Craving sushi in Goa? Try these places!
Written by Tyra Colaso
The fascination with sushi has caught up in Goa with a few restaurants choosing to cater to its following. The next time you crave some good sushi in Goa do not think too hard over finding the perfect place. Blurb Goa has put together a list of restaurants which serve some of the best sushi in Goa.
Tamari (Panjim): Tamari is one of the finest restaurants serving sushi in Goa, and is located at the Vivanta by Taj in St Inez. It was probably the first restaurant that served sushi in Goa. Along with the satiating sushi, the Teppanyaki counter makes for an interactive dining experience. If you love tea, Tamari has a large collection of interesting teas for you to choose from.
The Oak Barrel (Panjim): This new restaurant located on the main road going towards Miramar in Panjim, has recently added sushi to its already popular Pan-Asian menu. They have one of the widest selections of sushi, and if you’re vegetarian you’re in for a treat too. Their chefs are experts in Asian cuisines, especially Japanese and sushi.
Yaki Zushi (Sangolda): Located on a heritage property in Sangolda, it is owned by Chef Amory D’souza. They are famous for Teppanyaki, a style of Japanese cooking. Besides sushi rolls, soba noodles are said to be their best-selling dishes.
Koi Asian Dining & Bar (Calangute): The uniqueness of this place is that the chef will take you through a customized menu as per your preference at the live Teppanyaki table. They also have live music through the week.
Sushi Cafe (Canacona): Sushi Cafe is a shack located opposite the Lalit Golf and Spa Resort in a quiet village in South Goa. Their most talked about sushi are the prawn and salmon ones and they also have vegetarian options if that interests you. Soy sauce and wasabi are modified to suit the palate for first time local eaters.
Ori (Vasco da Gama): Ori is situated on the first floor of the HQ hotel in Vasco Da Gama. It’s a perfect combination of a fine dining and a relaxed casual ambience to tempt your senses. The overhauled menu does reflect the Asian cuisine with a good selection of Chinese, Thai, Malaysian & Japanese dishes with sushi on top of that list.
Goa has certainly seen its food make a mark and with sushi’s rise in popularity, one can only hope to see more sushi restaurants pop up in the state.