Kano Food Guide: 8 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Kano

August 16, 2017 Florencio Paulino

Kano is the state capital of Kano State in North West, Nigeria. It is situated in the Sahelian geographic region, south of the Sahara. Kano is the commercial nerve centre of Northern Nigeria and is the second largest city in Nigeria. The Kano metropolis initially covered 137 square kilometres (53 square miles), and comprised six local government areas (LGAs) — Kano Municipal, Fagge, Dala, Gwale, Tarauni and Nasarawa; However, it now covers two additional LGAs — Ungogo and Kumbotso. The total area of Metropolitan Kano is now 499 square kilometres (193 square miles), with a population of 2,828,861 as of the 2006 Nigerian census.
Things to do in Kano

1. Cilantro Restaurant and Lounge

67 Sultan Rd., Kano 700231, Nigeria Parking Available, Full Bar, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Delivery, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal Lunch, Dinner HK$39 - HK$118 +234 812 219 9999
Excellent
58%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
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Poor
5%
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 37 reviews

Cilantro Restaurant and Lounge

Cilantro Restaurant & Lounge was opened in 2011 with objective of changing the perception of Indian Food in Northern Nigeria.

Reviewed By Abhay D

It's disappointing when a good place tends towards average and bad, Cilantro has an iconic status for Indian food in Kano, but the current trip was very disappointing, the service was non existent, the manager decided it was ok to have loud conversations in the...MoreExtremely sorry for not living to your expectations sir. Must be a bad day for us. The issues mentioned have been noted and are being addressed. We assure you of a better experience next time.

2. Taj Mahal Restaurant

20 Alu Avenue, Kano 700231, Nigeria Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff Indian, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner +234 815 481 2006
Excellent
21%
Good
7%
Satisfactory
51%
Poor
21%
Terrible
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3.5 based on 14 reviews

Taj Mahal Restaurant

Reviewed By DilipGupta75 - Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

I saw few negative review from the people about this resturant .
I am surprised for the negative review .
This is the only Indian resturant in Kano with a swimming pool for the guests .
A designated play area for the kids .
A good snooker room for chilling .
Private dinning for parties and meeting .
Price is quite affordable , as compared to the quality of the authentic Indian taste .
I recommend who ever visits Kano have a visit to the resturant .
If you are disappointed with the services , u can call the owner Mr Diwakar directly on
+234 815 481 2006 and I assure you he will be the best host .
I am writing this review as I have experienced it when I visit Kano .
The owner Mr Diwakar also can serve as guide to you in case you need any help .

3. Corner

Lafia Road / Sultan Road Corner, Kano 700214, Nigeria Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards Grill, Indian, Cafe, Barbecue, Halal Dinner, Lunch HK$39 - HK$165 +234 902 199 9999
Excellent
87%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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Overall Ratings

5 based on 15 reviews

Corner

A New Restaurant in Kano Town, with a great ambience and quality food to please you.

Reviewed By Kamal K - Kansas City, Missouri

The Corner is in fact two corners in one; co-located with enough space between the two to offer an additional open air sit-down. The 3-in-1 location is ideal for family getaways providing privacy as needed and yet big enough to host not too large crowds....MoreThanks for your kind review sir

4. Jalsa

Kano 3 Bompai Rd., Kano 700222, Nigeria Indian, Cafe, African, Pizza, Barbecue HK$39 +234 818 011 1777
Excellent
80%
Good
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Satisfactory
10%
Poor
10%
Terrible
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 10 reviews

Jalsa

Reviewed By Kaveti V

A good joint for a quick bite and small business discussions. Serves burgers, pizza, wraps and pastas. Also wide range of Indian foods. Ambience is good and located in he heart of the city. Loved d food.

5. Pizza & Burger hott

131 Lamido Crescent, Kano, Nigeria Pizza Lunch, Dinner +234 805 444 3871
Excellent
20%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
40%
Poor
20%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 5 reviews

Pizza & Burger hott

Reviewed By ManRash2 - Lagos, Nigeria

I was informed about this place and decided to try it our with family members. The service was fast and staff were very courteous. We ordered 2 pizzas- a chicken one with thick base and a shrimp one with thin crust. The shrimp one was brilliant but I observed that chicken one had probably too much cheese as all the toppings slid off the bread. The pricing was reasonable.

6. Cilantro at Tahir

4 Ibrahim Natsugune Rd | Tahir Guest Palace, Kano 700231, Nigeria Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Delivery, Takeout, Highchairs Available Indian, Asian, Chinese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner HK$24 - HK$78 +234 701 414 0404
Excellent
75%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 23 reviews

Cilantro at Tahir

A new addition to the fine dining options in Kano. Located at Kano's famous Tahir Guest Palace, Cilantro continues to change the perception of Indian Food in the Northern Nigeria.

Reviewed By Joy D

I had lunch at Cilantro Tahir and it was great. The waiter was very pleasant and the food and yoghurt was awesome. I even have free wifi which is much faster than the hotel wifi, so I was able to get some work done.Thanks for your kind review, we are happy U liked the food and service.

7. Halal Meat Resto Cafe

47 Hospital Road | Nassarawa, Shop C04, Kano, Nigeria Lebanese, Mediterranean, British HK$212 +234 809 940 2999
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4 based on 1 reviews

Situated on hospital road, a well respected halal place to eat, comfortable and wellcoming, join us for your next meal.

Reviewed By mmusa2017 - Abuja, Nigeria

Good and affordable Bistro Clean and pristine Good location Good staff well maintained one of the best in Kano

8. Bombay to Beirut

Zoo Rd., Kano 700241, Nigeria Indian, Lebanese, Mediterranean HK$63 +234 807 747 9999
Excellent
100%
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5 based on 5 reviews

Bombay to Beirut

A culinary travel from Bombay to Beirut - the best from both the cities

Reviewed By Kumar_pondi - Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India

Ambience is perfect and fills the long vacuum existed in the Ada Bayero Mall. Serves Lebanese and Indian cuisine. The Lebanese cuisine which I tried was good and service was also fast.

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