Established by Masterchef Soumyen who has previously worked with the prestigious Taj hotel in Mumbai, Chef Soumyen's Kitchen is his dream kitchen. He started a restaurant in Goa in 1998 called the After Eight and then began his career as the owner and head chef at Chef Soumyen's Kitchen. The place has a rustic charm with an open setting and the menu is filled with European delights. They also have a well-curated list of wines that will go perfectly with your food.
Passionate about wines and set out with a goal to make a mark in the hospitality industry, Prahlad Sukhtankar and Sabreen started the Black Sheep Bistro in Goa. Bringing an international menu with locally inspired ingredients to the city, this duo created the perfect place to enjoy enticing food in a casual ambiance. With an interesting menu and extensive beverage list, this bistro has become one of the favorite hangout spots of the locals and tourists alike.
La Plage on Ashwem beach is like a never-ending love affair with good ambiance and quality food. The shack is probably one of the finest in this category with a classy and stylish place setting and remarkably great service. Step into the upper deck or the lower deck as per your comfort and take a seat looking at the vast expense of the Arabian Sea and the golden sand. Food is French, classic and contemporary with a hint of tradition.
Head to Ritz Classic Restaurant & Bar which pampers your palate with the traditional Goan meal. This place is unpretentious with simple yet classy decor. The restaurant serves a variety of Indian delicacies and is known for the seafood varieties offered here. Try the Squid Masala Fry, Crab Masala, Crab Dry Fry, Goan Fish Thali, Prawn Kishmur, Baby Chonak Tandoori and Chicken Xacuti which are some its popular dishes. Service is quick and friendly and assures a pleasant dining experience.
Bhatti Village is a small multi-cuisine cafe in Goa, serving sumptuous and wholesome food at reasonable prices. A bhatti means an open oven and in here, you will get a lot of tandoori items like chicken, beef, slow roasted to perfection. There are kebabs on the menu, which are taste heavenly, croquettes, fish roe, samarachi kodi and many more. It is also known for its traditional Goan delights. For desserts, they have bebinca and caramel custard.
When you visit Venite in Goa, you should take a seat by the rickety balcony with small wooden tables and chairs. The restaurant is the quintessential place to enjoy Goan curries and traditional food with delights like sausages, spicy fish curry, seafood specialties in lobsters and crabs, and of course, Bebinca. Ambiance is nice, simple, and neat and has a friendly service. Also, it is very popular among tourists, so the prices are on a little higher side, but totally worth every penny!
Established by Mayur Dhond, who was earlier working as the head Chef at a prestigious restaurant, Edward's Yard is a nice place located very close to north Goa and Panjim road. The restaurant is brightly lit and the ambiance is very cool, just ideal for those long conversations with your friends. There are Goan traditional curries, Goan food, seafood, Sri Lankan curries and other preparations like the Cafreal, xacuti, Goan Fish, Ambotik gravy and more that entice your palate.
Gawin's Restaurant & Pub in the Goan village of Verna is recognized as the go-to place for the cuisine prepared in the coastal region that encompasses seafood and beloved side dishes like Kadhi, fried fish and many more. Upon entering, you are treated to a spacious room characterized by a thatched roof. Plants adorn the various corners of this room that overlooks the green landscape.
Visit the good old days and the relaxed ambiance of old Goa, without all the madness at Nostalgia in the city. The small café is dedicated to the quiet days on the city when it was ruled by Portuguese. Today this café is known for its authentic Goan dishes and cuisine, which is perfect to walk down memory lane. In a short span of time, the restaurant has created a huge name for itself and its seafood delights.
If you want to learn how to cook a delicious and spicy Indian and Goan meal, then Ritas Gourmet Goa in the city is for you. Offering a wide range of culinary experiences with their cooking workshops, this place is known among travelers and tourists who come in to try their hand at the local cooking practices. You get to learn about spices, masalas, use of ingredients, cooking seafood, and also get a tour of the local markets.
Open 24X7, the Thirsty Bear is a frequent stop for tourists who love the cozy ambiance and the delicious food and drinks that are served here. The restaurant is busy at most hours and serves a range of delightful milkshakes, colorful ice creams, waffles, crepes and other snacks. A popular spot for beating those late-night hunger pangs, the deli uses fresh ingredients in all its preparations. The staff is also friendly and fun.
An extension of the luxurious Royal Orchid Beach Resort & Spa, the Cosmos restaurant offers delicacies from multiple cuisines such as Indian, Chinese and Continental. Facing the Arabian sea, the restaurant's airy and cozy ambiance makes for a perfect setup to indulge in mouthwatering food accompanied by beverages. Walk in for a great fine dining experience.