Searching For The Best Shawarma in Lagos: Murphis Plaza

Murphis Plaza

27, Sanusi Fafunwa Street, Victoria Island

FOLLY: So far it seems Nosa and I are pretty much in agreement on our reviews on the blog. That ended today when Nosa disagreed with me that Murphis' Shawarma wasn't the best shawarma in Lagos. Feel free to disagree in the comment section, I just won't believe you. I just might try out your recommendation next time I get a shawarma craving which is rare these days because I definitely OD'd last year.

NOSA: You know why Murphis isn't the best? Because Ebeano shawarma exists. EVERYBODY knows Ebeano has the best shawarma in all of Lagos. You can be contrary for the heck of it, I'll indulge you. Just like I indulged Folly today.

FOLLY: Imagine, I drove to VI in the middle of the day on a weekday, in quite a bit of traffic to buy a shawarma. Sigh. 

NOSA: We could have gone to Cafe Neo and avoided all that stress, but my good friend here vetoed that idea.

FOLLY: Anyways, Nosa said something about the chicken being dry and the ketchup-mayo ratio being wrong.

NOSA: The sauce had no kick and had more ketchup than mayo in the mix. 

FOLLY: He prefers Ebeano Shawarma. I've had their shawarma twice and both times I found chicken skin and chicken bone in my shawarma. Do I really need to explain further why Ebeano shawarma is bad?


FOLLY: If you still think Nosa is right, you're wrong because can you really trust a man who doesn't like Mega Plaza shawarma because it's "too authentic"?

NOSA: That's a valid concern. The thing tastes and smells like it came straight from Lebanon or wherever. Imagine going to a Chinese place and they give you real General Tso Chicken. None of the MSG stuff

FOLLY: Dude, that was the first shawarma I ever had, my dad introduced me to that shawarma when I was still in primary school man. When La Pizza was still around. The good ole days. 


Chicken shawarma with hotdog - N1,200

Chicken shawarma - N1,000