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Big bamboo bar and restaurant

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Beach Shake, Palolem, Canacona, India
08:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 23:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Big Bamboo is by far the BEST on the beach. The food is ace, drinks ice cold and service is amazing. Nobu is the best, most helpful server who will do anything for you. This year, I stayed in the adjacent sea facing hut. Was meant to be there for just 5-days, but stayed 10! Excellent food, excellent prices, excellent... More 

Thank Darren K
Guildford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice way to spend the day - the sun loungers with towels are free if you eat or drink there. We had a couple of coffees and then went inside for lunch and had an excellent bruschetta and a slice of local cake plus ice cream with soft drinks. All day and all that for well under £10 even with... More 

Thank pb56422
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fresh Beet Carrot Ginger Juice. Avocado toast (special add green chilis). Hard working staff. Good music. Fresh caught fish BBQ in the evening. Menu has something for everyone, a great view and central location with good prices. (Tip in cash - most local staff don't get tips you add to your charge card)

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A typical shack on the beach, a few doors south of Ciaran's. Had decent prawns and chicken but really not outstanding, and totally overpriced for the quantity and quality supplied. In my opinion a run-of-the-mill shack, unfortunately very similar to most of the other restaurants on Palolem Beach nowadays : not very interesting food-wise, no authentic local character, no long-term... More 

Thank Ben T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Big bamboo is a excellent choice .I really enjoyed excellent breakfast nice see food .service also is quick. Owners is good as well .

Thank Mahender T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

We have been to Palolem in the first week for 3 nights and we are Vegetarian, the food quality of the restaurant is superb and ambiance is also very private and soothing to your eyes. Must try Cheeze pakoda with Sweet Chillie sauce and Veg Sizzler. And most important thing its a Budget restaurant with high class cuisine.

Thank deepak p
Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

It's nice to come back here every season for a meal or to stay. It's overlooking the beach and you can sit and watch the sun go down. Nice food and drinks... More our less like other places in Goa... Palolem has become a bit crowded over the years though. But big bamboo is always refreshing to be back to.

Thank Pulkita P
Berlin, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Very good food. Clean and good music. You have to try the fish bbq at the evenings. First salad in india and no diaroa ;)

Thank KainOne
Willunga, South Australia, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Came here to watch the sunset and have a single drink and stayed all night! The staff here were very helpful and the food was delicious! We sat down right on the beach front and really enjoyed our evening.

Thank Kirsty A
Johannesburg, South Africa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

Nothing special, but is fine if you just want to relax on the beach front with a couple of drinks. Service average, prices average.

Thank Alan S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Bar, Seafood, Asian, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Beach Shake, Palolem, Canacona, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Goa  >  Canacona  >  Palolem

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