As York’s first and only Goan restaurant, Viva Goa is proud to serve locals their signature South Indian specialities at their spacious premises on Fossgate in the city centre. Offering an array of seafood, chicken, beef, lamb, pork and vegetarian dishes, as well as desserts and fresh juices, this Indian restaurant covers all the bases, providing a well-rounded and enlightening dining experience for all of their guests. Found just steps from the river in the heart of the city, Viva Goa invites locals and daytrippers from nearby Leeds to experience the exciting world of the Goan kitchen.
Goa, a state on India’s western coast revered for its natural beauty, is also a hotspot for some of the world’s best culinary creations. Fish is a common staple in Goan cuisine, and chilli is often utilised for preservation purposes and to give dishes an extra kick. York’s Viva Goa in the centre of town offers an impressive sampling of this state’s finest specialities, and with highly-trained chefs Bruno Gonsalves and Bosco Rodrigues cheffing in the kitchen, you know you’re in good hands!
Because seafood is an integral ingredient in any Goan kitchen, we recommend going for one of the chef’s specials which use fish and seafood. Go for the Goan-style lobster, sea bass, king fish, pomfret or red snapper, served alongside vegetables, salad and rice. One of the biggest crowd pleasers is the crab xacuti, a Goan speciality consisting of crab chunks cooked in roasted ground masala. For vegetarians, we recommend the egg masala, the channa masala or the vegetable korma. End your meal with an order of bebinca, a traditional dessert made with layers of coconut milk, butter, flour and eggs. Reserve ahead and experience a true Goan feast at York’s Viva Goa on Fossgate in the city centre.