Everyone loves tasty food; especially if it fills your stomach but does not empty your wallet.
Thankfully there is a wide array of affordable restaurants in Accra that satisfy both requirements. What’s even better is, they cut across different types of ethnicities, hence you have options
when you want value for money.
Our Top Picks for Affordable Restaurants in Accra:
1. Chez Clarisse Mama Africa (Ivorian and Ghanaian cuisine)
The most apt description of this eatery, fondly known as “Clarisse,” is ‘fancy chop bar.’ On any day of the week, Clarisse is packed to the rafters with locals and tourists alike digging into authentic attieke, alloco (kelewele), and tilapia. For those who aren’t feeling too adventurous, Clarisse’s fried yam and chicken always does the trick. For such an affordable restaurant, Clarisse offers an enjoyable ambience created by soft chatter and Francophone music make for a wonderful eating experience. Once you enter Clarisse, you’ll wonder whether you’re still in Accra or if you have teleported to Abidjan!
Location: Osu, near KFC
2. Tasty Jerk (Ghanaian cuisine)
Tasty Jerk serves indisputably the best kenkey and pork in Accra. Its pork fits the bill whether you want to satisfy your lunchtime cravings or you’re looking for a delicious meal after a long day. As one of the most affordable restaurants in Accra, Tasty Jerk’s ambience is similar to Clarisse; authentically African with no frills, and there is also ample indoor and outdoor seating.
Location: Ringway Estates
3. Koffee Lounge (Chinese and Ghanaian cuisine)
Koffee Lounge is ostensibly a Chinese restaurant. However, like most Ghanaian eateries, its menu offers an impressive culinary array which includes breakfast food, sandwiches, snacks, local dishes, and vegetarian options. Most noteworthy, Koffee Lounge is on our list of most affordable restaurants in Accra because of its deliciously generous helpings of jollof rice.
Location: A&C Mall, East Legon
4. Gladys Market (Ghanaian cuisine)
Gladys Market is admittedly a little difficult to find if you don’t know what you’re looking for. It’s quietly situated on the La-Bawaleshie Road in East Legon, close to Lord of the Wings and Papa’s Pizza. However, what the other affordable restaurants in Accra offer in brand name, Gladys delivers on flavor. There is an open grill, so you can watch your meat being masterfully cook. As a relatively small restaurant, Gladys is able to offer an unmatched flexibility. For instance, a tasty sampling menu with different flavors can be plated just for you.
Location: East Legon
5. La Brasa (Ghanaian cuisine)
La Brasa is a fairly new eatery. However it is quickly making a name for itself with its expertly charcoal grilled chicken wings. You can enjoy these wings alone or with golden fried yam, spicy jollof or a green salad if you feel like having a healthy side. La Brasa is certainly a sweet deal; in addition to the delicious taste, a pack of yam and chicken will only set you back 15 cedis.
Location: East Legon