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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
Mon - Fri 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sarasota, Florida
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18 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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403 reviews
197 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Turrialba, Costa Rica
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was good, a little on the expensive side for what you get. I do not recommend the lamb shish kabob as it was not what we expected. It was not chunks of lamb, but rather ground lamb.

Thank Ginger F
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49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We very much enjoyed our dinner at Om Cafe. The location is really nice and atmospheric, with a terrace over the water, fairy lights, lots of paintings on the wooden structure of the house - you really feel yourself transported to India or Sri Lanka... So a welcome change of scenery in Bocas town - just remember your are on... More 

Thank Hélène D
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place offers a range of Indian and Thai food :) it is slightly more expensive but pretty good! The place is right on the water and open during the week but not on the weekend.

Thank greirc
London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

One of the best currys i've had round the world. Food was fantastic, staff were attentive and friendly and the atmosphere was just lovely. Would definitely recommend!

Thank Devonp21
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

We really enjoyed our evening at Om. Friendly, fun atmosphere and delicious food. I had the butter paneer and enjoyed it! Situated right on the water, it was a beautiful spot to watch a powerful evening thunderstorm roll through.

Thank Christine F
Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

Food is good and service is very nice. A good choice in Boca. Must gave the appetizer chick peas Chapra something. Lamb was extremely spicy and we lije spicy but this was tooooo much. Chicken was delicious. Naan was really more of a pita than Naan. Sangria was very good with a twist of rose water. Very refreshing.

Thank ecb47
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

We were really looking forward to having some indian food and had heard good reviews. The restaurant was busy when we arrived, we waited over 1.5 hours for our food. We ordered a Thali plate each, the portion was good sized however the food was disappointing. The butter pander tasted like cheesy crisps and my partners karma tasted unusual. The... More 

Thank 8Emma1910
Ontario, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

My family and I ate here in March 2016. The place was not busy as we were there early. My children are vegetarian so there was lots of choice for them to eat here. I had the Korma Chicken and it was amazing. I would recommend this place to anyone that likes Indian food.

Thank trip-planning-mama

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$6 - $17
Indian, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?