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Cafe Goa

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36 The Guay, Waterford, Ireland
+353 51 304 970
Today
17:00 - 23:30
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 23:30
Fri - Sun 12:00 - 23:00
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Vancouver, Canada
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2015

The service was the best we had since arriving in Ireland. The food was fresh, served hot and had amazing flavours. Highly recommend eating at this family run restaurant.

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2 Thank Selina R
Belfast
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71 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015 via mobile

You can tell a lot about an Indian place by the standard of the dips they serve with their poppadoms and Cafe Goa's dips promised great things to come!! The food is simply fabulous. The vegetarian options are amazing. When silence falls as soon as the food arrives, you can usually tell that it's worth it. Great value for money;... More 

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4 Thank Squidegy
Singapore, Singapore
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2015

It's past 5pm when we walked in. It'd just opened for business. We're warmly welcomed and ushered to a table next to the window which offers a panoramic view of the water-front. It's a small restaurant but is bright and invitingly clean. The decor is contemporary, with a few Indian paintings decorating the walls.When we're ready to order, we're attended... More 

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3 Thank kokminchan
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2015 via mobile

Stopped off here on the way home yesterday afternoon . Have been here before and always found the food and service excellent. We came here with our 20 month old son yesterday and straight away a colouring book and crayons were brought over to our son and a high chair. We were made feel so welcome. We were brought poppadoms... More 

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5 Thank jcbk83
Waterford, Ireland
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2015 via mobile

This is quite possibly one of the best dining experiences I have had the pleasure of experiencing. From the moment we walked in the staff were courteous and welcoming. My father, -who had never had Indian food was nervous about it being too spicy/not to his taste- was walked through the menu by our waiter (I'm guessing who was the... More 

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3 Thank drwelshmaan
Waterford, Ireland
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2015 via mobile

Been here twice. . So disappointing even though I ask for spicy I get bland mild boring. .. pity cause we have vouchers for here and not looking forward to using them. .. but can't let them go to waste! !!

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Thank Babyface30
County Waterford, Ireland
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2015

Lovely food, good portions, fast & friendly service. Could have had a wider selection of desserts but the lemon cheesecake was ideal after medium hot (which is hot enough!) starter & main. Looking forward to return visit.

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2 Thank Kojak3791
Bury St Edmunds
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2015 via mobile

Stopped for a quick meal this evening and really enjoyed a well cooked and deliciously spiced menu. Goan lamb curry; lamb marinated in coriander and then cooked in the tandoor. Served with a light and fruity 'curry' sauce. Also a Chicken Korma that strands out from the normal sweet and nasty version of this favourite meal. The naan breads we... More 

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2 Thank Simon P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2015 via mobile

Tried this place because of the reviews on trip advisor and I was staying at the hotel next door. Very difficult to get a decent indian in Ireland I think, but this was really good. Had chicken Bhuna, mushroom rice and Keema naan. All were very good, the rice was excellent as sometimes the mushrooms can be slimy but these... More 

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3 Thank David L
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2015 via mobile

Very friendly staff and child friendly atmosphere too.Good value for money and I must say the best madras I have ever eaten,I will be back

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3 Thank Jason S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Indian, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
17:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
17:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 23:30
Thursday
17:00 - 23:30
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 The Guay, Waterford, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Waterford  >  Waterford
  • Phone Number: +353 51 304 970

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?