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Meet The Lagos Of Manhattan: A Taste Of Nigeria In New York City

Meet The Lagos Of Manhattan: A Taste Of Nigeria In New York City
When Lagos Restaurant and Lounge opened in Manhattan, New Yorkers showed up to celebrate the first upscale Nigerian restaurant in the city.

Meet The Lagos Of Manhattan: A Taste Of Nigeria In New York City When I moved to New York City in 2019, I craved Nigerian food, music, and people.While New York is home to about 35,000 Nigerians the culture is not new to the city but there are very few spaces dedicated to entertaining with good quality Nigerian food and music in New York.I waited patiently until Valentine’s Day this year when Lagos Restaurant and Lounge opened in Manhattan and New Yorkers showed up to celebrate the first upscale Nigerian restaurant in the city.But for other New Yorkers, it’s the opportunity to get a taste of Lagos or perhaps be a part of something new and authentically Nigerian.

By 2021, after the heat of the pandemic had passed, their dream became reality in a prime location on East 49th street in Manhattan and New Yorkers (mostly Africans) keep Lagos Lounge booked and busy.The lounge has become the go-to spot for Nigerian musicians like Ayo Jay who are looking to share new music.

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