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The Best Lobster Dishes to Eat In LA Right Now

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2008_10_hasmaps.jpgIt's summertime and that means lobsters are in full swing on dishes across the city. The easiest way to delve into the seasonal crustacean is through a buttery or mayonnaise-filled roll, available at most good seafood restaurants across town, but the varieties displaying ethnic flavors and seasonings are some of the most compelling ways to enjoy lobster. Here below, a collection of the best lobster dishes to eat in L.A. right now.


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1. Lobster at Newport Tan Cang Seafood

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518 W Las Tunas Dr
San Gabriel, CA 91776
(626) 289-5998
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The massive by-th-pound lobster that are fired up on the wok and tossed with copious amounts of garlic, scallions, seasonings, hot peppers, and served a la minute. Probably the single most remarkable lobster dish in the city.

2. Lobster Roll at Connie and Ted's

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8171 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, Ca 90046
(323) 848-2722
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This textbook Maine-style lobster roll comes with a split roll and lightly seasoned chunks of lobster. Rolls can be made either hot or cold and with butter or mayonnaise. The whole steamed lobster is impressive a well, simplicity at its best.

3. Langosta at Picca Peruvian Cantina

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9575 W Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90035
(310) 277-0133
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This glorious dish at chef Ricardo Zarate's cantina is a split whole lobster gets filled with a rich aji amarillo bechamel and panko bread crumbs for a modern Peruvian take on the classic Lobster Thermidor.

4. Lobster with Garlic Noodles at Crustacean

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9646 Santa Monica Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 205-8990
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A classic Beverly Hills expense-account or power dining restaurant, Crustacean's famous garlic noodles get studded with whole, fresh Maine lobster for the ultimate comfort dish.

5. Lobster Roll at Son of a Gun

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8370 W 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 782-9033
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This diminutive roll might be only good for two or three bites, but they are completely worth it. The chunks of lobster are covered in a lemon aioli and crunchy celery then placed in a tiny buttered roll and topped with potato chips.

6. Wild Maine Lobster at Providence

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5955 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90038
(323) 460-4170
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It's hard to the think of a fine dining restaurant that does better work with lobster in the city. The whole wild Maine lobster come with baby carrots braised in blood orange juice and israeli cous cous for a refined yet decadent dish.

7. Lobster Roll at The Hungry Cat

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100 W Channel Rd
Santa Monica, CA 90402
(310) 459-3337
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A longstanding favorite in Hollywood, this creamy, mayonnaise-filled lobster roll in a brioche bun comes off a bit like a salad roll, but does the trick if one's in the area.

8. Roasted Lobster Tail at RivaBella

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9201 W Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 278-2060
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Gino Angellini does a roasted lobster tail with a tomato white wine broth that speakers perfectly to chef's aesthetic from Italy's Adriatic Coast.

9. Lobster Roll at Hinoki & The Bird

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10 W Century Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90067
(310) 552-1200
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Chef Kuniko Yanagi takes fresh chunks of lobster and tosses with a garlic aioli and curry paste before placing it in a black bread roll and topping withe beautiful basil flowers.

10. Fresh Lobster Salad at Vincenti

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11930 San Vicente Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90049
(310) 207-0127
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The fresh lobster salad at this Italian restaurant in Brentwood is a refreshing, light way to enjoy this meaty crustacean, topped with a light dressing and microgreen, along with other seasonal produce.

11. Lobster Bolognese at Melisse Restaurant

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1104 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 395-0881
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The Lobster Bolognese with fresh Capellini and brown butter truffle froth is a high end ode to simple noodles with pasta, served elegantly in one of the most attractive rooms in the city.

12. Steamed Lobster at The Water Grill

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544 S Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90071
(213) 891-0900
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The lobster roll at this Downtown seafood powerhouse is quite nice, but the whole steamed Maine lobster is the thing to get when you're in the mood for a near endless amount of lobster.

13. Steamed Lobster at Fishing with Dynamite

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1148 Manhattan Ave
Manhattan Beach, CA
(310) 893-6299
The Atlantic lobster at Fishing with Dynamite is straightforward and amazing, served with two sauces and chilled on shaved ice at this stylish restaurant in Manhattan Beach.

14. Lobster Risotto at Capo Restaurant

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1810 Ocean Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 394-5550
This small seaside restaurant serves up some of the most decadent Italian cuisine in the city, with the lobster risotto as one of the menu highlights.

15. Lobster Roll at Blue Plate Oysterette

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1355 Ocean Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(310) 576-3474
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The lobster roll at this oceanside restaurant in Santa Monica uses nice chunks of fresh lobster served on a buttered split roll. Not the most innovative thing, but ultimately very comforting.

16. Cantoness Xiong-Tong at Chi Lin

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9201 W Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA
Large lobster medallions tossed with ginger and scallions are served over house-made noodles for a luxurious main course at West Hollywood's new high-end Chinese restaurant.

17. Lobster Benedict at Jar

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8225 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90048
(323) 655-6566
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One of the richest things to eat for breakfast in the city, this special is made with fresh chunks of lobster on poached eggs that's then covered in a lobster bearnaise sauce.

18. Chaufa de Langonsta at Paichẽ

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13488 Maxella Ave
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
(310) 893-6100
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This stir-fried rice comes with savory Peruvian flavors, crunchy pickled daikon slivers and tender chunks of fresh lobster and other shellfish for comforting small plate at Ricardo Zarate's seaside eatery.

19. Spicy Lobster at The Boiling Crab

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3377 Wilshire Blvd, #115
Los Angeles, CA 90010
(213) 389-2722
It's a pretty simple concept - Cajun spices caked onto fresh seafood and boiled until all the flavors are infused. At the Boiling Crab, this is done with all types of shellfish, including whole lobsters.

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1. Lobster at Newport Tan Cang Seafood

518 W Las Tunas Dr, San Gabriel, CA 91776
The massive by-th-pound lobster that are fired up on the wok and tossed with copious amounts of garlic, scallions, seasonings, hot peppers, and served a la minute. Probably the single most remarkable lobster dish in the city.
518 W Las Tunas Dr
San Gabriel, CA 91776

2. Lobster Roll at Connie and Ted's

8171 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, Ca 90046
This textbook Maine-style lobster roll comes with a split roll and lightly seasoned chunks of lobster. Rolls can be made either hot or cold and with butter or mayonnaise. The whole steamed lobster is impressive a well, simplicity at its best.
8171 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, Ca 90046

3. Langosta at Picca Peruvian Cantina

9575 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90035
This glorious dish at chef Ricardo Zarate's cantina is a split whole lobster gets filled with a rich aji amarillo bechamel and panko bread crumbs for a modern Peruvian take on the classic Lobster Thermidor.
9575 W Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90035

4. Lobster with Garlic Noodles at Crustacean

9646 Santa Monica Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
A classic Beverly Hills expense-account or power dining restaurant, Crustacean's famous garlic noodles get studded with whole, fresh Maine lobster for the ultimate comfort dish.
9646 Santa Monica Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

5. Lobster Roll at Son of a Gun

8370 W 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA 90048
This diminutive roll might be only good for two or three bites, but they are completely worth it. The chunks of lobster are covered in a lemon aioli and crunchy celery then placed in a tiny buttered roll and topped with potato chips.
8370 W 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90048

6. Wild Maine Lobster at Providence

5955 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038
It's hard to the think of a fine dining restaurant that does better work with lobster in the city. The whole wild Maine lobster come with baby carrots braised in blood orange juice and israeli cous cous for a refined yet decadent dish.
5955 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90038

7. Lobster Roll at The Hungry Cat

100 W Channel Rd, Santa Monica, CA 90402
A longstanding favorite in Hollywood, this creamy, mayonnaise-filled lobster roll in a brioche bun comes off a bit like a salad roll, but does the trick if one's in the area.
100 W Channel Rd
Santa Monica, CA 90402

8. Roasted Lobster Tail at RivaBella

9201 W Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069
Gino Angellini does a roasted lobster tail with a tomato white wine broth that speakers perfectly to chef's aesthetic from Italy's Adriatic Coast.
9201 W Sunset Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069

9. Lobster Roll at Hinoki & The Bird

10 W Century Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90067
Chef Kuniko Yanagi takes fresh chunks of lobster and tosses with a garlic aioli and curry paste before placing it in a black bread roll and topping withe beautiful basil flowers.
10 W Century Dr
Los Angeles, CA 90067

10. Fresh Lobster Salad at Vincenti

11930 San Vicente Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90049
The fresh lobster salad at this Italian restaurant in Brentwood is a refreshing, light way to enjoy this meaty crustacean, topped with a light dressing and microgreen, along with other seasonal produce.
11930 San Vicente Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90049

11. Lobster Bolognese at Melisse Restaurant

1104 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90401
The Lobster Bolognese with fresh Capellini and brown butter truffle froth is a high end ode to simple noodles with pasta, served elegantly in one of the most attractive rooms in the city.
1104 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90401

12. Steamed Lobster at The Water Grill

544 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90071
The lobster roll at this Downtown seafood powerhouse is quite nice, but the whole steamed Maine lobster is the thing to get when you're in the mood for a near endless amount of lobster.
544 S Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90071

13. Steamed Lobster at Fishing with Dynamite

1148 Manhattan Ave, Manhattan Beach, CA
The Atlantic lobster at Fishing with Dynamite is straightforward and amazing, served with two sauces and chilled on shaved ice at this stylish restaurant in Manhattan Beach.
1148 Manhattan Ave
Manhattan Beach, CA

14. Lobster Risotto at Capo Restaurant

1810 Ocean Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401
This small seaside restaurant serves up some of the most decadent Italian cuisine in the city, with the lobster risotto as one of the menu highlights.
1810 Ocean Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90401

15. Lobster Roll at Blue Plate Oysterette

1355 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401
The lobster roll at this oceanside restaurant in Santa Monica uses nice chunks of fresh lobster served on a buttered split roll. Not the most innovative thing, but ultimately very comforting.
1355 Ocean Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90401

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16. Cantoness Xiong-Tong at Chi Lin

9201 W Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA
Large lobster medallions tossed with ginger and scallions are served over house-made noodles for a luxurious main course at West Hollywood's new high-end Chinese restaurant.
9201 W Sunset Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA

17. Lobster Benedict at Jar

8225 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048
One of the richest things to eat for breakfast in the city, this special is made with fresh chunks of lobster on poached eggs that's then covered in a lobster bearnaise sauce.
8225 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90048

18. Chaufa de Langonsta at Paichẽ

13488 Maxella Ave, Marina del Rey, CA 90292
This stir-fried rice comes with savory Peruvian flavors, crunchy pickled daikon slivers and tender chunks of fresh lobster and other shellfish for comforting small plate at Ricardo Zarate's seaside eatery.
13488 Maxella Ave
Marina del Rey, CA 90292

19. Spicy Lobster at The Boiling Crab

3377 Wilshire Blvd, #115, Los Angeles, CA 90010
It's a pretty simple concept - Cajun spices caked onto fresh seafood and boiled until all the flavors are infused. At the Boiling Crab, this is done with all types of shellfish, including whole lobsters.
3377 Wilshire Blvd, #115
Los Angeles, CA 90010

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