Best Seafood Restaurants In North Goa
With the gorgeous Mandovi river snaking across the land and the Arabian Sea hugging one side, Goa is a coastal beauty. That is why Goa is home to some of India’s best seafood. If you’re making your way down to Goa and happen to be staying in the North and not sure where you get the best seafood restaurants, don’t fret cause we’ve got you covered. It’s time to snack on mouth-watering rawa fried prawns and mussels along with a cold beer. Here are the 10 best seafood restaurants in North Goa:
Nestled on the shore of Calangute beach it is one of North Goa’s most famous seafood restaurants. Souza Lobo is an institution in North Goa that has been serving the most delicious seafood since 1932. With the best of seafood to pick from and the view of the calming waves, and sand, this is a must visit. You must visit it once during your trip to North Goa. Eat your heart out with their Masala Crabs and Crispy Rawa Fried Prawns. Else you can feast on their Tandoori Fish that melts in your mouth and leaves you wanting more. Either way, you’re sure to be spoilt for choice from their seafood menu.
Word around North Goa is that if you want the best and most authentic fish thali that the North has to offer, then Kokni Kanteen is the place to eat. Situated in the heart of Panjim, the capital of Goa, is this rustic yet modern authentic Goan seafood restaurant that was started in 1972. Experience the taste of Goa with their Bappa’s Special Thali that’s packed with crabs, prawns, king fish and shells. Don’t miss out on this seafood lover’s delight that has 12 different items on one thali!
Anand Seafood Bar & Restaurant
Anand Seafood Bar & Restaurant is simple and yet great simply great. Once a hole-in-the-wall, it has now grown to be a tourist and local favourite for seafood in North Goa. Serving the best rawa fried mussels, prawns and thalis that leave your stomach and heart content, this seafood restaurant is a must visit if you’re in Anjuna.
Pousada by the Beach
If you’re looking for another sea-facing seafood restaurant in North Goa with a gorgeous view, then Pousada by the Beach is perfect for you. A celebrity favorite, this sea-facing garden restaurant has seen the likes of Nick Jonas, Priyanka Chopra, Parineeti Chopra and Dua Lipa to name a few. Enjoy the breathtaking sunset on the Arabian Sea along with delectable and fresh seafood, while sipping on cocktails and mock tails only at Pousada by the Beach. Also if you’re an animal lover, their adorable dogs Chai and Biscuit are definitely an added bonus.
Known for authentic Goan flavors straight from their mother’s kitchen, is this seafood specialty restaurant. Once a small local eatery, Peep Kitchen is now an upscale and modern restaurant. While their interiors have changed, their amazing and mouth-watering Goan seafood dishes have remained the same. Indulge yourself with their Lobster Recheado or the grilled fish and spicy crabs. If you’re in Panjim, then this seafood restaurant should definitely be on your list.
Located in five different places around Goa, this seafood restaurant chain is one of Goa’s most famous places to eat. Whether it’s their restaurant in Panjim, Patto or Porvorim, they’re always packed. If you have to wait in line to get in, don’t feel dejected, because the food they have to offer is definitely worth the wait. Whether it’s a thali, chonak fry, stuffed pom frets or recheado fish, your stomach and taste buds will definitely thank you for this savory experience.
Originally started in South Goa, this seafood restaurant is now open in Panjim and Calangute. This seafood restaurant in Panjim is located in a quaint old Portuguese house, where you can enjoy live music and feast on delicious food. Experience Goan delicacies and fine dining all bottled up into one great affair. Treat yourself with scrumptious Grilled Tiger Prawns, Crab Curry, Prawn Balchao and other delectable seafood.
Tucked in the beautiful village of Nerul, is a quaint old Goan house that holds the hidden gem known as Bhatti Village. This family-run restaurant serves up some amazing Goan seafood and they’re sure to leave you coming back for more. If you want authentic Goan food, then this is the place to be. Binge on the best seafood that North Goa has to offer from crabs, mussels and prawns to pom fret and tiny crispy white bait fish. They have a handwritten menu that you can ask for but the owner Patrick’s recommendations are always the best.
While Copperleaf is relatively new in comparison to other seafood restaurants in North Goa, they are definitely a crowd-puller and for good reason. With thalis that have incredibly generous helpings and fish curry rice to die for, they offer you some incredibly satisfying seafood for extremely reasonable rates. The staff is always glad to suggest some tasty seafood options for you to enjoy if you’re not sure what to pick from their vast menu.
If you love lobsters, then Fat Fish that’s located on Baga Creek Road is one seafood restaurant that you’ve got to try out. With a mix of authentic Goan seafood and continental seafood on their menu, you’ve definitely got your pick. Their Lobster Thermidor and Butter Garlic Crab melts in your mouth and is a savory delight.
There are so many more amazing seafood restaurants in North Goa like Calamari, Vinayak, O’Coqueiro, Venite Bar & Restaurant and Sanil Family Bar & Restaurant to name a few. If you’re looking for a place to stay in North Goa while you’re in town, head over to selection of our Goa Casitas, a pick from a variety of luxury villas in Calangute, Baga or Vagator for the perfect holiday home.