Lagoon Dining

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$40 and under
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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.


What 41 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.8
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.5
Value
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99% of people would recommend it to a friend
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C
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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.

KP
Canberra / ACT
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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

CB
Berlin
3 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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

OT
1 review
Dined on 13 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

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

L
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!

t
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.

SC
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We had exceptional friendly and informative service.

B
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.

JC
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.

OT
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
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.

SK
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.

CL
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.

AP
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.

AT
1 review
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!

m
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.

CG
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.

OT
Sydney / NSW
8 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
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!

G
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Definitely one of the best restaurants in Melbourne. Be hard to find better food, wine, and service anywhere in the world.

D
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Extremely impressed by the food and ambiance at Lagoon Dining.

Looking forward to our second visit as all the plates coming out of their fast paced kitchen looked amazing.

DB
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2019
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience1

We were surprised. After the Age review we had expected better. A disappointing experience!

SR
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

WE loved it .There was just enough spice to tease your tastebuds .

NT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 2 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lagoon Dining just gets better and better. Shaking up Lygon Street with a fresh and exciting take on Chinese.

MP
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

nice atmosphere, friendly service and some outstanding food with interesting and innovative tastes

MP
Melbourne / VIC
9 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a group of 11 people with many dietary requirements and each were handled professionally and efficiently. More importantly their dishes were as fresh and tasty as the rest of the table. We'll be back soon.

BE
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Very good menu with a bias to Chinese more than South East Asian. Nice flavours and well presented. Service was a little clumsy with the first dishes being placed on the table without explanation. Good ambience.

NT
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 29 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous fabulous fabulous. Such a refreshing change in Lygon Street from those dreary old Italian joints.

O
1 review
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience2

Friendly,knowledgeable staff.
Didn't enjoy the close proximity to other diners and a bit noisy.
Food great -taste sensation- fresh and flavoursome.

KD
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Very pleasant evening. On arrival I realised that I had not requested a ground floor table as my Mother struggles with stairs, but despite being fully booked, the staff worked with us and were eventually able to seat us downstairs.
The menu was very different and interesting and the food, wine and service were all very good, the standouts items for us were the dumplings, the lamb ribs, the steak tartare, the noodle stir fry and the Char Sui.

I will definitely return and will recommend to friends.

OT
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience, fantastic food, highly recommend the new kid in town

OT
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

food was great.service great,lovely decor, tables are very close tho,kept getting weird looks from the people next to us...we may have been enjoying ourselves a bit too much !!!

ED
Melbourne / VIC
44 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

It's always exciting to have a new kid on the culinary block, and Lagoon Dining, is very exciting! The adventurous and delicious food in a precinct of often predictable taste sensations, is a welcome addition. Loved the spice and depth of flavours, and wise wait staff ensured we ordered just enough to be able to roll out, rather than be carried out! A not so happy wine choice (our own folly!), and freezing air con, were the only slightly down notes! Next time will be even better!

CW
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was such a nice experience, the food and drinks were great and we loved the vibe of the place

OT
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a fantastic and refreshing addition to Lygon Street. Incredible food, great wine and a beautiful space. Particular highlights were the raw fish with crustacean oil, the mapo tofu knots and the steamed market fish. Can’t wait to come back!

A
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding food, outstanding service. I will definitely be returning!!

A
1 review
Dined on 13 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love the relaxed feel of this place – like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes. The staff are so friendly and the ambience is really welcoming. I loved the popcorn chicken and the barramundi. The mango dessert is also so creamy!

JJ
1 review
Dined on 11 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An amazing dining experience. Friendly, experienced staff who were attentive and gave great advice re the menu. The food was divine! Superb! Absolutely amazing. We will return and take family and friends with us.

OT
London
5 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This new restaurant is incredible!
Amazing fit out with a real warm welcoming vibe.
AMA omg open kitchen to watch the theatre of the kitchen adds to the feel and vibe and the service was genuine, engaging and non intrusive.
The food OMG, every dish we had was incredible, we had a few starters to share, lamb ribs, popcorn chicken and the pork dumplings (wow so good).
For mains my partner had the baby snapper, and I had the pork with steamed rice.
When I used the bathroom upstairs there is a cool private dining room, the exposed beams are awesome cute space for an awesome occasion.
We can’t wait to book again 10/10

TW
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just fantastic!! Would recomend the beef tartar, it was outstanding. Actually, everything was outstanding.