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Oct 17, 2007 04:32 PM

Seafood Lunch in Oakland or Berkeley?

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.

Sea Salt?


Off topic: Heading to Fish & Farm Sunday night. will write a review.

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  1. Sea Salt has lobster roll

    another option is Daimo.

    1. Not sure if they serve Lobster for lunch but Skates might be an option.

      1. Good Question...Scott's Seafood in Jack London Square might...but don't think it'll be cheap.

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        1. re: nicedragonboy

          There is also Kincaid's Fish, Chop & Steakhouse in Jack London Square.

        2. 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?

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          1. re: Glencora

            Glencora is right...The lobster roll at Sea Salt might just do the trick for lunch.

            1. re: Glencora

              Yes, i think Sea Salt is where she's going to end up, but it's nice to see that there are other options for fishy lunch in Oakland or Berk.


            2. 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.