Green Lagoon is a do-it-all Pakistani Desi restaurant in Barsha-1. It’s a dead opposite the CityMax Hotel, not more than a brisk minute’s walk from Mall of the Emirates (talk about prime location). Its interior is stereotypical of this type of restaurant although it’s maybe slightly more upmarket, and certainly cleaner.
The food is noticeably milder. I visited them for breakfast with a group of Turkish friends who had just checked into CityMax from Istanbul. Turks are not known for their high tolerance for spicy food, and I was a little concerned they may not be able to take the spice and chilli heat of the food. But they loved it, especially the Brain Masala Fry and the Keema.
There were also many murmurs of appreciation for the giant Paratha which accompanied our order.
Service at the Green Lagoon is actually very good. Like Ravi’s in Satwa, these boys are used to having tourists visit their restaurant. They attend to the table quickly, offering bottled water as a first step (there are plastic jugs of tap water on the tables which tourists obviously prefer to avoid when travelling, but which my Turkish friends were absolutely OK drinking).
The waiters all speak passable English and are happy to take you through their extensive menu, which (of course) includes Pakistani, Indian and Chinese dishes. With the amazing variety of restaurants available in Barsha-1, I’m not sure if I’d label the Green Lagoon as worth a visit, it’s certainly safe to visit though.
Waste NOT. Want NOT.