Hidden in an off-the-beaten-path Quality Inn in the funky smelling Anheuser Bush polluted section of Columbus is Thai Lagoon. Despite the less than Riviera-esque surroundings, the restaurant produces quality Thai food as well as selections from a variety of other Asian cuisines, more than enough of which are vegetarian and vegan friendly.
The staff is very friendly. Vegetarian selections are clearly marked. My dinner was a vegetable tempura that consisted of breaded green beans, cauliflower, zucchini, onions and other assorted vegetables served with sweet and sour sauce. The entree was green curry tofu with broccoli, carrots, cauliflower served over a bed of jasmine rice. The sauces are intense and deeply flavorful.
There is also a selection of beer, wine and mixed drinks, including a pomegranate martini that is so big, it comes with a second side container to hold the overflow. The place is great once you find it, and well worth the trip through the Anheuser fog.
A few local publications have covered the restaurant in such a way that this review will stop here. Columbus Alive and This Week Papers reviewed them. In their mass media machine zeal, they failed to address the wonderful, fish sauce free items that the Lagoon offers.
Enjoy the wonderful Picasa Web gallery linked in the photograph below.