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“Best of the bunch”

Kalinga Restaurant & Bar
Ranked #121 of 313 Restaurants in Candolim
Price range: $50 - $450
Cuisines: Asian
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed March 19, 2013

This is one of only two places we visited twice ( coyote being the other) and it never fails to impress, the food, service and overall experience is first class. It can be summed by a gentleman who sat at the next table when asked by a passing lady what the food was like he replied 'the best in Candlim'

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Thank Humphman
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

Kalinga is, quite simply, the best Indian restaurant I have ever eaten in. We went 3 times during our three weeks in January, which is a compliment in itself when there are so many other good restaurants around. I find it hard to resist the tandoori, as it is cooked in the open so tempts you the moment you walk up the steps to take your table. We do counter this 'addiction' by always ordering at least one vegetable curry to share, and often a raita, too. Kalinga is our first night treat and our last night treat - but we can't resist another visit in the middle of our holiday. The service and food are so consistent, which is certainly not the case with every restaurant in the area!

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Thank Mojoworkin
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Reviewed March 13, 2013

The first time we had 2 beers I had paneer with mushrooms and baby corn and my husband had paneer with tomato sauce with rice and naan bread. The cost was 700 rupees. At about 52 or 54 rupees to the dollar the cost was about $12.00. We went again and had butter chicken and my husband had spinach chicken . The last time we went was 2 nights later and the staff was so happy to see us again. We are used to tipping 15-20% inc the US but we tip 10% in India and they remember and are so friendly. We had a beer across the street at Mikey's Place( DO not go here) and the staff waved to us when they saw us.

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1  Thank Nevilledog
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Reviewed March 13, 2013

This was by far the best restaurant I visited during our stay. Staff are very friendly, you can't get an expensive meal ( by UK standards) in Candolim. Kalinga is toward the top end in terms of cost. We shared a starter and had 2 mains with rice and Naan. 2 beers and 4 G &Ts for £13.

If you do nothing else whilst in Candolim go to Kalinga order butter chicken and a cheese naan any rice and enjoy.

I actually proposed marrage to the chef based on this meal. My wife was a bit concerned and to be honest the chef was too, but he was flattered.

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1  Thank phil m
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Reviewed March 6, 2013

The mutton biryani and butter chicken were spot on. There's nothing pretentious about this restaurant unlike other places in Candolim, our food was cooked to perfection and the prices are very reasonable too.

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Thank STALEXLiverpool
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