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Cafe Goa

Certificate of Excellence
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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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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely Indian restaurant on the Quay in Waterford. Food is very good and reasonable priced. They also offer a takeaway service. Staff are very friendly and offer advice on the menu well worth a visit

1 Thank Tony D
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81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is the buzz ! Simply amazing Indian cuisine with fantastic friendly service . The sides and lamb particularly are to die for with great ambience and views across the quays what more could you ask for ! Fantastic place to enjoy fine Indian dining , top marks and thanks ......

1 Thank pompeypaulo
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

First time visiting after rave reviews from friends and family. Spicy appetiser way over salted...inedible...other dips nice but not unusual. Starters and mains very nice but no better than any other Indian restaurant....pleasant meal but no more than that.

Thank fridayroiCork
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food is generally good but I have noticed helping size has shrunk in the last few years..... I had a disagreement with what appeared to be a female manager...... She was reluctant to let me examine the bill before I paid.....I then insisted on examining bill and was about to pay when she (female manager) them examined it..... But before... More 

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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Heard a lot of great things about this place and was expecting something special based on the price and word of mouth. We left pretty much disappointed with everything we got.

Thank Trevor R
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

By far my favourite Indian restaurant in Waterford. Tasty but not atall greasy. Decor and atmosphere is very pleasant and sets a great scene of the Quay. Staff are very helpful and friendly. Food suits those who can tolerate spiciness but also those who need something a bit milder. Not overly expensive either.

1 Thank David W
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

I ordered the Jaipuri with chicken my wife had the Rogan Josh. excellent food full of flavour without being overpowering. Perfect size portions and one peshwari nan is enough for two. Staff are attentive without being annoying. Would recommend.

1 Thank Denis O
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

We didn't book but were squeezed in at the last minute and what a busy venue. Situated next to the Dooley Hotel this Waterfront restaurant serves a good choice of Indian food, my favourite Chicken Vindaloo was the best I have had in this part of the world. Service was great, food delivery direct to the table from the Chef... More 

1 Thank Spithead
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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Have visited this restaurant on several occasions and find it to be the best there is. The staff are so friendly and professional. The food is fantastic and service is relaxed and welcoming. Looking forward to our next visit and would be prepared to travel just to enjoy another meal here.

1 Thank Mike C
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86 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

We had a lovely meal in Cafe Goa and their pickle tray was probably the best we have ever had it was really fresh. As well as the normal staple dishes they also had some different ones. Big portions and very nice staff. Very enjoyable.

1 Thank honbun

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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
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
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?