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May 28, 2008 07:57 PM

King Lobster Palace @ Orange - Excellent!!

This place just opened up this month, so I had to check it out.

The owners are from Rowland Heights, and have opened up places there and at Artesia.

I was there for dinner.

Got the lobster 4 lbs, at their special price of $10/lb - 10/10
It was fresh, and amazingly flavorful - the manager got us a pregnant female lobster so that he could season and cook the roe.

The Fish 2 flavor - 6/10
They take the fish and make soup out of parts of it, and then filet the rest with a flavorful sauce with tofu. I only wish the fish was a little fresher, but the soup had a very good traditional chinese taste.

Diced French Beef steak - 8/10
Very flavorful,and peppery.

BBQ Pork Chow Mien HK style - 5/10
I don't know why I always order this at every restaurant. It was a little to mushy - and not crispy enough for my kids.

I am just glad that there is a real Rowland Heights/Irvine level chinese restaurant near me. I also read that they have dim sum on carts at lunch from yelpers.

King Lobster Palace
2054 N Tustin St
Orange,CA 92865

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  1. Sounds great! I'm there! :-)

    1. What restaurant do they own in Artesia?

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      1. re: justagthing

        I apologize, I don't know that area. But, he said it was called "Great Sea?" in the Ding How Market complex?

        1. re: Zadok

          Sounds like Great Sea Food House on Pioneer and 183rd.

          1. re: Zadok

            Wondering if it is the place next to Kim Tar? Hmmm...will have to find out now.

            1. re: justagthing

              Not next to Kim Tar, but on the other side of the building (you can't see 183rd St. from the front of Great Sea Food House).

        2. We went last week too.

          Shark Fin Soup - $50 for a bowl for 4-5 - 7/10
          It was pretty good, but I feel like it just lacked something. It was a bit bland.

          Lobster - 8/10
          Pretty good, the roe was a little over cooked. They sprinkle dried pork rousong on it, which made for an interesting twist. Newport Seafood is hands down the best in this department.

          French Beef Luc Lac - 7/10
          Also pretty good. Newport Seafood has the best beef luc lac as well.

          Steamed Fish - 6/10
          Our fish apparently wasn't very fresh. The sauce was also not flavorful enough.

          Vegetable - Big Pea Sprout - 8/10
          Fresh big pea sprouts were pretty good.

          It's a good option for Orange, but if you drove a little further to Santa Ana, you could have Newport Seafood.

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          1. re: Alice

            OC weekly just did a review of this place. Now, I'm really excited to go.

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