San Francisco, CA 94123
- All Major Credit Cards, cash
- Takeout, Delivery, Catering, Order Online, Kid Friendly, Vegetarian Friendly
- Dinner, Lunch
- No Parking, Street
SF Weekly's Description
As the name suggests, Viva Goa salts its menu with dishes from the southwestern coastal state of India. In dishes like beef assado and chicken cafreal, you can sense the influence of the Portuguese, who settled there five centuries ago, and the chile burn of Viva Goa's pork vindaloo is applied with a lashing of vinegar (the vinegar stands in for "vinha d'alhos," or wine and garlic). The fish curry may not pass muster with Goans, and the seafood platter should be avoided if you hate chewing, but the vegetable caldin - mixed vegetables simmered in a thick, turmeric-tinged sauce of grated coconut - is soothing and spiced all at once, and the vividly perfumed chicken xacuti mingles fresh cilantro leaves and the lemony flash of coriander with coconut and ground poppy seeds.
Tips from foursquare
Lunch buffet say whaaaaaat! Delicious all you can eat food for $9? Yes please.
Love the chicken tikka masala and butter chicken! :)
Best Indian food in San Francisco! Come for the buffet. The fish curry is exceptional
The chicken lollipops are the business. Go for it.
The food, price & service are outstanding in this hidden gem.
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