Seafood Lunch in Oakland or Berkeley?
- itsolivia Oct 17, 2007 04:32 PM
So a friend stumped me by asking "where can i get lobster for lunch in the East Bay...and not Spenger's".
I have no clue and searched the boards. Any clue? It's the perfect chowhound question.
Off topic: Heading to Fish & Farm Sunday night. will write a review.
Your first idea, Sea Salt, is the best. The other places suggested so far are pretty corporate, big and boring. Unless your friend really just wants to eat a plain lobster, in which case I guess Scott's is what you want. Not that many non-corporate places in the East Bay offer lobster since it's not a local thing. Chinese restaurants maybe?
Tachibana on College near Chabot is open for lunch during the week and they have a really delicious grilled lobster tail for $12.95. It's small but again, it's $12.95. Call and ask. They often have other fish on the menu, like soft-shell crab and, of course, sushi. Open for dinner Sat and Sun.
I've had the lobster tail at Sea Salt but for the price I didn't feel the amount of lobster or flavor punch was there--not that it wasn't a good lobster roll, but I'd only really want it if I was having lobster often and didn't mind buttery very delicate steamed lobster for $25.