What is it about Suya? Is it really about the meats, the nights, the spices of seeing your order taken and carefully attended to 😃? No doubt, Suya is very tasty and much savoured by Nigerians from all walks of life. Its ‘evolution’ has been pretty amazing. From the roadside sweaty Mallam standing beside charcoal-powered, fire like one rehearsing how to stand the heat in hell, to posh spots where lovers and family can sit and savour every hot, tantalizing piece of well-peppered meat. Choi!😂
Suya is not as healthy as we think it is. However, to guard against dangers when savouring this dish, you might want to check this post on how best to prevent yourself and eliminate deadly risks associated with Suya.
Suya, though, originated in the Northern parts of Nigeria, it has permeated the Nigerian society, being affordable for all and available everywhere. It has been called a unifying factor in Nigeria.
It is why we have taken the time to compile this list on some of the best Suya spots in Lagos, just in case you are thinking of unwinding with this super food. Hold your breath, suspend your nose and visualize a scintillating double paged newspaper filled with Suya and accompaniments before you, like the Biblical table before David in the presence of his enemies. Lordy Lord! 😋 Leggo!
Top Suya Spots in Lagos
Popularly referred to as ‘Mende Suya’, this is of the best suya spots on the mainland. Make no mistake about the name! With well-mannered service waiters who ensures you don’t wait too long on a queue. No packing space here so you either don’t bring your car or you pack by the roadside. The environment is well kept with seat outs if you prefer to sit in and consume your roasted meat. You sure will enjoy value for your money.
Address: Sunmola Street, Mende, Maryland, Lagos.
Opening Time: Suya Spots opens every day from 4:30 PM – 12:00 AM.
University of Suya
Cool name, innit? 😆 This sweet smelling university of Suya, AKA Faculty of Meatology and the Allen Campus that never sleeps comfortably competes as one of the best Suya spots on the mainland. You can get Suya here 24/7. There is wheelchair accessible parking which is very limited. The Entrance has a small wheelchair ramp. The suya here is famous! Each skewer of suya is between N300-N500 upwards. If you’re looking for N100 suya, well I daresay that will probably buy you the empty skewer stick.😂
Address: 62, Allen Avenue, Allen, Ikeja, Lagos.
Opening Time: University of Suya opens 24/7 every day.
Glover Court Suya
Call them corporate Suya makers, Glover Court Suya is located on Glover Court, off Glover Road in Ikoyi, Lagos state. It is set in a serene and cozy environment. They serve a variety of suya delicacies, including beef, kidney, tozo, liver, shaki, chicken and gizzard suya. Their suya is prepared with the finest Yaji spices using time tested suya recipes that result in the tastiest and most tender suya meat you will ever taste. For your convenience, they offer home deliveries to residences in Ikoyi, Victoria Island and Lekki, so you can order your suya from the comfort of your sitting room and have it delivered to you in 45 minutes or less. You can order for their Suya via their website or via Jumia Foods.
Address: 37, Glover Ct, Ikoyi, Lagos
Opening Time: Glover Court Suya opens from 1:00 PM to 12:00 AM (Mondays – Sundays)
Another ‘Suya Spot’ makes the cut. This is probably one of the oldest Suya spots in Lagos if not the oldest, with over 40 years of active operation! Popularly referred to ‘Suya Spot Akerele’, this Surulere boasts of one of the tastiest and spiciest suya in Lagos. It has branches scattered all around Lagos; Akerele Street, Surulere and Mega Plaza, Victoria Island are the most prominent ones. The suya here is a bit pricy but its taste is topnotch
Address: Akerele St, Surulere, Lagos
Opening Time: 12:00 PM – 11:00 PM (Mondays – Sundays)
CDD Suya Spot
Located at Ogudu road, CDD Suya Spot comfortably boasts as one of the best suya spots offering true value for money. More often than not, the spot comes alive the most from 6:00 PM till late in the night. It is a very common scenario for car owners to scramble for parking space as there are no structured or designated area as parking lots.
Address: 118 Ogudu Rd, Ogudu 100242, Lagos
Opening Time: 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM (Mondays – Sundays)
IBB Suya Spot
This is one of the best suya and kilishi spots on the island. One of the things that make IBB Suya Spot stand out is the masa they add as accompaniments. Their chicken suya is just as awesome as their beef use. Should you decide to try out IBB Suya spot, be sure to try it with the masa!
Address: Ahmadu Bello Way, Victoria Island, Lagos
Opening Time: 5:00 PM – 11:00 PM (Mondays – Sundays)
Belton Suya Spot
Situated in Gbagada, Belton Suya Spot has gizzards, isan (veins), chicken and beef as its options. Beyond the taste and the spiciness of its suya, Belton suya spot is very affordable. As a first time visitor at Belton, you would find out that the suyas are displayed in large quantities which would leave you in doubt whether or not you are buying leftover Suyas from the previous day, only to find out they are suya made on that day. Such is the high demand of Suya at Belton. Many have come to claim that its suya is the best in the gbagada and Pedro area of Lagos mainland. Something worthy of note is that parking spaces are inadequate, so you might want to go prepared if you intend visiting with your vehicle. Oh! the Chicken suya is quite pricy but it would be best you be the judge of that! 😉
Address: Oguntona Cresent, Pedro, Lagos
Opening Time: 11:00 AM – 10:00 PM (Mondays – Sundays)
Notable Mentions (Suya Spots in Lagos)
- Kaza Grill and Suya Spot – (Address: Akowonjo, Ikeja). Opens from 12:00 PM to 9:00 PM
- Suya Cafe – (Address: 130 Obafemi Awolowo Way, Ikeja). Opens from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM Mondays – Sundays
- Suya Stops – (Address: 10 Wole Olateju Cres, Lekki Phase I). Opens from 4:00 AM – 11:00 PM Mondays – Sundays
So, there! Perhaps your favourite spot is missing from the list, why don’t you let us know by leaving a comment below. Oh! And by the way, kindly share this with friends and family if you enjoyed this. Gracias! 😁