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Dive Into Delectable Seafood Eats

By Jaimie Kim Photos By Rachel Breit
January 20, 2013

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One of the best things about family-style restaurants is being able to sample a little bit of everything. Such is the case with Lobster King, where the open dining room and circular tables with ample seating welcome anyone looking to fix their seafood cravings.

“We are a Hong Kong-style Chinese restaurant,” shares owner June Kim. “It’s a good family restaurant and the prices are always reasonable.”

For the next two weeks, or while supplies last, Lobster King will offer a Dungeness Crab Special for only $25.95 (usually priced at $31.95; must present coupon). The restaurant has a variety of sauces it can be prepared with, including black bean, and butter and garlic.

Kim, however, recommends asking for it to be prepared the way she enjoys it: deep-fried with salt and pepper.

“It’s my favorite, and it’s good because it’s not as messy,” she shares.

Something else the entire family can enjoy: Fresh Live Mussels from Seattle ($19.95). Like many of the restaurant’s other dishes, the mussels can be prepared in any sauce.

“The meat is really tender and sweet,” says Kim.

If you’re in the mood for something with a kick, ask for it to be prepared with a Korean-style spicy soup, which Kim says is definitely on the spicy side.

Another favorite Kim recommends: Oyster Sashimi ($16.95 for eight-10 pieces). You won’t have to worry about not having enough for anyone either, as these oysters are bigger than the average ones served.

Stop in for lunch and enjoy a variety of lunch specials with prices starting at $5.99, or head in for the restaurant’s happy hour, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. daily.

Lobster King

1380 S. King St., Honolulu
944.8288
Open daily, 11 a.m.-3 a.m.