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Cafe Goa

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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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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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.

2 Thank David W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

2 Thank Denis O
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

2 Thank Spithead
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

2 Thank Mike C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 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.

2 Thank honbun
Phoenix, Arizona
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

The food was overly sweet. Nan good, vegetable and chicken pokara was excellent service was sufficient. Prices reasonable.

1 Thank seadweller80
Waterford, Ireland
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Have eaten here many times. The food is always excellent, and the service is very good. Little pricey for Asian food. But would definitely recommend it to anyone travelling to Waterford.

2 Thank Gary M
Cork, Ireland
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123 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

I visited this restaurant with a couple of friends quite late one evening, around 10pm-ish. Fortunately they were open and happy to serve us food. The dish I ordered was fabulous - my mouth is watering just remembering it. It was a lamb rogan josh (nothing too adventurous), - the lamb was very tender and great quality, while the sauce... More 

2 Thank Ian W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Had dinner in this place last Friday. Meal was tasty and fresh. Reasonable value too. It's a small intimate restaurant with an open kitchen so the smells of the food were in the air. Yum.

3 Thank SignalOrangeRS2k
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

This the was first visit I'd made to Café Goa in many moons (no particular reason why). It has rather cramped tables and was very busy (quite justifiably so IMO) but the food wasn't bad at all (and having ordered too much the leftovers were packaged up without question). My request for a salty lassi set them aback but I... More 

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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, 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?