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The Lagoon

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Seafood, Asian, Sri Lankan
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3 77 Galle Road, Colombo | Cinnamon Grand Colombo, Colombo 00100, Sri Lanka
+94 11 2 497371
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 00:00
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We ordered Modha, Cuttle Fish and Oysters and each dish was seasoned and well balanced. Even the side dish which was just some fried rice tasted very good. The staff are friendly and helpful. The vegetable dishes were also quite tasty. Only wished it was a little quieter.

Thank manique-fernando
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63 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We came upon Lagoon when we were worn out, sweaty and dishevelled and desperate for some lunch. We definitely felt a bit out of our depth when we walked into this obviously upmarket restaurant but the waiters couldn't have been more helpful. There was a huge array of fish, prawms and crabs - it looked beautiful. There were at least... More 

Thank monicker
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

You can tastes variety of meat, specially seafood. Bit expensive thought. Nice ambiance and staff. But they takes some time for serving.

Thank Sachini H
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We came to the Lagoon for our last meal of the trip and I have to admit we expected more. The fish and crab were ok, but definitely not on the top. Although the chilli sauce of the crab was amazing, the crab itself was not great. Additionally, when we opened its legs we could not find any meat inside...... More 

Thank cristina t
Grantham, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Great atmosphere and an impressive selection of seafood options and preparation styles. Something to match all tastes from the simple understate European style dishes to exciting local Sri Lanka flavours and cooking styles. In my opinion, very reasonably priced at around £20-25 for starter and main course.

Thank Richard B
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice atmosphere and the garden is beautiful as well as food! Must come! You can choose your own fish too

Thank soonja k
Scotland, United Kingdom
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185 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I ate at a formal dinner here. WE ended up with extra people turning up and the restaurant was very helpful in fitting us in. The food was excellent although the service was a bit slow. There were several big parties on and I think the kitchen and waiting staff struggled a bit.

Thank Donald F
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74 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don't come here if you are short of time, like we were. A small lunch takes about 1.5 hours as ordering the fish is a bit complicated: only one person takes the orders at the fish table. Otherwise the food was great and accepted credit card.

Thank Zsirfeka2
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great seafood at a, bit above average, prices. However the service, ambience and other contributory factors make it a great restaurant, recommendable for a great seafood meal.

Thank N C
Las Vegas, Nevada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Based on a friends recommendation, I flew to Colombo Sri Lanka (from the USA) to try out the giant Lagoon crabs with pepper sauce. Since the sign said 725/~g I ordered 2 of them. Total 2.23 kilos at 725 is 1616.75 or $10.89 USD. When we got the bill it showed the qty as 22.3 * 725 or 16,175.50 or... More 

Thank Commanderlv

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, Asian, Sri Lankan
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 14:30
19:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 77 Galle Road, Colombo | Cinnamon Grand Colombo, Colombo 00100, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Western Province  >  Colombo
  • Phone Number: +94 11 2 497371

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?