Ten-Second Takeaway

Open through the year, Fat Fish is a charming restaurant on the Calangute-Arpora Road. It serves up stellar fish thalis and other quintessential Goan delicacies.

Chow Down

Special Goan Fish Thali, Goan Sausage Pulao

Sip On

Bira, House Wine

Winning For

The breezy laidback ambience, VFM fish thalis that serve up a selection of really fresh seafood, and Goan dishes done right.

Lowdown On The Ambience

Fashioned like an open gazebo, there’s plenty of light and breeze that pours into the massive space that’s mostly done up in white and logs of wood.

Something’s Fishy

Fat Fish’s menu is pretty vast and includes Goan, Indian, and a few Continental dishes. But when in Goa, go the Goan way. We ordered their Special Goan Fish Thali along with a King Fish Recheado Masala Fry. We were rewarded with a massive thali. And at just INR 220, we got a generous mound of steamed rice paired with two kinds of fish curry. A mellow, coconut-based curry while the other came with a hit of chilli.

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There was also a serving of crab curry and although the crab didn’t have much meat on it, the thick, coconut-based gravy was infused with the sweetness of the crabmeat. Beside it, was a Mussels dish that was lightly tossed in coconut, onions, and a few spices. We also got a serving of vegetables done in typical Goan style. There was also a giant slice of rawa-coated, fried King Fish that added crunch to the thali. We washed all of this down with a glass of chilled Bira {that they have on tap}.

Sausage Fest

Their Goan Sausage Pulao is one of the best we had in the sunny State. The generously spiced rice was accompanied by the tanginess and the smokiness of the cut up sausages and made for a heavenly dish. 

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From fellow Fat Fish fans, we’ve heard great things about their Prawn Butter Garlic that comes drenched in a silken sauce. The desserts here too deserve a mention with the gooey and rich Chocolate Brownie and the luscious Caramel Custard being unanimous favourites. 

So, We’re Thinking…

If you are in North Goa and want to feast on local preparations, this is the place for you. The seafood lovers especially will have a blast here. During peak tourist season, you may have to put in a short wait though.

Photos: Fat Fish