Top ChoiceEuropean in Panaji

Black Sheep Bistro

Among the best of Panaji's burgeoning boutique restaurants, Black Sheep’s impressive pale-yellow facade gives way to a sexy dark-wood bar and loungy dining room. The tapas dishes are light, fresh and expertly...

Top ChoiceGoan in Panaji

Viva Panjim

Well-known to tourists, this little side-street eatery, in an old Portuguese house and with a few tables out on the laneway, delivers tasty Goan classics at reasonable prices. There’s a whole page devoted to pork...

Top ChoiceGoan in Panaji

Hotel Venite

With its cute rickety balcony tables overhanging the cobbled street, Venite has long been among the most atmospheric of Panaji’s Goan restaurants. The menu is traditional, with spicy sausages, fish curry rice,...

Top ChoiceCafe in Panaji

Cafe Bodega

It’s well worth a trip up to Altinho Hill to visit this serene inner courtyard cafe-gallery in an azure-and-white Portuguese mansion in the grounds of Sunaparanta Centre for the Arts. Enjoy good coffee, juices...

Diner in Panaji

Route 66

Styled on an American diner, this roomy restaurant across from Ourem Creek specialises in burgers such as the SOB or Wolverine, but also excels at hot dogs, cheese chilli fries, hickory barbecue ribs and New...

Goan in Panaji


The breezy 1st-floor restaurant at Panjim Inn is indeed on the balcony, with just a handful of finely carved tables, Fontainhas street views and snappy service. Goan cuisine is the speciality, but there’s also a...

Asian in Panaji


As the name suggests, this tranquil place has both Thai and Chinese menus, with all the classic Thai curries and soups, along with dishes like Beijing chicken or sweet-and-sour pork. The food is authentic but if...

Seafood in Panaji

Fisherman's Wharf

The successful formula from its long-running restaurant down in Mobor has been transplanted in the capital with fresh seafood, North Indian tandoor, kebabs and Goan specialities. The atmosphere in the open-side...

Goan in Panaji


This little place is renowned locally for seafood, serving up simple but tasty fish curries, as well as veg and nonveg thalis for lunch and dinner.

North Indian in Panaji


Sher-E-Punjab is widely regarded as one of the best North Indian places in Panaji, catering to well-dressed locals and business visitors with its generous, carefully spiced Punjabi dishes, including tandoori...

Goan in Panaji

George Bar & Restaurant

There’s something very rustic and local about this cramped restaurant in the shadow of Panaji’s main church. Seafood and Goan classics are done well though, and beef steaks are on the menu, though prices have...

South Indian in Panaji

Vihar Restaurant

A vast menu of ‘pure veg’ food, great big thalis, South Indian dosas and a plethora of fresh juices make this clean, simple canteen a popular place for locals and visitors. One of the few places in this area...

Cafe in Panaji

Cafe Bhonsle

Well known for its delicious lunchtime thalis and bhaji puri (deep-fried bread with curry), Cafe Bhonsle has expanded upstairs into a multicuisine place serving fish thalis and other seafood dishes. Thalis are...

Sweets in Panaji

Gujarat Sweet Mart

For Indian sweets, snacks and lassis, this hole-in-the-wall counter is a good place to indulge, though times have changed and the traditional lassi tin cups have been replaced by throwaway paper cups.

Goan in Panaji

Bhonsle's Seetalaya

For some of the best-value fish curry rice (fish thali) in town, this 1st-floor local eatery specialises in Goan seafood dishes. Simple and tasty. Also has cheap beer.