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, still delivers tasty Goan classics at reasonable prices. There’s a whole page devoted to p…
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Hotel Venite

With its cute rickety balcony tables overhanging the cobbled street, Venite has long been among the most atmospheric of Panaji’s old-school Goan restaurants. The menu is traditional, with spicy sausages, fish curry …
Top Choice Cafe in Panaji

Cafe Bodega

It’s well worth a trip up to Altinho Hill for this serene cafe-gallery in a lavender-and-white Portuguese mansion in the grounds of Sunaparanta Centre for the Arts. Enjoy good coffee, juices and fresh-baked cakes ar…
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Black Sheep Bistro

One of the new breed of Panaji 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 prepared in k…
North Indian in Panaji


Sheer-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 classi…
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 that’s …
Indian 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.
Goan in Panaji

Upper House

Climbing the stairs to the Upper House is like stepping into a cool European restaurant, with a modern but elegant dining space overlooking the Municipal Gardens, a chic neon-lit cocktail bar and a more formal resta…
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 at prices that attract a healthy mix of families and drunks. The u…
Goan in Panaji


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