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Bar Goa, Toronto, ON

Bar Goa

4.4
4.4
70 Reviews
CAN$51 and over
Indian
A retreat in the city where you can escape from the hustle of Downtown. Come join us for a unique dining experience featuring New Age Indian cuisine combined with great wines and Indian inspired cocktails. Come and lose yourself here!

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2 people

8:00 p.m.


Booked 12 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    CAN$51 and over
  • Cuisines
    Indian, Fusion / Eclectic, Cocktail Bar
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (437) 880-8317
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual

Experiences

  • Non-vegetarian Omakase Menu

    Multiple dates available
    STANDARD OMAKASE 6 Courses | 75 Minutes | $70 Beverage pairing $40 *BOUGIE OMAKASE 10 Courses | 120 Minutes | $110 Beverage pairing $60
    Non-vegetarian Omakase Menu photo
  • Vegetarian Omakase Menu

    Multiple dates available
    STANDARD OMAKASE 6 Courses | 75 Minutes | $60 Beverage pairing $40 *BOUGIE OMAKASE 10 Courses | 120 Minutes | $90 Beverage pairing $60
  • Sunday Special

    Apr 25 - May 31, 2024
    Visit us on Sundays and get 20% Discount on our 6-course Omakase Menu.

What 70 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Toronto / Ontario

    Indian

  • Old Toronto

    Innovative

  • Old Toronto

    Vegetarian-friendly

70 Reviews
  1. Ldnfoodie

    Toronto

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Mind blowing food. My friends and I had the Omakase menu and there was not a single dish that was not less than exceptional and pack full of richness and a layered depth of flavour. Our favourite was the berry chaat which was a refreshing almost bhel type of dish with pops of pomegranate and a welcome break in the menu. The cocktails were equally delicious; the Love Affair off menu cocktail in particular, a bourbon based drink with rose jam and ginger ale, but at an eye watering $25 per drink, be sure to really savour each one.

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  2. LeslieS

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Consistently excellent food and service, in a beautiful restaurant.

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  3. BGE91

    Greater Boston

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an absolutely spectacular meal (6-course tasting menu) at Bar Goa. My only regret is that we weren't hungry enough to order the 10-course. Every single dish was delicious. I would give 6 stars if I could.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food, cocktails, and service were incredible as always. I recommend the butter chicken and the crab rice. Both were delicious! We'll definitely be back again soon.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food wasn’t up to the mark for what we paid for it. 3 dishes without drinks came to almost $55 per person which wasn’t worth it.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 21, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    We were supposed to have this reservation on Monday, which was the anniversary of the guests I was hosting. But I got a call on Saturday informing me the restaurant would be closed on Monday and if we would like to come in on Sunday, which sounds fair so i had to reschedule with all my guests for Sunday 7:30. On the day of I was called again in the morning saying the restaurant closes at 8 and if I can come in at 7pm which was a very short notice to find reservations anywhere else so I agreed. We were treated respectfully and politely but there was a sense of urgency and rushing from the staff that everyone on the table felt. The Panipuri Martini cocktail was supposed to be for the new menu but was underwhelming and had to be sent back to be remade. The food was stunning in taste, flavour and presentation but all was dampened by the rushed service. We all had the 10 course omakase menu which was supposed to be a 120min experience which was forced to be condensed into a much shorter duration. The food arrived before the drinks were on the table, and the last two courses were brought at the same time which further dampened the experience. We weren't able to appreciate each course or even have a small break in between courses. Overall the food was really good and although the server was polite it was very obvious that he was trying to rush us out of the door. We went there very excited expecting a flair of Indian dishes presented with a modern twist, we left disappointed with being served in haste. Even in between courses, the plates were being cleared although not everyone on the table was finished enjoying the course. Each one of us has a background in restaurant/culinary/hospitality business and were left without anything nice to say. The only saviour of the night would be the cute dessert that was offered for our friend's anniversary. Would think twice before dining again or recommending to anyone.

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  7. Foodie1458

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was good but small portions. Service wasn’t as good. We got the 6 course tasting menu and split a bottle of wine amongst 4 people and we were there for over 3 hours.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The chef’s amazing! Cannot have asked for better food

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  9. LauraM

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Well! This was the best meal I can remember eating! Our server was kind and knowledgeable and helped me order gluten free items that were delicious! Eat here!!

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  10. BrendaA

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic meal and service. The presentation was detailed and all the food was so flavorful. Will definitely be visiting again!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were referred to the restaurant by friends and we very much enjoyed ourselves the service was attentive and knowledgeable. We had 3 small plates and one large one as well as a dessert. The chaat small plate was outstanding and the garlic naan mouth watering. The presentation was beautiful. We would definitely return.

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  12. oldstyledowntownfoodie

    Toronto

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A unique food experience highlighted by well prepared and served dishes. Presentation was excellent, flavours good - spicing at a very tolerable level for our group of seniors. Finding the entrance was challenging but understand there are plans for better signage.

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  13. JoeyF

    Montreal

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ate in great restaurants during our time in Toronto, but the Palme d'Or comes back when we came out yesterday at "Bar Goa Toronto, New Age India." I'm still salivating to think about it! My God, how good it was! 😍 They are reinventing Indian food. We ate crab, lobster, bison, etc. Not to mention their selections of drinks and homemade cocktails!! We had the privilege of being very well served by Rachel who makes the experience even more than satisfying it was just fantastic! The atmosphere and the decor is really pleasant and I highly recommend it if you are ever in Toronto!!! 🥰 P.S. Be kind to your waiter to tell you about the "secret menu" 😃🤫

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  14. Judy

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Awesome food - we heard good things, and were pleased to find our expectations exceeded. The chaat was my favourite, then the paneer, and then the ... I had the veg tasting menu and my husband the non-veg. He raved about the lamb. Everything was delicious, and our server was a lovely woman from Nepal who made the food sound even more yummy. The only caution is, ask to sit in the main room by the window. We just arrived (making a reservation 15 minutes earlier) and were seated in the 'private dining room'. Which was not enjoyable for me, it was dark and windowless. The main room is lovely and clean with a look out onto the street. I recommend requesting the main dining room, and avoiding the other one.

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  15. Esha

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Group of 10. Do not waste your money as it’s expensive $100 per person but the ambiance, service, servers are below standard for such a price. The servers are not trained and place just looks shabby. Also the kitchen in the middle of the restaurant so get to feel extremely hot and the smell of cooking / onions going into your eyes while you sit. Food was good but because of just how poorly everything came together, I would not come here. Adrak is still the best Indian restaurant downtown.

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  16. Joya

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambience was very comfortable and kind of upscale. Our server, Rachel, was very knowledgeable about her menu. Ask her anything! The drinks had quite interesting flavors. Try Rachel's recos.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great restaurant with amazing food and ambience. The chai & cutlet is a must!

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  18. SidS

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved the tasting menu! And the butter chicken is the most authentic we've had in TO.

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  19. MamtaB

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and service but definitely way overpriced

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  20. Thibi

    Toronto

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was great and they had a great offering of cocktails. I typically don't like to order butter chicken at Indian restaurants but this was so rich and flavorful. The chicken biryani is a must and the oxtail curry was so good! Definitely a good place to try different things especially if you're in a larger group.

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  21. GraceMK

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Overall very good experience. Tasting menu is worth every penny Cocktail suggestions by our server, Avi, were a hit. I spoke directly with some staff and suggested some service improvements.

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  22. suburbanfoodies

    Toronto

    50 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Interesting and tasty. We particularly enjoyed the short ribs. Our only suggestion is that staff should not interrupt guests while we’re talking

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    We were so excited to eat at bar goa but unfortunately our night didn’t live up it. We had a reservation at 8. When we arrived the host asked us if “we could wait a while”. We had no idea what she meant by “a while” but we assumed they were having a tough time flipping tables so we didn’t cause a fuss. She told us we could wait at the bar while our table was getting ready. We sat at the bar and no one seemed to notice us for 15. We asked for a menu, when they came they were filthy, stained with food. The waiters had no sense of personal space. We were sitting in front of the PO system and tickets were being printed. Instead of going around the bar to get them, or even asking “pardon my reach” while going to get it, this server practically throws herself on top of my husband to get the ticket. I was shocked at the lack of awareness when it came to invading privacy. We were so uncomfortable. Not even a sorry Or excuse me. Finally a bartender emerged, stinking of cigarettes. Asking us what we would like to drink. Then proceeded to tell us the current drink menu wasn’t updated and that they had a new drink menu. He started telling us verbally what they had and I can’t decide like that so I asked do you have any of this in writing so I can see what’s in each drink. And he very rudely said no that’s why I am telling you like this…okay rude. Then he goes “I know exactly what you want” and started naming some super sweet sounding drink (I don’t like those) which had vodka. I told him I can’t drink vodka and he goes “no you won’t taste the vodka”. I looked at him like are you kidding me right now, I said again no I don’t do well with vodka, again, he was pushing this drink on me until finally my husband told him no. He suggested something else which ended up being nice. But what a strange and uncomfortable moment. This was horrendous service. If you are offering a tasting menu, which we did, your service needs to be ON POINT. This was FAR from. Do better.

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  24. paulines

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Im sorry that I do not share the rave reviews of some. I am waiting for a response after 2 emails on the secret 20% tip on top of our voluntary 20%. Our server Rachel must have been very happy with us with a total $400 or so but it was not at all deserved. You need to disclose these things. Decidedly mediocre for the price.

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  25. AlexaP

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was great and the service was superb. We’ll be back soon 😊

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  26. ViniM

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good food and presentation / great service. Overall a great experience.

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  27. PatrickR

    Toronto

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Awesome hidden gem - the food was absolutely incredible; started with the Chaat and Keema Pao - the Chaat was sweet-savoury heaven, but don’t sleep on the Keema Pao (a spicy bison ragu with 6 freshly baked mini garlic buns); Easily the tastiest thing I’ve eaten in ages, would solely come back for that alone; Had the Goan prawn curry for our main with some naan - it was very good, but as mentioned the Pao stole the show; Ambience was good overall - the house music they had on was actually fire!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A truly transcendent culinary experience. This is the new avant garde for fine Indian dining in the city. Rachel was an amazing waitress and knew the menu quite well. We had the tasting menu and it was divine. The legendary lambchops are a must.

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  29. PaulineP

    Toronto

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was very good but what spoiled the experience for me and my guest was the number of times the wait-staff felt compelled to check in on us. Hearing long explanations as to why many cocktails were not available detracts from a relaxing experience. There is a healthy balance between offering assistance and consistently interrupting conversation to hover and ask and suggest and basically change the vibe of the meal. This was too much in the wrong direction.

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  30. DishaN

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was very average, especially for the raging high price point. Service was overwhelming at first and then extremely slow.

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  31. SVinTO

    Toronto

    37 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Go here for the food. It's not cheap but it's spectacular. We had an 8 course Valentine's Day set menu and by the end of course 6 we were full--only to have the server ask if she could now bring out the main course! (The menu said it was the house curry--but it was 3 curries for 2, plus rice and 2 breads.) And the dessert course was to come. (Took the mains and dessert home.) The decor remains a work in progress. They had only been open 7 weeks and the room felt like it was temporary with a lot of loud surfaces. Not romantic. Service was competent if hard to hear due to the loudness of the room.

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  32. ShailyR

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One the finest Indian food I’ve tasted so far in Canada.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just the best “Indian” food I’ve had in so long. Every dish is full of so many different flavours and textures. A fantastic experience again

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  34. SanjivP

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fine Indian Dining in Toronto! Very tasty & interesting interpretations of Indian classics.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great. Unique menu. Nice ambience but the service was extremely slow. It took 2.5hours for a business lunch. That too after I had to follow up with the server a few times. I had to miss my work meeting as a result. Service needs to be better especially if restaurant in financial district where folks are tight on time.

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  36. BarbF

    Toronto

    22 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    First you don’t know how to get into the restaurant- no signage 1. We had to wait for 45 minutes for our reservation (nothing was offered to us as a compensation for waiting and Rachel was in no hurry to get us seated Rachel sat down while taking out order and essentially ignored us during dinner service After all this - we were charged a 20 % tip (nothing was said on the website, not when I made the reservation nor when I called the restaurant) I can’t recommend this place - it will be a disaster if they are part of summerlicious

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great experience overall. I would definately recommend it. Fantastic food and phenomenal service.

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  38. GreyBruceGal

    Montreal

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Indian Food we have ever had. Amazing service. Matty, the bartender, is fantastic and makes absolutely spectacular drinks. What a great find in our neighbourhood. You must go here!!! We will be back for sure

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  39. JaZy

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Not worth the price. They didn't have half the items on the menu for both cocktails and food. The cocktails we did try did not taste good and at $20 a piece, they were poorly made. Service was dismal as we barely got served and the restaurant was no where at capacity. The food was dismal and did not taste fresh. Also need better ventilation as there was a heavy smell of burnt food which made your eyes water.

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  40. AmarC

    Toronto

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Really good Indian food. Portions were a bit too small but the waiter was really good at explaining the dishes and drinks.

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FAQs

Bar Goa is rated 4.4 stars by 70 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:00 p.m.


Booked 12 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Bar Goa

36 Toronto St, Toronto, ON M5C

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Church and Adelaide
  • Neighbourhood
    Financial District
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Mon–Sat 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$51 and over
  • Cuisines
    Indian, Fusion / Eclectic, Cocktail Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
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