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Om Cafe

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Av. F at Calle 2 | Close to the Iguana Bar, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
+507 6624-0898
16:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 16:00 - 22:00
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Port Elgin, Canada
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I had a wonderful dinner at Ohm restaurant. I had the butter chicken, my girlfriend had the red coconut seafood curry, delicious. Service was very friendly, and a lovely atmosphere. We would highly recommend it. Best meal we had on the island.

Thank Nigel M
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After many days of rice and beans, I was ready for something different. Of course, the curries at Om were perfect. Overall dinner was a bit more expensive that other places on the island, but tasty, filling with friendly service and a nice atmosphere.

Thank Jan K
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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's hard to get a spicy meal in Panama but Om delivers. We had the fish vindaloo, shrimp tikka, chicken korma, and butter chicken. All were juicy and flavorful. The presentation is wonderful as well and you can't beat the beautiful waterfront seating.

Thank Taylor G
Bocas del Toro Province, Panama
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I have been living in Bocas for 5 months and Om Cafe is a must stop whenever friends or family are in town. The food is delicious and creative. Although the menu has traditional Indian and Thai fare, it has a unique twist which never disappoints. A perfect blend of spices (not just heat) in every dish. There isn't a... More 

Thank Heather S
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63 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

The food is good. Lots of yummy flavors and a nice change from typical local food. The service isn't the best, they did mess up the order but fixed it as soon as they could. The lamb appetizer is amazing.

Thank KelseaMike
Ibiza, Spain
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Last night we went for dinner at OM Cafe. The food actually was delicious but the service was awful. We waited 20mins to be asked for our drinks order. I helped myself to the menus as no one gave us any. They forgot the popodums til the end of the meal and forgot completely half of my dish. The guy... More 

Thank gypsyyrubia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

This was my best meal in bocas. I was a little hesitant and I wanted to stick to local flavor but this was amazing. Love northern Indian food and this place is fire. I got the spicy fish and the takkiI shrimp. The fish was cooked perfectly and the spice was lovely, although closer to mild curry than a spicy.... More 

Thank Lauren K
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful place to eat in Bocas del Toro Authentic food and a wonderful atmosphere, the owner is a really lovely person and I can't thank her enough. If you visit Bocas, make sure you don't miss this place.

Thank nicknjh
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Interesting, well made food. i'm a rookie with very few experiences with indian restaurants, and they weren't great. But Om does a great job and everything i saw or tried was tasty, even if i had no idea what the heck it was. If you're averse to spicy, talk with the waitress, because certain items pack a wallop, which was... More 

Thank Price B
Palanga, Lithuania
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66 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Indian food, but not only. Nice fish. Quick, friendly service. Live music in the evenings. On the main street.

Thank Lasse2

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 17
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Av. F at Calle 2 | Close to the Iguana Bar, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Bocas del Toro Province  >  Isla Colon  >  Bocas Town
  • Phone Number: +507 6624-0898
OM Cafe, established in 2002 offers authentic Indian cuisine in our new location over the water with a beautiful deck overlooking the ocean and with the only retractable roof in Bocas! You can also sit on our street side terrace to watch to people watch. We have an amazing selection of Indian classics such as Samosas, butter chicken, vindaloo, naan and more. We have recently added some international specialties on our menu like our famous pad Thai and our creme de la creme chicken. We offer the traditional yogurt drink called lassi and we also have an array of fantastic cocktails like our Twisted Madame, our Lotus Flower white wine sangria made with rose water. The decor, the ambiance and the location and of course the food will ensure a wonderful dining experience. The owner was born in India and raised in Toronto, Canada and has been I Bocas for over 14 years.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?