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VJ's Shack

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Candolim, Bardez, India
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've been to Goa many times, but this was our first time at VJ's. Great service and food (huge menu to select from). Clean toilets. Always made to feel welcome by all and nothing too much trouble. We'll be back.

Thank Julie H
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Are second visit to candolim and we visited vj's on numerous times food is great . We asked for magners and they sent someone to the supermarket to get some for my girlfriend that was a good touch best shack in candolim

1 Thank Rono5times
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 29, 2017

It's tough to choose between all the beach shacks in Candolim so we went to VJs on recommendation of a local guy we met on the plane. I'm glad we did - it was some of the best food we had in India (and we ate in some high end restaurants in Mumbai which cost ten times as much and... More 

Thank Nick G
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 22, 2017 via mobile

We had a great time in VJ's shack on Candolim beach. The food is excellent and the service is the best I have ever had and we have been to Goa many many times so I do know what to expect. Sunita provides excellent massages at a good price and as good as any 5star salon and the lovely Geeta... More 

2 Thank Val H
Solihull, England
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48 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed March 18, 2017 via mobile

VJ'S Shack is superb, the best shack in Candolim. It is located at the Whispering Palms end of the beach which is not manic like at the Beach Road end, so very relaxing. The team as always along with the service and food was superb....can't fault it 😎😎😎

1 Thank Harb
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed March 17, 2017

Been going to VJ's for nine years now, and it just gets better. Staff are always helpful and friendly. Most speak English And Russian. Goa food is served as you want it, mild spicy and extra spicy. Food is served breakfast and lunch, plus evenings if there's a demand. Sunbeds are free as long as you eat at the shack.... More 

1 Thank tonyriley
Ipswich, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed March 17, 2017

Brilliant seafood and staff really nice service brilliant. Tables cleaned regularly. Prawns were delicious

Thank sarahtang0
West Bromwich, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed March 15, 2017

Vj, Annan,Geeta and every single one of the staff (sorry ! cannot remember everybody's names) go out of their way to please you at this shack . The main sell for me was - there was no hard sell from anyone here , no hassle no pressure to buy the wares sold by the girls or to have massages ,... More 

1 Thank meesh1772
Spalding, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed March 13, 2017

We picked this shack because basically we did not want to trudge too far from whispering palms road, but having done that it was very nice the beds are free as long as you buy drinks and eat there. The girls who do the beds and bring you drinks are very nice and will make your day comfortable and will... More 

1 Thank David L
South Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed March 2, 2017

Our favourite shack by far, plenty of sunbeds with brolly's and service from your sunbed if required! Lovely food with loads of choice to suit everyone's tastes, but most of all Vijay and his staff are great and go out of their way to make sure you enjoy yourself ! look forward to seeing them all again soon.

1 Thank Kim B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Chinese, Indian, Bar, Seafood, Asian, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Candolim, Bardez, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Goa  >  North Goa District  >  Bardez  >  Candolim

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