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20 people, wants lobster, Chinese style

leesquare Aug 12, 2010 06:22 AM

Wondering if there're any good "deals" going on for lobsters in Chinese restaurants around town. I have a crowd of 20 to entertain next Friday. Thanks so much.

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    keainansen Aug 12, 2010 01:13 PM

    depends on how good your English is, Peach Farm is decent. also if you're downtown or not... I've had good luck with Mandarin Cuisine in Needham, just call ahead.

    Peach Farm
    4 Tyler St, Boston, MA 02111

    Mandarin Cuisine
    238 Highland Ave, Needham, MA 02494

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    1. re: keainansen
      joebloe Aug 15, 2010 05:46 AM

      $14.95 for one lobster is NOT a 'good deal'. If in Chinatown, look for restaurants with 'lobster special' signs. Bangkok Basil in Stoughton has triple lobsters any style for $24.95.

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      RoyRon Aug 12, 2010 11:41 AM

      My suggestions would be either the Peach Farm or East Ocean City. I had good experience with lobster and other seafood at both. At East Ocean I would also suggest the Salt & Pepper King Crab. It's not cheap but it sure is delicious and would go well with a few lobsters.

      Peach Farm
      4 Tyler St, Boston, MA 02111

      East Ocean City Restaurant
      27 Beach St, Boston, MA 02111

      East Ocean Restaurant
      3704 Washington St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

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      1. re: RoyRon
        cambridgedoctpr Aug 12, 2010 11:56 AM

        to be solomonic:

        i think all 3 places, East Ocean, Peach Farm, and New Jumbo are good. Call to find out which has the best deal as East Ocean has a nightly special. The other two may have specials, too.

        I have never tried great taste.

        Peach Farm
        4 Tyler St, Boston, MA 02111

      2. StriperGuy Aug 12, 2010 06:44 AM

        Great Taste had Twin Lobsters for $17.95 last weekend. If you are going to show up with a lot of people I would call ahead.

        Great Taste
        201 Main St, Milford, MA 01757

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        1. re: StriperGuy
          CambridgeFoodie Aug 12, 2010 06:54 AM

          Out of town family, who love lobster cantonese style, unanimously voted the lobster cantonese at New Jumbo Seafood to be the hands down winner over Peach Farm.

          New Jumbo is also considerably cheaper, $22.95 (vs. 24.95 at PF) and does not charge extra for the cantonese style preparation (PF charges $5 more).

          A very nice touch is that in addition to validating parking to get a discount at the garage (price goes from $10 to $6) - New Jumbo gives you $3 in cash to "split the parking."

          New Jumbo Seafood is my go to place in Chinatown for lobsters - you will love it!

          Peach Farm
          4 Tyler St, Boston, MA 02111

          Jumbo Seafood Restaurant
          7 Hudson St, Boston, MA 02111

          1. re: CambridgeFoodie
            tallullah Aug 15, 2010 07:56 AM

            Which garage? We love Jumbo, but the hubby hates the parking. This could mean there is more Spicy Salt lobster in my future :)

            1. re: tallullah
              leesquare Aug 16, 2010 08:19 AM

              I called New Jumbo and they validate parking at 40 Beach St. They said $3 for 3 hours after 6pm.

              Beach St Cafe
              35 Beach St, Manchester, MA 01944

              1. re: tallullah
                CambridgeFoodie Aug 16, 2010 08:37 AM

                I have never had Spicy/Salt Lobster...I'll try it. So in addition to cantonese, ginger scallion, and spicy/salt - are their any other general lobster preparations?

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            shirshir Aug 12, 2010 06:42 AM

            victoria's in allston has a pretty good price for twin lobster, plus it's authentic southern cantonese food.

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            1. re: shirshir
              CookieLee Aug 12, 2010 07:03 AM

              Have you been there recently? Victoria's usually gets quite trashed on this site. I went many yrs ago, and liked it.

              Victoria Seafood Restaurant
              1029 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215

              1. re: CookieLee
                shirshir Aug 12, 2010 01:40 PM

                i have not been recently...not for the past 3 years but my family and i have gone there a few times (we are cantonese). it's among the other places we frequent (joyful garden, yitinghao or the best little restaurant and jumbo for dinnertime).

            2. viperlush Aug 12, 2010 06:30 AM

              Try Peach Farm in Chinatown. I think when I went last week it was $14.95 for a lobster.

              Peach Farm
              4 Tyler St, Boston, MA 02111

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