Fishland | Panaji

When in Panaji and tired of  pretentious and overpriced ‘authentic Goan’ restaurants, look up Fishland. It’s at a rather blink and miss spot on Luis De Menezes road, across the street from the famous floating casino and a bit of a hunt initially. Fortunately for you though, we have little visual clues that will lead you right up to this small, cosy restaurant on the first floor (keep an eye out for the above signage on the street)!

Fishland is a tiny joint (much favored by the locals, always encouraging) with 6 tables serving fresh fish and full bodied meals. Come here for excellent Goan cooking right out of a home kitchen. We asked for the fish curry meal (Rs.50) and were delighted with a delicious and wholesome plate piled with chapatis and rice, generous helpings of shell-fish fry, tendli bhaji, fish curry, a masala rava fish fry, a small side of salad and sol kaddi; a kokam digestive drink to be had after the meal. We licked our plates clean, demanded seconds, added a king fish fry to the order and washed it all down with some chilled fresh lime soda all for a cool 150 bucks! Now if that isn’t great value for money, we don’t know what is!

 → Fishland – Luis De Menezes Road, Panaji.

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