Ghana Restaurants

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Ghana Restaurants

  • CHINESE AT ACCRA AIRPORT

    I first saw the Wok Inn as I came out of the airport with my bags looking for a taxi or other ground transport. I was a little surprised to see this eating establishment since it is essentially a sit down restaurant at the major exit of a large airport. I did notice it looked busy though. I did manage to finally 'Wok Inn' to this fine little...

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  • WOW! GUINEA FOWL !

    When I first walked into Casa Diva for lunch, I was greeted warmly and a nice table was arranged for me. The first thing I noticed was how wonderful the décor was. The second thing I noticed was the owner, a wonderful lady named Fauziya, speaking on the phone with one of her suppliers. She was telling them that the Guinea Fowls they had been...

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  • HOTEL PALOMA "PATAASE RESTAURANT"

    It is not just the staff who are scum. The food is s.hit as well. The ''The Pataase” is a nice looking restaurant owned by a hotel chain I will never use now. It has a nice outside, covered dinning area that should be ideal for a romantic meal or just a few beers. Service was slow and ignorant. Having said that, if you are systematically ripping...

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  • Sushi in Accra? Really?

    Don't be afraid of sushi in Accra. It's probably the only place to get sushi in West Africa. The restaurant is fantastic. I live in Chicago with excellent sushi joints and I'm quite picky about that. This place almost beats out the best place that I love in Chicago. A gentleman named Steve from New Zealand runs/owns the place. We had heard of the...

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  • Go for the chicken

    Don't be fooled by the yellow and red logo sort of resembling McDonald's and also a fast food joint, which it is. BUT, the chargrilled chicken is fantastic. I heard of the hype and thought, okay, we'll see but YUMMM-MEE. For about $6 U.S. you can get a quarter chicken that is seasoned better than they do in Jamaica (think jerk chicken), with chips...

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  • My favourite chop bar

    Asanka Locals is a hall-sized restaurant specialising in Ghanaian food. Go on a Sunday when lots of local people come in their Sunday best and enjoy the live music. Omo Tuo: pounded rice in groundnut soup with scrumptious mutton or fish, only available on Sunday. But everything else I've tried there (banku okro, red-red, fufu) is also good.

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  • Kele-wele

    My favourite street food in Ghana was kele-wele. This is plantain fried in palm oil with crushed ginger and chilli pepper, accompanied by crunchy groundnuts. (Make sure it's just out of the pan when you buy it.) Scrumptious!

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  • the Lebanese save the day

    good quality sit-down fast food though relatively pricey.tasty pizzas, sandwiches, salads and Lebanese dishes with good serviceI found most other restaurants fairly gross Lebanese grilled chicken or pizza

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  • Cooking with love

    This is a very special restaurant and a must for travellers to Ghana. After eating there on our 1st night we never had to look for another restaurant. Excellent company every evening.Amma Rida a very experienced restauranteur has just opened Old Bob's Place this year in the Osu district of Accra. The freshly cooked food is prepared & served to...

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  • Fan Ice

    Other very popular drinks/snacks in Ghana are the products of Fan Milk. This local company is -as far as I know- the only company in the country that produces ice cream products, and it is everywhere in the country!Fan Milk is famous for its unique way of selling their products: out on the streets with bicycles with a large cooling box on the...

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  • Pito

    One drink you really should try when you are in Ghana is Pito. Pito is a locally brewed beer and it is available especially in the North of the country, on markets and at the roadsides. The smell of the drink is not very nice and it looks pretty disgusting too: somewhere between yellow/orange and brown. The first sip of it even tastes bad, but when...

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  • Beers

    Ghana is not a country to drink all kinds of strong alcoholic drinks or wine. It simply isn't there, or it is extremely expensive. But, beer is popular and is available anywhere. There are quite a few locally brewed beers in the country, with Club Beer and Star Beer as the two most populars. The beer normally is served in a big 625 ml. bottle, but...

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  • Coke, Fanta, Sprite...

    Like everywhere in the world, the bottles drinks of the Coca Cola company also are the most popular drink in Ghana. Everywhere you can find them, and everywhere you can get them for a ridiculously low price. For a bottle of Coke you pay $ 0,25 in Ghana! Most of the times the stalls where they sell the drinks, have their own benches where you can...

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  • Pure water

    There are two ways of buying water in Ghana: the difficult and expensive way, or the cheap and easy way:- The first way is to look for bottled water, mostly bottled by Voltic. These square bottles are for sale in most stalls at the roadside and in hotel-bars, but: the bottles are (compared to the other option) extremely expensive and it forces you...

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  • Drinking

    Especially in a hot and humid climate as the Ghanaian climate, it is very important to drink a lot. Recommendations vary from at least two liters to at least 3,5 liters of water a day! Than of course, it is very important to know what you can, and what you can't drink safely. And it is very important to know where you can find these safe drinks and...

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  • Food in the streets

    Especially when you are in some more desolate places, you have to be prepared that it can be difficult to find a decent meals in a restaurant or even a chop bar. Then you have to rely on what is being sold on the streets. And that is a lot. A short list of things that can be bought on the roadside when you are hungry:- Fruits: One of the best...

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  • Chop bars

    The cheapest way to get a decent meals in Ghana definitely is going to a Chop Bar. A Chop Bar is a small wooden stall that you often see around busy places like the market, a mainstreet or a Tro-Tro station. The most common meals you can get in a Chop Bar are fried rice with chicken and jollof rice with chicken, but sometimes there are more...

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  • Restaurants

    In Ghana, there is only one city where you have a huge choice of restaurants: Accra. In some areas of this city there are streets full of nice restaurants with French, Chinese, Lebanese, Indian or American meals. In other cities the range is not that big, and you will only find some "all-in-one" restaurants where you can order burgers, pizza's,...

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  • Eating out

    Eating out in Ghana in a decent way basically is only possible in the bigger cities like Accra, Kumasi, Tamale, Cape Coast and some other big ones. In these cities you really have some good restaurants where not only Ghanaian meals are served, but also some Western dishes. When you just want a quick meal in the bigger cities, or you are in a...

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  • Fried Yam

    A great thing to eat when you are in Ghana is Fried Yam. This is nothing else than the Ghanaian version of French fries! A big Yam is peeled and cut into the famous sticks. A big pan with oil is heated up and the Yam is fried in it.The Yam is normally cut into much thicker "chips" than the McDonald's ones, and the taste is a little bit drier. They...

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  • For a beer and a breeze

    The White Bell is a second-story restaurant and bar that's open from @9 30 am. If you're staying at the St George you can have a late-ish breakfast here too. This is where I had my first meal in Ghana, fufu in groundnut soup, and very good it was too. The best thing about this place, which is conveniently located for several hotels in Adabraka, is...

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  • Jollof Rice

    Jollof Rice originally is a dish from Senegal and the Gambia, but today it is eaten all over West Africa. It is a variation of the fried rice you see all over the world, and I must say: a very good one! Jollof rice is also made of boiled rice that is fried in a pan later. To make it special as it is, tomatoes and tomato paste are added and the rice...

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  • Red Red

    One of the most tastefull dishes in Ghana definitely is Red Red. I didn't eat it a lot, but I absolutely loved it when I did! Red Red gets its name from the two part that make the dish: the black-eyed peas that get a red colour after preparing, and the plantain that also becomes red at the end. Two red ingredients, so: Red Red.The black-eyed peas...

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  • Boiled Yam

    Yam is the mostle eaten vegetable in Ghana. It looks like a big, brown carrot and it tastes just like a potato. Everywhere you come in the country you will see the Yams: being sold from some women head, carried as bagage in a Tro-Tro, or in big piles on some market. There are several ways to prepare the Yam, but you will see the boiled version the...

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  • Riceballs

    One of the meals that wás pretty OK to eat in Ghana, were the riceballs that are made a lot. Again, it looks the same as all the other balls that are served here, but these ones are made of rice. The rice is cooked too long, until it gets all sticky and soft, and than it is made into balls that are the size of a tennisball. Depending on how long it...

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  • Banku

    Another meal that looks a lot like Fufu, is Banku. Banku however, tastes even worse than Fufu and it has a base of maize flour. This flour also is made by the Ghanaian ladies with the wooden stick and bowl. The maize is mashed and once in a while the the bowl is emptied above another bowl so the wind can blow away the skins of the maize.Once the...

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  • Made at home

    The Ghanaian cuisine is definitely not one of the greatest in the world. Here in Africa, it is more important to get your stomach filled than to have a great culinary experience. The most popular dishes that are made at home are the local dishes like Fufu, Banku, Red Red or Riceballs.A typical Ghanaian kitchen doesn't have a lot of luxury: a cooker...

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  • Fufu

    One of the most popular dishes in Ghana, and large parts of Africa in general, is Fufu. Fufu is very heavy food that looks and feels like a sticky dough, and that normally served in a bowl of soup.The preparing of Fufu is something that really is a part of the Ghanaian street scene. Everywhere you see women mashing the ingredients with a long...

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  • Cider

    Living in Somerset as we do (famed for its apple orchards and great cider), David is a huge fan of ciders worldwide. You can imagine his delight when he discovered the supermarket across the road from our hotel in Accra stocked, not just one, but three different ciders – two imported from South Africa, and one from Canada. The Savanna Dry is his...

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  • Wine and Coke

    A weird combination? You bet! I must admit, it is not something I would have thought of having together: red wine and Cola, but when I saw it in the supermarket, I just had to try it. It is not actually as bad as it sounds, but not good enough to actually make a commercial drink out of it either. It reminds me a little of those people who drink...

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  • Banku Okro and Red-Red

    Two dishes at opposite ends of tourist-friendliness: Banku Okro is cornmeal eaten by hand with a slimy okra-based stew that includes cocoyam leaves and fish. Okra lovers will love it but it's definitely not for those who hate mucilaginous textures. And whether you ordered fish with it or not, it will have been cooked with fish so watch out for...

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  • Fantastic fresh fruit - and safe to eat

    Fresh fruit is a real treat in Ghana. The mangoes are excellent - buy them from any stall and cut them up yourself. Papaya, banana and peeled whole oranges are also widely available. Best of all though is the pineapple. A street vendor will cut one up for you without touching it and hand it to you inside a plastic bag with a toothpick, so you can...

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  • Ghanaian food, spicy and hearty

    Ghanaian food is very tasty. It is based on starches (pounded cassava, yam or plaintain, or boiled cornmeal or pounded rice) with a sauce or soup. The soup/sauce typically incorporates both meat and fish, of which the meat may be goat (very tasty) or offal and the fish is usually fried first and then put into the soup. Other ingredients are hot...

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  • Alcohol in sachets

    I absolutely loved these little sachets of alcohol, sold in many little street stores and also petrol stations. They were available as rum (seen in the picture), gin and whisky. The rum (which was the only one we tried) was very acceptable with a bit of Coke mixed in. Other people told us the gin and whisky were also quite palatable. They were...

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  • Malta

    Malta is a sweet non-alcoholic drink produced by Guinness. It is one of those ‘acquired tastes’, which I never acquired. It tastes a little like Horlicks, far too good for you to be enjoyable! It is produced in Nigeria under license.

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  • Fan Yoghurt

    I got well and truly hooked on fan milk during my stay in West Africa. It comes in various flavours: frozen yogurt in natural, vanilla, strawberry or chocolate (the vanilla was my favourite), and there was also chocolate milk and ice creams. I couldn’t get enough of them, and on my last day I consumed four! I had serious withdrawal symptoms when I...

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  • Palava

    Palava is a sauce than comes served with chicken, fish or guinea fowl. It is quite a thick sauce that is very tasty. The picture shows Palava sauce with chicken and boiled yam.

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  • Omo-Tuo

    Omo-Tuo is a chicken ground-nut soup served with a sticky rice dish for ‘dipping’. It is very tasty, very rich – a little like a runny chicken satay.

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  • Curry

    Curries of various sorts are quite popular in Ghana, and vary in spiciness. Usually the ones served to tourists are not as spicy as maybe the locals would eat. The picture shows guinea fowl curry with mashed yam.

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  • Gold Arrow Beer

    Another local beer, Gold Arrow was not as widely available as the others, but still found here and there. It was a very pleasant lager-type beer.

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  • The field kitchen

    We travelled with two mini buses and a Land Rover for the ‘kitchen’. We had our own chef, Daniel, with us, to prepare our lunches for us. Being a group of 15, it would have been difficult to find restaurants in rural Ghana who would be able to cater for 15 foreigners at short notice. Daniel prepared delicious meals every day, from mostly fresh...

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  • Jollof Rice

    Jollof rice is common to many parts of West Africa and can be served in many ways. It is usually spicy and nearly always a yellow colour. Sometimes it is served with vegetables and meats cooked in, and other times as an accompaniment. It is usually very good. Here you can see it served with grilled snapper.

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  • Bo froot

    I loved these little deep fried dough balls, called bo froot, which were available from street sellers everywhere. They were very hot, very filling, very sweet and very cheap, not unlike the western doughnuts in taste and texture.

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  • Grasscutter

    A local rodent, related to the rat, is reared for consumption by the local people in Ghana. It is also sometimes caught wild. Unfortunately I never did get the opportunity to sample this local delicacy.

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  • Yams

    In Ghana and other parts of West Africa, yams hold one of the greatest esteem of all the food products and are carefully integrated into the social, cultural, economic and religious aspects of life. A high status is given to this vegetable, and traditional ceremonies still accompany its production. Yam comes in various colours, from white (shown...

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