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Looking for Great Chinese Seafood place with live King Crab

misspiggy Oct 8, 2008 03:27 PM

My boyfriend's birthday is coming up next week. He has declined my invitation to Manresa for a nice dinner but wants a great Chinese seafood meal instead. I know his favorite is King Crab and since the season is just starting I thought it would be great to take him to a place that has it.

The two restaurants that I have in mind are Hong Kong Saigon in Sunnyvale and Koi Place in Daly City. I am hoping CH-ers can help me decide or suggest another place. Thanks in advance.

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  1. PeterL RE: misspiggy Oct 8, 2008 03:36 PM

    We have had a King Crabs three ways dinner at ABC, Foster City. In SF try R&G Lounge. Check ahead to make sure they have it.

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    1. re: PeterL
      wolfe RE: PeterL Oct 8, 2008 04:00 PM

      Here's a post with pictures from Zen Peninsula Chowdown late year.

      Zen Peninsula
      1180 El Camino Real, Millbrae, CA 94030

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      misspiggy RE: misspiggy Oct 10, 2008 10:25 PM

      Does anyone have any opinions on eating fresh seafood at Koi Palace or Hong Kong Saigon (since the reviews on Zen and ABC have only been mediocre)? I am probably going to spend a good amount just on this King Crab and I wanna make sure they do it right.

      I normally enjoy R&G but they don't have King Crab.

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      1. re: misspiggy
        wally RE: misspiggy Oct 10, 2008 10:46 PM

        We have had small octopus as part of dim sum at Saigon. Very good, but only one dish.

        1. re: misspiggy
          Melanie Wong RE: misspiggy Oct 15, 2008 11:53 PM

          Other than the first post in that chowdown report from Zen Pen, the other accounts of the king crab feast sounded quite positive. It's been a while since I've been to either, but I'd pick Zen Peninsula over Hong Kong Saigon for live seafood. Koi P is probably the safest bet though.

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