Indian cuisine was one of the cuisine types in Nigeria, along with Nigerian and American cuisines, according to GlobalData’s menu intelligence database. In its menu analysis of Indian cuisine in Nigeria report, GlobalData analyses 1,993 menu items in Nigeria and provides an overview of the cuisines available across the foodservice channel in Nigeria. According to the report, Indian cuisine makes up 4% of all restaurant types in Nigeria. Buy the report here.

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Chicken was found to be the most-used ingredient in Indian cuisine featuring in 20% of menu items, followed by herbs, spices & seasonings and noodle. Rice and vegetables were also significant ingredients.

An analysis of the annual price change between 2022 and 2023 indicates that the average menu prices in the Indian cuisine remained flat. As on-premises dining gains momentum following the COVID-19 pandemic, the Indian cuisine in Nigeria is expected to experience overall growth.

Different cuisines exhibited mixed price movements within Nigeria foodservice market between 2022 and 2023. Of all the cuisines, African cuisine exhibited highest price increase, while International cuisine experienced a maximum price decrease.

An in-depth analysis of Indian cuisine price trend by location reveals consumption trends of each region. The graph below represents the change in Indian cuisine menu prices during 2021-2023 across the top five locations. As seen below, Indian cuisine menu items in Ikoyi – Dolphin Estate became more affordable as compared to Victoria Island and Lagos.

While consumers become more price conscious, operators too, look for ways to optimize their costs to retain margin and market share. In the Nigerian market, restaurant operators rely on innovation as a crucial tactic to appeal to customers as well as optimize costs. As increasing number of consumers seek novel experiences, foodservice operators must continuously innovate their menu choices, providing superior taste and quality along with a diverse selection of dishes. Operators should highlight the distinctive tastes and flavors of their food and beverage offerings in a convenient format to enhance customer engagement.

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GlobalData’s Online Menu Intelligence is a database of cost and profit foodservice operators on menus within Foodservice Intelligence Center. The tool’s several search options, such as cuisine, category, menu item, ingredient, and restaurant, help users to conduct focused searches in terms of price analysis (average price and change in prices), menu item claims, popular categories, cuisine/ingredient penetration levels, etc.