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Accra Guide


Located on the border of Roman Ridge and Airport Residential, Azmera is a Ghanaian institution. You can order a la carte, but don’t do it. The buffet is where it’s at. For GHS 150, you will be treated to every traditional Ghanaian dish. The meal begins with a choice of beautifully seasoned soups and then extends into a glorious buffet. It is all you can eat, so come hungry and experience the culinary variety of Ghana. Reservation recommended.

9 Sir. Arku Korsah Rd, Accra, Ghana

Phone: +233 26 802 9966


Buka is a local favorite smack in the heart of Osu. The food on offer is mostly traditional Ghanaian and absolutely delicious. You can dine al-fresco on the porch or in one of the dining rooms. If you like hot sauce, you must try their green shito alongside your meal – it’s the best in town. Reservation recommended.

10th St, Accra, Ghana

Phone: +233 24 484 2464


ILona is an Accra, Ghana-based restaurant and bar. It delivers excellent cocktails as well as traditional meals from the region that stretches from the eastern Mediterranean to the Black Sea. The menu includes a selection of small plates, salads, pasta dishes, and main entrees, as well as desserts. The restaurant offers a lively environment and is popular among residents and tourists alike.

3b Noi Fetreke Street, Airport Residential Area

Phone: +233 53 102 0627


Whether you’re looking for a slick drink spot or a delicious dinner, you can find it at Kozo. This lux indoor/outdoor restaurant offers Asian cuisine with a local touch. Try the octopus and the rock shrimp. Make sure you come correct, though. This spot attracts the “cool” crowd.

126 Osu Badu Cres, Accra, Ghana

Phone: +233 59 115 9312


NsuomNam originated from the southern region in Ghana means “Food of the sea” most commonly “seafood”. Located in the heart of Accra – Cantonment; the restaurant is the perfect venue for your exquisite dining experience. Guests can expect a splendid, elegant interior design showcasing hand-crafted ebony wood furniture, lush greenery, Ghanaian marble and Ashanti tribal masks.


Phone: +233 25 700 6040

Judi Foods

This tiny Osu shop is packed with local products. It carries the full line of the Judi Foods brand, which includes very addictive yam chips, plantain chips, roasted peanuts, and traditional snacks like achomo. It also carries quite a few other Ghanaian brands and products like Skin Gourmet’s black soap personal care line.

Nyaniba Estates Park, 15 Osu La Crescent, Accra, Ghana

Phone: +233 30 277 0660

Simply Healthy

When you come to this lovely little health food store, you will be greeted by the owner or a registered nutritionist. It has an impressive stock of Ghanaian products, which include Kaeme’s black soap and shea butter, Gold Coast cocoa powder, Guaman Infusions moringa leaf powder, Asili coffee beans, and So-B honey made from cashew flowers. Make sure to get suggestions from the staff. They’re very knowledgeable.

Shop 10 of Labone Arcade, Orphan Cres, Accra, Ghana

Phone: +233 26 301 7385

Relish Health Foods

Relish Health Foods This hidden gem is one of the quirkiest spots in Accra. It has an epic amount of heath food, personal care products, and herbal medications. If you’re looking for natural remedies for health ailments, you can join the queue to sit with one of the trained naturopaths. Ghana harvests quite a few super foods, and many of them, such as moringa and Noni juice, can be found here.

Osu Ringway Estates, 3rd Street, Accra, Ghana

Phone: +233 30 277 3590

Sandbox Beach Club

The sexiest spot in Accra just got sexier with its recent remodel just in time for the 2019/2020 holiday season. This large outdoor lounge is one of the very few clubs right on the beach. Grab a friend and enjoy some of the latest music coming out of West Africa, cool cocktails, and a lovely view of the beach.

South Labadi Estates, Accra, Ghana

Phone: +233 50 528 2123

The Republic Bar & Grill

The Republic Bar & Grill This joint is nothing but good vibes. Come here for a bit of karaoke and a beer. With chairs spilling out onto the road, you will have a large but friendly audience for your performance. Inside there is wallpaper made of the pages from old Ebony magazines that will take you back in time. That said, you may not even make it inside because all the action and people watching is al fresco.

Asafoatse Tempong St, Accra, Ghana

Phone: +233 24 631 4044

Café Kwae

CAFÉ KWAE This centrally located café in Airport City has a lively buzz of busy professionals and budding entrepreneurs (thanks to the free Wi-Fi!). The owner has thoughtfully created a cozy vibe that makes you want to linger. With indoor and shaded outdoor seating, it’s the perfect place to recharge.

Ground Floor, One Airport Square, Airport City, Accra, Ghana

Phone: +233 20 400 4010

The Cupcake Boutique

The Cupcake Boutique is Accra’s answer to NYC’s Magnolia Bakery. This chic spot is the perfect place to enjoy a sweet treat with a friend. In addition to cupcakes, their offerings include doughnuts, cookies, cakes and other baked goods, as well as sandwiches and salads.

Ndabaningi Sithole Rd, Accra, Ghana

Phone: +233 30 279 9838

The Shop Accra

Once you walk into this inviting little oasis you won’t want to leave. This concept store has a thoughtful selection of books, clothes, shoes, pillows, throws, jewelry, postcards, and art in the front. When you walk through the back door, you’ll discover an airy shed with personal care and beauty products, more art, carvings, kids toys, package foods, furniture, and other home goods, which are locally made. To top it all off, there’s a café inside where you can order a fresh smoothie and a small meal after working up a good appetite from shopping.

Phone: +233 30 295 1958

Nu Afropolitan Design Studio and Showroom

This airy studio features a chic, modern African aesthetic. Using natural materials like wood and metal, the owner has designed gorgeous chairs, tables, and objects that can be shipped anywhere in the world. Nu Afropolitan not only offers home goods, but also the vision for your space with appointments with an on-site interior designer. Also, hop over to The Galleria (across from the Kempinski Hotel) for a Nu Afropolitan art and furniture installation. Not to be missed!

Kempinski Hotel

Phone: +233 50 144 4666

Wild Gecko

Wild Gecko For those of us who prefer a tranquil environment for shopping rather than the buzzy energy of the market, Wild Gecko is your solution! This spacious shop is a haven for artisan-made handicrafts – from wood-carved brightly colored Ghanaian buses to traditional batik clothing to local chocolate. Make sure to take a peek into the garden too where you’ll see some unusual pets!

Gulf St, Accra, Ghana

Phone: +233 30 250 8500

Studio 189

This small Osu boutique packs a punch with gorgeous, colorful clothing for men and women. Winners of the CFDA Lexus Fashion Initiative for Sustainability, they are one of the industry leaders in sustainability, using organic cotton and new technology such as pineapple pinatex leather made of pineapple fibers. They also support local artisans with their popular hand-printed batik.

12th Lane, Accra, Ghana

Phone: +233 20 305 1793

Christie Brown

This may be the most well-known contemporary women’s clothing brand coming out of Accra. The designs you’ll find are a funky mix of traditional African fabrics with bold silhouettes. Although you can get her designs from her online store, it’s worth it to stop by the elegant boutique in Osu. There’s also an online shop that ships internationally.

Viva Court, 809 H P Nyemitei St, Accra, Ghana

Phone: +233 24 441 8477

Red Cotton

This shop in Labone is under the radar but offers beautiful clothes made in bright African prints. You will be the envy of your friends back home with these unique local designs for men and women.

13 Orphan Cres, Labone Shopping Arcade, Accra, Ghana

Phone: +233 20 705 3652


This boutique is full of colorful clothes and toys made from African printed fabric. It is the perfect place to find unique, well-made gifts for the children in your life. They also have beautiful clothing and accessories for adults – and an online shop that ships internationally.

Phone: +233 24 422 2735

Elle Lokko

This gem of a boutique in Osu is split into two rooms. The first offers a colorful selection of women’s clothing, shoes and accessories. In the second room, you’ll find a small men’s and children’s section. The unifying theme is that almost all products are made in Africa and celebrate the beauty and diversity of this continent.

F604/1 Lokko Rd, Accra, Ghana

Phone: +233 24 644 9944

Chocolate Clothing

For the gentleman, we have the globally-recognized owner and designer Kwaku Bediako. In 2018, he won the Best Fashion Designer of the Year award at EMY Africa Awards. His spin on the traditional African suits has given him an enviable international client list. You can make a private appointment with him.

Phone: +233 23 472 0227 or +233 26 283 6740



Ghanaian model-turned-entrepreneur Belinda Baidoo created her own clothing line called Beedagel by Belinda Baidoo for her Osu shop. Check out her strong feminine style. She offers long flowing dresses and blouses, as well as fitted outfits. With an in-house seamstress, everything can be tailored to your body before you head home.

17th Ln, Re, Ghana

Phone: +233 50 583 7409


This might be the newest contemporary clothing boutique to hit Accra. In this beautiful Labone shop, you’ll find an eclectic range of women’s clothing with a modern African vibe. The top picks are surely the bold printed fabric outfits. Ndabaningi Sithole Rd (next to Polish’d), Accra, Ghana

Afristyle Lounge

This pop-up shop in the Kempinski Hotel during the time of your stay has got you covered for all things African. It offers a curated selection of clothing, lifestyle and beauty brands. In addition to fulfilling your shopping desires, Afristyle Collective has organized a series of talks and events. So, stop by the lounge and get a schedule and a glass of bubbly.

Kempinski Hotel, Accra, Ghana


The owners of Viva have brought international and local fashion designers to Accra for years. Now, in addition to the boutique in Osu, this mother and daughter team has opened the Viva Concept Store in East Legon, which features men’s and women’s African brands, many of whom are Ghanaian. Please note that East Legon is not in the center of town, so don’t go during rush hour. Accra traffic is real, but this store is definitely worth the trip!

Viva Boutique: 809, 11th Lane, Osu, Accra, Ghana

Viva Concept Store: Lilongwe Ave, East Legon, Accra, Ghana

Phone: +233 20 100 0980


A stone’s throw from Black Star Square, this market is truly the heartbeat of Accra. Run mostly by market women, this sprawling market offers just about everything you could want – from clothes to produce to books – and is beloved by locals and tourists alike. Upon first glance, the scene appears completely chaotic. But there is a clockwork system and hierarchy in place that make it run smoothly. If you’re looking for printed fabric or kente cloth, this is the place to come. Start by walking around to get a feel for the variety, and remember to wear casual clothes and close-toed shoes.

Osc 384 Makola Shopping Mall, Kojo Thompson Rd, Accra, Ghana


The owners of Viva have brought international and local fashion designers to Accra for years. Now, in addition to the boutique in Osu, this mother and daughter team has opened the Viva Concept Store in East Legon, which features men’s and women’s African brands, many of whom are Ghanaian. Please note that East Legon is not in the center of town, so don’t go during rush hour. Accra traffic is real, but this store is definitely worth the trip!

Viva Boutique: 809, 11th Lane, Osu, Accra, Ghana

Viva Concept Store: Lilongwe Ave, East Legon, Accra, Ghana

Phone: +233 20 100 0980

Accra Arts Center

If you’re looking for gifts to bring back to your family, Accra Arts Centre is your goto market made up of over a hundred stalls and small shops. You can get paintings, carvings, key chains, clothes, jewelry, toys, and much more. Like any open market in Accra, wear casual clothes and close-toed shoes. The sellers are enthusiastic and may greet you at your car to take you into their shops.

John Evans Atta Mills High St, Accra, Ghana

Switchback Road

This unofficial market is simply a long road where furniture makers have their outdoor workshops. They specialize in wicker but can make all types of furniture from wood and woven fiber materials. If you want something made, go at the beginning of your trip and pick it up at the end. Otherwise, there is always an inventory of baskets, tables and chairs available.

Arts Alliance Gallery

In this building on the water, you’ll find an extensive collection of paintings and sculptures by local artists. Additionally, it houses smaller rooms of clothing, jewelry, accessories and musical instruments.

La Rd, Accra, Ghana

Phone: +233 24 525 1404

Nubuke Foundation

The Nubuke Foundation is one of the premier private art and culture institutions in Accra. The organization has just completed a gorgeous building in November 2019 and is currently showing James Barnor: A Retrospective. James Barnor, the most well-known Ghanaian photographer, captures decades of Ghanaian culture. Don’t miss this show.

7 Lome Close, Accra, Ghana

Phone: +233 27 744 5596

Joe’s Perspective Art Boutique

Artist Kukua Ampah has made a name for herself with her elegant metal sculptures. She captures the spirit of African life through her pieces which are polished and unpolished. From dancing ladies to frolicking horses, she celebrates the daily aspects of life. Movenpick Ambassador Hotel

Jamestown Cafe and Gallery

If you go to Jamestown, one of the oldest and most fascinating parts of the city, then you must stop by the Jamestown Café and Gallery for a bite to eat and a show. With colorful fabric canopies providing shade and ambiance in the courtyard, this laid back spot has a vibe that makes you want to chill with a Club beer in one hand and some plantain chips in the other.

Jamestowncafe High Street, Two Buildings from Ussher Fort, Accra, Ghana

Phone: +233 57 760 4440 / +233 26 431 2917 / +233 24 770 1944

Hamamat African Village

Hamamat African Village This spa is a must see. It is one of the most unique spaces in central Accra because the owner and visionary has brought the aesthetic of a typical African village, mud walls included, to her space. The massages feature handmade shea butter, one of Ghana’s famous exports, which you can also by in the boutique there. To top it all off, there is also a shea butter museum where you can learn all about this glorious product.

31 Kofi Annan St, Accra, Ghana

Phone: +233 50 722 5706

Polish’d / Hair Rack

With over 10 nail stations, an upstairs waxing suite and an army of staff members, you can get in and out of Polish’d in a snap. However, once you arrive you won’t want to leave the cushy chairs, drink offers, and excellent service. It’s recommended to make a reservation but drop-ins are welcomed. It’s sister establishment, Hair Rack, is just down the road and offers all types of hair styles from braids to blowouts and everything in between. Both are in Labone. Next to Twist Night Club and Metro TV.

Legend Bespoke, Ndabaningi Sithole Rd, Peter Ala Adjetey Ave, Accra

GhanaPolish’d: +233 20 891 6401 / Hair Rack: +233 50 021 6444

Gigi Beauty Bar

This intimate beauty boutique in Airport Residential is the first non-toxic salon in Accra! They have an extensive collection of colors, and products are vegan and cruelty-free. Even the hand creams and scrubs used are natural and non-toxic. It’s recommended to make a reservation, but drop-ins are welcomed.

Airport Residential, 14 Senchi street, Accra, Ghana

Phone: +233 20 141 5258

R&R Luxury

When you are at the airport on your way back home, be sure to stop by R&R Luxury’s boutique in Terminal 3. This award-winning personal care brand started nearly 10 years ago and is thriving today. Once you try the shea butter oil, you won’t want to use anything else on your skin again! The product line is also carried at Viva Concept Store in East Legon.

Roman Ridge Shopping Arcade

Phone: +233 24 690 0958

Bliss Yoga

Bliss Yoga is a sweet studio in Osu with loads of good vibes. Join their only holiday class on December 28th, and find your zen in Accra during this busy, festive season.

H P Nyemitei St, Accra, Ghana

Phone: +233 50 954 6723

California Fitness Palace Hypermarket, Spintex

Phone: +233553992945

Pippa’s Health Center

Pippa’s has been offering a space for fitness in Accra for two decades. This gym offers personal training, exercise classes, and a full range of weights and work-out machines, as well as massages. They also have a small health food selection. Grab a day pass, and enjoy the serenity of this much-loved centre.

5th ringway link, Accra, Ghana

Phone: +233 30 222 4488

57 Chocolate

57 Chocolate Once you get back home, you’ll surely miss the sweet taste of Accra. Thankfully there’s ’57 Chocolate’s online shop! This gorgeous chocolate company ships internationally. It’s named after 1957 when the country gained independence. You’ll love the Adinkra symbols that adorn the chocolate pieces.

Savannah Centre Contemporary Art

This special organization requires a bit of planning and travel, but it’s well worth the trip to Tamale to see the work of one of Ghana’s premier artists, Ibrahim Mahama. The Savannah Centre for Contemporary Art (SCCA) is an artist-run project space, exhibition and research hub, cultural repository and artists’ residency. Mahama endeavors to transform the contemporary art scene in Ghana and is well on his way to doing just that.

Unnamed Road, Tamale, Ghana

+233 37 209 6210

Paa Joe’s Coffin Works

If you venture out of Accra, you must go to see Paa Joe’s studio. He is internationally recognized for his fantasy coffins, which he makes in bespoke shapes that express the spirit of the deceased. What you will see are truly works of art. From chameleons to airplanes to shoes, he can make literally anything from wood. The studio is about 45 minutes from the center of Accra, so bring some water for the ride and enjoy the scenery.

Kpobiman, Ghana

Phone: +233 24 919 1004

The Lotte

Motivated by the focus on Africa by the global fashion and lifestyle market, The LOTTE exists to curate and house African concepts under the low ceilings of a repossessed luxury car showroom in the bustling metropolis of Airport City in Accra. Ranging from Art, to Apparel (Menswear, Womenswear, Kids), Accessories, Home (Furniture & Accessories) and Cosmetics, the stock at The LOTTE represents different aspects of Neo-African development in taste, style and culture from across the continent. As a concept space, The LOTTE is a center for artistic expression through uniquely curated merchandise, as well as signature customer experiences, installations and branded events, and is a distinctive positive voice representing high-quality African goods and lifestyle for local and international consumption.

Josif Broz Tito Ave, Accra

Phone: +233 54 012 6532

BridgeView Resort

BridgeView is a multi-award-winning resort in Ghana that is delicately hemmed in by the verdant Akosombo mountains and surrounded by the expanse of one of the largest man-made lakes in the world; The Volta Lake. A world away from the bustling streets of Ghana’s urban cities, BridgeView effortlessly blends into the tranquility of nature. Each room at BridgeView has a view of the Adomi Bridge, Volta Lake and the mountains that frame them.

Akosombo Dam

Phone: +233 242220920

Sai Wine Bar

Accra’s hidden gem, Sai is a quaint, cozy wine and champagne café located in Labone, tucked into a courtyard. With over 100 varieties of wine and champagne, paired cheeses and meat, and a full menu (including afternoon tea), Sai is unique destination. Reservation recommended

Ndabaningi Sithole Rd, Accra, Ghana

Phone: +233 0302 799 / Mobile: +233 0206 905 257 +233

Jazz Bar & Grill

Don‘t miss Ghana‘s premiere jazz and live music club. They keep it live!

Dr Isert St, Accra, Ghana

Phone: +233 23 323 3233


Enjoy Accra’s tropical nights at one of the many al fresco tables at this laid-back outdoor complex known for its collection of restaurants serving Spanish, Thai and African delicacies, as well as small kebab stalls and a bar. You’ll want to be there for the live bands and the nights when salsa and kizomba (a sensual dance that mixes traditional Angolan and Cape Verdean elements) take over the big stage.

Liberation Road (opposite the French embassy), Accra, Ghana

Phone: +233 302 229 997 / +233 54 255 4286

Twist Club and Lounge (Twist Night Club)

Ghana’s longest existing nightclub and still one of the best, Twist Night Club promises to treat you to a great time. A huge dance floor and people grooving to the energetic beats welcome you as you enter. In its upgraded and revamped location in the heart of Labone, Twist has something for everyone – whether those who want to dance all night or hide away in the booths. Often lauded as Accra’s hottest spot, this is the place to be.

Labone, Accra, Ghana

Phone: +233 30 277 2179


The name ‘Santoku’ means innovation and experimentation, concepts that the chefs have explored and which result in a menu that combines traditional Japanese culinary customs with contemporary cuisine. Trust, dining here is a world-class experience that offers the delights of Asian fusion cuisine in an environment crafted by international talent. The team behind Nobu in London and Dubai worked with Santoku to create a range of dishes that extend beyond sushi and sashimi dishes (which are amazing), to Otsumami snacks and Zensai sharing dishes, to soups and noodles, to slow-cooked beef fillet with spicy den miso and ponzu and smoked whisky-marinated beef kushiyaki with Jaku sauce and black garlic. Hungry yet? Reservation recommended.

16 N Airport Rd, Accra, Ghana

Phone: +233 54 431 1511

Carbon Nightclub

Stepping off the second-floor elevator above the already popular Urban Grill, a luxury lounge-club with extraordinary quirks and unexpected surprises await. Set high above Accra, guests enter a magical, mysterious world of luxurious decadence, stylish surrealism and neo-nightclubbing, where surprises greet you at every turn. From its generous dance floor and VIP area to the partially covered outdoor drinks bar and laid back, urban garden atmosphere, the DNA of the club has been curated by a group of the world’s most talented designers, artists and performers. Experience nightlife as never before at the most decadent destination for global style-setters.

Stanbic Heights, Icon House, N Liberation Link, Accra, Ghana

Phone: +233 24 466 9669

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