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“BEST FOOD EVER” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Om Cafe

Om Cafe
Ranked #12 of 69 Restaurants in Bocas Town
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$6 - US$17
Cuisines: Indian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: OM Cafe, established in 2002 offers authentic Indian cuisine in our new location over the water with a beautiful deck overlooking the ocean and with the only retractable roof in Bocas! You can also sit on our street side terrace to watch to people watch. We have an amazing selection of Indian classics such as Samosas, butter chicken, vindaloo, naan and more. We have recently added some international specialties on our menu like our famous pad Thai and our creme de la creme chicken. We offer the traditional yogurt drink called lassi and we also have an array of fantastic cocktails like our Twisted Madame, our Lotus Flower white wine sangria made with rose water. The decor, the ambiance and the location and of course the food will ensure a wonderful dining experience. The owner was born in India and raised in Toronto, Canada and has been I Bocas for over 14 years.
Umea, Sweden
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“BEST FOOD EVER”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2014

I was travelling for three months in central america, I still think of this place as the place with the best food I had. Order the plate where you can try 6 (5?) different dishes, Truly amazing.

Visited January 2014
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Bocas Town, Panama
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“One of Bocas best”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2014

Tasty food at fairly reasonable prices. A treat to eat . The building is a funky old Bocas original that has much charm. It has a balcony that let's you watch the activity on the Main Street below. We sat out on the balcony and enjoyed our meal. The service was quite good as well even though the place was getting crowded. I had wanted to eat here for some time because the smells coming from this restaurant are totally delicious. There are many vegetarian options on their menu as well.At times it can be difficult to find delicious veggie options.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Bocas Town”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2014

This place really had a great curry selection. The Fish and the butter chicken were two exceptionally great dishes. The samosas were over-priced (and a few other menu items) but all in all it is a tasty delight here in Bocas. The most note worthy part of the experience aside from the curry was the live music (amazing.) Check it out but be ready to spend some money.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank brinny22
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Mary Esther, Florida, United States
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“So-So”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2014

We love Indian food, and eat it quite often! Based on the strong TripAdvisor reviews, we decided to eat at Om. We started with Samosas (2 for $6) which were less than impressive and lacked the distinctive favors that we expect. I ordered Shrimp Tikka Masala and my husband ordered Buttered Chicken. His Butter Chicken was ok, but my shrimp was marginal. Naan was basically a tortilla. The lentil served with the main dish were probably the most authentic and best part of the meal. Service was efficient, but not friendly. For a $50 meal in Panama for two with one drink each, we recommend you go elsewhere.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Michele R
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Vancouver, Canada
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9 reviews
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“Great curries”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2014

We sat on the outdoor patio, which was lovely as the restaurant was quite hot inside. The curries were delicious! One of the best kormas ever! Great options for vegetarians. The naan was less than spectacular, but the meal was good overall.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Raeomi
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