Going Ga-Ga at Pa Pa Ya, Colaba – Restaurant Review

How are you doing, guys? After a quiet monsoon season of catching up on work and building my marketing agency, I’ve suddenly found myself drowning in blog posts. Just two months ago, things seemed to have stagnated and this blog, That Goan Girl, seemed to have plateaued. But post my…

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The Oak Barrel, Panjim – I’ve saved the best for last!

Whew! I’ve finally come to the end of my string of restaurant reviews in Goa. From Tio Tillys to Yaki Zushi, Marriott to Grand Hyatt, Caravela Cafe to Cluck Tales – this trip sure had me piling on the kilos. However, I was certain that I left the best for…

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Yaki Zushi – Goa’s most popular Sushi restaurant

A lot of folks from the Saligao-Sangolda-Porvorim area, and even beyond would have dined at Alua, Salgolda. Back in the day (getting old, I know), there weren’t a lot of dining options in Saligao, my hometown, and almost every occasion would be celebrated with lunch or dinner at Alua. Hailing…

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Of Burgers and Pizzas at Tio Tilly’s, Goa

If you drive along the Candolim-Sinquerim Road, you’ll undoubtedly see a series of new restaurants that have replaced ones you’ve dined at before. There’s literally no stretch of road in Goa that has a dining scene as booming as this one, and it continues to flourish, enticing those seeking a…

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Yomari – Mumbai’s first taste of Nepal!

Edit – Yomari has permanently shut down. As wonderful as the food was, the owner lacked a basic level of hospitality, and I’m not surprised to hear of its closure. ___ It’s easy for a tiny country to be lost among two giants, each with a rich and diverse culture…

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A culinary journey through India with Marriott, Goa

I’ve always believed that India’s real riches are the diversity of food it offers – food that’s as multi-flavoured as the country itself. Outsiders may generalize Indian food to be just about curry, whereas even in India itself, we write off North Indian food as butter-chicken-naan and south Indian food…

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Restaurant Review – The Daily Bar and Kitchen, Bandra

Inspired by the ‘daily’ or the morning newspaper, The Daily Bar and Kitchen (formerly known as simply ‘The Daily’) used to be a popular watering hole just behind Shoppers Stop in Bandra. Since they’ve undergone a renovation late last year, there’s been a lot of changes taking place at this…

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BEST BUDDY’S CAFE – Oshiwara, Andheri

After opening two restaurants bearing the same name in Dehradun, husband-wife duo Manoj and Ekta recently launched Best Buddy’s Café, close to Mega Mall in Oshiwara, Andheri. Here’s a look at the sunny café from my perspective! AMBIANCE A large picture window allows streams of light to flow in, but…

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Restaurant Review – Sheesha Sky Lounge, Lower Parel

There’s a sudden surge of terrace restaurants opening in the Lower Parel Area. From 1Above to Asilo and Grapevine, all of them offer an uninterrupted view of Mumbai’s concrete jungle. However, it’s not often to come across a restaurant that, at barely a month old and with over 40 tables,…

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Restaurant Review – Soro, Goa

Located between two party towns, Siolim and Vagator, is a convenient hangout. Soro, meaning alcohol in Konkani is fast becoming a popular live music spot for locals and tourists. From the outside, it looks like an abandoned, rundown house – with barely any paint, bricks showing and cracked walls that…

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Restaurant Review- Habanero, Goa

The Baga-Calangute strip has recently seen a dip in splashy, upscale ‘dining experiences.’ The area is now littered with cheap rooms, cheap food and cheap everything else. It’s quite a surprise to come across a stylish-looking eatery amidst the chaos these days. Buried in one of the by-lanes is the area’s…

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