Eyes wide chaat! Want authentic Indian food without leaving NYC? You’re in luck. Toronto’s seasoned Chef Hemant Bhagwani brings the taste of Goa to Tribeca with Goa New York. You’ll indulge in a culinary journey through the vibrant flavors of India without leaving Manhattan. Chef Bhagwani is reinventing Indian cuisine with colorful, vibrant and flavorful plates. With an exciting array of dishes, Goa New York takes traditional Indian-inspired dishes and elevates them with modern flavors and techniques. From light salads to the spiciest of curries, the menu features something for everyone. So let’s take a trip downtown and discover the many exotic offerings at Goa New York.
Best Indian Restaurants in Tribeca: Goa New York
Goa New York is located in Tribeca on Leonard and 6th Ave. Executive Chef and Owner, Hemant Bhagwani is an Indo-Canadian chef and restaurateur based in Toronto. Chef Bhagwani brings the flavors of Goa to NYC. He has over 35 restaurants in Canada, but only now can New Yorkers taste his vibrant and flavorful culinary creations. The restaurant is open for dinner on Tuesday to Sunday from 5PM to 12:00AM (they are closed on Mondays). The murals, decor and light fixtures are stunning too. Make sure to stop and admire all the gorgeous details of Goa New York.
Goa New York: Food and Wine Pairing Dinner
We never thought about Indian food and wine pairings until now. We enjoyed a 6-course tasting menu with wine pairings. It was unbelievable. Let’s just say that we never know how well Indian food paired with wine until we dined at Goa New York. Each course was beautiful and the sommelier selected wines that really complemented each course. If you dine at Goa New York, we highly recommend a tasting menu with wine pairings.
Goa New York: Goan Style Slaw with Rosé
Eat clean and green. We started with a Goan Style Slaw. An Indian meal rarely starts with a salad, but this is no ordinary salad. It has sixteen ingredients and topped with salted star fruit and alu bukhara dressing. It was refreshing and paired nicely with Miraval, a Provence style Rosé that is light and dry.
Goa New York: Steamed Lamb Leg Bao
I’m here for some sheep thrills. Usually we think of Bao and East Asian food, not Indian food. Course number 2 was a delicious well seasoned Steamed Lamb Leg Bao. As you probably know, lamb is our favorite protein. Lamb, Indian spices and Bao are a match made in heaven. This course was paired with an Indian beer.
Goa New York: Shrimp Chilli Fry
You are shrimply irresistible. If you like spicy food, this course is for you. It was spicy, like really spicy and paired with a Riesling. The shrimp was served on Indian milk bread toast. The sweetness of the Riesling balanced the spiciness of this dish.
Goa New York: Chengezi Chicken Tikka
When you’re oh so chicken to try something new. Chicken Tikka Masala is probably the most famous Indian dish in the U.S., but you’ve never seen a presentation like this before. It’s usually brought in curry form straight to the table. At Goa New York, the chicken is brought on a skewer with charcoal.
Then you’ll pour the sauce over the chicken. Indian food isn’t usually so playful and interactive, so expected the unexpected at Goa New York. We paired this dish with a Chablis and enjoyed it with Coconut Ginger Rice and Naan.
Goa New York: Goan Prawn Curry and Chargrilled Eggplant
Prawn to be wild. Next we enjoyed a Goan Prawn Curry with okra, drumsticks, coconut, dried mango and Portuguese chili garlic oil. This dish was milder in flavor and heat than the other dishes. If you can’t handle super spicy food, this curry is for you.
Aubergenius. The Prawn Curry was served with a side of Chargrilled Eggplant. We enjoyed this course with a Pinot Noir.
Tribeca’s newest Indian restaurant, Goa New York is undoubtedly a hidden gem for those looking for a unique, Indian culinary experience. Tease your taste buds and let your senses explore the rich culture of India at Goa New York. With a wide range of traditional dishes and modern twists, there is something for everyone. You’ll experience a culinary journey of flavors, textures, and spices at this Tribeca gem. Head over to Goa New York and explore the bold and vibrant flavors of India without leaving the concrete jungle. You can read about more NYC restaurants here too.
I love Indian food – it’s my favourite cuisine. I love the mixture of spices and the subtle flavours. It’s really erotic; the spices are so sensuous.Joe Perry