Panaji & Central Goa restaurants

Top Choice European 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 prepar…
Top Choice Goan 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 di…
Top Choice Goan 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, peppe…
Top Choice Cafe 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 and f…
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 York–st…
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 you…
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 ran…
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 rest…
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 classic…