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CHINATOWN LOBSTER SPECIALS

jcess7 Oct 26, 2009 12:35 PM

I know of a couple places in Chinatown that have lobster special posted because its posted in english. Asian Garden has a triple lobster special for $22, i believe. Can anyone tell me of any hidden gems for lobster special in chinatown, since many of the specials are posted in Chinese. Thanks!

  1. kobuta Oct 26, 2009 01:46 PM

    I saw a sign last Thursday night at Great Taste for 15.95 for twin lobsters.

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      joebloe Oct 26, 2009 05:31 PM

      Is there a catch? Do you have to order some other plates or can you just order only the lobster special?

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        StriperGuy Oct 26, 2009 06:02 PM

        Order lobster, eat lobster, you're done.

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          CambridgeFoodie Oct 27, 2009 05:51 AM

          some restaurants have restrictions such as: no carry out or"must order additional entrees to get the lobster deal.

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            StriperGuy Oct 27, 2009 06:18 AM

            Now that you mention it I have seen signs to that effect though I can't remember where.

            Heck, twin lobsters, an order of Chinese broccoli, some rice. That sounds like dinner.

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              joebloe Oct 27, 2009 09:45 AM

              It's not that simple. You usaually have to order from the more expensive house special menu. Fried rice or steam rice and desert aren't on that menu.

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                StriperGuy Oct 27, 2009 11:21 AM

                That has NOT been my experience at MOST places that offer twin lobster deals. Jo Jo Taipei in Allston does one of the absolute best renditions I have ever had and does not have any ordering requirements that I know of. I have certainly ordered it just with an order of greens.

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                  hyde Oct 27, 2009 11:48 AM

                  totally agree, in fact the last time i ordered this for myself at jojo i ended up tipping like 40%, as i felt i was stealing a bit.

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                    StriperGuy Oct 27, 2009 12:17 PM

                    Ha ha, that is so funny because I felt them same way and tipped likewise.

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                      hyde Oct 28, 2009 06:35 AM

                      i used to feel the same way at the vietnamese place that was in the space that is now taqueria el amigo. four of us would eat there until stuffed and the bill would be 25 usd. i would leave 50 and the chef would make me take money back.

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          y2000k Oct 26, 2009 06:54 PM

          No catch at Great Taste.

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          grant.cook Oct 26, 2009 07:24 PM

          Well, I picked up 3 lobsters at H-mart early last week for like $4.89 a pound.. they are cheap at the moment, so I assume restaurants can cut pricing as well.

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            Chocomom Oct 27, 2009 08:18 AM

            New Golden Gate also has twin lobster @ $15.95. There isn't a restriction listed on their window but you might want to double check.

            I always get it ginger scallion style and eat as much as we can and then take the rest home and enjoy the rest as a midnight snack. lol

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              tysonmcneely Oct 28, 2009 06:51 AM

              I walked by Asian Garden yesterday, their lobster special was:
              1 - $8.95
              2 - $13.95
              3 - $20.95

              I don't know if you need to order anything else with this, but there was nothing on the sign indicating you did.

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              1. re: tysonmcneely
                StriperGuy Oct 28, 2009 07:11 AM

                That is crazy cheap. Have you tried it? Jo Jo does such an amazing rendition that I have a hard time having it anywhere else.

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                  barleywino Oct 28, 2009 08:20 AM

                  ditto on Jo Jo's lobster

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                    phipsi102 Mar 22, 2010 01:50 PM

                    Stopped by Jo Jo Taipei in Allston specifically to try this lobster dish, having heard about it right here. My wife and I are HUGE fans of the same dish at Ocean Wok in Hampton Beach, NH. Never had it anywhere else. Jo Jo's rendition is good, and cheap, but not AS good. The lobster was stuck to the inside of the shell on many pieces, and the sauce was a little too sweet. Nevertheless, quite enjoyed it!

                    FWIW, I called first to confirm that it was available, at 9pm on a Monday. Yes it was so we went! We were 1 of only 2 tables in the place.

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                    Ocean Wok
                    7 Ocean Blvd, Hampton, NH 03842

                    JoJo Tai Pei Restaurant
                    103 Brighton Ave, Boston, MA 02134

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                emptynester Oct 28, 2009 01:32 PM

                Great Taste is the real deal. No need to order anything else but noodles with vegetables, the lobster special can easily feed two people for about $23- a great deal. We liked the food there so much we went there 3 times during our recent visit to Boston. Their Chinese rice soup (congee) with fish is also tops.

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                Real Deal
                1882 Centre St, West Roxbury, MA 02132

                Great Taste
                201 Main St, Milford, MA 01757

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                  taterjane Oct 28, 2009 01:37 PM

                  As a side note, I'm in California now and we just paid $13.99 a POUND for lobster in a restaurant, stir-fried. And the lobster was from Boston. There is something very wrong about flying from Boston to California to eat Boston lobster...but we did it anyway.

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