343 Degrees North Restaurant & Lounge is at the location where LasGidi Restaurant (see this post) used to be LasGidi – wonder what happened to them. Running a restaurant in Nigeria is quite tough.
New addition to the restaurant scene, 343 Degrees North Restaurant is an Asian Fusion restaurant with a bit of ‘naija’ according to the waiters. However, when you flip through the menu at 343 Degrees North, you hardly see that many Naija meals. Left to me, it’s more Indian and Chinese.
Walking into this space, the brightness of the colours as the colour really pops is what caught my eye. The very colourful ambience has a way of brightening up one’s mood. However, struggled quite a bit with natural light despite sitting by a window so just have that in mind if you plan to take fire pictures to pepper the ‘gram
View 343 Degrees Restaurant Menu Here | You can click the number and address directly to call or for google maps
The menu is also quite long but has images so it helps you see what you decide to order but again, the images were professional and not an adequate representation of how the food will be plated. The menu had a QR scan option and a digitised menu on a tablet. One thing to note though, you may get confused as the menu does not separate meals by cuisine, so you will do small guesswork if you are not familiar with Asian meals but as I said earlier, it’s safe to say 343 Degrees North Restaurant and Lounge is an Indian restaurant. They also have a lounge and a Shisha/Cigar room upstairs. This is Lagos and I guess space must be maximised but in the maximising of the space, the flaw I noticed was the availability of just one toilet on the ground floor. *shrugs*
Like that the menu has pictures so it helps to visualise what you what. iPad menu and can also scan menu. The menu doesn’t specify what type of cuisine – it’s more of Indian anyways
T and I started with some Tomato Chilli Soup. This was spicy and nice. Loved the feel the dipped croutons gave it.
The Manchow Chicken Soup. This may not look great picture-wise but it was quite zingy.
The Lettuce Chicken Wrap. Had too much salt but was also not bad but I would not order this again.
Prawn Biryani: we requested that this be made with the pastry covering and while the presentation was great, the gravy in the middle was overpowering and extremely salty. Why there was also an extra side of gravy, I don’t know because the gravy in the middle was more than enough. It was tasty but hella salty.
Butter Chicken. Again, this was nice and the chicken was tasty and soft but for some reason, we felt an overpowering spice. Could it be because for the last 3 days I was on a juice detox? 🤷♀️ But T felt the same way too
Garlic Cheese & Butter Naan. This was really disappointing. It was too crispy aka burnt and just ruined my mood about 343 Degrees North Restaurant. It was not stretchy and it’s like they sprinkled some non-stretchy cheese on it. Nah, it was a disaster. The Butter Naan too was worse. Very underwhelming experience. I mean, I loved the Naan at Woks but mehn, I had high hopes.
We did not bother with dessert because that would have been nonsense too and we had had enough disappointment in one sitting and nothing seemed interesting either. The whole experience was a 4/10 for me.
|Really colourful and bright interior.
|Looked promising but underwhelming and oversalted food
|Parking is adequate as it’s in the same ‘compound’ with a supermarket and some limited parking outside by the gate
Pricing is $$
Total damage came to ₦30,930
Tomato Chilli Soup: ₦2,000 | Chicken Lettuce Wrap: ₦4,000
Manchow Chicken: ₦2,500 | Garlic Cheese Naan: ₦2,000 (x2)
Prawn Biryani: ₦7,500 | Butter Naan: ₦1,800 (x3)
Fresh Juice: ₦2,200 | Butter Chicken: ₦5,000
View Restaurant Menus here
|Okay service in general
Have you tried 343 Degrees North Restaurant and Lounge? What was your experience like? Let us know in the comments.