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“picking a beach shack on Baga Beach”

Shining Star Beach Shack
Ranked #7 of 134 Restaurants in Baga
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Chinese, Indian
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Good for: Romantic, Families with children, Large groups, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed February 17, 2019

Our hotel had a shuttle that dropped guests off at the Arpora end of Baga Beach. As soon as you hit the beach, staff from the literally dozens of beach shacks tout for your business, all free sunbeds and promising great comfort in exchange for buying the odd drink, perhaps a meal or snack and maybe partaking in a neck massage or pedicure.
A quick scan soon shows the more popular shacks and a quick look at the TripAdvisor best beach shacks on Baga leads you to the Shining Star. Needless to say it is also one of the busiest and although it became our go to shack on one occasion we had to go elsewhere because they had no sunbeds free. The sunbeds are a little crammed together but the staff will move the umbrellas to keep you in or out of the sun as you wish. The staff are very friendly and not at all pushy, the beds have clean towels and the food in the shack is very good and reasonably priced.We had what they call laffi rolls but others call Kathi Rolls and they were very generous portions (one would serve two for lunch). It was so busy you knew the food was fresh and although we didn't get back at night for the BBQ I was told that was also excellent by another guest. The beach is so long you need to find a shack that is close by to where you are coming on the beach so for this part of Baga I recommend the Shining Star.

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed February 15, 2019

No Comparisons .. This was like one of those many shacks in and around Baga .. Nice Shack .. Good Food ,, Decent Service ... Close to Titos Lane ..

Date of visit: August 2018
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1  Thank CoolTravelFreak
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Reviewed February 15, 2019

This was our second year at this shack, it really is the best one we have been to. Big shout out to all the staff especially reddy, ashok, santosh, dev and raj and the lovely sarah. There was many tears by all when we left. The service you receive is amazing they cannot do enough for you. Food and drinks are great. Cant wait till next year

Date of visit: January 2019
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1  Thank nicky00
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Reviewed February 10, 2019 via mobile

Shining star worked in parts for us. Some of the stuff was good but mostly it was an average experience. The coconut curry based stuff was great but the red curry and calamari was pretty average to be honest

Date of visit: February 2019
1  Thank 41bharatb
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Reviewed January 17, 2019

visited Shining Star and every bit as impressed as on previous visits. Reddy is great waiter and food recommendations are excellent, he told me every day what I was having for lunch and I was never disappointed. My view of this shack has not changed, still number 1 on beach. Sam De Man is very friendly and makes a point of talking to al the customers to make sure everything is ok. the lads on the beach are so helpful and cannot do enough to help.
will be back next year

Date of visit: December 2018
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1  Thank Kenny W
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