Eating Out in Lome

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Lome is not a gourmet destination, although it does feature a selection of restaurants serving tantalizing fare.  Here’s a comprehensive guide to eating out in Lome.

Bena Grill

The Marox Supermarket, with an attached eatery, serves sumptuous portions of full-bodied German main course dishes and starters in a nice, informal outdoor atmosphere. The moderate prices and personalized service has earned the restaurant several points with its regulars.

Diaby Fast Food

For visitors looking to nibble on light meals, Diaby Fast Food, which is located in the heart of the city at Rue du Commerce, is a nice place to unwind over delicious shwarmas, falafel, sandwiches with generous filings and a variety of burgers. The unassuming eatery features an extensive vegetarian menu. A must try here is the healthy, non-spicy and absolutely non-greasy falafel--a traditional dish made with chickpea and served with khaboos (bread).

China Town

Located at Janvier in the city center, China Town is an upscale Chinese restaurant that serves delicious and delicately flavored chicken dumplings and an array of wontons. The oyster sauce chicken entree is definitely worth trying. The pleasant atmosphere combined with speedy service and a well-stocked bar makes this one of the most preferred fine-dining destinations in town.

Brochettes sur la Capital

This Janvier hotspot his a culinary delight and is frequented by a large tourist population who come here to savor the absolutely delicious kabobs and traditional breads with an array of other spicy meat entrees and flavored rice. The skillfully marinated and roasted kobabs are some of the best you’ll ever eat in the region. Try the generously spiced lamb seekh kababs and the robust gravies. The outdoor seating arrangement provides the perfect setting to savor a meal and ‘people watch’ on the boulevard.

Golden Crown

This is probably one of the best kept secrets of Lome. Golden Crown, at Janvier, serves a tantalizing assortment of sea-food--ranging from crab and lobsters to shrimp and prawns at very reasonable prices. An excellent choice is spicy crab flavored heavily with garlic and ginger.  


Located off Route de Kpalime, the hip French garden restaurant and bar is a brightly lit destination that is buzzing with a hard-to-miss effervescent energy. Vivid cultural figures and vibrant paper lanterns complete the colorful look. A popular hangout for a largely 20-something crowd, Greenfield screens films for the young brigade on Saturdays and offers a live jazz performance on Tuesdays.

Lome has a good line-up of value-for-money eateries as well as fine dining restaurants that whip up an array of interesting regional and international dishes.
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