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Coconut Lagoon Restaurant

853 St. Laurent Blvd (Macarthur Avenue ), Ottawa, Ontario K1K 3B1, Canada
613 742 4444
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Ranked #58 of 2,158 restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Indian
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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English first
Toronto
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47 reviews 47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Don't be fooled by the rather ordinary plaza the restaurant is located in. Though it is not a big restaurant, it certainly packs a punch. The menu has more winners than losers and that is high praise coming from a native South Indian! The mango lassi is great (the mango beer not so much). The best thing were the piping... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Very good service and absolutely delicious food! We met friends here for dinner and were not disappointed- I wish I'd discovered this place years ago! The lentil doughnut appetizer was very generous, and the light and fluffy texture divine. The veg thali plate was resplendent with 7 different mini-dishes (along with rice and porathas); the delightful hint of coconut milk... More

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Ottawa
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This was our first visit and definitely won't be the last. My wife and I shared Onion Fritters as an appetizer. Very good with a terrific mint chutney sauce. She had a Kohzi Curry (chicken in a coconut sauce) which was extremely tasty. I had a Lamb Thali, their signature dish which was so good it will be hard to... More

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Regina, SK, Canada
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115 reviews 115 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

The Coconut Lagoon is a small Southern Indian style restaurant in a rather out of the way location. But, it is definitely worth the time it takes to find it. Two of us ordered their special Thali, one vegetarian and one lamb. Both were absolutely delicious, with a subtle blend of different spices in each and every one of the... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014 via mobile

I went to Coconut Lagoon with my lunch group today. The buffet was excellent. I started with a carrot soup, then salads and a spicy bean dish, all good, moved on to various chicken dishes,, a lamb curry, not so good, a terrific salmon curry, vegetable curry and the most delicious potato and spinach little rolls that were excellent. Dessert... More

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Ottawa
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36 reviews 36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We go at least once or twice a year to this Indian restaurant. Mainly for their buffet lunch but have also been for their dinner (a la carte menu.) This is the best Indian restaurant we have found in Ottawa so far. The buffet has a good selection and all the dishes are superbly cooked and very tasty. The service... More

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Toronto, Canada
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85 reviews 85 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

Let me start by saying that this is one of the best Indian buffet place I have ever been to in Ontario. I enjoy eating Indian food, but for the most part, lunch buffets have been average. Coconut Lagoon blows my expectations out of the water. I went there with several coworkers for a lunch outing. I am not an... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

After some navigational failure on behalf of my girlfriend (!) we finally found this lovely little place, just off the beaten path. It was such a pleasant surprise to find excellent Indian food cooked authentically. Travelling predominantly around Europe, good Indian food is tough to find but this place combined rich, diverse flavours, a long and varied menu with brilliant... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

My son and I went to this restaurant two weeks ago at lunch time. The place was busy and fairly full. In fact, we had to park the car on the road and had to walk about 3 to 5 minutes to get to the restaurant. Once inside, we really enjoyed the food. There was a choice of 2 soups,... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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34 reviews 34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

I remember when Joe first opened the place, just over 10 years ago....I was one of his first customers....taking a beaten down old pub and turning it into an authentic Kerala Cuisine restaurant....now, that was a vision that no one could have made reality, except Joe ! Today, when one visits the restaurant and tries out the parathas, vegetable stew... More

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