Where to eat in Lagos: Amala Joints Edition

Amala is a favourite in South-west Nigeria which is why it is no wonder people are constantly on the lookout for the best spots to get it. If you need some help with amala spots to visit, this is definitely the list for you. Here are our 5 top amala spots in Lagos:

1. Olaiya


Anyone who has lived in Lagos for a long time has probably heard of the famed Olaiya bukka in Surulere. This popular establishment has gained popularity for its sizzling hot and flavorful Amala.

2. Abula Tawa

📍Lekki Phase 1 

An accessible spot for people in Lekki, Abula Tawa is known for their savoury amala and their big sized ponmo. If you want an accessible amala spot on the island that still maintains the rustic taste of the dish, this is a go-to spot.

3. Amala Sky

📍Lekki Phase 1

This isn’t the Amala Sky you know from Ibadan. This one is a restaurant in Lekki with a nice ambience and varied options of dishes but it also serves enjoyable amala.

4. Nok by Alara

📍Victoria Island

This upscale restaurant serves elevated Nigerian dishes and amala isn’t left out of their extensive menu. Particularly known for their large portions, this place serves tasty Amala with all your favourite proteins available.

5. Amoke Oge

📍Bariga, Lagos Island, Surulere, Ikoyi, Shomolu

With several locations scattered around Lagos, this amala spot is definitely one to beat. Not only are the portion sizes good, the texture of their goat meat and the taste of their stew explains the reasons for their constant long queues. 

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