Goa Restaurants

Discover Saraswat Brahmin cuisine, private dining experiences and niche, local restaurants where Goans dine.

Route 66 panjim

Route 66: A true-blue American diner in Goa

Reminiscent of old-world American diners, Route 66’s interiors are agog with arty music and film references, its menu loaded with burgers, pizzas and all things typically American. Burger lovers, wait for a…

The village bistro

The Village Bistro: From Europe, with love

Local chef Gracian de Souza’s new restaurant, The Village Bistro, serves classic bistro fare with some Goan elements. It was Goan food that first brought Chef Gracian de Souza into the limelight.…

Sake the asian lounge

Saké is Asian on crack

Saké, Assagao’s newest restaurant, wants to show people that Asian food can be fun, and affordable. Assagao today is a mini-city. One of blinding lights, music at different corners, thriving nightlife and…

Happy soul cafe by pooja bedi in anjuna goa

Pooja Bedi’s Happy Soul Cafe is manna for foodies

Step into Pooja Bedi’s Happy Soul Café for wholesome wellness moments. Eat fresh, healthy, ambrosial food in the café. And take home the goodness from the retail store. Pro tip: Do not…

Chef couple of vedro panjim

TD Conversations: Chefs Maia Laifungbam & Sanchit Behl of Vedro

Chefs Maia Laifungbam & Sanchit Behl of Vedro, Goa talk of local Goan ingredients, French mother sauces, European techniques, ‘vocal for local’, the global palate, and the importance of nostalgia, comfort, delight…

Black vanilla cafe assagao

The food-focussed, passion-driven Black Vanilla Cafe

Located in the bustle of Assagao, Black Vanilla Café does not fuss overly about design, and serves very good food in a penny plain verandah. On the main Assagao road, crane your…

Elephant & co. Anjuna

Women’s safety is the best dish at Elephant & Co., Anjuna

Month-old Elephant & Co. not only serves absolutely toothsome food and delish drinks, it also cares — really cares — about women’s safety. At Elephant & Co. (Anjuna), I should have first…

Kung fook has interesting paintings on the walls. Image: preeti verma lal)

Cantonese cuisine takes on a familiar avatar at Kung Fook

Kung Fook promises contemporary Cantonese food inspired by Chinese-Taiwanese immigrants who came to America in the late 1800s but adds elements and nuances to the dishes to make it more familiar to…

Elaa goa cafe & bar

A vegan-friendly menu at Elaa Goa Cafe & Bar

At Elaa Goa, an earth-based café & bar in Anjuna, Chef Sandeep Sreedharan serves ingredient-driven dishes rustled up coastal style. The radiant red firecracker flowers were the first to catch my attention…

Vedro in latin quarter panjim goa

Vedro in Panjim is eccentric and fun

Designed by Sussanne Khan, Vedro plates eccentric cuisine, conspicuously Indian fare in not-so-Indian formats. Not surprisingly, the swish restaurant is now Goa’s hippest spot for sundowners and dinner. And a hint of…

Food at slaughter house vegan

There’s no butchering at Slaughter House Vegan

The new kid on the Goan vegan block, Slaughter House Vegan is not only busting the vegan clichés of boring salads and smoothie bowls, it is also dishing a 100 percent animal…

Sly granny comes to goa with azure hospitality

The iconic Sly Granny comes to the shores of Goa

Following established community spaces in Delhi and Bangalore, Azure Hospitality now brings Sly Granny to Goa as The Tereza Beach House. As if Goa wasn’t thrilling and scandalous enough, the shores of…

11 of the best restaurants to check out in assagao

10 of Assagao’s best restaurants and cafes

Avoid the hassle of deciding where to eat next. When in Assagao, here are 10 of the best restaurants and cafes to check out! Quaint with a hint of modern, busy whilst…

Larder & folk

Larder & Folk’s sandwiches will turn you on

Metamorphosing from a cloud kitchen to walk-in to a sit-down café, Larder & Folk is redefining sourdoughs, sandwiches, sauces and snacks while laying lavish spreads for private parties. “I want to be…

Mama miso goa

Goa’s hottest new restaurants

The Goa restaurant scene has been booming for a while now. These are some of the newest that caught our eye. There’s something for everyone. Goa’s hospitality industry hasn’t slowed down since…

Roma italiana

How to eat like a local in Goa

Goa and its impeccable food options are known to all. This is not a guide for that. This is your go-to bible for legendary spots which not only serve unique dishes but…

Saraswat food at kokum curry

Finding the best Saraswat food in Goa

Redolent with flavours from kokum to khatkhate, here are four of the best options for a deep dive into Saraswat Brahmin food in Goa. Looking for authentic Saraswat Brahmin food in Goa?…

Okapi vegan kitchen tart

A vegan affair at Okapi

Okapi Vegan Kitchen in Aldona started as an experiment for personal vegan food self-reliance, but is now much sought after for its desserts, community dinners, farmer’s market and sustainability philosophy. One fortuitous…

Yaki zushi goa

Back to the future with Yaki Zushi

With one foot firmly in tradition, Chef Amory D’Souza’s Asian restaurant Yaki Zushi in Porvorim is also experimenting with futuristic techniques like a 5-in-1 barbecue contraption that looks like an alien spaceship.…