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Lagoon Dining, Carlton, AU-VIC

Lagoon Dining

4.8
4.8
498 Reviews
$41 to $100
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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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 7 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Asian, Chinese
  • Hours of Operation
    Sun 1:00 pm–8:00 pm Lunch Thu, Fri 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 5:30 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    0447 525 573
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Keat Lee
  • Area
    Carlton
  • Cross Street
    Faraday Street
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Bus Stop: FaradaySt/Lygon St no: 200, 207, 955, 966Tram Stop: Lygon St/Elgin St. Tram 122Melbourne University/Swanston St. no: 1, 3/3a, 5, 6, 16, 64, 67, 72
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Mid-week dining

    $65.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    All dinner reservations Tuesday to Thursday and Sunday will have a minimum spend of $65 per person. We keep our bar seats available for walk-ins where no minimum spend applies. For reservations 7 guests or greater you are required to dine from our Feed Me menu which is priced at $80 per person. We ask that any changes to your reservation be made no less than 48 hours prior. For no-shows, changes in numbers on arrival or late cancellations of your booking time, you will be subject to a fee of $75 per person that will be applied to the credit card on file. Our cancellation policy is clearly stated across the booking process and sits firm.
    Mid-week dining photo
  • Friday and Saturday dining

    $75.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    All dinner reservations Friday and Saturday will have a minimum spend of $75 per person. We keep our bar seats available for walk-ins where no minimum spend applies. For reservations 7 guests or greater you are required to dine from our Feed Me menu which is priced at $80 per person. We ask that any changes to your reservation be made no less than 48 hours prior. For no-shows, changes in numbers on arrival or late cancellations of your booking time, you will be subject to a fee of $75 per person that will be applied to the credit card on file. Our cancellation policy is clearly stated across the booking process and sits firm.
    Friday and Saturday dining photo
  • Chow Down Tuesday - Noodle Set

    $50.00 per person

    Prepaid

    21 May 2024 only
    Noodles. We reckon they’re pretty good. On Tuesday, 21 May we’re offering a set menu of four bowls of chewful cheer. Not under any circumstances to be missed by the noodlers out there. Avoid disappointment, book in advance. Noodle Night Scissor cut noodles, spring onion and jalapeno oil Jap chae, sweet potato noodles, soy marinated beef, red peppers, toasted sesame KL Hokkien mee, pork lard, fish balls, dark soy, wombok Crispy egg noodle chow mein, scallop, prawn, spring onion, red chillli

What 498 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Melbourne

    Innovative

  • Melbourne

    Asian

  • Inner City North

    Best Overall

  • Inner City North

    Best Food

  • Inner City North

    Best Service

  • Inner City North

    Best Ambience

  • Inner City North

    Best Value

  • Inner City North

    Innovative

  • Inner City North

    Good for special occasions

498 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a wonderful time. Great service, great food, great value.

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  2. Carmel

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really lovely and unique food. We had the feed me menu which was really great and they catered to GF needs

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  3. GillB

    Melbourne

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 10 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another great experience, the food really is delicious and creative and the service was perfect. Downstairs this time, a nice ambience.

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  4. Jerez

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 1 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic as always. One of the best tucked away gems Melbourne has to offer

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional food in a nice, warm and quiet space. Price is a bit high but there is a lot love and hard work in each dish. The wine list is very impressive. We had a great date.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding meal on all levels! Food was excellent as was vibe and service. We will definitely be back. Great little gem and creative menu while holding firm on traditional flavour. Thanks for a great night.

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  7. JamesL

    Melbourne

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 20 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a pleasure dining at Lagoon. Service and food- top notch. Knowledgable, friendly, attentive, and of course, downright delicious. Can’t wait to go back!

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  8. Ingrid

    Melbourne

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 20 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My partner and I had an exceptional dining experience at Lagoon Dining. The food was nothing short of amazing—each dish bursting with unique flavours. The staff’s knowledge and service was incredible, making our evening truly special. We’ll definitely be back and highly recommend everyone.

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  9. SteveK

    Melbourne

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 19 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was excellent and the new additions and changes to the menue are first class.
    Lagoon DiningResponded on 28 April 2024
    Great to see you again Steve. We look forward to seeing you both soon.

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  10. NickM

    Tasmania

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A hidden gem on Lygon St. No nasty street spruiking, no gaudy signs. Instead an understated exceptional eatery. Staff were attentive and helpful. "Feed me" was definitely the solution to the interesting menu, and every element was delicious. We'll be back next time we're in Melbourne.

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  11. ChrisD

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome food, great service all round great experience

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  12. SashaC

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 29 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb food. Modern takes on some Asian classics and great staff. Low key. Casual. Highly recommended!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our experience was great. The service was accommodating when we needed to switch seats and the “Feed Me” Option was a great taste from the chef.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Menu explained so well. Great attention. Food didn’t fail to please. Discovered a terrific new wine.

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  15. IreneA

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 23 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service was excellent. Will be back to sample more dishes.

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  16. LeighE

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    excellent food as ever and attentive service. wine list fabulous too!

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  17. MeiR

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was original and delicious. The service was attentive and excellent. We would have preferred slightly more light and more sound proofing.

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  18. JamesL

    Melbourne

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent experience once again. Great service, top notch food. Can’t wait to come back!

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  19. LisaN

    Victoria

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was exceptional. Both interesting and authentic.

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  20. Jane

    Melbourne

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fabulous food, love coming back here again and again

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  21. SteveK

    Melbourne

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Recently we celebrated our 45 wedding anniversary with family at Lagoon, we could not recommend Lagoon highly enough, it was a fantastic celebration with Chris, Keat adding all the special touches, great service, amazing menu and favoursome delights, spiced to perfection. We would suggest Lagoon as a great option for those very special events in file. Cheers Steve K

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  22. RochelleT

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sophisticated yet relaxed vibe, delicious food and loved my glass of wine! Top notch service too. Can’t wait to go back for more!

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  23. WendyT

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had been here before so knew it was great, but had forgotten how delicious and food is, how cool the vibe and generally what a top night out it is at Lagoon. Recommend!

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  24. Sandra

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved it! We lived the service and the simple fact that we could take our time and enjoy the dining experience rather than being forced out due to another sitting! Definitely going back

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  25. DebC

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best restaurants in Melbourne, if not the best! This humble quaint place in the middle of bustling Lygon street should be on every foodies bucket list! The fusion of Asian flavours on a French classic will blow your mind. The owners Chris and Keat are the warmest hosts you’ll ever met and go out of their way to ensure every dish is presented to perfection and guests are left wanting more. What a gastronomical experience, thanks Team Lagoon, I’m your new biggest fan. Debs

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  26. CherryH

    Melbourne

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Brilliant food and service as always! The new crispy lamb rib with Chinese donut and doubanjiang romesco is so delicious I can eat half a kilo of that any day myself. We went with our friend who’s vegetarian, and there were no shortage of delicious options for that too. Look forward to coming back again!

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  27. BenM

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An absolutely unbelievable restaurant and experience - the ‘feed me’ (with no meat) was the perfect amount of food and it was alol amazing! The fish was a standout. Sitting at the kitchen watching it all get cooked is highly recommended- lovely chefs. Brilliant vibe, great service, food was second to none! Perfect date spot

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  28. Cicci

    Melbourne

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It has to be the best dinning experience in Melbourne!!

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  29. TaraO

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another delicious meal at Lagoon dining! We loved the beef tartare, the raw fish and the cucumber salad which we shared for entree. This was followed by the amazing char siu pork, noodles and stir fry pea shoots. Just enough room for the cardamom pudding with three spoons. All washed down with a Crawford river red. A perfect meal!

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  30. Craig

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This restaurant never disappoints, food and service exceptional always.

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  31. RaymondC

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wanted to try this place for ages, and we did Saturday night, it was fantastic,In the last few months there has been two places in which has gave me comfort in service and Lagoon Service was fantastic, Head Waiter Chris I think was the co owner was fantastic, it makes all the difference because service is a hot point in Melbourne, Keat the Head Chef, created fantastic food, we will be back, we had a outside table,even the Lygon Street Vibe was shining that night.
    Lagoon DiningResponded on 22 January 2024
    Thank you for the review Raymond! It was our absolute pleasure to have you dine with us. Thank you for your kind words and we look forward to seeing you again. Chris & Keat

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  32. SammL

    Victoria

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved everything about this restaurant and would highly recommend it to our family and friends.

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  33. Ruthie

    Melbourne

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 19 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lagoon Dining is sublime, the food is exciting and delicious, we love it

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  34. SivaS

    Deactivated - Far North Queensland

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 17 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Awesome food that was beautifully presented and tasted amazing.

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  35. LeonieF

    Melbourne

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 17 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is our favourite Melbourne restaurant. The food is invariably good. The service is superb. The ambience beats most others. And for a bonus, you can sit outside, which is great for balmy evenings ( and for deaf people like me, who get deafened by some restaurants).

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  36. Aidan

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We’ve enjoyed coming time and time again to Lagoon; they’re incredibly consistent, and never fail to impress anyone we bring along. Everything made and presented with great care and attention.

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  37. Brooklyner

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Love that hatted quality cooking is applied to 'home' foods, not that my mum ever did fried chicken... The service was too shelf too.

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  38. JustinH

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s no wonder Jamie Oliver rated this the best restaurant in Melbourne. Outstanding service, quality, and exceptional food. Well done Lagoon!!!!!!

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  39. RussellT

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    our best advice is avoid the fried food; the steak tartare is our favourite dish but we have not yet been disappointed with the food offerings over multiple visits over many years.

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  40. pacman

    Perth

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed an absolutely delightful evening at Lagoon Dining, and will happily and readily recommend it.

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FAQs

Lagoon Dining offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0447 525 573.

Lagoon Dining is rated 4.8 stars by 498 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a booking

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 7 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Lagoon Dining

263 Lygon St, Carlton, AU-VIC 3053

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Faraday Street
  • Area
    Carlton
  • Hours of Operation
    Sun 1:00 pm–8:00 pm Lunch Thu, Fri 12:00 pm–2:30 pm Dinner Wed–Sat 5:30 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $41 to $100
  • Cuisines
    Asian, Chinese
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Public Transit
    Bus Stop: FaradaySt/Lygon St no: 200, 207, 955, 966Tram Stop: Lygon St/Elgin St. Tram 122Melbourne University/Swanston St. no: 1, 3/3a, 5, 6, 16, 64, 67, 72
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Keat Lee
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Kosher, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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