The 10 Best Restaurants For Kebabs In Goa
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Be it a weekend get-away, graduation after party, destination wedding, therapy sesh, bachelorette-bachelor party, etc., the occasion is irrelevant when it comes to planning a trip to Goa. The seemingly endless list of breezy locales that dot the coastline of Goa makes it nearly impossible to tour the entire state in one go.

The allure of this coastal haven lies in the numerous activities available, which include adventure sports (snorkeling, dolphin sightings, sailing, surfing, parasailing, and many more), wildlife photography, yoga and wellness retreats, flea market shopping, restaurant and pub hopping, and so on. With age no longer being a barrier, Goa has become home to travelers of all ages from across the world.

Of course, as part of the recipe for a great vacation, the food at hand plays a very big role. Be it the heat of day or the sultry cool of night, food will always be the magnet that draws in people. The soothing sounds of the sea, the ebb and flow of the waves, the sea breezes, and the saltiness that one can taste and smell just add to the idyllic atmosphere.

An evergreen choice that often matches the atmosphere is the skewered delicacy known as the kebab. A beachside campfire, a terrace barbecue, a buffet, or a lavish meal spread—the kebab fits all the menu checkmarks.

Kebabs are believed to have originated in the Middle East, mainly Turkey and Iran. As early as 1377, soldiers out game hunting grilled chunks of meat over open field fires, according to Turkish literature. Instead of today's indulgent snack, it was a quick meal. In our current food dictionary, kebabs are generally described as portions of meat, fish, or veggies marinated in a combination of spices, herbs, and sauces, which are then roasted or cooked on a skewer, rotisserie, barbecue, pan, skillet, oven, tandoori, or fried in oil. Today, there are over 55 types of kebabs from Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Nepal, Azerbaijan, America, Greece, Morocco, Bulgaria, South Africa, and the Caucasian region, among others.

You may think that non-vegetarian options far exceed the vegetarian offerings, as one can choose between chicken, mutton, lamb, pork, seafood, dairy, eggs, duck, etc. But the vegetarian entree has some mouth-watering options, like different kinds of paneer, potatoes, and mushrooms, along with a mix of vegetables that could make a complete, balanced meal on a single skewer.

With every occasion being the right occasion for a kebab, it becomes as easy as breathing to savor a bit of this delicacy from the many restaurants in the city. The only challenge would be to try the unique and highly acclaimed skewers. Here is a list of kebab restaurants that have made a name for themselves in Goa, from north to south:

High on Kebabs

Dine in or drive through, collect your order, and head to the beach or a house party. Customers are spoilt for choice with kebab options that include chicken, mutton, paneer, mushroom, tandoori and more. Reviewers are all praise for the kebabs' flavor and prompt service.

Phone Number: 8329902432

USP Dishes: Chicken Tandoori, Seekh Kebab

Available Cuisines: North Indian

Type: Veg and Non-Veg

Meals Served: Lunch, Dinner

Address:  G 5, Ground Floor, Lydia Gardens Building, Saint Inez, Panaji, Goa 403001

Timings : 12:00pm -3:00 pm& 7:00pm to 12 midnight. Monday to Sunday

Cost for two: Rs 400 (Budget-Friendly)

Kebab Klub

This is a perfect pit stop for Kebab fans. This restaurant promises delicious authentic kebabs, and it is hard to pass by with the irresistible aroma floating through. Praises for flavor, quantity, and generous servings of sauces and cheese have guaranteed a steady crowd.

Phone Number: 7994618953

USP Dishes: Seekh Kebabs, Kebab Rolls, Assorted Kebab Platter, Afghan Chicken, Tandoori Momo. 

Available Cuisines: Mughlai, North Indian

Type: Veg and Non-Veg

Meals Served: Lunch, Dinner, Snacks

Address:   House 2402, GR 4, Theodorio Housing Society, Near JJ Costa Hospital, Fatorda Salcete, Margao, Goa 403601

Timings: 12.30pm to 3pm; 7pm to 11.30pm (Tuesdays closed)

Cost for two:  Rs. 400-500 (Budget-Friendly)

Pepper's, 

This casual dining restaurant is known for its seafood and kebabs styled in Goan, Portuguese, Indian, Chinese, and continental preparations. Prepared in a clay oven, the kebabs are available in vegetarian and non-vegetarian varieties.

Phone Number: 8322711125

USP Dishes: Chicken Cafreal, Garlic Chicken

Available Cuisines: Goan, Continental, North Indian, Mughlai, Chinese

Type: Veg and Non-Veg

Meals Served: Lunch, Dinner, Snacks

Address:  15604, Pajifond, Gold Road, Near Child Care School, Margao, Goa 403601

Timings: 11:00am – 3:00pm &7:00pm – 11:00pm, Monday to Sunday

Cost for two: Rs 1000 (Budget-Friendly)

Copperleaf Porvorim

This is a fine-dining, multi-cuisine restaurant with an attached bar. A well-designed menu, great ambience, and a parking facility with a systematic token and seating system have made dining well worth the wait. The always-brimming crowd has praised both vegetarian and non-vegetarian kebabs.

Phone Number: 9075018460

USP Dishes: Peshwari Kebabs, Paneer Kebabs

Available Cuisines: Goan, North Indian, Mughlai, Chinese

Type: Veg and Non-Veg

Meals Served: Breakfast, Lunch Dinner

Address:   Chogm Road, Alto-Porvorim, Goa 403521 

Timings: 24 hours open, Monday to Sunday

How to get there: A 7 mins walk from the Vadakade Bus Stop.

Cost for two: Rs 800 (Budget-Friendly)

Al-Akbar Restaurant

This casual family restaurant is well known for its North Indian-style dishes. Known for being economical and a convenient spot for a quick bite. Vegetarian Hara Bara Kebab and Paneer Tikka Kebab have been recommended by customers. Of course, non-vegetarians have a wide array of choices in kebabs.

Phone Number: 8322704786

USP Dishes: Chicken Tikka Kebab, Akbari Kebab

Available Cuisines: North Indian, Mughlai, Chinese, Kebab, Seafood, Biryani

Type: Veg and Non-Veg

Meals Served: Snacks

Address:  Navelim Road, Margao, Goa 403707

Timings: 11:00am – 11:00pm, Monday to Sunday

Cost for two: Rs 500 (Budget-Friendly)

Tikka and Talk

Another casual dining establishment, it has a lively crowd of customers, both local and tourists. A long list of kebab varieties—vegetarian, vegan, and non-vegetarian—with reasonable pricing and attentive staff have made it a popular destination. 

Phone Number: 7875387774

USP Dishes: Chilly Chicken, Schezwan Chicken Lollipop

Available Cuisines: North Indian

Type: Veg and Non-Veg

Meals Served: Lunch, Dinner

Address:   Shop 7, Landmark Housing Board Circle, Kurtarkar, Gogol, Margao Goa 403726

Timings: 11:00am – 3:00pm & 7:00pm – 11:00pm, Monday to Sunday

Cost for two: Rs 600 (Budget-Friendly)

Kebab and Kurries

This restaurant offers North Indian and Mughlai cuisine, with live music and a serene view. This fine-dining restaurant has an open atmosphere, a large dining area to choose from, and a tasteful menu to boot. The kebabs are served on skewers in a neat arrangement and are a common favorite of customers and staff alike.

Phone Number: 8668240328

USP Dishes: Dudhiya Kebab, Saboot Tandoori Aloo, Labgeer, Gilawatke Kebab

Available Cuisines: Afghan, Mughlai, Chinese

Type: Veg and Non-Veg

Meals Served: Lunch, Dinner

Address:  Dona Sylvia Beach, Cavelossim, Goa 403731

Timings: 12:30pm – 2:45pm and 7pm– 11:30pm, Monday to Sunday; 

How to get there: inside Novotel Goa Dona Sylvia Resort

Cost for two: Rs 3000 (Fine Dining)

Gypsy Baba –The Grill House

This restaurant is a popular dine-in destination due to its open air and spacious dining area, a large garden view, and pleasant ambience. Assorted vegetarian and non-vegetarian kebab platters are available at a reasonable price. Awadi, Mughlai, Tandoori, and Goan preparation styles.

Phone Number: 7875703040

USP Dishes: Mutton Galouti Kebab

Available Cuisines: North Indian, Chinese, Mughlai

Type: Veg and Non-Veg

Meals Served: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Address:   Marra Palacio Road, Pilerne, Candolim, Goa 403114

Timings: 8:30am – 1:30am, Monday to Sunday

Cost for two: Rs 1200 (Mid Range)

The Royal Afghan – Seaside Barbeque and Grill

This is a luxurious beachside fine-dine restaurant with a spectacular view and an indulgent menu serving a large variety of dishes. The vegetarian and non-vegetarian platters are highly recommended for those who find it difficult to pick favorites.

Phone Number: 8322721234

USP Dishes: Murgh Khurchan, Barrah Kebab

Available Cuisines: North Indian, Mughlai

Type: Veg and Non-Veg

Meals Served: Snacks

Address:   ITC Grand Goa, Arossim Beach, Cansaulim, Near Majorda, Goa 403712 

Timings: 10:00am – 11:00pm, Monday to Sunday 

Cost for two: Rs 2500 (Fine Dining)

The Kitchen on Top

This roof-top establishment has both indoor and outdoor seating options and a multi-cuisine menu. The unique styling of the interiors and cuisine have made this a must-visit joint. The flavor, presentation, and aroma of the kebabs will have you ordering seconds, and even asking for the recipe! 

Phone Number: 9719198005

USP Dishes: Bhujia Chicken Sheekh Kabab, Chicken Tikka Makhani, Sikampuri Kebabs 

Available Cuisines: North Indian, Chinese, Asian, Mughlai, Fast Food, Continental, Biryani, Desserts

Type: Veg and Non-Veg

Meals Served: Lunch, Dinner

Address  29321, Fatorda, Salcete, Elite Crossroads, Margao, Goa 403602

Timings: 11:00am – 10:30pm, Wednesday to Monday; Tuesday Holiday

Cost for two: Rs 800 (Budget-Friendly)

There may be such a thing as the best season to visit or vacation in Goa, but regardless of season or occasion, there is definitely an evergreen demand for kebabs by the beach. So hit us up with your kebab favorites and restaurant suggestions.