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#397 of 17,481 Restaurants in London


Indian, Asian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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Reviewed 18 October 2019 via mobile

Old goa goan fish curry and goan fish fry wow amazing💕😍 after eat all find such great old goa good sarves

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 10 June 2019

I've been here several times and always loved both the welcome and the food. In particular I cannot recommend the mixed starter and the crab and fish cakes enough. They are so succulent and tasty and I could eat them every day. Lots of different...main options and every one that I've tried has been really delicious.More

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed 9 June 2019 via mobile

Started with crab and fish cutlets, then sorpotel (pork liver and belly in a spiced braise), goan fish curry, kidney bean xacutti, breads and rice. Delicious, about £50 for the three of us (byo alcohol). So welcoming and sweet, a lovely dinner.

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed 8 May 2019

The atmosphere at this restaurant is low key, it's certainly not glitzy but the home style cooking is main event. The restaurant is not licensed so this helps to keep the bill down making it not an expensive night out. BTW it is primarily open...in the evenings. I am told the food is absolutely authentic, it was certainly delicious. The crab and fish cakes were light and moreish. Also the fish curry was good and the earthy flavours Beef Assado really different, but nonetheless excellent. Will return to try other dishes. If I was looking to get a bunch of friends for dinner, it would make a great venue. If you are in the area, go try.More

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed 9 March 2019 via mobile

Authentic goan cuisine in London. All dishes are great and healthy, but I strongly recommend the Assado (Beef) and Bebinca for desert. Obrigado Savio!

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed 6 December 2018

A nice trip to Goa! Visited this restaurant via friends recommendation. Personal service. With delicious dishes and a very friendly environment it feels like you're eating on the beaches of Goa. It is cooked to order. The fish in the curry was beautifully fresh. Very...good value for money! We will be back!More

Date of visit: November 2018
Reviewed 18 August 2018

Amazing food, the chorizo sausages will make you cry and you will never be able to eat them again elsewhere without thinking about these ones. The owner is amazing, his 75 years old mother in love cooks like a Goa mama should. The place is...tiny, book in advance and buy wine/beer (there's an ok shop in front of it but there's also an excellent wine shop for wine/beer not far from Norbury station) I'll be back. I am lucky we are only 20 minutes walk from the place but if you want to eat food from someone that loves his job, the food he makes you should make an effort and come to Norbury.More

Date of visit: August 2018
Reviewed 16 August 2018

Visited the place on a Sunday - dark, dingy, low lighting and the small unhygeinicly looking kitchen right next to bar. Cooking utensils to laugh at. Not fit to be a restaraunt. Just us three guests. and was asked by presumably by the owner’s mother...if I booked as she had to ‘ensure quantity of food was available’ and that food was cooked all from ‘fresh’ a word repeated a number of times during my eat - that’s when alarm bells started to ring. My child was recommended a non spicy butter chicken (not a Goan dish btw) but it was not fresh, more dry and microwaved from last night’s leftovers. Full price as well even though for a kid. Goan Prawn curry - 4 prawns and heads - also did not taste Goan. Chicken caramel - chicken no thanks - again dry and tasteless. I grew up on this stuff and even cook it at home. An embarrassment to Goan cuisine. Service was poor - forgetting many items and having to be reminded. At approx £10 per dish, bill was £55 for two adults and a kid cash only - a complete shafting of my savings. If the owner actually invested a little more in the restaraunt as he does with his spice brand - clearly his main source of income- then it would help his brand and not tarnish it. The recent glamorous Telegraph article - surely the critic was paid! For a real taste of Goa, look elsewhere or fly to Goa. Should of gone to Harvesters!!!More

Date of visit: August 2018
Reviewed 9 August 2018

If you Enjoy Delicious Authentic Goan food at a reasonable price ,then you must visit the Olde Goa restaurant in Norbury. The owner Savio is very warm friendly and welcoming. My Wife, Daughter and I especially enjoy the Goan Fish Masala which was very tasty...and freshly fried and full of delicious Spice. This week we visited again to taste Savio`s new pure Indian Vegetarian Menu which was immaculately presented and consisted of a platter of about eight different dishes along with chapati which again was full of delicious variety and very satisfying.More

Date of visit: August 2018
Reviewed 8 August 2018

My wife and I have lived in Norbury for 25+ years, and when our favourite Vegetarian Indian Restaurant closed down (sadly) a few years ago, I mentioned to Savio, the owner of 'Olde Goa', that there would be a vacuum in the local vegetarian Indian...market, and he should fill it Last night, I went for my first 'all vegetarian' evening at 'Olde Goa' with another couple of veggie friends, and what an outstanding experience ! What Chef Savio has done is to create an exclusive vegetarian experience for one night a week - every Tuesday, so that pure veggies can enjoy food without having to worry about fish or meat cooking smells coming from the kitchen, or without wondering if your food has been cooked in a dish previously occupied by non-veggie food - he uses cooking utensils reserved exclusively for veggie food Anyway, enough of my rambling. What was, and is (every Tuesday) on offer is a Thali Platter at a very reasonable fixed price, where you get six or so little dishes plus rice and chapati's. Every week the dishes will be rotated, so you shouldn't suffer from boredom with the same food week after week Last nights offering included some delicious cut french beans, chickpeas, pumpkin, daal, beetroot, and potato, all served with rice and chapati's The food was spicy, but not too hot, and each dish had been cooked fresh from ingredients sourced that morning The word is getting around after only two weeks of this Veggie experience, as the restaurant had several other tables occupied, so do give it a try, and do make a reservation (07956 206056) as 'Olde Goa' is often booked solidMore

Date of visit: August 2018
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Response from YogionaBike | Reviewed this property |
I do not know. Ring Savio the owner and chef and ask him. He's a very friendly helpful man and will be happy to answer your question. I hope you are able to visit Old Goa because it is a lovely restaurant.
20 July 2015|
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Response from Jorged1973 | Reviewed this property |
It's Goan cuisine.
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Olde Goa is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5