Hareem Dream Lifestyle Restaurant Review
Where are my fellow foodies? I found this cool eating spot in Abuja and I am too excited to share with you all. I am someone who hardly gets excited about restaurants until I taste the food. If the food is good, then it is a pass. Which is why I hardly write restaurant reviews.
But this particular restaurant makes me feel like I have just discovered a gold mine. If you follow me on Instagram, you must have seen sneak peeks from my story about this beautiful place called Hareem Dream Lounge/Restaurant.
Let’s get to the review already, shall we?
This restaurant is situated at No 1 Mobil Junction Adjacent to Sunnyvale Estate Junction, Lokogoma, Abuja. If you are familiar with this axis, you’d know there’s one hidden Mobil Filling Station in between Sunnyvale and Lokogoma, the restaurant is just the first site you’d see before getting to the filling station.
I have always seen people use Gazebo for parties and events but for a restaurant, it’s not common. The restaurant made use of wooden Gazebos in an open space. The first thing I could think of when I found it was blog post pictures. Don’t even crucify me, lols. What won’t bloggers do for beautiful locations?
The Kitchen and Food
From the picture above you can spot the kitchen from the far end of where I sat. It is right where we can all see it. And I love the fact that the food is freshly made. It took about 20-25 minutes to get served but it was worth the wait. Before the food arrived, I got this iced pineapple mocktail which I can say is one of the best fresh mocktails I have ever tasted my whole life.
I thought this was going to be the highlight of my evening until the chicken wings came through. Who serves food on a flat wooden plate? Hareem Dream Lifestyle! I was wowed.
And when the food finally arrived, I was already too filled. But because I am a chronic foodie who cannot turn down a good meal, I descended on it as soon as I could. I ordered for Jollof rice and Fish fillet with plantain while bobo ordered for Jollof rice and shredded chicken.
On second thought, I wished I had gone for the shredded chicken. The fish was a bit too dry and I’m not a fan of fry foods especially fried proteins. I could hardly enjoy the taste.
They sell African food too and I am definitely going to have that the next time I visit.
If you ask me, the price is quite affordable. But affordability differs, if I am correct. With N5,000 you can get to eat a filling food depending on what you love.
While we were busy digging into our meal and good music was playing in the background, a guy brought a flier to us introducing their chess club where you can learn/play chess and other board games. I just took a snapshot so I can always look into it as the food was too tasty to get distracted.
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So if you are a lover of board games and the rest, they got you covered. Just sit back and beat someone away after a good meal.
Do I have any reservation about the restaurant? Yes. It was not rainy season, and the amount of flying insects around the chandeliers was alarming. One almost flew in my drink and we had to switch seats for one with less dramatic lights that will not attract these insects. I’m sure there should be a way to combat this and I hope the restaurant will look into this.
Final Verdict on Hareem Dream Lifestyle Restaurant
I just want to visit it every Saturday. I really need to. If you are still stuck on where to take bae for Valentine, you have found the right spot. You can also read Valentine gift ideas from Dear Salmah’s blog.
What do you think about this place from the review? Have you been there before? Do you have a favorite hang out spot in Abuja? Do share and let a sister explore.