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Big bamboo bar and restaurant

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Beach Shake, Palolem, Canacona, India
08:00 - 11:00
Closed now
All hours
Tue - Wed 08:00 - 23:00
Thu - Mon 08:00 - 11:00
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Hyderabad, India
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102 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
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
Dublin, Ireland
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2016

Hung out here on the sunbeds a few times whilst in Palolem. Beer lovely and cold and the best 2 for 1 cocktails on the beach....and we tried them at a few places! Breakfasts lovely too, great choice and wonderful coffee! Staff very friendly. Can't fault this place....just go there!

Thank Debs t
Thane, India
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

One of the best beach side restaurants I have visited in Goa on this trip... Awesome food.. esp. the fish!

Thank shrutika p
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

Visited many times in Palolem ..and everytime I love this place more than before..superb ambience, very afficient staff..and the most apreciable thing is seafood..all preparations of seafood such as barbeques and traditional goan food is amazing...Contrails and Moctails are too good....It's really very soothing experience to having dinner on the beach with our dearones..

Thank Shreeya K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

We were veg friends so not many choices selected big bamboo one evening and liked really well that we went next day as well. Pizza and cocktails were really awesome. Good choice.

Thank Dinesh R
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199 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016 via mobile

Woweeeee. The kingfish vindaloo was delicious! The best vindaloo I had in Goa. The food was surprisingly good given that it just looks like all the other beachside restaurants! My veg companion really enjoyed her vege curry too.

Thank Christie B
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016 via mobile

We were hunting for Goan food and found this place highly recommended and reviewed, especially for its local food. We ordered a masala prawn plate and a chicken xacuti. The prawns were a normal tikka, nothing Goan about the prep at all. But worse the xacuti was just chicken curry cooked in masala that was flavourless in spice but only... More 

Thank Sharin B

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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, Asian, Chinese, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
08:00 - 11:00
08:00 - 11:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 11:00
08:00 - 11:00
08:00 - 11:00
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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?