Coconut Lagoon

4.6
34 reviews
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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South Indian
Coconut Lagoon in Ottawa, Ontario promises patrons a memorable journey through a variety of South Indian dishes and all in an atmosphere that is welcoming, friendly and warm. Executive Chef Joe Thottungal and a team of dedicated staff prepare only the most authentic foods and beverages, including Madras coffee and classic Indian chai to enjoy with each meal.

The menu at Coconut Lagoon features an array of vegan, vegetarian and classic dishes along with some unique twists and blends. There are three onion fritters to start, fresh soups made each day, crispy lentil doughnuts and more. Main dishes include thali dishes, specialties like uthappam and sides that ensure any meal at Coconut Lagoon is satisfying and unique.
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MF
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Friends from Toronto and Hamilton insist we go to Coconut Lagoon at least once whenever they are visiting. One receives good advice when selecting dishes. Always a great experience!

M
Ottawa
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Perhaps we had heard too many outstanding reviews about this restaurant and that raised our expectations too high. There were some excellent elements in our dinner (Chef's daily soup was one and the eggplant side dish was another) but overall, we found the food dishes to be "good" ... not "very good", but just "good". We have had better at other Indian restaurants here in Ottawa ... and for less money as well. We will go back and try other dishes ... it was a Sunday night and perhaps this had something to do with it.

WC
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding dining experience with innovative choices....love it

OT
Ottawa
6 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

A person would have difficulty finding better food at any restaurant in Ottawa.

BS
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We have been to Coconut Lagoon several times, but were disappointed on this visit. The butter chicken was a bit dry, we were so close to the other tables that we could hear their conversations (which meant they could also hear ours), and we felt the food portions were small for the price.

v
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was very good, especially the lamb pops. The waiter made some great suggestions for meal choices. The restaurant is nicely decorated, but like many places in Ottawa, the tables are too close together. You hear everyone else's conversations and it is difficult to have a conversation with the person at your own table. A bit more space would have enhanced the experience drastically.

AO
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Splendid buffet, fresh and delicious. Courteous, quick service. Reasonable prices. A national treasure.

MC
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The food is always delicious! Each dish with its unique flavors. A pleasure!!

KL
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great atmosphere - as always! :) :) :)

AS
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you haven't yet been to Coconut Lagoon, you are really missing out on an exceptional dining experience. The food and the service are exquisite. This is a restaurant that truly cares about the customer and it shows in the wonderful food and beverages that they offer. You will not be disappointed when ever you visit Coconut Lagoon.

M
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant, food and service is always the best!

AF
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. The owner takes your order and makes sure your experience is memorable.

GD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service and best Indian food in Ottawa year after year.

M
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I reccomend that you choose Coconut Lagoon for a meal. You will discover South Indian cuisine done by Chef Joe Thottungal who by the way just released a cookbook. Great services and excellent food. Make a reservation before going, it is always packed. It out of the downtown beaten path, amd it is worth the detour.

VA
Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Saturday buffet outstanding value and superdelicious. Popular place, even on July weekend. Tops for South Indian cuisine in Ottawa.

WD
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We have been to Coconut Lagoon 3 times now. It has become our favorite Indian restaurant in Ottawa. We appreciate the timely service, but most of all, we love the distinct tastes of the different dishes. Very good. Yum.

JT
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our lunch was outstanding. The service was perfect. The food selection was amazing. The quality and the taste of the food was excellent.

OT
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food and solid service. A little pricey but worth it!

KF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have been going to Coconut Lagoon for many years now and their quality and consistency has been outstanding. Some of the wait staff have been here for years as well and that speaks to loyalty and good management.

Chef Joe T. And his crew have been very accommodating and attentive to my family and friends varying tastes. Recently, our 2 yr grandson was with us in a group of 10. We asked for a papadum for him and they brought 3 no charge. He loved that.

The food is authentic (I was raised in India) and varying degrees of flavors and burn. Always excellent.

WD
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was delicious - flavors of each dish were distinct and not 'muddied" (i.e. different dishes taste the same) as they sometimes are at some Indian restaurants

WC
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always.....great selection of diverse foods

EL
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent! all the way around. Very tasty food! Will be back for sure!

OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service. Best Indian restaurant in the Ottawa region

DT
Ottawa
4 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always the food and service were excellent. This was the buffet and is always up to a high standard and slightly different each time.

L
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The buffet was excellent. In spite of every table being occupied, the line up was very quick and the service outstanding.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great service

CD
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesome meal and great service ... not disappointed as usual.

EK
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

I was disappointed with the food. The lamb biryani was dry with under cooked rice. The duck breast had no duck flavor.
The ambiance and service was excellent

K
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service were excellent. We found it a bit pricey given the portion sizes, but the restaurant is well worth a visit.

KC
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

It was our first time at Coconut Lagoon, so we asked our server for recommendations. The items he selected were delicious and very filling! Will definitely be back!

OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always amazing and flavourful. Definitely my top restaurant to dine at.

LH
Ottawa
4 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lunch is a buffet. Good choices. Food is kept hot. However the buffet table is in a narrow area which the servers move through as well which leads to some crowding. But as the restaurant isn’t too big it is manageable. It was popular at lunch so reservations are recommended.

LL
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s always excellent at Coconut Lagoon. It was nice to catch up with friends from near and far over dinner. Except that it’s difficult to find parking close to the restaurant. Food was extremely tasty and delicious!

SW
Ottawa
4 reviews
Reviewed on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food service ambience

My first date place and been back after that. Incredible service and food.... best Indian in Ottawa!

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