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“Excellent seafood variety!”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Lagoon

The Lagoon
Ranked #1 of 556 Restaurants in Colombo
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood, Asian, Sri Lankan
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Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Cambridge
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“Excellent seafood variety!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2009

Dined one night during my stay at the Taj Samudra. It was the best meal I had in Sri Lanka during the entire trip. We ordered sushi set which was disappointing and best missed as the sushi as the seaweed surrounding the rice and fish quite limp and soggy. Oh and it was more rice than fish. The mains we ordered king prawns cooked thai style were huge and absolutely delicious. We also ordered the local fish, garoupa which was steamed and fried in chilli sauce. The fish was cheap and it was pointless ordering fish like salmon as it was extremely expensive there. With the mains we ordered the local mustard vegetables was very moreish and had rice with that. Portions are quite considerable we found it alot to eat for two people.
Last note, gents you can't go in wearing shorts in the restaurant. My husband had no idea there was a dress code and was made to wear a sri lankan gents sarong to dine. (quite hilarous!)

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“always the first restaurant i visit whilst in Colombo”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2009

Super food, helpful staff. I have always enjoyed the fresh fish here

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“chutneys in the cinnamon grand”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2009

indian food, at its best, can not get enough of this restaurant.

helpful knowledgeable waiters,
good food, it will not brake the bank.
only complaint and lets face it its not a complaint...to many things to choose from, you can go over and over again, and eat something different each time,
best to order a few dishes and share.

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“Fresh fish but nothing astonishing”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2009

There's a variety of fresh fish available and on display. You can choose your own, which is always a good sign. I ordered a grilled tuna which was fine. Was disappointed that a vegetable soup I ordered as an appetizer was a cream soup -- no mention of that in the description on the menu. Service was attentive.

As is the case with most Colombo hotel restaurants you are paying for the atmosphere, not necessarily the quality of the cuisine.

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“Like the setting, love the mohito's... the food can be better. Specially that I've found a "rock" in my rice...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2008

Like the setting, love the mohito's... the food can be better. Specially that I've found a "rock" in my rice once..!

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