So we heard there is an awesome place for Lobster Rolls in Seoul – Lobster Shack. The name is as is, really. No frills, just awesome lobsters.
Sitting within Garosu-gil, Lobster Shack is a small outlet but that does not make it any less sexy. In fact, it is so atmospheric and we like how the decor is modeled after a typical Boston seafood shack. Well, some call it tacky, but who cares if we get our awesome lobster rolls?
Wait till we share with you more about the menu! But for now, remember this name when you are in Seoul – Lobster Shack has to be one of your pit stops.
Lobster Shack is easy to miss if you are just randomly strolling along Garosu-gil. We walked past it twice without noticing, so be sure to lookout for this iconic and colourful corner unit; the entrance is an inconspicuous step down to the basement where you place your orders.
The menu will leave you breathless. ‘Dumbfounded’ is pretty much the closest to describe how we felt when we first saw it. Just how many variations of lobster rolls can there be, you would wonder, and Lobster Shack will answer you.
The lobster rolls are split into two categories – warm and cold base. We had Connecticut (W21,000) and Cajun Cheese (W23,000) from the warm base, and Original Maine (W21,000) from the cold base.
The buns were superb; toasted with butter, it added great flavour to the rolls. And while the classic one was no less pleasing with the textured spices, the ones with warm bases gave us greater comfort for it tasted very fresh and sweet. Cheese lovers should go straight for the Cajun Cheese version.
All lobster rolls are served with a side of fries, and boy were the portions huge. The rolls also come in shrimp variations, and that is averagely half the price of lobster rolls. Ideal for those who are on a tighter budget but are still after the gratification of a good seafood roll.
Tel: 02 6402 0904
Sunday to Thu: 12pm – 3.30pm, 4.30pm – 10pm
Fri & Sat: 12pm – 3.30pm, 4.30pm – 11pm
Nearest Station: Sinsa-dong