Bukas are found near busy bus stops. And they attract a large crowd because food in these
restaurants are considerably cheaper. Expectedly, food safety and good hygiene practice is also lacking.
Bukas essentially serve local Nigerian dishes such as Amala, pounded yam, and Eba accompanied with
local soup such as Egusi soup, Bitter leaf soup, or Ogbonno soup. Also included in the menu list is
rice, beans, and dodo.
Middle class restaurants are different. They truly deserve to be called restaurants.
These restaurants serve both local and international dishes. The local flavour includes the menu
The international bit includes fried rice, jollof rice, salad, peppered chicken and so on.
The organized fast food industry in Nigeria has also ventured into restaurants. Now many fast
food eateries in Lagos like Sweet Sensation, Tantalizers etc offer local Nigerian delicacies
like eba with egusi soup, pounded yam, and fresh fish. (The list is endless).
The increased investment by fast food businesses in restaurants tells the average Nigerian that
business is good.
The third form of restaurant in Lagos Nigeria is the hotel-styled restaurant.
These restaurants offer services comparable to what is offered in 5 star hotels. The menu list is
jam-packed with high-sounding names that confuse the average Nigeria.