Food of Diu

Diu is a unique and composite blend of Gujarat's and Portuguese cuisine. This blend then, leaves few food domains that are not covered in the island's menu. On one hand you find traditional Gujrati food, its flavors and elements derived from the state nearby and on the other hand you have an influence of the past with Portugeese cuisine only complimented by the sea around and a dominance of exotic sea food.
While these are the defining cultures, one can find a few more international cuisines as well as typical Indian food in the restaurants. The island is also popular because of availability of alcohol, givent the adjacent dry state of Gujrat.

Here are the top 11 restaurants in Diu:

Cat's Eye View

INR 100-500
8-10AM, 12-2.30PM & 7-9.30PM
Hoka Island Villa, Nagoa Beach, Diu, India
Cat's Eye View
This open aired restaurant at Hoka Island Villa with its pleasant, tree-shading ambience is excellent with breakfasts. Their prawn coconut curry and fish & chips are worth mentioning.

Night Heron Restaurant

INR 100-250
9AM-3.30PM, 7-11PM
Bunder Chowk Jetty, Daman and Diu, India
Night Heron Restaurant
Going with its name, the Night Heron Restaurant is more suited for evening meals or just relaxing with some beer. It serves South Indian cuisine for breakfast while lunch and dinner menus feature North Indian and Chinese cuisine.

O'Coqueiro

INR 65-260
7:30AM- 10:30PM
Near Diu Museum,Firangiwala Road, Diu
O'Coqueiro
This garden restaurant with its fresh ambience is one with a soul. One cannot miss the delicious pasta, chicken or seafood. Their menu also boasts of a bunch of Portuguese dishes. If you're looking for a nice place to relax with some good coffee, chilled beer and good music, O'Coqueiro is the place for you.

O'Coqueiro Music Garden Restaurant

INR 30-120
7.30AM-10.30PM
Firangiwala Road, Near Diu Museum, Diu, India
O'Coqueiro Music Garden Restaurant
Although the menu card is small, the quality of the food is brilliant. Amazing fish dishes and great veg pastas make this a must visit for everyone who is in Diu. Also, this is one of the few places on can enjoy good coffee as well as good beer.

Apana Foodland

INR 150-500
7AM-10.30PM
Before Collector Office, Fort Road, Bhavsarwada, Diu, Daman and Diu 362520
Apana Foodland
Apana Foodland never fails to leave one amazed at the variety of food this outdoor restaurant facing the waterfront has on offer. It does breakfasts, Gujarati, North Indian and Chinese food and to great effect. Once can also pre-order the fish dishes of which a few notable ones are the shark tikka and the kingfish/prawn served with rice, chips and salad. The Gujarati fruit salad is also a must try.

Sea View Restaurant

7AM-11PM
Ghoghla Beach, Diu-Una Road, Diu, India
Sea View Restaurant
The open-air Sea View restaurant is located just behind the Ghoghla Beach giving its visitors an exquisite menu full of Indian dishes and seafood. The spicy prawn biryani is filling and worth savoring.

La Dolce Vita

INR 120-300
8 AM-10 PM
Hospital Road, Diu, India
La Dolce Vita
Ambient, owing to its location on the beach side of town, this pretty garden restaurant is better known for its excellent value-for-money breakfasts which may include homemade muesli, fruit salad, pancakes, coffee and lassi. It is also known for its pasta and seafood especially fish curry.

Hotel Sao Tome Retiro

INR 400
Near Museum, Firangiwada, Diu 362502, India
Hotel Sao Tome Retiro
With barbeque parties held every other evening furing the months of October to April this is the place to be if you're in for some delicious seafood and beer by a campfire with other travelers.

Shri Ram Vijay

INR 25-50
9 AM-1.30 PM and 3.30-10 PM
Bandar Road, Diu Ho, Diu - 362520
Shri Ram Vijay
Started as a family business, this small, clean, old-fashioned ice cream parlor has quite a history to its credit. Going strong since 1933, Shri Ram Vijay is famous for its handmade ice creams and milkshakes. Their classic Dew ice cream soda is a must try.

Ram Vijay

INR 20-25
8.30AM-1.30PM & 3.30-9.30PM
Opposite Central Bus Stand, Diu, India
Ram Vijay
This place serves great home made ice cream for the costumers. This has to be a must visit for the ice cream lovers. Must tries include Dew cream sodas and milk cola. They also serve sandwiches and pizzas to go with the drinks.

Fish Market

Diu, Daman and Diu 362520
Fish Market
This fish market is a great place to shop for pomfrets and crabs. They are extremely reasonably priced.

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