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Top Ten Best Restaurants to Eat Local Ghanaian Dishes in 2023

Updated: Jul 9

It is nearly statistically accurate to wake up to a new restaurant every day in Ghana. This therefore clouds one’s mind which restaurant best serves your preferred dish and satisfies your service delivery demands, packaging among other things.

Looking for a vacation location is not an easy task. Now you have landed yourself in Ghana or are yet to come. How about we make the job of finding a location to eat the best local Ghanaian dishes easier for you.

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you probably have a few dishes in your bucket list. Stress ye not. From the continental edifices to the topiary spaces to the traditionally informed spaces, here are our top picks from the south to the north. Melanin Travels Magic presents to you our top ten (10) restaurants to get served the best local dishes in Ghana.


1. Buka Restaurant, Osu, Accra.

Image of the entrance and parking area of the Buka restaurant at Osu, Accra.

Located at 10th Street, Osu, Buka restaurant features a wide variety of local dishes primarily from Ghana and other local dishes from Nigeria and other renowned African dishes. This is probably where you try out the first local dish from our list .

The restaurant has both open-air and secluded air-conditioned seating spaces. The Buka restaurant is best known for its great customer care, excellent service delivery, top class staff expertise and their mouth-watering local dishes.

2. The View Bar & Grill, Kumasi.

Located along the Owusu Ansah I Rd, this amazing eatery serves a wide range of grilled dishes and a host of smoothies and cocktails to welcome you into the city of Kumasi. The restaurant like the name suggest has an amazing angel on which the city can be viewed especially at night. Like we fancy here at MTM, its elevated angular view of the city is what gave this restaurant an upper hand to make this list.

3. Raybow Hotel Restaurant, Beach road, Takoradi.

Moving into ‘the oil city’ of Ghana, red-red (gob3) is definitely a local Ghanaian cuisine you would probably want to try. Let Raybow Hotel Restaurant be your destination to relax and clear your plate of gob3. This restaurant is located along the Anita Mensah street. The restaurant prides it self with excellence in local dishes and brilliance in customer care. Aside seeking to enjoy some of the local dishes rest and relaxation is definitely another feature that comes with the restaurant’s location.

4.Oasis Lounge Bar & Restaurant, Gumani, Tamale.

Just as its African architecture cannot be mistaken, so can its African dishes not be forgotten. In the heart of the fastest growing town in west Africa, the Oasis Lounge Bar and Restaurant is poised to serve you most of the local dishes of Ghana and especially of the north.

Asamuah Gyan et les membres de l'équipe au salon Oasis.

5. Da Breeze Bar & Restaurant, Cape Coast.

Many may wonder where to get a good plate of sea food punched into a local Ghanaian dish. Well, look no further cause Da Breeze gives you more than you could ask for. While enjoying the soothing sight of sea, Da Breeze restaurant serves you the local dish of your choice.

6.Tsu’s Kitchen, Sunyani.

In the region where you enjoy the magnificent beauty of waterfalls[embed article on 5 must vist places in Ghana] Tsu’s Kitchen is probably the eatery location to add to your visit plan when Ghana comes to mind. Located along the Berlin-Top road, the restaurant definitely wins the heart of waakye lovers with its splendid presentation and service delivery.

In the words of Isaac, he says in a review: “I tried the waakye today, trust me it was delicious. I loved the way the waakye was packaged, very attractive.”

7. Soloko Cafe, Ho.

The creativity and publicity of this cafe and restaurant is one thing that never seizes to amaze one aside the fact that they serve you sweet soothing swallows. In the land of the Voltarians, trying out banku may be the best decision one would make at the Soloko Cafe.

8. Linda Dor Restaurant, Koforidua.

Crédit photo : Linda Dor sur Twitter

For most people traveling through the Koforidua route, Linda Dor is definitely a must-stop location for rest, refreshment and recess. Linda Dor thus merits its selection in today’s list for its renowned hospitality and good, tasty local meals to keep one revamped for the road. We recommend you try a light meal such as jollof rice and some local beverages.

9. Spicy Restaurant, Kpaguri, Wa.

You’ve probably found yourself further north. You’ve landed yourself in the Upper West Region, Wa, to be precise. Look no further for where to find local meals such as ‘tuo-zaafi.’ Real Spicy Foodies is the one location to get served some local and continental dishes before you are introduced to the township.

10. Akayet Hotel Restaurant, Bolga.

Strategically located along the Tamale-Navrongo highway, Akayet hotel aside accommodation offers remarkable restaurant services for lodgers, locals and travelers. The hotel’s restaurant holds excellence in continental dishes yet an unbeaten reputation of local dishes. The Akayet Restaurant as expected provides diners the advantage of both indoor and outdoor dining.

Now you have reached the end of today’s article and wondering which meal to try out at which restaurant. Inasmuch as that would depend solely on you, Melanin Travels Magic is ever ready to hold your hand as we go from site to site and from eatery to eatery. Come experience Ghanaian cuisines with us. Shalom.

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Client testimonials we have helped exploring & planning their trip to Ghana

REBOUND staff & Teenagers, Group of 10 Travelers from MINNEAPOLIS, USA, Corporate retreat, July 2023

Review 1: Christy Botts, Minneapolis, USA, August 2023

Our non-profit organisation took a group of young people to Ghana in July 2023. The experience was an amazing one that was spiritually moving as well as fun! We had an excellent tour guide who brought the country to life for us. Our youth were able to connect to one another and to the country in ways we could only have dreamed possible.

The Cooking Class was my favourite activity- being invited to our guide’s relative's home to cook "with the aunties" and hang out, listen to music, dance, laugh, get to know people, and eat was SO FUN. We felt like family!

It was a good occasion to bond with other group members and Ghanaian Culture.

Review 2: Danielle Draughn, Minneapolis, USA, August 2023

"I am an educator so I really enjoyed visiting with the children at the school. However, words can't even begin to explain the experience and tell all the wonderful things we were exposed to.

Best tour guide ever. The cameraman and driver were also good. Kwame was the absolute best tour guide who turned i to a friend I have ever experienced. He is very knowledgeable, caring and professional. He made sure we all had whatever we needed and made sure we were comfortable.

He was highly motivated to make sure we had the best knowledge and experience regarding our culture. This is a trip every black person should take. I am truly blessed to have had the opportunity to experience Africa in such an amazing and spiritual way..."

Review 3: Samm Joyner, Minneapolis, USA, August 2023

"Excellent experience, beyond my expectations. Our guide was a Godsend. My favourite activity was visiting the school for the charity day."

Adrien, France, UK, Solo trip to Ghana, Travel plannerk on service and 10 day package

"Christina was able to show me the right direction when I was looking for a trip to West Africa. She had the right connections, and helped me build up a relevant agenda according to my ideal trip. She made sure I was safe and everything went according to plan in Ghana.I highly recommend Melanin Travels Magic for any trip related enquiries!"

Candy, Germany, December 2021 Group Trip to Ghana, 10-day Black heritage and leisure package

"I went to Ghana with Melanin Travels Magic, and Freelancenana Travels was their local partner who helped coordinate our 10-day tour of the country. Many thanks to Nana and his team for the personal attention given to us. I can’t speak highly enough of Michael, our amazing driver, who was always very protective and respectful and got us to places safely. Our tour guide, Thompson, was with us the whole trip and made sure we were well taken care of. He gave us an outstanding personal tour that exceeded all my expectations! He was a brilliant ambassador for his country, very knowledgeable, warm, organized and honest. He is extremely amiable and takes pride in his work and in the community that he serves. We were lucky to have him to gain such an insight into the history and culture of Ghana. He was quick to accommodate our requests as well as needed changes in the itinerary. Most of all, he was great company and we thoroughly enjoyed our time together. Thompson is also the founder of Creating Smiles Foundation, an NGO, which distributes stationery to underprivileged children and food to street kids.

The itinerary arranged for us included so many wonderful things- First, we toured Accra and visited must-see landmarks like the Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park

and the W.E.B. Du Bois Memorial. We also went to Accra’s Art Centre, where Thomson helped us haggle. We crossed the Kakum National Park’s canopy walkway for a view of the wildlife and landscape; gained insight into the history of the Ashanti Kingdom and the Slave River and drove to Elmina and Cape Coast Castle to learn about the thought-provoking history of the transatlantic slave trade.  We saw a variety of crafts, from learning how to play the drums, cook African food to Kente cloth making.


I thoroughly recommend Melanin Travels Magic and Feelancenana Travels to help shape your journey and enable you, too, to have a memorable experience in Ghana. Wishing you both every success with your tour businesses. Thank you Thompson for treating us like family, I fell in love with Ghana and its people through you. Someday I hope to return to Ghana and explore more of the country with you. I know you are going to do great things with your foundation. Medaase to all of you."

Imani,USA, December 2021 Group Trip to Ghana, 10 day Black heritage and leisure package

My first visit to West Africa was with Melanin Travels Magic. Because I had no experience with the company I will admit I was a little hesitant. I am so grateful that even in Christina’s absentia she ensured we were connected with our country host and in constant communication. I commend her for doing her due diligence to connect with local contacts to make sure there is a heartfelt connection. I look forward to seeing what else comes from this budding travel group!


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