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King of the Sea

By Andy Beth Miller
December 15, 2013

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One of my best (or worst?) dating memories was when my boyfriend in college took me out for my first lobster. What I expected to be a super fancy meal at a five-star restaurant turned into something else entirely. Allow me to paint the scene: We dine, I am smitten, and as my beau takes in my stunning beauty — full-on bib with flecks of lobster guts glistening from my oh-so-carefully coiffed hair — a belly-born howl of hilarity ensued. I joined in, of course, and we ended up having a grand ole’ time.

This makes for a funny seafood story to be sure, but one lobster that is no laughing matter can be found at Lobster King. Featured this month is its Live Lobster ($14.95 per pound). Delivered fresh daily from the cool, clean waters of Alaska, the dish is defined by its delicious, tender texture; its flaky, flavorful consistency; and its rich, buttery character. Succulent and satisfying, it’s also a great deal for the price, and Lobster King is offering even more savings by serving up an $11.99 price tag per pound when the dish is purchased with any other regular entree.

Also featured is Lobster King’s Oyster Sashimi ($16.95). Light, delicious and just the right balance of flavor and simplicity, this Canada-caught seafood plate is immensely pleasing to the palate.

Enjoy dining on these two items or choose from a wide array of other options at the restaurant. And from now until the end of December, the Lobster King is offering a generous no corkage fee when bringing your own wine and beverages.

“This is a time for remembering loved ones and showing them your appreciation,” says owner June Stewart. “So for this month — until Dec. 31 — we are offering 10 percent off when customers purchase a gift card.” I’d say that’s one way to royally spoil your significant other this season!

Reservations are recommended, so as long as you call ahead, things should go swimmingly.

Lobster King

1380 S. King St., Honolulu
944-8288
Daily: 11 a.m.-3 a.m.