Jinja Asian-fusion Restaurant

New Jinja restaurant brings exciting Asian-fusion flavours to EbonyLife Place in Lagos from September 11

Lagos, 6 September 2021 – EbonyLife Place, in the heart of Lagos, Victoria Island, is opening a new Asian-fusion restaurant, Jinja, to increase the dining options available to visitors at the luxury resort. 

On Saturday 11th September, the restaurant will be launched in grand style with a birthday celebration for Mo Abudu, founder and CEO of the EbonyLife group. From Sunday 12th September, the restaurant will be open for regular lunch and dinner bookings, and walk-in guests. For a limited period, diners can enjoy a 10% discount on an exciting menu, featuring a stunning combination of Japanese, Chinese, Thai and Nigerian flavours.

Jinja‘s dining room is filled with lush greenery, evoking the feeling of a rainforest in South East Asia, and anchored by a colourful 90-degree mural by renowned visual artist Gerald Chukwuma. Guests may prefer to dine on the terrace, in a luxuriant poolside garden, soothed by the sound of a splashing fountain.

Executive chef Gavin Blaauw and his team of local and international chefs have created an exquisite menu, blending Japanese textures artfully with Chinese and Thai elements, and infusing them with carefully selected Nigerian flavours. The result is a delightful combination of traditional Eastern cooking techniques, the finest ingredients and visually stunning presentation. 

Jinja is available for private dinner or party bookings of up to 50 guests. To book, call +234 913 926 4355. 

The New Way of Having Fun in Lagos

What activities come to mind when you think about having fun in Lagos?

Most likely, it will be chilling out by a pool or at the beach, going to see a movie, or spending a weekend at a nice hotel, away from the pressures of the city.

The first obstacle to conquer in Lagos is the traffic, followed by annoying surges in cab fares.  At the end of the day, you’re unable to do all the things you planned to do because of all the locations you needed to visit.

This is why resort life is the best way to have fun in Lagos.

Instead, imagine staying at a boutique hotel, within a leisure resort, for a relaxing weekend. You are welcomed with a refreshing drink in a cosy lobby, filled with original works of contemporary African art, before going up to your room with a gorgeous view of the city.

Vinyl record player and Fela Album | Photo: White Orchid Hotel Lagos


The next morning, you wake up to a sumptuous breakfast tray while listening to a classic Fela album on a vinyl record player. The sun is out, so you head to the poolside terrace for a swim.

After your swim, you go up to the cinema to catch the latest blockbuster, lounging in a reclining leather armchair, snuggled under a freshly laundered blanket. Hot, spicy pastries are delivered to your seat, along with warm popcorn and an ice-cold soft drink.

A great weekend is incomplete without a delicious meal, so you head over to the gourmet restaurant by the poolside terrace to savour three courses of international cuisine.

To wrap up your evening, you head to the rooftop for signature cocktails and platters of tasty local delicacies, as you take in the glittering lights of the Victoria Island skyline and the coast beyond.

We all daydream about relaxing weekends after long hours of work. There is a lot of fun to be had, and everybody wants to ‘chop life’.

If you’d like that great weekend without the extra hassle, now you know where to go.