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The Lemongrass

First Street, Bocas Town, Isla Colon 0843, Panama
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Ranked #21 of 47 Restaurants in Bocas Town
Price range: $7 - $15
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

2nd floor seating with nice view, friendly fast service. Great mixed drinks. Best food in Bocas. Not sure why the reviews seem so bad but we ate here twice and great both times.

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Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I visited Lemongrass many times during my stay in Bocas. Great menu with many options different from those available at other restaurants in town: curries and catch of the day are my favorites. Their Maracuyá Margaritas are the absolute BEST. The view from upstairs is incredible, any table in the house has a fantastic view over the water. The often... More

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Top Contributor
207 reviews 207 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Yes the food is a little higher priced than expected and would be great if they took credit card but many places in Boca's don't. The food.. I had the grilled snapper and it was like a steak.....excellent and I am English....so we know good fish.....I asked for no spices just a little salt and pepper and I think it... More

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Ciudad Colon, Costa Rica
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The food was delicious and comes with a pretty generous amount. The chai was also good, as were the cocktails. Nice environment too!

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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96 reviews 96 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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
4 helpful votes 4 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
46 helpful votes 46 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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Additional Information about The Lemongrass

Address: First Street, Bocas Town, Isla Colon 0843, Panama
Phone Number: 005076790114
Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Bocas del Toro Province  >  Isla Colon  >  Bocas Town
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 7 - 15
Cuisine: Asian, Indian

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