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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
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Lassi is made with rose water the drink is unforgettable. The food was good and the setting memorable for a sunset dinner.

Thank Chris F
Tryon, North Carolina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As the only Indian restaurant on Isla Colon it is with great regret I have to tell you, it's mediocre at best. I have tried six or seven of the dishes offered on the regular menu and all fell well short of my expectations. The service is slow at best and one evening it was practically non existent, there were... More 

Thank cfoxhunter
Warwick, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great little restaurant on the waterfront run by an Indian lady who spent time in Canada before moving to Panama. They serve great Indian and Thai food and a full range of drinks. Laid back ambient music and some comfy seating make it a good place to stay on after your meal. They do Thalis and a Thai trio for... More 

Thank Neill B
Guelph, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying for a one week vacation and we ate there 4 times we loved it so much! I loved that the location was in the Main Street and very easy to find with an excellent view due to its top level dining. We went there three times for dinner and once for breakfast. The ambiance was authentic Indian... More 

Thank Nikki G
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our dinner here. Having found most Central American food to be a little bland over the last 3 months, it was refreshing to find something a little different and flavoursome. We had the chicken korma and the entree sampler between us and found it to be plenty of food when paired with the naan basket. It was all... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2016

Really enjoyed the meal here, i know it's an Indian and the curry was decent, but the Red Thai Curry was really good. Cocktails were pretty good too

Thank Gareth O
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

Nice atmosphere and just ok price was ok staff was ok food was ok Only the music is was not ok To many different styles at the same time

Thank MauriceDahan
San Isidro de El General, Costa Rica
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016

Again another restaurant trying to get as much business as possible by claiming to be something they are not. This is not a vegan restaurant and barely passes as a restaurant serving Indian food. There was one vegan dish offered on the menu. The chef needs to be told that a curry is a blended sauce. You do not simply... More 

Thank Kenlbroz
Sarasota, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

If you like noodles with peanut butter order the pad thai. That's what it is. Like most restaurants on the water they let the view talk for them, the food however here for me, well, nothing was very good

Thank floridaman2014
South America
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

I've mixed feelings about this place. The curry was pretty good but the portion size was too small. Also what they call a naan is really a chipati. You need to get more food for the money.

Thank Aidan80

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$6 - $17
Indian, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Free Wifi, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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: 50761270671
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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?