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Big bamboo bar and restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Indian, Bar, Seafood
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Beach Shake, Palolem, Canacona, India
08:00 - 23:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided on this place as other bars had small beers for price of large the food was amazing. Setting gorgeous... what a beautiful place friendly staff

Thank sueschoey32
Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

I went for drinks last night with a friend of mine to this beachfront shack to try it out. It stands alongside the big boys like Cuba, Havana and Cafe del Mar but what makes it stand out from the rest is the lovely decor with the palm fronds fringing the front of the restaurant and the cute tables on... More 

Thank wendyjwinnard
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

We arrived nice and early to get a table right on the beach, with candles all around dug into the sand - v romantic as we watched the sunset! Food & service was good too. Thank you!

Thank YelloBalolia
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

My favourite place in Palolem...best view ... Helping staff... Friendly owner... Delicious food ... What else you want for the vacation... 😁

Thank NormanJackson
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Very good food, smoothies. We tried all the vegetarian dishes, all excellent! Nice and clean. Best coffee! Good sunbeds! We are missing you now!! Will definitely come back!!

Thank Carola B
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Big Bamboo is by far the BEST on the beach. The food is ace, drinks ice cold and service is amazing. Nobu is the best, most helpful server who will do anything for you. This year, I stayed in the adjacent sea facing hut. Was meant to be there for just 5-days, but stayed 10! Excellent food, excellent prices, excellent... More 

Thank Darren K
Guildford, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 211 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Nice way to spend the day - the sun loungers with towels are free if you eat or drink there. We had a couple of coffees and then went inside for lunch and had an excellent bruschetta and a slice of local cake plus ice cream with soft drinks. All day and all that for well under £10 even with... More 

Thank pb56422
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Fresh Beet Carrot Ginger Juice. Avocado toast (special add green chilis). Hard working staff. Good music. Fresh caught fish BBQ in the evening. Menu has something for everyone, a great view and central location with good prices. (Tip in cash - most local staff don't get tips you add to your charge card)

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

A typical shack on the beach, a few doors south of Ciaran's. Had decent prawns and chicken but really not outstanding, and totally overpriced for the quantity and quality supplied. In my opinion a run-of-the-mill shack, unfortunately very similar to most of the other restaurants on Palolem Beach nowadays : not very interesting food-wise, no authentic local character, no long-term... More 

Thank Ben T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Big bamboo is a excellent choice .I really enjoyed excellent breakfast nice see food .service also is quick. Owners is good as well .

Thank Mahender T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Bar, Seafood
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Beach Shake, Palolem, Canacona, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Goa  >  Canacona  >  Palolem

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?