Hareem Dream Lifestyle || Abuja Restaurant

Hareem Dream Lifestyle || Abuja Restaurant

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 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?

Hareem Lifestyle Restaurant

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.

Related: Food Review: Food Et Al Cuisine

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.

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  1. Jasmine
    February 12, 2018 / 5:11 pm

    Looks absolutely cozy

    • Akingboye Deborah
      February 12, 2018 / 7:07 pm

      You can say that again, dear. It is so cozy and homely.

  2. leemlar
    February 12, 2018 / 8:29 pm

    Yes! Been waiting for you to drop.the address for so long. I’m sure going to check this place out especially for blog pictures.

    • Akingboye Deborah
      February 12, 2018 / 8:57 pm

      Ahahaha, for blog pictures 🙌🏻🙌🏻 let’s do that again together. I definitely need more blog pictures 😁

  3. Mide
    February 12, 2018 / 10:24 pm

    It looks really cute and I love the way they serve their meals too! Makes it look like you’re in the abroad😊
    Someday when i have the strength to leave my house, I’ll check it out.
    Great review hun!


    • Akingboye Deborah
      February 13, 2018 / 6:55 am

      You can say that again, Mide. Even the atmosphere is one you’d love. So beautiful.

  4. February 13, 2018 / 11:28 am

    It’s so beautiful…its making me want to disappear from Lagos to Abuja this minute… I love the views.. Good job!

    • Akingboye Deborah
      February 13, 2018 / 11:41 am

      Oh dear, you can say that again. We should have a date there whenever you come to Abuja.

  5. Mariam Alabere
    February 13, 2018 / 12:50 pm

    Been there couple of times….. The scenery is awesome. Great food too

    • Akingboye Deborah
      February 13, 2018 / 2:40 pm

      You can say that again, Mariam. The scenery is too amazing as well. And I love how it looks at night, pure beauty.

  6. February 13, 2018 / 4:07 pm

    Lol debs some people serve food on wooden boards for the aesthetics. This place seems like it woould have a dope ambiance. I’d love to take pictures here too, however it’s a tad bit too far for me. In terms of location it’s not necessarily ideal.

    Princess Audu

    • Akingboye Deborah
      February 13, 2018 / 4:42 pm

      Shey? But it’s quite pretty seeing a pure flat wooden board. I’ve seen plate-shaped but not this flat. For those who lives far within town, it going to be quite a distance, I get.

      Thanks for stopping by, Sarah. Means a lot.

    • Akingboye Deborah
      February 19, 2018 / 10:06 pm

      Thanks babe 💙

  7. March 13, 2018 / 3:48 pm

    I just might go there one day but Lokogoma is farrrrrrrrrr from where I stay… but still, looks good so hopefully it’ll be worth the trip ^_^

    • Akingboye Deborah
      March 13, 2018 / 3:53 pm

      I am sure it will definitely be worth the trip.

  8. Sahni Waiman
    January 22, 2019 / 11:28 am

    I saw a food post and had to check it out.

    Lokogoma for me is a bit far and I don’t like going to places for some really personal reasons . My friend stays in Sunnyvale and isn’t even in talking terms with me for not visiting but food is around so I might indulge ☺. The review is lovely and relative and direct too.
    The N5000 thing is doing me somehow sha 😂 . Let me gain the guts to start spending so much on food I can’t eat before I explore them restaurants.
    Thank you for the post. I just added this to my go-to places for this year

    • Akingboye Deborah
      January 22, 2019 / 11:53 am

      😅😅😅😅😅 I can relate. The meal of N5,000 can be shared by 2 people as I later came to find out. It a little out of town for people that live within Wuse and it’s axis but it’s sure worth a try.

      • Sahni Waiman
        February 7, 2019 / 4:01 pm

        I ended up having a 5,000 naira meal at Marrakech after their poor customer service! I won’t try that again. I’ll go for the Gas meat only next time!. Just for it although it doesn’t exactly taste great except for the reasonable and well calculated amount of spices it has. And because I love meats 😂. Otherwise, Marrakech was a bad dream

        • Akingboye Deborah
          February 7, 2019 / 4:06 pm

          You said bad dream, omg. But really, there was not so much specialty about it in the long run. The rice and the veggies sure tasted better than the meat itself,

          • Sahni Waiman
            February 10, 2019 / 6:18 am

            Lol you would not understand. I was there for it. 👌

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