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“Mediocre food in Good Food toown” 2 of 5 stars
Review of The Lemongrass

The Lemongrass
First Street, Bocas Town, Isla Colon 0843, Panama
005076790114
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Ranked #21 of 50 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.
Osceola, Wisconsin
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Mediocre food in Good Food toown”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

First night there, ordered fish, "sure to be good" we thought. Service ok, but two plates of a few items and the worst pieces of thin, tasteless fish ever. Lots of other choices in BocasTown.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Utila, Islas de la Bahia, Honduras
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“The best part of eating at the restaurant was leaving...”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

So. We walked in around 9 pm and the kitchen was still open but we were told it would be a long wait. No problem, this is the Caribbean after all. We placed our order for our first drinks, and then for the rest of our hour and half wait we went to the bar ourselves to order drinks and were totally ignored by the waitstaff. When we placed our food order not much was available and the waitress had to come back to the table three times to remember it all (for two people). The food was average at best and incredible overpriced. At least the manager behind the bar was kind of a funny lady, but the waitresses were horrible and we left regretting the entire experience. Go to Raw down the street.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Panama City, Panama
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46 reviews 46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Different experiences, good overall”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

First time I've been to this place service was at shambles. Only one waitress whilst the restaurant was full. I was with friends who were also hungry. We've ordered a few things it wouldn't take that long to it but understood the underlying reasons why it is sooooo difficult to run a restaurant, and this particular one that has somehow decent and horrid reviews. Don't expect back-at-home standards. People do their very best to serve you and if you don't like it, go home and cook.
Just came back from having dinner for a second time at this place. The restaurant was empty and service was all for us. Food was good. Lemongrass Fillet special was lovely. The wine glasses a bit pricey but not a biggie
Service was great. I would go back again.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Bermuda
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91 reviews 91 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
“Very limited menu of bad food”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

Much of the menu wasn't available. What was available was not good: spring rolls consisted of buttered noodles in a shell, pad thai consisted of buttered noodles with a few veggies (not even close to what could be considered a pad thai). We didn't finish our meals. All in all, not worth going to.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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alr4444
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Fantastic view with great food & friendly service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

I was really surprised by the last few bad reviews of this restaurant. We ate there with a group of 12 people (just dropped in) and they handled the surprise very well. Good food, drinks and great service - for a good price. We had a really great experience and would definitely go back.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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