Located on the Konkan coastal belt of India, Goa is blessed with a bountiful ecosystem of countless Seafood serving restaurants. But separating the best eateries that truly offer an exceptional spread of seafood delicacies from average ones in a place like Goa is like looking for a needle in a haystack. But don't you worry because, in its forever pursuit of serving its users with a seamless dining experience, EazyDiner is here with its top picks of some of the best restaurants in Goa that are known for their exceptional 'Fish Thalis'.
Home-style cooking from the kitchens of Goa comes in a modern avatar at The Goan Room in Dona Paula. This is one of the best places in Goa where you can sample exquisite seafood delicacies like 'Fish Cutlet' and 'Prawn Dry Fry'. Paying ode to the lost recipes The Goan Room's interesting menu houses rare to find regional numbers like the 'Tonak Bangda' - Mackerel fish cooked on an open fire wrapped in banana leaf. Their 'Fish Thali' comprising of a hearty serving of rice, fried fish, prawn curry, Kismoor, kokum curry, and Goan bhaji served with salad is simply divine and highly recommended.
Must-haves: Patrao Thali, Butter Milk Fry Kalamari, Fish Cutlet, Prawn Dry Fry, and Crème Caramel.
Cost for two: ₹ 1000
Spice Goa has been serving fresh seafood and authentic Goan cuisine since 2000. The fish is still handpicked every morning and masalas are homemade. From earning the title of #BestSeafood Restaurant at The Times Food Award to being awarded the Certificate Of Excellence, it continues to hold a special place in the hearts of Goans. Serving what can easily be described as the best Fish Thali in Goa, which consists of the day's fresh catch fried to perfection, shellfish, fish curry, and locally grown organic vegetables.
Must-haves: Goan Fish Thali, Butter Garlic Lobster, Malwani pomfret, and Rawa Fry Squids.
Cost for two: ₹ 700
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Overlooking the salt pans, Salt Water at The Park plays host to inspired continental preparations with a flavor of Goa. This place is all about indulging the gastronomic desires of the patrons, which is quite evident with their extensive selection. For the fans of Seafood lovers, a must-try option is their 'Kokan Fish Bento Box' that pays homage to the quintessential 'Fish Thali' that Goa is so famous for.
Must-haves: Kokan Fish Bento Box, Caldinho Goan Chicken Stew, Goan Chorizo, Bebinca.
Cost for two: ₹ 1500
Blue Apple is located off the bustling Calangute Beach stretch, offering beautiful views of the verdant fields. This breezy all-day restaurant serves lip-smacking cuisine in a comfortable family-oriented setting. Equipped with an extensive menu, Blue Apple is a trusted name when it comes to offering an authentic and delectable Goan Dining experience. Their Fish Thalis are simply perfection and offer that authentic Goan flavor in every bite.
Must-haves: Goan Fish Thali, KingFish Thali, and Fisherman's Platter.
Cost for two: ₹ 600
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Saving the best for the last, Soi is an award-winning restaurant with an extensive menu that truly reflects the essence of Goa. Specializing in traditional Goan recipes, Soi presents a wholesome and homely spread of lip-smacking delicacies that infuse locally grown spices with authentic Goan flavors. Their carefully curated menu is nothing short of culinary art and prominently includes preparations featuring 'fresh catch of the day', from a variety of fresh fish(river & sea fish) to juicy crabs. To complement the traditional seafood dishes, they also serve a delectable choice of poultry and vegetarian dishes that highlight the intriguing medley of varied flavors that Goa is known for.
Must-haves: Goan Fish Thali, Saraswat Styled Kishmur, Prawns Balchao Chop, Veg Balchao ChopChicken Cafreal, Stuffed Prawns, and Goan Cafreal Roll.
Cost for two: ₹ 1500
Ans. Main cuisines served at The Goan Room are Goan, Indian, and Seafood.
Ans. People love Patrao thali, xacuti the most at The Goan Room.
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Ans. The main cuisine served at Soi is Goan.
Gargi Bisht is an event copywriter/conceptualizer turned writer currently working with EazyDiner Pvt. Ltd. Compulsive eater, book hoarder, dog lover and pop culture enthusiast with an innate love for storytelling. Usually the quietest person in the room, Gargi is an introvert who loves her own company. When not eating, can be found in front of her laptop watching movies. Knows a thing or two about art and literature.
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