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Cafe Goa

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36 The Guay, Waterford, Ireland
+353 51 304 970
17:00 - 23:30
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Mon - Thu 17:00 - 23:30
Fri - Sun 12:00 - 23:00
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is our go to Indian place and we are never disappointed with the food or service. authentic tastes and plenty of big fat prawns which I love. The peshwari nan bread is awesome

1 Thank nivery123
Kilkenny, Ireland
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Not my first time and certainly won't be my last. Whenever I am in Waterford, visiting cafe Goa is a must. Great food and amazing service, highly recommended.

1 Thank mrtn7819
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My girlfriend and me are vegetarians. We ordered matar paneer, saag paneer, samosas and papadams, all for 37€. I lived three years in India and I can say that the food was very traditional. Also you can see that many indians go to this restaurant to eat, that's meaningful.The service was perfect, the waiter was fast, kind and effective and... More 

1 Thank Saty S
Co Wexford
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28 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to Cafe Goa to celebrate my sons birthday one Saturday night in February. As we walked in the restaurant was absolutely packed, the tables were on top of each other almost and the heat was uncomfortable to say the least. Thankfully we were guided to a room upstairs were there was way more room and wasn't hot and... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I just had the nicest meal ever at cafe goa. One of our group never had an Indian meal before and absolutely loved it. The food is amazing here and the staff so friendly and helpful, letting us know how spicy dishes were etc. such a lovely experience from start to finish. already planning my next visit. I had no... More 

2 Thank Theresa C
Carmarthenshire, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

We are from Wales and visit Waterford for the purpose of eating at Cafe Goa. What can I say? This Indian restaurant is the best we have ever tasted, and might I add we have eaten in more than our fair share including Atul Kulcher's restaurants. There is absolute nothing to fault apart from it being across the sea from... More 

1 Thank Sha170
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Best Indian we have had in a long time, service is quick and very polite staff, the restaurant is small and very packed. But this didn't take away from the food / service which was excellent and very reasonable.

2 Thank Susan D
Waterford, Ireland
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

My go to place for Indian food. Struggled when moved to waterford to get good Indian food until I discovered cafe Goa. Saag is the best ever and the prawn pakora is gorgeous.

1 Thank Heather1512
Beer, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Great service with typical recipes from Goa in a small but busy and happy restaurant. Definatley one to visit when in Waterford

2 Thank Abegoa
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

Had a good meal here on weekend away, seems to be very busy indian nice food freshly prepared had chicken jalfrezi, will be back

2 Thank mike1dublin

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Asian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:30
17:00 - 23:30
17:00 - 23:30
17:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:00
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?