Cafe Goa is a family restaurant with good value. Find a variety of foods on the menu like seafood, meat, poultry, pastas and vegetarian, including traditional Indian dishes.
I went to Cafe Goa upon reading the review on Eat Out naming it as unpretentious and Durban's Best Kept Secret. I ordered the Pot of Prawns half portion peri peri, my partner the grilled hake. The prawns arrived smothered in what can only be described as gravy, they were dripping in it. There was no peri peri flavour even and when I pointed this out to the waitress she said that's how they come. Well farewell to the age-old portuguese- style prawn we all recognise as authentic and much loved, bye to the mozambican flavours dragged across the world and delivered to us all. As I had tasted but one and left the rest, the waitress didn't offer an irish not mention the complaint to management. Must have been an off day - or else rib-style basting on prawns is on trend. I'll stick to cooking them at home, takes 5 minutes to grill Cafe Goa.
This is certainly Durban's best kept secret. The passion the owners Dave and Nick have for beautiful food and amazing flavours certainly is apparent. The restaurant is unassuming and the proof of the curry is defintely in the eating! For curry with a Portuguese influence you gotto. Try this!!
Classic 'Dont judge a book by it's cover'. Very unassuming and quaint, but the excellent food and service will take you by surprise! Much, much better than all your franchise restaurants. Give it a shot, you wont be disappointed.
What a cute little place!!
On a recent visit from Cape Town was amazed at what they offered.
Want to clone this place and give Cape Town a wake up call.............
This is Durban's best kept secret. Really good food at reasonable prices. The staff are willing and helpful and the owner is welcoming and warm. There is a range of food, all delicious. Never had a bad meal there - which is pretty good going after approximately 5 years!!