Alliance Française, where you can run away for the traffic and air of the city, surrounded by a small garden that allows us to get closer to nature a little. Papa cuisine collects a great amount of gastronomic experiences that guide the pal

Reviewed By S1076SLgustavog - Accra, Ghana

Best value for money in Accra

I absolutely adore this place. I totally recommend the cachopo with mashed yam for lunch. Salads are also awesome and if you have the chance, try the carbonara.Lucía has an amazing team, very friendly and efficient. The mixed crowd that gathers there almost every day (or evening) makes it a hidden gem inside Alliance Française.By the way, it’s a very short ride to the airport, which also makes it a perfect opportunity for a last drink in Accra.Keep up with the good job, guys!

8. Azmera Restaurant

No 9 Sir Arko Korsah Road Roman Ridge Shopping Arcade, Accra Ghana +233 26 802 9966 Lunch, Brunch, Dinner Outdoor Seating, Validated Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buff African, Grill, Healthy
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4 based on 149 reviews

Azmera Restaurant

Azmera Restaurant is a one of kind restaurant, offering a wide range of local Ghanaian dishes served in an elegant buffet style.

Reviewed By London59traveller - Enfield, United Kingdom

The soup was amazing

The different soups were amazing. The best I have had in Ghana and I enjoy more that the Nigerian pepper soup. I tried three different ones. I will admit the other food I tried was not too my taste, but it was very well cooked and I am still very pleased I came and tried it.

9. Urban Grill

Icon House, Stanbic Heights Corner Independence & North Liberation Link, Accra Ghana +233 24 666 6000 http://www.facebook.com/urbangrillgh/timeline Lunch, Dinner, Brunch Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Table Service, Highchairs Available Seafood, Steakhouse, European
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4 based on 172 reviews

Urban Grill

Reviewed By B5Bullet - Perth, Australia

Quite sophisticated and with the price-tag.

Very good food which is well-presented and the staff are attentive. Best to book in advance and know that there is a service charge on top of the menu prices (plus VAT and NHIL too)!.Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We place a lot of emphasis on customer experience and providing high quality food, drinks and service in a relaxed yet enjoyable environment. We do hope to be able to welcome you back to join us again soon.

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