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“We just keep coming back!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Shining Star Beach Shack

Shining Star Beach Shack
Ranked #9 of 104 Restaurants in Baga
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Chinese, Indian, Bar, Seafood, Asian, International, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Cheap Eats, View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Todmorden, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
“We just keep coming back!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2011

The Shining Star staff are exceptional and the food is great. This is our third review because it continues to offer good service and excellent value for money over the years. Reddy as always was superb... he truly is a great asset to the Shack and like the others goes out of his way to provide everything you need. The newly opened Shining Star restaurant on the Baga Rd needs a visit too- especially for a catch up with Santosh and Ajit. Overall everyone provides good service and the Shack shouldnt be missed!! Try it,

  • Visited April 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank CarolineTodmorden
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English first
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158 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“Really enjoyable.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2011

We visited the shining star on 4 occasions during April 2011 & found it very pleasant, Reddy really looked after us, thanks. 

The fresh fish is really good & the staff are happy to recommend dishes if like me you don't want really hot curries. 

The Toilet is very small, very hot, with 1 urinal & a western toilet & are kept locked with a key available from the bar, seem clean enough but do smell a bit!

Located near Baga creek you do get the smell of diesel fumes when boats take off, but not too much hassle from beach sellers & a firm no thanks seems enough to get rid of them. 

I will use it again. 

    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Bearsdenbloke
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Leeds
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Total chill out”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2011

I have unfortunatelyjust got back to England from travelling to Delhi and Goa, we have been to Goa three times and have always gone to the Shining Star Shack on Baga, you ask the taxis to drop you right outside, when you get there walk down the beach to the shack, here you will be welcomed by either Rocky (our friend), Raj, Reddy, Pintu, Singh, Mahesh or others, Monday night is BBQ night where you can feast on fresh seafood, cooked to perfection, we have eaten all round Baga, you will not get a better taste or Delhi Belly. During the day you can sit at the shack on one of the comfy sunbeds where you can eat, sleep have a massage or shop without moving!
Rocky has always looked after us and never asked for anything in return. Great friend.

  • Visited March 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank tigerpar4
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RETFORD ENGLAND
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Singh is the King”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2011

I went to the Shining Star based on previous recommendations on this site.
It`s situated near Baga Creek and serves the most beautiful food one could imagine with a list of dishes as long as your arm. The fresh fish is to die for with a choice of Red Snapper , Kingfish , Rock Bass , Pomfret to name but four as well as live King Crab and Lobster. It is cooked to your taste and every dish is so beautifully presented with ornate carved vegetables. The Tandoori Chicken is absolutely gorgeous , nothing like what you get in England and some of the vegetable dishes are superb as are the Fish and Chicken Tikka. I had the pleasure of dining their every night for three weeks something I have never done before but then again I have never had such quality of food and service before.
The staff are friendly and not pushy as well as exceptionally well mannered and it is here that I must single out my waiter Singh , the man is a perfect gentleman and his English is very good. He would always explain what a dish consisted of and not once did he get my order wrong. He is a fascinating man to speak with and an absolute star.
The owner Sam De Man makes the effort to speak to all his customers and I think it says a lot when you listen to his staff speak about him with such fondness. Hey this guy even went fishing with a net one evening at the mouth of the creek and the small Mackerel he caught were cooked instantly and mouthwateringly and handed out to all his customers.
On a Monday they hold a Barbecue evening with the most wonderful selection of fresh fish you could imagine along with Karaoke , fireworks and entertainment , a simply superb evening although I will never forgive Singh for talking me into doing Karaoke though I think my rendition of Country Roads was punishment enough for the man !!
I never found the toilet to be anything less than highly satisfactory , clean and loads of soap , towels etc having said that the whole esthablishment is spotlessley clean.
It is no exaggeration to say that the Shining Star is the jewel in Bagas crown.
Is there anywhere better in Baga or even North Goa ? Well as Singh would say " Actually , No ! "

  • Visited February 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank CATBLACKINDIA
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“shining in quality”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2011

This was our third time to baga, and have tried quite a few shacks we had ticked shining star as one to try second day their and we were hooked, The owner Sam d man made an effort to speak with you when he could, The food was excellant and great service. like to thank Bhau, Santosh and his wee cousin for a great time. Dolphin watching to the Sun setting this is the shack to be in. We stayed in the ronal beach hotel 3* good food and clean and is right in the centre of baga.

  • Visited January 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank kenny98
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