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Nov 3, 2013 07:07 AM

Hankering lobster

Anywhere else besides Starfish?

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  1. Well according to Amy Pataki in yesterday's Star not The Lobster Trap.

    Go to Bill's Lobster, (Gerrard and Broadview) buy a couple and cook them at home. +++cheaper and better. A few store bought salads and crusty bread. Yum.

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    1. re: MargieEv

      Re Lobster Trap, I know. Gross!!! Funny because we'd only been there once and thought it was horrible. This was about 5 years ago and I was thinking maybe we just ordered the wrong thing and I was planning to give them another try. Well, Amy's review sealed the deal for me.

      I love Bill's Lobster but am looking for a meal out.


      1. re: millygirl

        I tried patronizing The Lobster Trap on Avenue Road this week for the first time in my life.

        It was a monumental waste of my time.

        I won't bore with specifics, but to anyone craving lobster, DO NOT go to The Lobster Trap.

        What an unmitigated sh!t show.

        1. re: magic

          It's been around since at least the early 70's and they don't call it a "trap" for nothing! I see you got trapped also :-)

          Check out this very interesting article from the star:

          1. re: foodyDudey

            A total disaster.

            My guess is not long for the boneyard as well.

    2. Zee Grill. Great desserts, too. Or Rodney's on King.

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      1. re: prima

        A BIG +1 for Zee Grill. It's my go to for English style lobster. It's always well executed and consistent for years.

        This reminds me to try to head back to this restaurant before the years end.

      2. Fish Street Market & Open Kitchen. Good stuff.

        1. Not for everyone, but if one love oriental preparation then head up to Richmond Hill or Markham. Currently, one can order lobster at $9.99 per pound at Chinese Restaurant like 'Lee Yu Mun Seafood' at Spadina and 16th Avenue. A 3 pounder sauteed with Maggi sauce can be had for only $30!! That is 50% of what western restaurants are charging! Taste wise, IMO, is more 'exotic' too!

          1. Omei for Lobster 5 ways if you are larger group. Otherwise I would recommend Diana's Seafood restaurant.

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            1. re: elvisahmed

              More on O Mei:
              In order for O'Mei to do a Lobster 5 ways, they would need 2 lobsters to provide enough Tomalley. ( Steamed egg custard and fried rice or braised e-fu noodles ). With their lobster averaging around 6 pounds each, the group will need to be about 10+ person. ( I usually allow 1.5 lb per person ). One single giant lobster (9 lb max) will usually be prepared 4 ways. They are charging $20 per pound nowadays.

              1. re: elvisahmed

                Diana's is good if you don't want chinese style. I think they charge ??$60 or ?? $30 for a ? 2 pounder.