Lagoon Dining

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62 reviews
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$41 to $100
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Asian
Lagoon Dining is a restaurant and bar dishing up food that leans heavily on Chinese culinary traditions. It is an expression of food we love to eat and to cook, dished up heartily alongside booze we like to swill - a place for friends and fun.


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4.8
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TomK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great Asian flavoured meal. Particularly enjoyed the Murray Cod.

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LindyH
Melbourne / VIC
4 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience. Lovely service, delicious food, groovy fit out (apart from strange grille on windows). Had a terrific night. Only disappointment was the cocktails which were really not at all exciting, but hopefully they’ll work on them for next time.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Good food and nice ambience

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ncscpres
London
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was my second visit and it was just as good as the first. The best place to dine in Lygon St. We loved every single dish. Can't wait to go back.

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AnnieT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lagoon Dining is an impeccable balance of cool, casual and quality.
The cool is the subtle kind of cool you can’t observe or process but only feel, not an in your face trendy but a timeless forever piece like a fine blazer or a woven leather belt.
The casual is the kind where it hits the mark for not only an easy post work pick me up meal but also a place you could take your in laws and impress with your fine tastes.
The quality, well all you have to do is eat there and know. It’s downright delicious, interesting and exciting.

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Kellyn
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, attentive service in a chilled but engaging atmosphere. What more could you want? 100% would return.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Calling this place 'just' a Chinese restaurant undersells it. The food is exquisite and it's clear that chefs Keat and Ned along with their dedicated kitchen crew put in a lot of passion and care into their creations. Every bite is flavorful. Love the beef tartare and the short ribs! The cocktails are all excellent. Front of house staff led by Chris are attentive, friendly and professional as well. Overall it has a relaxed, hip Melbourne vibe but with the quality of upper end restaurants; a place where you can enjoy fine dining quality food but not have to worry too much about a suit jacket or the bill!

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CarmelB
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We had a lovely night. Food and wine were fabulous. Easy to select well matched plates to share. Prices were reasonable.

Best of al we could hear each other despite it being a little noisy and being seated at the bar in front of the kitchen. We hadn't expected to sit there and did book for outside but weather and construction got in the way.Staff were fabulous about being flexible moving us in when the noise got too loud.

Next time we might book an inside table instead

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vipAddy
Melbourne / VIC
8 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Hallelujah LAGOON DINING CAME ALONG! Exactly what Lygon St/ Carlton needed. Went for a late night bite to eat and ordered a lot! Only thing missing were some juicy dumplings otherwise superb!!! Definitely, definitely will be back!

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HappyDiner
1 review
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Was a very enjoyable dinner staff were fantastic. We sat right in front of the kitchen and was great to see all the action happening.

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Nicola
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food! Fantastic service and the restaurant deco it self was very beautiful!

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NickT
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such a relief from all the tired old Italian restaurants in Lygon Street. Fantastic fresh Asian flavours. Can’t recommend highly enough. Superb.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is the second time I’ve dined at Lagoon. Second time around did not disappoint. We had the chefs menu

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ShaneJ
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is full of flavour with a slight twist on traditional asian

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michaeln
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Ordered the Feed me package but they took 1 hour and 40 minutes to bring all the dishes out.

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Sarpster
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The flavors where amazing, ordered a selection of dishes between four of us and we loved ever single one. We will be coming back!

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MaryH
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I thought I could cook as a good home cook I couldn’t even begin to make one of those dishes .It was next level . I mean I wouldn’t even know the ingredients and obviously I wouldn’t have the skill .
I also want to come back as there is so much more to try which is often not the case !
Congratulations and I live in CARLTON
Mary Ferrier

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morganb
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food at a great price..go try it👌🏻👌🏻👏🏻

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AllyM
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

By far the most inspired dining experience I have had in a long while. To start with my aperitif cocktail was perfectly balanced and delivered in a very timely manner. Service was impeccable with the staff being particularly accommodating towards my overtired, crazy two year old! And the food was just next level. Every dish was so harmonious, intertwining a gorgeous tapestry of flavours with a perfect smack of spice without compromising the underlying beauty of incredibly fresh, seasonal and well sought produce. Thank you and I cannot wait to return and dine again.

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MarkoM
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lagoon is what Melbourne has needed for a while. A welcome shot in the arm. This glamorous modern Chinese bistro walks the talk, which many others don’t. The food is simply brilliant. It’s not dumbed down and the chilli usage is magnificent. Every dish (and we ate a lot) was superb. I booked the next visit as we were leaving.

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Cushla
1 review
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this restaurant. Modern Asian food cooked to perfection in a unique way. The food is superb quality with really interesting combinations and sauces, slight addition of chilli all balanced and like nothing else tasted before. World class and a great addition to the Lygon St area.
I will definitely return.

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ncscpres
London
2 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best place to eat on Lygon st. Absolutely loved everything about Lagoon. The food is to die for and the place is stylish and fun. Can’t wait to go back. Fabulous!!

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KatyP
Canberra / ACT
11 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such a wonderful restaurant. Can’t believe it only opened in November.

Food is delicious, interesting , modern and inventive. Service was spot on. We sat at the chefs table area overlooking the prep and service. Such fun. Brilliant totally recommend this

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ChrisB
Berlin
3 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great, fresh, creative Asian. Solid wine list. Noisy but lively space.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great experience. Will be back for sure. Great new local

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Lauren
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Tasty delicious dinner with a great wine list! Rolled noodles in XO a standout, also recommend the popcorn chicken and hot and sour potato! Service and atmosphere also a big tick. Can’t wait to go again!

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thesoundchick
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

the wine list was a bit on a pricy side. but overall it was a very good experience.

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SandraC
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We had exceptional friendly and informative service.

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Bruce
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was outstanding, best steak tartare I've ever had. The kitchen operated seamlessly and with precision, gave us a chance to breathe as we'd ordered too much food. Neat wine list with great options by the glass.

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JossC
Melbourne / VIC
4 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An unexpectedly delightful addition to Lygon St.
Food delicious and staff very professional...a quiet yet busy kitchen.
We will be returning soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We sat at the bar and had the “feed me” menu which was outstanding. The ambience and food was great. We will definitely go back when we are next in Melbourne

KT
KristenT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was my second time at this restaurant and loved it even more. All good was great - loved the sweet and sour potato, cucumber and mushroom salad but the pork was the highlight. Lovely fresh flavours and will return.

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SteveK
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolute tremendous experience, the menu is unique and the quality of the dishes exemplary. A great new cultural addition to the quality end of Lygon Street, Asian fusion at the very best. We recommend with enthusiasm.

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CarolynL
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Exciting food. Friendly wine list and service that makes you want to come back. Well played Lagoon Dining.

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AndronickiP
Melbourne / VIC
5 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We loved it!

Every dish we had was delicious!. We especially enjoyed the raw fish dish which was kingfish on Saturday, chicken, cos lettuce, steak tartare. The snacks in particular was innovative and yum. Small but nice choice of wines and the service was friendly. Can't wait to come back.

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AnnieT
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing fun funky fresh but still chill. Great vibes for a fun night out with friends or for a romantic dinner for 2...or 3. You can dress Lagoon up or down depending on your event/vibe. It really is a one stop shop!

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maxcat710
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Such a great dinner! The dining room is intimate, the staff are knowledgeable and the food is divine. Highly recommended.

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ColinG
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Great food and service. Excellent value for money. The chef's choice was amazing, would highly recommend not having to choose what you're going to eat. Just specify any dietary requirement and you can switch your brain off and enjoy the food.

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OpenTable Diner
Sydney / NSW
10 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We haven’t settled the bill yet and I’m desperate to write this review ... amazing food wonderful service highly recommend
Love it and can’t wait to hit Melbourne again so I can indulge my senses again

RM
RenataM
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was delicious and unusual. They were extremely cooperative in tweaking some dishes ordered due to dietary requirements. We were seated upstairs, so the noise levels were reasonable. Overall a great meal!

FAQs

Lagoon Dining offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (03) 9349 1939.

Lagoon Dining is rated 4.8 stars by 62 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.