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Coconut Lagoon, Ottawa, ON

Coconut Lagoon

4.6
4.6
170 Reviews
CAN$51 and over
South Indian
At Coconut Lagoon prepare yourselves for a most memorable journey through South Indian cuisine and feast on high quality food of inimitable flavour, aroma and originality in the vibrant setting of Coconut Lagoon.

Here at the Coconut Lagoon we believe that exceed expectations leave with an impression. Looking forward to serving you at the Coconut Lagoon Restaurant.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 5 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    South Indian, Southeast Asian, Contemporary Indian

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Mon, Wed–Sun 4:30 pm–9:45 pm

  • Phone number

    (613) 742-4444

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive Chef

    Chef Joe Thottungal

  • Neighbourhood

    ByWard Market

  • Cross Street

    McArthur Avenue

  • Parking Details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 170 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on all time ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. F

    Foodiegrrl

    Ottawa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Fantastic, as always! Love the food and the servers.
  2. JM

    JohnM

    Ottawa

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrating a friend’s retirement.
  3. DG

    DouglasG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I hadn't had the chance to visit Coconut Lagoon in over a year. It was just as wonderful as I remembered - food, ambience, quality of how we were treated - it was all excellent! I will make sure there isn't such a long gap between this visit and my next.
  4. MT

    MTGS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really appreciated the guidance as to what flavours worked well together. Our visit was a terrific introduction to Indian cuisine of which we are now ardent fans! Although there was quite the crowd in the dining room, it was simply wonderful to talk without competing with loud obnoxious music! Thank you for an A+++ experience! Bob and Gloria Steele
  5. P

    Peldenlyn

    Washington DC

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed another fabulous meal at Coconut Lagoon. It is, hands down, the best Indian restaurant in Ottawa. There were four of us this time so we were able to enjoy more dishes. They were all superb. There really is no bad choice here. The chef’s dish the night we were there was duck and it was amazing. So many wonderful flavors and textures. The basmati rice that comes with your meal is our perfection!!!! The service is always excellent. Attentive but not hovering. This is our favorite restaurant. It’s always a great choice for any occasion.
  6. KR

    KarineR

    Ottawa

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Very good food, tasteful, spicy, various. I highly recommend it.
  7. S

    Shawny

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place! Food was fantastic! :) Service was excellent and the staff are very attentive and kind! Thanks - we'll be back!
  8. O

    Ottawa613

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a perfect meal from appetisers to desserts. The classics are more finely seasoned than Ottawa Indian restaurant and you can taste all the spices and the various proteins and vegetables of the dish shine through. It was a joy from beginning to end. I look forward to going back again and again when the world rights itself again.
  9. LW

    LindaW

    Ottawa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Coconut Lagoon never disappoints! The food is delicious and the service always good. If we have any reason to celebrate or get together with the kids it’s the restaurant we all agree on.
  10. HF

    HFoodie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favourite dining experiences! The food was delicious and the service was excellent.
  11. M

    Melissa

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Amazing food, helpful service. Can’t wait to go back.
  12. SS

    SirenaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 28, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love Love Love Coconut Lagoon - the best in Ottawa for Indian Food with great vegetarian and vegan and gluten free options!! A beautiful selection of South Indian (Kerala) cuisine and excellent service. A Very warm and friendly environment. Highly recommend making a reservation. This is a must visit place when in Ottawa. I am a long time regular and always bring friends and family here, either for dinner or the amazing buffet they offer - food flavours and selection is outstanding. I have tried everything on the menu by now and thoroughly enjoy - so many favorites!! A must appetizer is the Tandoori Lamb Chops and Byadgi Chilli Prawns - flavour explosion. Then main dishes... Lamb Kurma, Lamb Chettinaa, Pepper Lamb, Butter Chicken, Naddan Kohzi Curry, Beef Vindaloo, Malabar Style Biryani and must try desserts (Mango & Sago Pudding, Warm Gulab Jamun with vanilla ice cream - sweet treat) and the signature Madras Coffee. They also have the amazing cookbook by Joe Thottungal(owner & chef) -called Coconut Lagoon - take the flavours home -just saw it in the Rachael Ray in Season magazine- WOW!! I have the book and it is fantastic! Cannot wait to go back - enjoy.
  13. CL

    CrystalL

    Ottawa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 28, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I don’t even know what to say other then the food is outstanding. I have never been disappointed. I have people come from the Mississauga area and this is the only restaurant they want to go to. Highly recommend.
  14. M

    Maryse

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, overall great place for impromptu gathering with friends
  15. AS

    AS123

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2020

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    I had the fish thali platter and it wasn’t good at all. The salmon smelled fishy and the other items were either very basic or not edible. I’ve had much better indian food elsewhere (in Ottawa). I really wanted to love this restaurant but I would not go there again based on this experience.
  16. s

    sholl63

    Ottawa

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The food is well prepared and tasty. Excellent spice level with lots of choice, including vegan and GF options. Wish rice was included as the serving size of the main isn't very big. Overall a good meal, but a bit pricey for what you get.
  17. KJ

    KimJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2020

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Great meal, except I was disappointed to find no potato in my potato and cauliflower dish.
  18. WC

    WallaceC

    Ottawa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great as always...wonderful selection and flavours at lunch buffet.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    I love this place! Delicious food! I hope they re-open soon from the fire that occurred in the apartment above the restaurant!
  20. CM

    ChantalM

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My first visit here and definitely not the last! The food was delicious!
  21. MA

    MAOKW

    Ottawa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always excellent! The food was delicious and service fantastic.
  22. OD

    OttawaDesigner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    First time I was here for the buffet.... very good, lots of variety & choices... would highly recommend to everyone.... I often do the take-out equally good... evening meals are a challenge due to crowds & noise level, but the back room affords a More quiet environment. equally good service!... reasonable wine selection... go!.. enjoy!.. Ottawa designer
  23. L

    Lily

    Miami - Dade

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food is delicious and the service very efficient. Prices are a little high but the food is consistently excellent. Tables are close together, however the atmosphere is always pleasant.
  24. MS

    MatthewS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exquisite dishes with truly some of the best service in town. this is undoubtedly one of Ottawa’s consistently amazing restaurants.
  25. SB

    SeanB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Great place and amazing food. Super good value for the weekend buffet. Will definitely be returning!
  26. L

    Laurie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a wonderful experience despite how busy the restaurant was. Parking is a bit of an issue, but well worth it for the fantastic meal. I think that even if you enlarged the restaurant or moved to a larger location, it would still be full.
  27. TS

    ThuS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and service every time. We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience,
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The food is excellent.
  29. S

    Samuel

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall3food5service3ambience2
    The food was wonderful! The environment was simple, clean, but unfortunately lacked character imo. I also felt crammed beside everyone else, no privacy, probably because it was Valentine's day. Service was average. It was a nice experience, but only once.
  30. MS

    MarkS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    This place has an Amazing lunch buffet. You will not be disappointed.
  31. L

    Laura

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    One of the best Indian restaurants in Ottawa. They menu is interesting. In addition to a few classics (butter chicken, beef vindaloo), there are less familiar dishes such as the seared scallops, paneer makhanwala, and spicy Goan shrimp masala. Try it all!
  32. R

    Ravensara23

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It smelled great as soon as I walked in. I started with soup which was delicious, then had a bit of everything from the buffet. No complaints, I just wish I could have eaten more!
  33. C

    Couldhavebeenbetter

    Ottawa

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    overall3food5service5ambience4
    We chose to try Coconut Lagoon for the first time as a couples date night. We made reservations. The server was very knowledgeable and friendly and offered lots of suggestions and advice for our first experience. The food choices were very good and tasty. We would definitely go back. My only negative was feeling extremely rushed the entire time. If you are looking for an opportunity to lay back and relax and enjoy your food with the company of great friends, I would not choose Coconut Lagoon. Though I can appreciate reservations are hard to manage, but in and out in under 90minutes with drinks, appetizers, full 4 dishes to share meal and dessert. Just rushed all around. Thank goodness we didn’t have coffee or another round of drinks.
  34. AF

    AirForceMel

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Fantastic menu, lots of options including their infamous Thali menu, which we had. Biryani was great and everything was just the right amount of spice - not too tame. We adore their pathora (bread) and all tje flaky layers. It did take a bit for service but they were busy.
  35. CT

    CarmT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    It took a good 15 minutes before we were served, but once we got served, the service was excellent. Waiter, Joseph made great recommendations. Food was outstanding. I would recommend that the web page makes mention of he lack of parking. We will be back for sure Worth the 40 minute drive.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 31, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food with incredible flavours! The only one of its kind in the Ottawa area. Always perfect!
  37. SD

    SuzanneD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    I have been going to Coconut Lagoon with colleagues for some time now, and always enjoying lunch.
  38. DD

    DavidD

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An excellent buffet with plenty of vegetarian and vegan options.
  39. M

    Michel

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2020

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Parking is challenge at lunch time. Joe's team is always friendly! We will definitely be back!
  40. C

    Chezsylvia

    Vancouver

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful venue, excellent food and service. Buffet lunch was delicious, unique and plentiful. Thank you.

FAQs

Coconut Lagoon is rated 4.6 stars by 170 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 5 times today
Google Map for Coconut Lagoon

853 St. Laurent Blvd, Ottawa, ON K1K 3B1

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    McArthur Avenue

  • Neighbourhood

    ByWard Market

  • Hours of Operation

    Dinner Mon, Wed–Sun 4:30 pm–9:45 pm

  • Cuisines

    South Indian, Southeast Asian, Contemporary Indian

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Private Lot

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive Chef

    Chef Joe Thottungal

  • Additional

    Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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