Suya is one of the most popular street foods in Nigeria. This spicy treat is made from beef, ram or chicken, and also kidney or liver and literally rules naija streets at night from its throne of wire mesh and burning coals.
One unique thing about suya is the fact that it is only sold at night. People have argued that it is because the suya man spends the day preparing the meat, from slicing to skewering and seasoning. Some people have even gone on to advice that any suya served before the sun goes down should not be bought as suya tastes best after the day is done and that the best ones are prepared and sold under the cover of night.
There is suya and then there is SUYA. We’ve compiled some of the hottest spots for you to try out in Lagos, Nigeria.
So, here’s our list of the best suya spots in Lagos!
UNIVERSITY OF SUYA
LOCATION: 62 Allen Ave, Allen 101233, Lagos
You simply cannot talk about suya in Lagos without mentioning The University of Suya. The suya here is exceptional and comes in different shapes and sizes. Plus, you get a degree for eating it – B.A Suya Eating (Hons)! You can enjoy the best Suya meat in Lagos for less than N2000."
GLOVER COURT SUYA - THE SUYA CAPITAL OF LAGOS
LOCATION: Glover Court, off Glover Road, Ikoyi, Lagos
If a business has been around for two decades, they must be doing something right. Glover Court Suya is for the big boys who want to enjoy suya the real way. They serve a variety of suya delicacies, including beef, kidney, tozo, liver, shaki, chicken and gizzard suya. The suya is prepared with the finest Yaji spices which makes it tasty. They offer home deliveries to residences in Ikoyi, Victoria Island and Lekki, so you can order your suya from the comfort of your home and have it delivered to you in 45 minutes max.
Polo Club Suya
LOCATION: 6 Polo Road, Ikoyi, Lagos
It appears the Polo Club isn’t just famous for the Sport of Kings. They make excellent suya, too! Hop into Polo Club, Ikoyi to explore the regal side of suya. #MadeForKings
Suya Spot Mende
LOCATION: 3 Sunmola Street, Maryland, Lagos
The word on the street is that the suya at Suya Spot in Mende is topnotch. What we don’t know, however, is why you’ve not tried it. This is arguably the best suya spot on the entire Lagos mainland.
IBB Suya Spot
Ahmed Bello Way, Victoria Island, Lagos
We know how good suya should taste, and so does IBB Suya Spot. Clearly, there’s something about this suya that will make you want more. It’s the perfect treat to wash down with cold drinks every night.
Festac, Ikeja, Ilupeju, Lekki-Ikate, Oniru, Surulere
Sooya Bistro is one of the best suya spots in the city. They are known for their creativeness when serving suya as they do it in fun and exciting new ways. There are a number of dishes to choose from, they have regular suya, suya burgers, suya melts, suya crepes, suya shawarmas and more on their menu. They also deliver to your doorstep.
Do you know any other cool suya spot in Lagos? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments.