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The Lemongrass

First Street, Bocas Town, Isla Colon 0843, Panama
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Ranked #21 of 48 restaurants in Bocas Town
Price range: $7 - $15
Cuisines: Asian, Indian
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Description: The Lemongrass - Asian Fusion restaurant on the Isla Colon, Bocas del Toro waterfront. We use mostly local seafood, allowing our menu to change daily according to availability. We have the best views in town, great drinks, and a unique mix of Panamanian, Asian, and Mediterranean cuisine.
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62% Recommend
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Started off with the world's worst Bloody Mary. The restaurant must have shares in celery salt. Sent back, but the replacement wasn't much better. Food was ok, but nothing to get excited about. View from the upper deck was good. There are better places in Bocas.

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Kailua, Hawaii
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89 reviews 89 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Up a flight of stairs and open view to the channel. Seating is pretty good, there are a lot of fans strategically placed to circulate the air. Service was pretty prompt and there was live music the night we went. The only disappointment for us was the tasteless food. It was VERY bland. The seafood dish I had was primarily... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

My curry was very bland and tasted like potato soup with NO traditional thai flavours at all. The pad thai was unbalanced with the wrong type of noodles and seemed to lack egg and peanuts. 2 stars far good service and nice but expensive drinks. So many options DO NOT waste your time and money here especially if you appreciate... More

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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The restaurant is nice on the 1st floor with a great view over the lagoon. We had a nice dinner and the atmosphere was good: music was played live and the staff was friendly. The prices are around 10-15 dollars. We would come back again!

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Austin, Texas
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49 reviews 49 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I went to Lemongrass twice over the week I was in Bocas. The food was always very tasty, I had a spicy chicken curry dish, we tried the tuna, and also chili lime calamari. Prices are average for the area. I did like the atmosphere, cool and breezy. Evening live music was tranquil. My only complaint was that unknown to... More

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San Diego, California
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I'm vegan. This place was hidden from the main grouping of places. but glad we discovered it.. Excellent veggie curry and a lovely setting... Don't miss this upstairs spot for a nice evening. Yummy!

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Sydney, Australia
20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

The food here was good, but they lost us when they served store bought naan-bread. The drinks were really good though! :D and the atmosphere overlooking the water was excellent!

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Austin, Texas
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

My family was out in search of a restaurant that had both vegie and meat options. We found Lemongrass and decided to try it out. The food turned out to be pretty good. Plantains are greasy so I advise skipping those. We had a good time though. Not much wait and they accommodated 5 of us close enough to look... More

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Tacoma, Washington
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I visited Lemongrass with a group of friends and a couple we met on the island. We were greeted by a woman outside who was raving about the food. Turns out, it's the owner. She tells us if we're not satisfied with the food that a drink will be on her. Sounds promising. We sit down and it's quite busy.... More

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Louisville, Colorado
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

food was surprisingly good. thai and indian influences. good view of the water. drink had a solid pour. average pricing for the area.

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