Osu Oxford Street – Ultimate Guide

by Kojo Pocu
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Osu is Accra’s most vibrant neighborhood. Osu Oxford Street is a swarm of activities that operate seven days a week, 24 hours a day. The majority of the top pubs, restaurants, and hangout spots in Ghana are on this street. This entire neighborhood is crammed with stores, cafés, bars, pubs, casinos, and nightclubs, and is located about 3 kilometers east of the central business center.

For both residents and international tourists, the street is arguably the busiest in Ghana. Locals claim that it is one of Ghana’s most active business hubs for all types of businesses. To be honest, Osu is the most costly area to live in Ghana in terms of hotels, short-term rentals, flats, bars, restaurants, fashion, art, and so on.

One of my favorite things to do on Oxford street is to enjoy the nightlife. To me, that is the reason the street has gained its hype all of these years. If you are looking for wild nightlife, I recommend you visit Osu Oxford street and see for yourself.

After years of staying in Accra and visiting Osu Oxford street regularly as a local, Mrpocu.com wanted to put together a guide to help you know more about the street and also share with you my experience.

Here you will find a full guide on how you can visit Oxford street on budget, top restaurants, Places to See, where to shop, and many more. If you find this guide useful, share it with others to help them tour Oxford street.

Ghana Travel Restrictions

Ghana is open to most travelers again. I mean travelers from all over the world. However, you do need proof of your COVID-19 vaccination(s) or a negative test result before being allowed entry.

Many hotels, attractions, and private tours are open with new health & safety protocols in place, and you still have to follow certain guidelines. They are all good for our safety.

Read the ultimate travel guide to Ghana to help you plan your trip.

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Osu Oxford Street Directions

It is easy to get to Oxford street no matter the means of transport you going to use. Every traveler visit places in a different way. some use the public transport means and others uses the private means.

Public Transport.

If you’re on a budget, using the minibusses (trotro) is the greatest way to explore Oxford Street. It is preferable to inquire with locals about where to catch a minibus (trotro) to Osu. If you obtain one, make sure you notify the driver’s conductor you’ll be dropping off at Osu and remind him frequently. That is the cheapest way of getting to Osu.

If you are using the traditional taxi, it is simple. Call for one and tell the driver to take you to Osu Oxford street. Make sure you bargain well with the driver till it suits your budget.

The online taxi Bolt/Uber is the simple way to get to the street. Just type in Osu Oxford Street and check the price and call your driver. It will take you there.

Self-Driving

There are so many travel apps out there that are helping travelers all over the world. If you are self-driving to Osu, I recommend you download the Waze app and type in the location and it will direct you there.

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Is Osu a Best Place To Stay?

Yes, Osu is one of Ghana’s top destinations to visit and stay. According to locals, the region is one of the safest areas to stay in Ghana. It has everything one needs while looking for a place to live. It’s just a little pricey, but there are always cheaper alternatives.

Is Osu a Suburb of Accra?

Osu is a suburb of Accra, located near the city’s center. The Ga ethnic group used to live in a colony of close-knit coastal fishing towns. It has, nevertheless, expanded into a network of cosmopolitan neighborhoods. The preponderance of activity revolves around Oxford Street, the primary thoroughfare that runs through the district’s center.

Best Osu Oxford Street Restaurants

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Noble House – Osu

Noble House restaurant has been serving thousands of visitors since its first branch opened in Osu in 2013. One of the best places to eat in Osu is the restaurant. They really feel that their food’s distinctive aroma, consistent flavors, and rich and varied colors are what set them apart.

Noble House is the perfect place to go if you’re seeking one of the greatest restaurants in Osu that fits your budget, and don’t be fooled by its opulence. The restaurant offers a diverse menu with something for everyone, as well as lots of room, peace, and seclusion in a beautiful and natural location.

KFC Osu

If you didn’t know, the Osu KFC was Ghana’s first KFC location, opening in 2011. You can imagine how crowded or clogged the place can become. One of the top branches in Ghana for crispy chicken and fries is the Osu branch.

You don’t have to worry about the money or the quality of the cuisine because all of the locations have the same pricing list and recipe.

Frankies Restaurant

Frankie’s restaurant is arguably the most popular and oldest on Osu Oxford Street. They’re known for their ice cream and pastries, as well as the breathtaking view of Oxford Street.

They also provide a range of other items that you should try, like fried rice, cheeseburgers, sandwiches, pizzas, salads, and pastries. It is one of the best restaurants in Osu, and tourists may be seen eating continental cuisine there.

Breakfast to Breakfast

Based on my own experience, I rate Breakfast to Breakfast three stars for outstanding customer service and delicious food. The restaurant is one of Ghana’s greatest breakfast restaurants and is located on Osu Oxford Street, 6th Street. Before you go to work, get that hot morning coffee.

Breakfast to Breakfast is a 24-hour restaurant that serves sandwiches, burgers, continental, Lebanese, smoothies, and juices in addition to breakfast.

Papaye fast foods

It is one of Ghana’s oldest eateries. The majority of TripAdvisor reviews focus on their excellent testy chicken. As a local fast food restaurant, Papaye has been one of the greatest in Ghana, and the Osu branch is one of the best in Osu.

When you told someone you were going to Osu back then, they would ask you to buy them papaye on your way there.

If you’re on a budget, $5 USD will get you a complete supper. You’ll thank me later if you order some Jollof rice.

Top Hotels in Osu Oxford Street

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Number One Oxford Street Hotel & Suites

The Number One Oxford Street Hotel & Suites, a member of Radisson Individuals, is located in Accra and is 2.9 kilometers from Independence Arch and 4 km from Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park. A restaurant, a 24-hour front desk, and room service are all available at this motel, which also has complimentary WiFi. A family room is available at the hotel.

It is now the newest and most popular hotel on Osu Oxford Street.

The Ritzz Exclusive Guest House

Express check-in and check-out, non-smoking rooms, a bar, free WiFi, and a communal lounge are all available at the Ritzz Exclusive Guest House. Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park is 3.4 km away, Koala Shopping Center is less than 1 km away, and Accra Sports Stadium is 2.2 km away. The hotel provides guests with a 24-hour front desk, room service, and luggage storage.

Air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a microwave, a kettle, a shower, free amenities, and a desk are standard in all rooms. The hotel offers some rooms with a balcony and a city view, as well as a private bathroom and a closet. All rooms at The Ritzz Exclusive Guest come with bed linens and towels.

La Villa Boutique Hotel

All of the rooms at La Villa Boutique Hotel are air-conditioned and well decorated. Each features an en suite bathroom and, in some cases, a private terrace with views.

After enjoying the complimentary continental breakfast, you can arrange an excursion or request a massage at the 24-hour front desk. An airport shuttle is offered for an additional fee.

Couples love the place, giving it a 9.2 rating for a two-person trip.

Where To Enjoy Nightlife on Osu Oxford Street

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Bloom Bar

Bloom Bar comes to mind when I think about nightlife on Oxford Street at Osu. An open-air pub is known for its characteristic lighting, cocktails, and laid-back vibe.

Bloom bar has not only filled a void in Accra’s nightlife, but it has also established itself as a “must-have” experience, bringing all the right sensations to the city.

Bloom Bar is offering a crazy nightlife experience this Christmas. It’s best to arrive early because the place can fill up quickly, and dress to impress.

Kona

Kona is one of the top restaurants on Oxford Street Osu, and it is frequented by celebrities. Although the place has grown in popularity, it has a pleasant atmosphere that adds to the enjoyment of meeting new people.

Mojo Bar

“What you see is what you eat!” is Mojo Bar’s motto. As a result, they consistently develop natural, wholesome snacks and energy bars composed entirely of whole grains, nuts, and fruits. Your diet is safe and secure at Mojo Bar since they follow the best methods. It’s one of the top hangout spots in Osu for friends and family. If you plan on spending time at Mojo bar, the nightlife is the ideal alternative.

The Republic Bar & Grill

The Republic isn’t just a bar. It’s a creative movement, a creative environment, and a meeting place for people who share a common aim. Excellent local and international cuisine, as well as music, the environment, and nice attitudes.

If you wish to meet or network with some visitors or locals, the Republic Bar and Grill is one of the best restaurants to go to in Osu.

Suncity Hotel Bar and Restaurant

To visit the restaurant, however, you do not need to make a reservation. Set up the Suncity hotel restaurant rooftop dining and enjoy one of the most enjoyable eating experiences you’ve ever had. A nocturnal rooftop party, a rooftop pool, and other activities are available at the hotel flat.

If you want to spend your trip in Osu, you don’t have to spend a fortune on meals and a lodging at Suncity Hotel Apartment.