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Seamen's Nest

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Near Ferry Point, Assolna 403701 India+91 77688 12342Website
Open now11:00 AM - 3:00 PM7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

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PRICE RANGE
US$ 60 - US$ 250
CUISINES
Bar, Pub, Soups, Seafood, Chinese, Indian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
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Reviewed 27 March 2020

Superb finger licking delicious n cheap food... Fantastic ambience... Very friendly staff...reminds me of Bryan Adams 'Thought I'd died n gone to heaven'

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 12 January 2020 via mobile

Beautiful located, great ambiance Delicious food and if you like seafood it is worth the money. Would definitely recommend people and will surely visit again.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 8 November 2019 via mobile

It was great experience. execellent seafood and good service. Good ambience very relaxing Defently we will come back here

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 29 May 2019 via mobile

I took my scooter from the south of Goa, especially to go and try the restaurants next to the river at Assolna on Monday...thinking that it would be a quieter day than the weekend to do so. I arrived quite early for lunch, like around...12.15 and found that a lot of tables already had 'Reserved' signs on them. However, the staff showed me to another small table where I could sit by myself and were happy when 5 minutes later I changed to another one right next to the water. It looks like they assign a waiter to each person or group as you sit down because I had the same one throughout my visit...a really lovely young man called Pravesh who turned out to be an absolute star during my visit. Immediately I sat down I was given a menu to peruse, and there was plenty of choice for all palates on there, from meat dishes like chicken xacuti to pork pepper fry, ox tongue, vegetable dishes and a huge list of different seafoods available at APS rates. I decided to order the oysters, though Pravesh told me they weren't fresh oysters still in the shell but rather cooked in different ways, which was fine...I had mine in butter garlic sauce, along with a mackerel in the same sauce. I also had a beer and Sprite to make a shandy whilst I was waiting. It didn't take long for the food to arrive. Both plates were loaded with chopped fried garlic which I absolutely adore! The mackerel itself was huge and there was a heap of oysters on my plate which were sooooo delicious! It was a lovely place to sit, with the breeze blowing in from the river. You could view the cruise boat from Cavelossim passing by whilst you had your lunch. It didn't take long for the whole restaurant to become full with locals, which for me is always a good sign. Despite how busy it was, Pravesh came to my table often to ask if I was OK or if I needed anything else. I really appreciated his friendliness. Above all, I'll remember this place because of how attentive the staff were. The facilities are good with a wash basin and soap for after you've dealt with your seafood, and the toilets were clean and tidy. Parking in the car park gets busy but there's plenty of room on the road outside. If there was just one tiny thing I'd change about this place it would be the music as it was a bit dated and 70s disco-ey, whereas some light jazz might suit the ambience better. But all in all, I had a fabulous visit and will be returning often to this hidden gem of a place because they've totally got it right!More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 8 May 2019

Visited for lunch. The food was superb. Though does get crowded and recommend one goes early. Fresh seafood and quick, efficient service. Will definately visit again.

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed 26 October 2018

The Restaurant was recommended by a friend and we went all the way from the north to enjoy a nice lunch by the river, the Food was good & reasonable. The pomfret Tandoor is surely recommended. Service was good. The place is for a basic...meal, worth the price. You however have a limited parking space though.More

Date of visit: December 2017
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Reviewed 12 May 2017

Evening Spoiled. The service was pathetic. On complaining to the owner Mr. Mario and his Manager, were so very aggressive and violent and could not take my feedback in a positive manner. He asked me whether he had invited me to the Restaurant and that...if I did not like their services, it was my problem and I am free to go and never come again. Customer satisfaction is definitely not their motto and satisfying their own Ego, seems the only objective of running this Hell hole. Dirty Toilets, shabby sitting arrangements, old smelly, dirty gunny bags used in the roofing are free services to repel you. Seamans Nest is definitely not for people who are looking for ambience, courteous service and a decent meal with family. Be prepared to be bullied or even attacked if you complain about their bad service and ambience. Will never go again after the unpleasant experience...nor will recommend others. Avoid..not worth wasting a valuable occassion or getting disappointed.More

Date of visit: May 2017
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

When we visit Goa the air smells of sea and the seafood is always on the mind.But the right taste gets us the satisfaction that we look forward to.Though the ambiance is a factor and basic amenities do matter yet many a times the food...scores over the rest. Riverside shack is what one would look to for a holiday lunch with a glass of beer/fresh lemon soda.This place is exactly of that sort.Enjoyable drive through the village and across a railway crossing to a secluded joint overlooking river.Fresh breeze and perfect cuisine that serves you Crabs/Lobsters/Fresh fish/Prawns. For few cost effective.More

Date of visit: March 2017
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Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

We wanted to eat crabs and asked the pool boy. He suggested going to Seamen's nest and it was the best food we had in Goa. Not to mention the cheapest. You need a car to get here and it is always full with locals...(which is a good sign). It's better to visit in the day time because at night the lighting isn't great and it's by the river = mosquitos. Still if you are in South Goa and have a car this is a must visit, We had their prawns, crabs and fish and none of us had a bad tummy so we went again. You can either have their pre done crab curry or order in fresh crabs and have a whole one to yourself.More

Date of visit: March 2017
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Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

I have never been disappointed whenever I've visited Seamen Nest.to put it simple words it's one of d best restaurants one can visit without much artificial pompous flattering. The ambience is beautiful(next to river Sal). Food delicious.service excellent.try their crab crab xec xec.

Date of visit: July 2016
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