Abia State is not God’s own state for nothing. The delicacies found in Abia is inviting to any food tourist looking for indigenous meals to sample. We know the state for great local meals like oha soup, ofe achara, and okazi soup.
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Here, we’ve curated a list of places where a food tourist can get unique types of meals in Abia State.
1. Kilimanjaro Restaurant
Located inside Abia Mall in Umuahia, this Kilimanjaro is known for serving great tasting snacks and delicious meals. These include sharwama, pizza, plantain and rice. They serve most of their foods fresh. Though its seating arrangement is not spacious inside; the ambience makes it cosy. It is a pleasant place for friends and loved ones to hangout.
Address: Factory Rd, Aba
2. Roots Restaurant & Cafe
In the heart of Umuahia lies this restaurant with a mind-blowing experience for foodies. Roots Restaurant serves African and Chinese foods with a touch of African flare that leaves you feeling like royalty. You can find foods like peppered goat meat, fried rice and chicken, Singapore noodles, vegetable soup and oha soup. The African decor and the eco-friendly ambience makes this a worthwhile place for food tourism.
Address: 10 Secretariat Road Opp Vision Africa Radio Station, Umuahia, Abia Nigeria.
Phone Numbers: 0909 245 0697, 0906 393 0915
3. Chillis Cafe
This nice restaurant in a serene environment in Umuahia sells some mouthwatering delicacies. Here you’ll find grilled chicken, fried rice, white rice with veggie sauce and dodo, pizza, chicken sauce, spaghetti and fish stew, suya and dodo mix. It also sells kilishi– grilled meat salted with pepper and adequate spices unique to northern Nigeria. From their pastries to African and intercontinental cuisines flowing out of their kitchen, it is an ideal spot for food tourism.
Address: 17 Udi St, Umuahia
Phone: 0908 350 0000
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4. Bicoz Restaurant
This fast-food restaurant along Enugu–Port Harcourt Expressway in Aba has great tasting popcorn, ice cream, meat pie, cake, and more. It is a cool place for taking lunch or dinner and drinks at their bar. It is along the highway by a filling station of the same name, so it is a simple spot to stop at and grab something on the go.
Address: Km 10 Enugu–Port Harcourt Expressway, Abayi 450272, Aba, Abia.
Phone: 0811 234 5809
5. De Choice Restaurant
This fast-food joint is top on the list because it has ukwa (breadfruit porridge) on its menu. De Choice has a variety of tasty food/snacks options to choose from. Such as hotdogs, sharwama, Jam doughnuts, beef burger, plus local and continental dishes. Its meals are very affordable and you can find it at Market Road and Azikiwe Road in Umuahia.
Address: 13 Azikiwe Rd, Umu Obasi, Umuahia.
Phone: 0812 123 0158
Disclaimer: Due to the lockdowns brought on by the coronavirus outbreak in Nigeria, all forms of tourism and travel, especially interstate travel, is not advisable this period. It is best to wait till the pandemic is over before embarking on a trip.
Featured image source: De Choice Umuahia
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