Gone are the days when the culinary scene in Lagos was subjected to intercontinental ridicule. The city that is the largest in Africa with exploding entertainment scene is now home to numerous impressive and innovative chefs from the Asian countries and its Chinese restaurants cater to all budgets and tastes.
These Chinese restaurants have a lot in common, such as the delicious foods, starched linen napkins spread for customers, chop sticks ready to be experimented with, services benefiting a king and many more at very fair prices.
In no particular order, here is a list of our 10 best Chinese restaurants in Lagos, we have picked defining restaurants that have long prospered with a substantial development over the years.
1. Zenith Water Margin
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The coveted Chinese chefs in Zenith Water Margin has changed the way Chinese cuisines taste in Nigeria, the exotic eatery provides an exclusive modern Oriental theme surrounding. Menu features special treats are served with Surlere Sling; the eatery’s signature cocktail. Diners can be served beef with gree and butterfly king prawns in batter. Visit: Zenith Water Margin
Location: 28, Adeniran Ogunsanya Street, Surulere, Lagos, Nigeria
2. Marco Polo Chinese Restaurant
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The breathtaking Oriental scenery embraces the warmth and charm of Victoria Island and it gives Marco Polo Chinese Restaurant the allure that attracts customers to it. Nestled by the ocean, the eatery opened its door to business on February 14th 2003. Marco Polo has become the custodian of personalized culinary services and choice cuisine and rated as a five star Chinese Restaurant in terms of good quality food and services. They offer well-prepared main courses and side dishes. Options include beef stomach in soy sauce, barbecued pork, smoked fish, deep fried chicken piece in dried chilli, Marco Polo cold cuts, spring roll, Chinese date and white agaric, today’s cold pudding etc. The restaurant is renowned for its service and ambience.
Location: 9A, Karimu Kotun Street, Victoria Island, Eti Osa, Lagos, Nigeria.
3. Prime Chinese Restaurant
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In a sleek neighbourhood of Bishop Abayode Cole Street, Victoria Island is Prime Chinese Restaurant located. It is beautifully designed with a garden of the terrace, artistically furnished and gracefully lit with great seating. The meal here is delicious and exotic, they serve Chinese dishes including buffet. It operates indoor and outdoor catering services 24 hours a day. Guests can enjoy delightfully flavourful Chinese dishes such as sweet-smelling chicken and chillies etc.
Location: Plot 860 ,Bishop Abayode Cole Street, Victoria Island, Eti Osa, Lagos
4. China Town Express Restaurant
You might have dined in a lot of Chinese restaurants in Lagos but if you have never been to China Town Express Restaurant, your Chinese cuisine experience is not complete. You can try their Hoi Sin seafood soup which taste great or even its soup with coconut milk. The restaurant is uniquely designed with strong Chinese influence and is spacious to accommodate a lot of people. It is situated in Mega Plaza and close to the L’epicerie.
Location: 14, Idowu Martins, Lagos Island, Lagos, Nigeria
5. Pearl Garden
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Pearl Garden was opened in 2004, with a sophisticated and posh cream and gold environment that offers good ambiance with staggering views of Atlantic Ocean in Victoria Island. It serves spicy Szechuan dishes, jazzy Cantonese cuisine, and shark fin soup with shredded chicken. There are less adventurous Chinese meals whose prices are fixed including assorted sea food.
Location: 10A, Tiamiyu Savage Street ,Victoria Island, Lagos.
6. Oriental Garden
Oriental Garden is located in Lagos Oriental Hotel. The restaurant offers a lovely Chinese setting- decorated restaurant with strong influences from China. The menu ranges from Chinese classics to side dishes. The hotel restaurant has attracted loyal customers who enjoy Chinese cuisines and would never forget its taste. Visit: Lagos Oriental Hotel
Location: Address: 3 Lekki – Epe Express Way, Lagos, Nigeria
7. Zen Garden
Zen Garden has been satisfying the appetite of Lagosians who are hungry for exotic Chinese dishes. The reason is simple; its experienced chefs are always looking for ways to improve their food recipes with a blend of the traditional fare fused with modern flavours of Chinese gastronomy.
Location: 60, Isaac John Street, GRA, Ikeja, Lagos, Lagos
8. Bon Asia Indian And Chinese Restaurant
Located behind the head office of Zenith Bank in Victoria Island, is Bon Asian Indian and Chinese Restaurant; a multi-cuisine eatery in Lagos. It serves continental and traditional Chinese cuisines. It specializes in catering services. Visit: Bon Asia Indian and Chinese Restaurant
Location: 50A, Tony Anegbode Street, Victoria Island, Eti Osa, Lagos, Nigeria
9. Saipan Restaurant And Bar
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On the 3rd & 4th Floors of Dream Plaza, Bishop Aboyade Cole Street, Victoria Island, Lagos seats the Saipan Restaurant and Bar; a Chinese eatery that has created a niche for Nigerians who have a taste for good food and class. The chefs are specially trained to bring to life those Chinese meals that can only be found in the Asian countries and the services provided are first class. There is an overwhelming grand reception hall that would blow your mind with artistic furnishing when you arrive.
Location: 7B, Bishop Aboyade Cole Street, Dream Plaza, 4th Floor, Victoria Island, Eti Osa, Lagos, Nigeria
10. Wan Tan Fusion
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A charming environment and great ambiance envelopes customers at Wan Tan Fusion, a Chinese restaurant that offers amazing dining in Lagos. The restaurant allows you to experiment with different Asian cuisine when they serve you their menu. There are a lot of Chinese favourite meals that you would love to taste when you are here. Visit: Wan Tan Fusion
Location: 292E, Ajose Adeogun Street, Victoria Island, Eti Osa, Lagos, Nigeria.
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