10 Countries, 10 Cuisines: Here's the ultimate list of Best Restaurants in Goa for World Cuisine

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The first thing that comes to your mind when you think about Goa is beer, Beaches, Bars, party and the laid back vibe. It’s necessary that you gulp down something along with that beer. Goa has something for everyone, for seafood lovers, for local goan cuisine or just the regular punjabi food. From the relaxed and laid-back cafes to seaside shacks to cosy restaurants to romantic restaurants, Goa truly has a vibrant dining scene. Here's my list of all the fabulous places to eat, drink and be happy.

Courtesy: La Plage

Photo of La Plage, Katte Wada Road, Mandrem, Goa, India by Ginny Bansal

If you love a little bit of everything then you are surely headed to the right place. Their menu is a great mix of French, Italian and the contemporary American dishes. The place is cosy and has a warm familiar feeling with an eclectic mix of funky and elegant furnishings. The restaurant has prompt service,beautiful beach view and to top it all on a secluded beach. The menu does keep changing, but few of the mains remain same. They have different dishes like pumpkin curry along with flavoured rice, fish soufflé and crème brulee. They have something called "Chocolate Thali" as well which you have to try.

Cuisine: French

Must Try: Burgers, Sea Food, Chocolate Thali

Cost for Two: Rs. 800( approx.)

Where is it: 209, Ashwem Beach, Katte Wada Road, Mandrem, Goa-403527

Courtesy: Gunpowder

Photo of Gunpowder, Anjuna Mapusa Road, Saunto Vaddo, Assagao, Goa, India by Ginny Bansal

This eatery is located in the tranquil Assago, Goa. Great food with beautiful surroundings covered with plants and trees gives it all together a nice vibe. You can find everything here from appam,vegetable stew, rugi puttu,mutton pepper fry, malabar paratha and a lot of other dishes that you may never have heard of. If you are in a mood to try something new, try Sol Kadi ,a salted kokum based drink in coconut milk infused with green chillies, garlic and coriander. The place is generally crowded, so it is better to reserve in advance.

Cuisine: South Indian

Must Try: Sol kadi, Tamarind hingball, Kerala style pomfret dry

Cost for Two: Rs. 1000 (approx.)

Where is it: No. 6, Anjuna Mapusa Road, Saunto Vaddo, Assagao, Goa-403507

Courtesy: Sakana, Goa

Photo of Sakana, Mapusa - Anjuna - Chapora Road, Vagator, Goa, India by Ginny Bansal

This Japanese cuisine restaurant is at its subtle best in terms of décor as well as flavours. This beautiful place in Anjuna serves the best sushi in Goa. Sakana is a place where you have to go for miso soup and rice and some great seafood on the place. There is a wide variety of foods on the menu, you can choose from a variety of sushi rolls and noodles. Authentic Japanese cuisine and a pleasing ambience makes it for a good dining option. Kingfish is a local favourite but their tuna teriyaki is also superb.

Cuisine: Japanese

Must try: Home-brewed wasabi vodka, Tofu teriyaki, Salmon lover roll

Cost for Two: Rs. 1200(approx.)

Where is it: Chapora road Anjuna, Goa- 403509

Courtesy: Bomra's

Photo of Bomra's, Souza Vaddo, Candolim, Goa, India by Ginny Bansal

This place in Candolim is known for a small but contemporary Burmese menu highlighted by the interesting cocktails. Vegetarian options are pretty limited; however, wait till you dig into the light and flavourful dishes including a super yummy tea leaf salad and squid ink pad thai followed up with coconut panna cotta. Wrap up your meal with yummy Chocolate fondant cake. The place is open only for dinners (7pm-11pm) and for brunch (12pm-2pm). On some days of the week , they serve the traditional Khow-suey with all sorts of accompaniments to go with.

Cuisine: Burmese

Must try: Salads, Steamed chilli red snapper, Chocolate fondant cake

Cost for Two: Rs. 1500 (approx.)

Where is it: 247, Fort Aguada Road, Candolim, Goa- 403515

Courtesy: Anatres

Photo of Antares Restaurant & Beach Club, Vagator, Goa, India by Ginny Bansal

This restaurant is located on the Vagator beach. The place has a breathtaking cliff view of the sea and you can get the best sunset views along with some good continental food. The ambience is beautiful with minimalistic efforts on the interiors. The menu has good enough options for both Vegetarian and Non-vegetarian people. You can order bruschetta, Hummus, Barbeque Chicken, and Spaghetti. The food presentation is lovely and makes you finish up the dish. The menu curated by Aussie Masterchef Sarah Todd ensures that you are coming back to this place every time you visit Goa.

Cuisine: European, Continental

Must try: Cocktails, Long Island Iced Tea, Sea Food, Pizza, Bruschettas, Calamari

Cost for Two: Rs. 2000 (approx.)

Where is it: Vagator beach, Goa- 403509

Courtesy: Tuscany Garden

Photo of Tuscany Gardens, Unnamed Road, Candolim, Goa, India by Ginny Bansal

This Italian restaurant is near sinquerim beach and is a cute romantic place. The contemporary décor, quirky posters, fairy lights, there are enough elements for your Instagram feed. The place opens up in the evening after 4pm, so you can head out for evening snacks or a proper meal. The place has different kinds of pizzas, pasta, salads and the best part is that they can make your meal even without Onion and garlic. You can get extra toppings of your choice in your pasta or pizza. The place has both indoor as well as outdoor seating. Try veg olive-jalapeno pizza, stuffed mushrooms and lastly panna cotta for a satisfying meal.

Cuisine: Italian

Must try: Pasta, Mocktails, Spinach risotto, Mojito, Tiramisu, Bruschettas

Cost for Two: Rs. 1,000

Where is it: Tuscany Gardens, Fort Aguada road, near Kingfisher villa, Candolim, Goa- 403511

Courtesy: TAO

Photo of TAO, Dr Gama Pinto Rd, Campal, Opp, Panaji, Goa, India by Ginny Bansal

This Chinese restaurant in Panaji has outdoor seating as well as indoor seating. This small family restaurant is right opposite to the river banks where all the casino ships are parked. The service is prompt and the staff has good knowledge of the food they are serving. The ambience of the restaurant is nice and the place has a friendly environment. The food is decently priced and the portions are good enough along with great taste. The crispy water chestnuts and bamboo shoots and prawn momos were one of the highlights of the menu.

Cuisine: Chinese

Must try: Cocktails, Prawn momos, Crispy noodle, Mocktails, Clear soup, Dumplings, Chicken dimsum

Cost for Two: Rs. 1200(approx.)

Where is it: Dayanand B Bandodkar Marg, Panjim, Goa-403001

Courtesy: Moroccan Restaurant

Photo of Moroccan Shisha and Grill Lounge, Candolim, Goa, India by Ginny Bansal

As the name suggests the place serves an authentic Moroccan cuisine along with the best sheeshas in town. The décor is just perfect along with a great ambience. They have continental dishes and seafood also on the menu to serve the people who are not too friendly with Moroccan cuisine. All the Moroccan dishes here are served along with saffron rice. You can try vegetable couscous, djaj bil zaytoon and tagine al khodar. The place has a lounge-bar feel to it and also arranges candlelight dinners on request. The place is wheelchair accessible which is commendable with not many places giving due attention to this. Live Sports Screening is also there to keep you glued to the screen and live music to make you happy high.

Cuisine: Moroccan

Must try: Prawn, Fish fries, Cocktails

Cost for Two: Rs. 700

Where is it: Opp Victor Exotica, Candolim, Goa- 403515

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Photo of Tibet Bar & Restaurant, Main Beach Road, Umtav Vado, Bardez, Calangute, Goa, India by Ginny Bansal

This Tibetan restaurant in Calangute has a very basic ambience but a lot of options to choose from. You can choose from soups, appetizers, fish and prawns, momos etc. Try vegetarian Thenthuk - a kind of flat Tibetan noodles with veggies, mixed vegetable soup, pork momos to get the real taste of Tibetan food. They serve the most amazing Thukpa and the best part is every time you visit them the food taste remains consistent. The place is budget friendly and the food is super tasty. With Tibetan music in the background and market nearby, I believe one visit to this place is a must.

Cuisine: Tibetan

Must try: Thukpa, prawns

Cost for Two: Rs. 650(approx.)

Where is it: Main beach road, Umtav vado, Bardez, Calangute, Goa- 403516

Courtesy: Thalassa

Photo of Thalassa, Vaddy, Siolim, Goa, India by Ginny Bansal

This place in Mapusa is pretty hit with tourists. The Greek restaurant has been done up beautifully and has great vibes, it is perfect for a Sunday brunch, an afternoon with friends, or just food and beer while watching the sunset. The restaurant is situated by the beach and it's a very happening place. On certain days, you can see the belly dancers perform and jugglers fiddling the bottles. The place is packed but still, the service is quick and prompt. Try fried calamari, meatballs and tyrokefteri. The place has got a makeover recently and it definitely lives up to the expectations.

Cuisine: Greek

Must try: Vegetable Moussaka, Baklava

Cost for Two: Rs. 1500(approx.)

Where is it: Plot No. 301, 1, Vaddy, Siolim, Goa-403517

So, now you have a lot of options to choose from.If you know any of the hidden gem, please share your story here.

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