Watch out because you are about to find out about a place that is probably about to become your next addiction. From the title of this article, I’m sure you already know that it is about a spot in Abuja called the Raffia Palm Abuja. The people who have been there have nothing but great things to say about this spot and if you have never been there, no worries, it’s never too late. So, read on to know about this spot in the heart of Abuja that you should visit next.
What is the Raffia Palm Abuja?
The Raffia Palm Abuja is a joint where you can go to get a totally African village experience while you enjoy some rich Nigerian dishes, along with great-tasting palm wine. The food here would make you feel like you are experiencing a proper village life. I’m talking about abacha, goatmeat peppersoup, onunu and bole, nkwobi, palm wine and many other Nigerian dishes served using traditional utensils.
Besides the purely Nigerian food made in such a way that you can’t help but getting a euphoric village vibe, the decor of the Raffia palm Abuja is another feature of the place that just completes the whole African village vibe. The spot has a very wonderful local and cultural decor that produces the feeling of being in a traditional setting. The art works that are thrown in as well also elevate this vibe.
When you walk into the place, you are greeted by some beautiful and funny African quotes on the wall. For instance, one of them is “A man who hangs around a beautiful girl without saying a word ends up fetching water for guests at her wedding.” That made me laugh out loud. The decor of the place includes bamboos, and gourds hanging from the ceiling, and raffia palms. Of course, you don’t expect a place to have a name such as the Raffia Palm and not have anything in its decor that says something about that name.
In addition to all of that, you have local games to keep you entertained. Games such as ludo, Checkers which to me is just a fancy name. Draft all the way. There are card games and also a Yoruba game known as Ayo Olopon. And of course, you have live music to complete it all. If you want to enjoy an exclusive live music session, visiting the Raffia Palm on Thursdays and Fridays is a must.
Raffia Palm Abuja Location
Locating the Raffia Palm Abuja can get a little tricky as it is tucked in and hidden sort of. If you have never been there before, you might have a hard time finding the place. It’s also the kind of place that you might never stumble into if you have never been there or if someone does not take you there. But you are reading this article now so you know a place like that exists. So you better go looking.
The Raffia Palm Abuja is located in Area 2, 1 Ugheli Cl, Garki 900103, Abuja, behind the shopping complex. And if you need to call them, a phone number you can use is +234 813 970 2392.
The Raffia Palm Menu
Some of the delicious delicacies you can enjoy at the Raffi Palm Abuja include abacha, native rice, ofada rice, banga rice, bole and fish, onunu, masa, dawanke, moimoi, nkwobi, asun, assorted peppersoup, goatmeat peppersoup, isiewu and many others that you don’t want to miss out on.
The Raffia Palm Abuja is an ideal place to visit with your friends any day of the week when you are in the mood to experience rich Nigerian local food coupled with an authentic the Nigerian village and local vibe. Did you enjoy this article? Leave a comment below in the comment section and follow aroundabuja.com for more updates.