Last Updated on April 9, 2020 by Augustin Fernandes
Most favorite dishes of every Goan is the Goan fish thali. Goans love their ‘Nustea xitt kodi’. List of the best fish thali restaurants in Panjim are given below.
What is Fish Thali ?
Thali consists of mackerel or prawns curry with full of flavor and the fish which is fried in a certain way which you will never find anywhere else in the world. Thali also consist of Steam rice, Tisreo Sukhem, Salad, Kismur and Sol Kaddi.
1. Kokni Kanteen
Kokni Kanteen in the bustling city of Panaji is probably the all-time fish thali favorite restaurant in Goa. This place is always packed with fish lovers and unless you book in advance, getting in is really tough!
Due to all the hungry people waiting to get a taste of the Goan specialty. With its rustic wooden interior and homely feel instigated by the Goan kitchen utensils hanging from its walls, this restaurant serves up quite possibly the tastiest and complete selection of traditional and contemporary Goan snacks. The fish thali costs INR 180 here and is quite a delicious meal.
It comes served with a fish of your choice, rice, and a selection of seafood dishes to accompany your main dish. This includes dry shrimp curry, crab bhaji, fish curry, mussels, and sabji (veg).
The fish thali costs INR 180 and the pure veg thali comes at INR 160.
Location of the Kokni Kanteen is Dr. Dada Vaidya Rd, Altinho, Panjim
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2. Ritz Classic Panjim
The local people describe this place as being the best seafood place in all of Goa. The thali is to die for as well as the other seafood offered on the menu. Ritz Classic is always full as it is in high demand.
Ritz classic has three restaurants in Panjim all serving some of the best fish thalis on offer. However, the main restaurant itself is a little tricky to find as it’s located on the first floor of a building. Once inside dive into your fish thali and enjoy the lovely sensuous meal.
The cost of thali at Ritz is 230 to 260 INR, but the thali is served with lots of fish, crab, and other well-cooked meals.
The location of the Ritz classic in Panjim is 10678, 1st Floor, Wagle Vision Building 18th June Road, Ozari, Panjim.
3. The Goan Room
The Goan Room is a quirky and modern restaurant serving up authentic Goan cuisine and fish thali.
It has funky decor featuring full-length street art murals on the walls and TV monitors, all adding to its young, laid-back vibe. It has an almost sports-bar feel to it. The place doesn’t just have a good ambiance but also one of the best fish thalis around. Even locals recommend it.
A standard fish thali costs INR 150, and the ‘special Goan thali’ costs INR 250.
Location of the Goan Room is Primerio, Jetty Road, Near Dona Paula Police Station, Dona Paula
4. Tato’s Fine Dining, Panjim
Situated amidst a huge number of corporate offices in Patto, this place is crowded most of the times during weekdays too. It’s ‘The Place’ to try authentic Goan food. They also serve North Indian and Chinese options in their menu.
The cost of their thali is INR 150.
Location, 1st Floor, Gera Imperium I, Patto Plaza, Panjim
5. Casa Bhonsle
This restaurant is located in Panaji on first floor above Cafe Bhonsle. They serve excellent fish thali in lunch, which is good spread and every day they have different fish in the thali. Thali consists of fish fry, squid chilly, mackerel curry, kokum and prawns curry with steam rice that’s finger licking good.
Location, Cunha Rivara Road, Above Cafe Bhonsle, Near The National Theater, Panjim
6. Shree Sateri Kamakshi Restaurant
Shree Sateri Kamakshi Restaurant is another wonderful place to have a fine fish thali that has an authentic homemade personalized touch to its meal. It’s a small, intimate place run by family members who are happy to make food as per your requirements.
Their thali menu changes every day depending on the fish available, but typically, you can choose from kingfish, prawns, mackerel, and Lepo fish. The restaurant itself is located four kilometers from the center of Panjim, and as it’s easy to miss, the nearest landmark is the Municipal Garden.
The location of Shree Sateri Kamakshi is, Caranzalem, Dona Paula, Goa, 403002, India
Pure Vegetarian Restaurants in Panjim
1. Navtara Veg Restaurants
1. Suntech Kanaka Building, Patto Plaza, Near Bus Stand, Panjim
2. Near Panjim Market, Panjim
2. Sanyog Veg Restaurant
Address : Nizari Bhavan, Near National Talkies, Panjim
3. Kamat Hotel
Address : Opposite Panjim Municipal Garden, Near Panjim Church, Panjim
4. Satkar Hotel
Address : 18 June Road, Opposite Bombay Bazar, Panjim
5. Navrang Restaurant
Address : Dr. Atmaram Borkar Rd, Navelkar Arcade, Ozri Panjim
Near Vishal Mega mart, Panjim
List of Places to visit in Panjim
- Panjim Church
- Custom Musium
- Goa Science Center
- Panjim Market
- Mahalaxmi Temple
- Miramar Beach
My view on Fish Thali Restaurants in Panjim
If you come to Goa then do, please try out at least one of these places to experience what an authentic Goan meal tastes like. The Fish Thali Restaurants in Panjim will make your mouth water and may even leave you wanting to come back to Goa just for another fish thali!