About Us

Craving for tasty food is an emotional state of mind and since human is the only race gifted with taste buds, and to appease it he will always wander in search. The word Rasa denotes an essential mental state and dominates emotional mood, in this case more particularly represents, taste, flavor, affection, pleasure and more the essence of life. Rasa – the essence is a multi-cuisine restaurant and bar settled on a picturesque along side the Arpora- baga creek road, next to Mackies Saturday market, and it more specifically brings the exact meaning of its name in to real. The warmth that will make you feel at home by a dining staff here, are genuinely hospitable and welcoming. A restaurant well managed by two friends Girish and Prabhakar (the later more commonly known as PK). They brings with them 25 years of individual experience from hospitality industry before starting this joint venture. Although Rasa dates back to 15 years - a small restaurant in arambol, started by PK, and when two like minded people get together with positive approach, the success follows. This restaurant has ripened to a maturity since last six years. You eat once and you will be back, a confidential open challenge offered by this duo. "You see all those dining and 90% of them are repeats" states PK. On Saturdays being a market day they are full and also otherwise safer to book in advance rather than be in queue.

Stick to basics first – clean and comfortable atmosphere and authentic cuisine. And by going practically rather than believing theoretically - Girish and PK have kept this restaurant simple - from décor, sitting, ambience to Menu. Talk about décor and sitting, Girish states that if you want a dine behind four walls , then you do this every day at your home, come out breath some natural air, the reason they have kept it open air with simple but cosy sitting. The way to once heart is through his stomach is what PK believes in and thus he hints at taste, essence, flavor and pleasure. PK also states that "consistency is what needed and our main focus is that". Hands on work and they handles this two important sections of Restaurant personally.

Get your gravy right says PK and for this spices are procured from neighboring states for genuine authenticity, cooked to perfection are the mantra's for churning out the tasty food here. What is special ? you ask them and they answer, everything is special and cooked to perfection, you only need to specify your degree of spice and their cooks will churn out a really tasty meal for you. From starters, soups, salads, to main food and desserts a menu is vast, and every dish on menu has a brief description. "Don't expect anything ready, as cooking starts on order first. And amazingly they churn out everything in less than 20 minutes. From dining room you can see chef's busy at cooking range through a big see through window. A Multi-cuisine restaurant and thus cuisines of Awadhi, Mughlai, Balti style, kebabs, Noodles and Pasta too.

Try Jeera Aloo, chilly garlic prawns, or chicken kurkure as appetizers, and they are yummy. Also Murgh Patiala – wrapped in a omelets or Dumpukt which brings the immense flavours and leisurely luxury of slow cooked chicken, mutton or vegetables in clay tandoor, more in a Awadhi style are worth trying. Girish opens up "I travel a lot and has done K-2-K (Kanyakumari to Khardangla) on my Thunderbird bike and also being a member of Royal Enfield and Café bullet, I enjoy it. Being on Travel I eat at different places and you hardly get a good tasty food. This is what bothered us and we decided to focus on taste and quality with cooking in authentic style." Try any dish and you will realize. "This is our first venture and we plan to come out with more outlets. We are not in a hurry as we do not want to simply open but run it with our heart in it."

This restaurant is open from morning 9.00am, starts with breakfast to midnight. Menu offers a variety in cocktails, mocktails and alchoholic coffee drinks. Girish owns a coffee estate in Hassan and from there the Filter coffee powder is brought. Try their homemade cider or Lemonanana and Rasa special, Irish or Baileys coffee. You will definitely be surprised and satisfied. Worth trying once to accept their challenge.



We are open for:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

And we serve:

  • Indian
  • Tandoori
  • Chinese
  • Steaks And Sizzlers
  • Sea Food

Other Facilities:

  • Taxi on Call
  • Open Air Ambiance
  • Table Reservations on Call
  • Free WiFi


  • Accepts all major Credit Cards
  • Walkable Distance From Night Market
  • Just 1 km from Baga Beach and 3 km from Calangute Beach.


rasa goa

RASA. next to macki night market,
arpora, bardez, goa-403516.
Arpora, India
Cell : +91 98227 86660
E-Mail : rasagoa@gmail.com

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