Best Restaurants in Calabar – There are many tourist attractions in Nigeria and Calabar happens to be home to quite a number of them.
People troop into the city for many reasons including vacations, honeymoon, getaways, anniversaries, tourism, and of course business. It is therefore expected that the city will have lots of amazing restaurants and hotels to cater to the tourists.
Yes you might be spoilt for choice, but you still have to start from somewhere and that is why we have compiled a list of 10 restaurants that you should try out whenever you are in Calabar. These restaurants offer delicious meals in really lovely environments and you won’t regret checking them out.
So if you are ready let’s begin.
Restaurants in Calabar Cross River
1. Crunchies Plus
Crunchies Plus is located along Mary Slessor Avenue, Calabar. They really did a good work when it comes to the architectural design of their space.
Some of the really nice things to notice about the design is that there is a wheelchair accessible entrance, wheelchair accessible seating, and wheelchair accessible toilet.
Okay enough of the architectural talk, let us discuss the meals that they offer. Crunchies Plus has on their menu native dishes, pastries and continental dishes although the continental meals that they offer are mostly Asian.
They also have a menu that will interest the kids and if you are a vegetarian, you also get to select a meal from their vegetarian menu.
2. Crunchiest Fried Chicken Limited
Crunchiest Fried Chicken Limited is located at 39 Marian Road, Akim Qua Town, Calabar. They are there to provide you with amazing food even late into the night.
Apart from the very delicious chicken that they offer, they also serve native foods, amazing pastries and a variety of ice creams.
They have a ground floor and also a top floor. You can go up to just enjoy yourself and relax after a long and busy day.
3. E3 Restaurant
E3 Restaurant is located at Duke Town, Calabar. You should know that this is a calm and serene environment. So if you are looking to get away from the noise, hustle and bustle and just enjoy your meal in peace and quiet, then this is a place to visit.
Without a doubt the ambiance and interior decor of this restaurant is a major attraction and the fact that their food is really nice makes E3 Restaurant a favourite of most persons.
They offer the right meal for each course and this is really appreciated by many.
You can find Apple’s fast-food restaurant at Fi Ekong Estate, Ndidem Usang Iso Road, Atekong, Calabar.
Their menu includes fried rice, Pasta, and some really tasty native dishes. They also have different well prepared pastries and if you are not careful you may have to start worrying about your waistline. Yes they are that good and the pastries are simply irresistible.
You also will not have parking space issues as they have made adequate provisions for that.
What is your favourite Chinese food? Is it noodles, Chinese fried rice, or Kung Pao chicken? Do you fancy a particular Chinese soup? Then Hacienda is a place you should definitely visit.
They serve really nice Chinese food and if that is what you love then you will be very glad when you see their menu of different wonderful Chinese food. They also serve an assortment of beef as well as hazelnut coffee.
Their space is very much okay for get together, informal meetings, small party with family and friends, etc.
Hacienda is also perfect for romantic dates especially when it is evening time as their LEDs dims to redder color temperature, making the whole place really romantic.
So if you are in Calabar and looking for a place to have a romantic dinner for two or just a date, be sure to think of Hacienda.
6. St Mary’s Kitchen
One word that can be used to describe St Mary’s Kitchen is cozy. Some people might say that the place is small but best believe that St Mary’s Kitchen knows exactly what they are doing when it comes to food business.
They offer really tasty native meals, and all you have to do is to tell them what native meal you wish to have and they will get it ready for you.
Apart from the delicious meals that they offer, they also have really nice ambiance which is very relaxing.
7. 355 Mayfair Lounge
355 Mayfair Lounge is situated along Bogoberi area in Calabar. They serve both native and continental dishes as well as delicious pastries.
Their chefs are really good and you can tell this from how wonderfully well the meals are prepared as well as how lovely the food is presented.
If you were having doubts about the food, by the time you see how beautiful and attractive the chefs made the food look, you will have no choice but to dig in and best believe the food tastes as nice as it looks.
Also know that you can request for chocolate, Chapman, milkshakes and other drinks, to go with your pastries.
8. Wakkis Calabar
You can find Wakkis at Ekot Eyo, Calabar. This place has everything that you’ll need in a restaurant from nice architectural work to good food.
Some of the walls of the restaurant are made of wood while some are made of bricks. The big windows in every corner is also a nice touch and if you think that you are satisfied by these, wait till you find out that they have an indoor fountain. The indoor fountain is really a favourite of most persons.
When you select and request for a meal, it will be ready in less than 40 minutes. While you wait for your meal to be ready, you can entertain yourself with trivia questions that are placed in a bowl.
You would also love to know that they usually have a live band perform at night to entertain their customers.
9. Happy Food
Happy Food is located at 119 Ndidem Usang Iso Road, Calabar. This is another lovely restaurant for the lovers of Chinese food and here you can get more exotic meals like Yong tau foo, wonton, mapo tofu, etc. You can also make your pick from the various imported wine that they have.
Vegetarians are also catered to by the restaurant and you can also get delicious pastries. They also make bread and it is really nice.
Tatafish is located at 110 Marian Hill Road, Calabar. The environment is serene and you will love it. The restaurant is one of the best places to go to for native dishes. They are so well prepared and you will find yourself coming back for more.
Be sure to try out their fish soup when you go there, it is simply amazing and every penny that you spend on meals there will be so worth it.
We hope that the information that we have provided above is helpful. Just read through and decide on the one that you will visit.
Also bear it in mind that there are other amazing restaurants in Calabar that we didn’t discuss as we were trying to make the list as concise as possible.
But be rest assured that any choice you make from the restaurants already discussed is a good one as they are all really good restaurants that mean business.
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