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Tinapa Free Zone | Adiabo, Calabar, Nigeria
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Calabar, Nigeria
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7 reviews
Reviewed 14 September 2016

A serene environment that keeps you in touch with nature. A lake view of Calabar estuary, traditional cuisine served with a panache. An experience my visiting staff and colleagues still treasures.

Thank graceaniekan
Calabar, Nigeria
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

I visited during of Calabar night dinner and I must confess, the food especially the epkan was amazing...well spiced. You can also try the unripe plantain delicacy and some fresh palm wine while you at it...lol

Thank Adelola M
Sibiu, Romania
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

Nivel views. While you're waiting for your food they give you a small bread with butter to make the waiting less boring. That's nice though. The food is large and tasty. Prices are kinda high. We paid for two meals plus drinks around 6000 NGN.

Thank Bya S
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72 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2016

On one of the evenings, we took taxi to Tinapa Hotel, and decided to hang around and eat at the Tinapa Restaurant. They had a small buffet but we decided upon choosing something from the menu, and we enjoyed it. In fact, we enjoyed it a lot more that the restaurant at the hotel where we were staying.

Thank africana
Lagos, Nigeria
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2015

The Lakeside Hotel is located within the free trade zone and have wonderful view of the new conference centre and the surrounding vegetation however lack of good maintenance have left it looking old. They make you feel worthy but their services tend to slide. The restaurant tend not to have the required food detailed on their menu. In Calabar, i... More 

Thank Hec I
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26 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2015

Variety of foods all with a local flavor. The local drinks especially zobo is heavenly. The supply should be replenished.

Thank Sadiq K
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129 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2014

Food was virtually the same every day...breakfast, lunch and dinner...and the novelty wore off big time. No proper coffee.

1 Thank rorykilalea
Accra, Ghana
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49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2014

There is a wide variety of dishes in the menu but only few available and it takes so long to be served ... May be the buffet with African dishes would have been better but it is not always the ideal for European palate ... Also found drinks and food are rather expensive for what is finally a remote place... More 

Thank phhoog
Port Harcourt, Nigeria
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26 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2014

I like the space available to play around, take walks; quite romantic hotel; lake nearby; boat ride possible; friendly and polite attendants

Thank Michael A
Akwa Ibom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 July 2013

My only issue was the deliver in delivering my food. I think it was because of the large number of guest at the restaurant, but it was worth the wait.

1 Thank UbongEkpo

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Restaurant Details

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African, European, Vegetarian Friendly
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  • Address: Tinapa Free Zone | Adiabo, Calabar, Nigeria
  • Location: Africa  >  Nigeria  >  Cross River State  >  Calabar

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?