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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!

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

    1. 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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      1. re: joebloe

        Order lobster, eat lobster, you're done.

        1. re: StriperGuy

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

          1. re: CambridgeFoodie

            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.

            1. re: StriperGuy

              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.

              1. re: joebloe

                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.

                1. re: StriperGuy

                  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.

                  1. re: hyde

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

                    1. re: StriperGuy

                      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.

        2. 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.

          1. 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

            1. 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

                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.

                  1. re: barleywino

                    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.

                    Ocean Wok
                    7 Ocean Blvd, Hampton, NH 03842

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