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“Mediterranean Ahoy!!”
Review of Samovar - CLOSED

Samovar
Price range: $3 - $10
Cuisines: Lebanese, Mediterranean
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Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating
Description: "Located in central Anjuna, Samovar is an enchanting outdoor restaurant that specialises in Lebanese cuisine. It belongs to the charitable trust Samarpan Foundation, as do the clothing and accessory & jewellery shops that make up the property. Stepping off the busy Anjuna main road, the restaurant is set in a large garden, rich in character of elegance, colour and a contemporary edge." -- whats up goa
Reviewed March 25, 2013

Our visit to Samovar was a quick one. The moment we reached, we were welcomed in a traditional Middle Eastern courtesy. Off the road, it was a completely different world altogether. The large canopies in front of the bar made their presence felt to the core. We chose to sit in the dining area which was a spread under a large tree and had a fresh Shawarmas being churned out in front of us. In a place like Goa, its hard to find classy restaurants, but I feel that this one fits in the wall perfectly. We ordered Fattoush, Mezze Platter non veg, and chicken shawarmas wrap. It turns out that the Fattoush was nicely done with hints of sumac and cumin but was overloaded with feta cheese (Maybe the chef gets the cheese for free). Our Mezze platter was a sure shot winner with perfectly done humus, babaganoush, falafel and chicken wings. The restaurant has an obligatory service of fresh pita which is a big service gesture. Chicken Shawarma was flavourful but the chefs will have to consider the amount of fat they use as it was soaked in fat and did not have any texture to its bite. The bathrooms are pretty large and spacious and the complete premises is disabled friendly. That's a big PLUS.
We did not order any drinks and stuck to beers though the bar menu looked very tempting as it had some very interesting names of cocktails. Gave desserts a miss as we were pretty full, but did I mention. They do their own in-house baklava for restaurant and home delivery ordering too.
All in all a great place in the making. Lets see how well does Samovar fare in the next season. Would surely be giving another try with a larger group.

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Thank virtualcritic
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Reviewed March 21, 2013 via mobile

This must be the most classy restaurant in the whole of Goa. Excellent food, a perfect service and an overwhelming decor. You have to see it to believen it.
Together with Café Lambretta and Jamies in Baga the absolute top in North Goa. Don't miss it !

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Thank Sven V
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

We have been many times to Samovar, and have not had a bad meal. It's a beautiful place, very classy, attentive waiters, lovely food, and the staff are very helpful. Many vegetarian and vegan dishes. Overall a great place to eat.

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Thank AyaQueen
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Reviewed March 10, 2013

A must try in Anjuna. Food is delish and atmosphere cannot be beaten. Staff are super friendly. Little bit pricey but definitely worth it.

Thank MiaandHunts
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Reviewed March 1, 2013 via mobile

It's one of the most beautiful restaurant in goa !!!
Everything is so perfect here .
Super selection of cocktails and food . Although we had issues with food but everything was taken good Care
Of .must visit

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Thank Harshita_mayaa
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