FOOD REVIEW : Lobster Shack in Sai Ying Pun


20th March 2020 – (Hong Kong) Located on the Second Street of Sai Ying Pun, Lobster Shack is the latest seafood concept offering from Bistro Concept Group which owns Flying Pig Bistro, El Macho and Flying Pig Deli Social.

The restaurant started business at the end of January 2020 this year and it serves all the classic coastal comfort fare in a warm and inviting set-up. There are only a few tables inside the modest eatery and diners can also sit around the counter area. The menu features a three-tiered seafood tower (stacked with oysters, smoked salmon, potted crab, whole lobster, mussels and shrimp), grilled lobster tail with garlic lemon butter, scallops ceviche and other favourites like fish and chips, mussels pot and surf and turf. Other dishes on offer include their popular Lobster Mac & Cheese, Scallop ceviche, Crab Cake and Lobster Roll.

Our team was invited to a food tasting today and the restaurant has prepared for us several dishes to try.

Potted Crab (HK$148)

The first dish was Potted Crab (HK$148) served with toasted bread. The crab meat was served with orange zest, mayo, lemon juice, parsley, butter, brioche. The texture was soft and it was easily spread over a slice of toast. It was zingy and fresh.

Scallops Ceviche (HK$178)

The second dish was Scallops Ceviche (HK$178) lightly cured in citrus juice, cherry tomatoes, diced red onion. The acidity in the lime juice ‘cooked’ the scallops and they tasted fresh. The spiciness gave the Ceviche a balanced flavour. You can’t go wrong with this dish as you don’t really cook it.

Sizzling Prawns

Next, we were served with three new options on the Ala Carte Menu: Sizzling Prawn (HK$148) with garlic and white wine sauce

2. Vegetarian Option: a) Wild Mushroom Linguine with creamy sauce and parmesan cheese (HK$148) and  b) mac & cheese: cheddar cheese and macaroni pasta (HK$148)

The Sizzling Prawns was actually shrimps served on a sizzling pan and we found the dish too spicy and the chilli killed the original flavour of the prawns. Both the Wild Mushroom Linguine with creamy sauce and parmesan & cheese and mac & cheese served in a sizzling pan tasted like home-cooked Italian dishes. The Linguine and macaroni were al-dente and cheesy. They were flavourful and filling. Both were served in generous portions and they can be shared modestly amongst four people.

If you are looking a value-for-money meal in the Sai Ying Pun area, you can stopover at Lobster Shack as the portions served are pretty generous. As we have not tried their lobster or other seafood dishes, we will deduce that the food was satisfactory but nothing out of the ordinary.

Value for money : 3/5

Taste : 2.5/5

Ambience : 2.5/5

Service : 3/5

Lobster Shack

Address: 6 – 8 Second Street, Sai Ying Pun, Hong Kong

Opening Hours:  

Monday to Friday: 11am to 11pm

Saturday to Sunday: 9am to 11pm

Telephone Number:  2381 8138