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King Lobster Palace @ Orange - Excellent!!

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Zadok May 28, 2008 07:57 PM

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

  1. FoodieKat May 28, 2008 08:08 PM

    Sounds great! I'm there! :-)

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      justagthing May 28, 2008 08:55 PM

      What restaurant do they own in Artesia?

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        Zadok May 29, 2008 04:25 PM

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

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          Chandavkl May 29, 2008 04:40 PM

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

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            justagthing May 29, 2008 04:56 PM

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

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              Chandavkl May 29, 2008 04:58 PM

              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).

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          Alice May 29, 2008 08:10 PM

          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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            david t. Jul 23, 2008 01:46 AM

            OC weekly just did a review of this place. Now, I'm really excited to go.
            http://www.ocweekly.com/food/feature-...

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