13 Lobster Dishes in Manila that Will Make You Drool

There’s eat-all-you-can lobsters!

Lobsters may come with a hefty price but more often than not, the satisfaction you feel after the meal proves its worth. Restaurants across the Metro have found unique ways to highlight this delicious crustacean’s exquisite taste.

From lobster ravioli or mac and cheese, maki rolls and ones baked with cheese, these dishes are here to give you intense cravings. Oh, and did we mention that some of these restaurants are offering unlimited lobsters too? Happy eating!

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Wonder Lobster Ramen – Wonder Bowl

Wonder Bowl is the newest concept from the same group that brought us Ramen Nagi. If you think they’ll be serving run-of-the-mill ramen bowls, think again. Specialty cocktails and luxury ramen are just some of the premium items available in this modern ramen bar.

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G/F The Globe Tower, 32nd St cor 7th Ave, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig

Lobster A la Carte – Teppan Okochi

Teppan Okochi is a fine dining Japanese restaurant by Grand Chef Akihiro Okochi of Osaka, Japan. They serve dishes like okonomiyaki, Hiroshima oyster teppanyaki, wagyu teppanyaki, and unagi. Read our full feature here.

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Unit 7, G/F Ore Square Building, 31st St, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
(02) 813-0051

Lobster Guacamole/Lobster Nigiri/Lobster Aglio Olio – Todd English Food Hall

Named after the celebrity chef, Todd English, this restaurant that takes on the food hall setting with its 9 different food stations. Their Lobster Guacamole and Lobster Aglio Olio is as exquisite and tasty as it sounds.

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5/F SM Aura, 26th St. cor. McKinley Parkway, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
(02) 621-4002

Wagyu Tenderloin Grade 12 with Lobster Tail – Melo’s

Melo’s Steakhouse, the first restaurant to offer Certified Angus Beef, is known for their incredibly sumptuous and tender steaks. This particular plate offers more than just steaks, it’s paired with a plump lobster tail served with truffle aioli and red wine sauce. More about Melo’s Steakhouse here.

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Westgate Alabang – Zapote Rd., Alabang, Muntinlupa
(02) 771-3945

Lobster & Prawns Cappellacci – Va Bene Pasta Deli

Said to be possibly Manila’s best Italian restaurant, Va Bene Pasta Deli is helmed by Chef Massimo Veronesi, an Italian chef who promises an authentic Italian dining experience at a reasonable price. While most of their dishes are considered to be best-sellers and must-tries, we’ve been hearing good reviews about their Lobster & Prawns Cappellacci.

Also read: Va Bene Pasta could possible be Manila’s Best Italian Restaurant

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Maine Lobster Vongole – CDP Global Table

CDP, which stands for Chef Du Partie, is a global restaurant offering different cuisines by Malou Fores (of Mamou and Recovery Food), Katrina Kuhn-Alcantara (of Mesclun & Chuck’s Deli) and Kristine del Gallego-Locsin. One of their best-sellers is their Maine Lobster Vongole, no doubts about that.

Also featured here: 14 Specialty Restaurants You’ll Only Find in Rockwell

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G/F Power Plant Mall, Rockwell, Makati
(02) 556-4454

Lobster Mac n Cheese – Ruby Jack’s Steakhouse Bar

Giving you the classic vibe of an elegant yet modern steakhouse, Ruby Jack’s serves amazing and too-good-to-be-true steaks to cure your cravings. Aside from their steaks, one of their most note-worthy, must-try dishes is their Lobster Mac n’ Cheese, which we’ve also featured here: 17 Absolutely Sinful Mac N’ Cheese in Manila

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UG/F City of Dreams, Aseana cor. Roxas Blvd., Paranaque
(02) 801-8888

Dragon Roll/Teppan Lobster/Lobster Sashimi – Ogawa

Headed and named after Chef Kiyoshi Ogawa, Ogawa is an authentic Japanese restaurant that aims to redefine the traditional Japanese dining experience. Their three lobster dishes namely, the Lobster Sashimi, Dragon Roll and Teppan Lobster Gozen are all must-tries. Read our full feature on Ogawa here.

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2/F Fort Strip, The Fort Entertainment Center, 5th Ave. cor. 28th St., Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
(02) 886-4994

Baked Lobster with Cheese – Xiu Fine Cantonese Dining

From the group that brought you Lugang Café, Tuan Tuan Chinese Brasserie, and The Dessert Kitchen, comes Xiu, a fine dining restaurant serving authentic Cantonese dishes such as their Stewed US Beef Short Ribs, Baked Black Ink Rice, Baked Stuffed Sea Conch and of course, the Baked Lobster with Cheese. Read our full feature here.

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115 Connecticut Street, Northeast Greenhills, San Juan
(02) 650-7189

Bun Appetit – Salcedo Market

Bun Appetit started out as one of the most popular vendors at the Salcedo Saturday Market in Makati and at the Pantree Food Hall. Now with a new home at Rockwell’s The Grid, they continue to serve their 3 bestselling seafood rolls: lobster, crab and shrimp rolls.

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2/F The Grid Food Market, Power Plant Mall New Wing, Rockwell Center, Makati

Maine Lobster Tail – Mamou

Tagged as ‘A Home Kitchen’ and best known for their steaks and pastas, Mamou has been included on Tatler Magazine’s annual Best Restaurants List for 7 straight years (which is the same number of years they’ve been operating). One of their best-selling dishes is their Maine Lobster Tail with Garlic Noodles!

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Serendra, 26th St, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
(02) 856-3569

Poached Maine Lobster Tail – Stockton Place

Stockton Place by Chef Celine de Los Angeles, is an upscale restaurant serving authentic European dishes. Their Poached Maine Lobster Tail is made with cauliflower cream, brown butter buerre blanc and garlic chips. It’s one of Legaspi Village’s hidden restaurant treasures.

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227 Salcedo St, Legazpi Village, Makati
(02) 844-9539

Unlimited Lobster – High Street Cafe 

Didn’t we promise you Unlimited Lobsters? High Street Cafe is a buffet type of restaurant with 9 different food stations. One those 9 is their frozen seafood collection, where you can eat all the lobsters you want!

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Shangri-La Hotel at The Fort, 30th St. corner 5th Ave, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
(02) 820-0888

Mad for Lobster – Heat

Heat in EDSA Shangri-la features the best Asian and continental specialties ranging from fresh meats, sushi, and other local delicacies. The entire restaurant seats 426 people and also has four private rooms for special occasions. Enjoy your meals at their outdoor patios that offers a relaxing view of their garden and pool.

Insider tip: Watch out for their Mad for Lobster (Fridays) and Mad for Wagyu (Saturdays) weekend dinners!
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G/F EDSA Shangri-la Hotel, Mandaluyong
(02) 633-8888

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