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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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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2015 via mobile

It was my wife birthday so we decided to go to an Indian restaurant we had seen on our walk around Waterford. Another couple came with us and came to this restaurant, it was lovely inside and we ordered starters and main course with drinks. We are our starters and the main course arrived. My wife friends was just about... More 

4 Thank Ray O
London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2015

As much as we enjoy seafood and soda bread, not to mention the north and south Indian dishes easily available back home in London, the keyword 'Goa' caught our attention here, and we weren't disappointed. We chanced in on a Saturday evening, when the joint was jumping, but were soon seated and given every attention; with the small restaurant full... More 

2 Thank ElizabethS592
County Waterford, Ireland
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2015

I have been to this indian restaurant since it opened way back in 2006 or 2007.... The staff have always been amazing, and know how to settle the taste buds of any customer not familiar with spices and flavours of India. The food is fresh, good quality meats/fish/vegetables, with subtle flavours to firey hot but leave you wanting more... Which... More 

2 Thank TastyChick
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18 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2015

we visit that place few times it 40 mins away from us but we do drive for dinner in waterford,nice place to sit and have testy nice Indian cousin ,nice smiley helpful staff,love my mix chicken tikka ,lamp Biriyani,and mix grill dish,highly recommend it ,Thanks :)

3 Thank 0X0ButterFly0X0
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80 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2015

The Goa is noisy a bit over crowded and the toilets are half way to the outer atmosphere. However the food and service more, much more than compensate for any discomforts. Very reasonable prices too. Well worth a visit.

2 Thank ithought
Las Vegas & New Jersey
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53 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2015 via mobile

There were two Indian restaurants we were considering for dinner. The woman at the front desk at our hotel, Dooley's, recommended Cafe Goa, which was right next door. We couldn't have been happier with our choice. We were greeted enthusiastically and seated immediately, and served pappadum with four different sauces. Even though the pappadum was listed with a separate charge... More 

2 Thank Sukki007
Napa, California
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2015

I was craving Indian food, and this place hit the spot with their great lunch deal. Vegetable pakoras were fantastic, and korma was very good. I did not at all like the chicken tiki masala as the sauce was very very sweet and not very spicy --- perhaps just a different style than I am used to (but I have... More 

3 Thank salsagirl777
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103 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2015 via mobile

Visited here recently for dinner , restaurant itself is in need of serious refurbishment but the food was great , we went for the set menu , no rose wine available on it & didn't have teas or coffees either as the waiter who was quite rude , barely asked did we want I asked for decaf and was abruptly... More 

3 Thank Alison22
Limerick, Ireland
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31 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2015 via mobile

Staff is lovely in there but the owner is really something else. All about you and fake to your face then completely rude to his staff.we gave a tip to a waiter in there and as we were walking out I saw the owner take the tip from him, he better not be keeping it because they all slave away... More 

11 Thank Alesya6110
Waterford, Ireland
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2015

Visiting Cafe Goa on the Quay in Waterford is like calling on a favourite aunt who will offer you an array of fabulous food which is always delicious and beautifully flavoured. I've been many times and what I love about this restaurant is that there's never a risk of being disappointed. You know going in that you're in for a... More 

2 Thank Annmac17

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Indian, Asian, Balti, Eastern European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, 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?