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10 Best Places for Lobsters in Manila [2024]

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If you’re looking for a delicious seafood dinner, look no further than these spots for lobster Manila. These ten restaurants are some of the best in the city for lobster Manila dishes. From lobster bisque to lobster rolls, these restaurants will have something to satisfy your cravings. So what are you waiting for? Start planning your next seafood feast!

1) Mamou

Key ServiceServed with lobster fat rice
AddressThe Podium, Ground level, ADB Ave, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong
Phone0917 506 2668
Operating HoursDaily 10AM–9PM

We’re not saying you should forgo your favorites, but the next time you visit Mamou try something new from their lobster-themed menu. Treat yourself to Maine Lobster Tails with a side of Pia’s Garlic Noodles or Shrimp Head Rice. The Steamed Live Maine Lobster is a delicious and sweet dish that comes with white or red rice. The rice is cooked in lobster fat, malt vinaigrette, and lemon butter sauce.

Key Differentiators:

  • Famous for its lobster tails with noodles
  • Serves fresh lobsters
  • Awesome lobster rolls

Customer’s Review:

Food was terrific. Steak is a must. Fresh lobster Manila is fantastic. Service is great.

Bung Tiaoqui

2) Xiu Fine Cantonese Dining

Key ServiceServes lobster-themed dishes
Address115 Connecticut Street, Northeast Greenhills, San Juan, Metro Manila
Phone8650 7189 / 8650 8428 / +63 947 707 0228
Operating HoursDaily 11:30AM–2:30PM

If you’re looking for traditional Cantonese cuisine, Xiu is the place to be. This fine-dining restaurant in Greenhills is known for its fresh seafood and unique delicacies. They’ve got quite a selection of dim sum, but one dish that deserves special mention is their Baked Lobster with Cheese. Served with e-fu noodles (a kind of flat Cantonese egg noodle made from wheat flour), this luxuriously cheesy lobster Manila dish is sure to satisfy your cravings.

Key Differentiators:

  • Baked lobster with cheese
  • E-fu noodles as side dish
  • Unique lobster dishes from Cantonese cuisine

Customer’s Review:

Wide selection of Cantonese dishes that you will never get tired of even if you have dined there several times. Despite having several floors of dining areas this place can get packed quickly but very elderly and PWD friendly as they have an elevator to help their guests.


3) Wolfgang’s Steakhouse

Key ServiceFeatures lobster dishes like the Seafood Platter
Address2/F Newport Mall, Resorts World Manila, Pasay City
Phone(02) 8511-7347
Operating HoursMONDAY – SUNDAY
11:00AM – 8:00PM

While you might go to Wolfgang’s Steakhouse primarily for their delectable steaks, taking a quick glance at their menu might make you second-guess your meal choice. With seafood dishes this good, it would be hard not to choose something from the ocean instead. The Seafood Platter (market price) is a fantastic way to sample a bit of everything and get introduced to some new tastes. This seafood feast includes large shrimp, crabmeat, and lobster tails served with fresh parsley, lemon wedges, and the restaurant’s signature tangy red sauce on the side.

Key Differentiators:

  • Signature red sauce
  • Famous for their steaks
  • Excellent service

Customer’s Review:

Excellent service and food. They know how to handle their proteins. If you can splurge a little, do a full-course meal and listen to your server’s recommendations. Their filet mignon is to die for!

Kei Casi

4) Bun Appetit

Key ServiceOffers lobster rolls
AddressThe Grid Food Market, R2 Powerplant Mall 1220 Makati, Philippines
Operating HoursDaily 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Though it’s located thousands of miles away, Bun Appetit in Manila makes a delectable Lobster Roll that rivals any you’d find in New England. Even though they’re slightly pricey, their sandwiches are stuffed with top-notch, sweet lobster meat— definitely worth the price tag. You’ll get around one hundred grams of seafood goodness on a buttery bun—the perfect vessel for this delicate seafood dream. The perfect blend of seasoning and lemon zest gives this dish that je ne sais quoi, making it one of the best lobster rolls in town.

Key Differentiators:

  • Fresh lobster meat
  • Seasoning and lemon zest
  • Buttery buns

Customer’s Review:

Possibly the best shrimp roll, lobster roll, and garlic noodles I’ve tried in manila. Even their clam chowder was so good! Definitely our new go-to for comfort or recovery food. Highly recommended.

Bernice Kathryn Fonte

5) Blackbird

Key ServiceLobster BLT with caper aoili and chips
Address6752 1229 Makati Ave, Makati, 1229 Metro Manila
Phone+632 8828 4888 / +632 8828 1937
Operating HoursMONDAY TO SUNDAY 11AM TO 10PM

As this fashionable aviation-themed restaurant will likely make you and your date feel as though you’re floating on air, start with the Tempura Lobster Rice Paper Roll. This innovative dish can be dipped in Sriracha mayo and nuoc cham, providing a perfect entree to stimulate your appetite. Another fantastic option is the lobster spaghetti cooked with fennel, tomatoes, and saffron. Enjoy this comforting pasta dish with any of their delectable signature cocktails for an evening worth remembering!

Key Differentiators:

  • Tempura lobster rice paper roll
  • Lobster spaghetti with fennel, tomatoes, and saffron
  • Signature cocktails

Customer’s Review:

The lobster dishes were amazing. We had the lobster spaghetti which was cooked to perfection – the lobster Manila was so tender and flavorful. The tempura lobster rice paper roll was a great appetizer. The cocktails were also delicious, fruity and refreshing. Highly recommend for a special occasion dinner!

Cassandra Cabañez-Perez

6) Wonderbowl by Ramen Nagi

Key ServiceWonder lobster ramen
AddressThe Globe Tower, 32nd St. at 7th ave., Fort Bonifacio, Philippines
Operating HoursMonday 11AM–9PM
Tuesday 11AM–12AM
Wednesday 11AM–12AM
Thursday 11AM–12AM
Friday 11AM–12AM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

If you’re looking for yet another reason to love ramen, then look no further than Wonderbowl by Ramen Nagi’s scrumptious Wonder Lobster Ramen. This delicious seafood noodle soup is only available at this particular restaurant, which is overseen by talented Chef Ikuta Satoshi. The premium bowl features a whole lobster swimming in a sea of flavor-packed lobster and ebi stock, with springy noodles, tender pork chashu, cabbage, leeks and ebi powder rounding things out nicely. If you want something lighter but just as tasty, the King Lobster Ramen is an excellent option too.

Key Differentiators:

  • King lobster ramen
  • Lobster and ebi stock
  • Springy noodles

Customer’s Review:

It was very satisfying! The ramen was very flavorful. The serving size is so big and you cannot just take home the left over. Everything must get into your tummy!


7) Ogawa Traditional Japanese Restaurant

Key ServiceLobster sashimi
AddressSecond Floor, Fort Entertainment Center, 5th Avenue Corner 28th Street 1630 Fort Bonifacio, Philippines
Phone0917 856 4292
Operating HoursTues to Sun 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM

If you’re a lover of both Japanese food and lobster, then Ogawa is the place for you. The restaurant gets its name from Chef Kiyoshi Ogawa, who’s known for making fresh seafood dishes that stick to traditional methods. You’ll find all sorts of different lobster entrees on the menu, including sashimi, tempura, and teppanyaki. If you’re looking to try something new (and delicious), go for the Dragon Roll: it comes with lobster tempura, omelet slices, and cucumber bits. Plus it has baked eel and mangoes as well!

Key Differentiators:

  • Dragon roll with lobster tempura
  • Teppan lobster gozen
  • US beef steak

Customer’s Review:

Ogawa is my favorite place to eat lobster Manila. The lobster dishes are so fresh and delicious, I just can’t get enough! The teppan lobster gozen set was definitely the highlight, it was a great way to experience all the lobster dishes in one meal. Highly recommend!

Miranda Edwards 

8) Lusso by Margarita Forés

Key ServiceNaked lobster and river prawn salad
AddressG/F, Greenbelt 5, Legaspi Street G/F 1228 Makati, Philippines
Phone(02) 756 5893
Operating HoursSun-Thurs 11:00am to 9:00pm, Fri-Sat 11:00am-10:00pm

The LUSSO by Margarita Forés is a French and Italian Manila restaurant that offers an array of delicious dishes. Their Naked Lobster and River Prawn Salad is the perfect way to begin your gastronomic journey. The Live Lobster Linguine is also highly recommended, as it includes a whole lobster which you can share with someone special. And if you still can’t get enough, be sure to try their Lobster and River Prawn Roll!

Key Differentiators:

  • Live lobster linguine
  • Lobster and river prawn roll
  • Other seafood options available

Customer’s Review:

The lobster dishes at Lusso by Margarita Forés are simply divine. The Naked Lobster and River Prawn Salad was very fresh and the dressing was just the right amount of zing. The lobster linguine was cooked al dente with a generous portion of lobster, making it a great dish for sharing. Highly recommend this restaurant!

Paulina Del Monte

9) Seasalt Bucket

Key ServiceUnlimited lobster buckets
AddressLe Village Lifestyle Park Cordillera, cor E Rodriguez Sr. Ave, Quezon City, 1113 Metro Manila
Operating HoursDaily 9AM–12AM

The Seasalt Bucket is the perfect place to go if you’re looking to feast on some delicious seafood! They offer an all-you-can-eat crab, shrimp and lobster bucket, as well as solo orders of lobsters that come with their signature Cajun sauce. Whether you’re dining in or taking out, the Seasalt Bucket will have everything you need to satisfy your seafood cravings!

Key Differentiators:

  • Solo lobster takeout
  • Special Cajun sauce
  • Affordable price

Customer’s Review:

I had such a great time at Seasalt Bucket! It’s so fun digging into all that lobster, it’s like finding buried treasure. Their special Cajun sauce really gives the lobsters an extra kick of flavor.


10) Caution Bistro – The House of Seafood

Key ServiceFamily-size lobster platter
Address1218 Don Quijote Street, Sampaloc 1008 Manila, Philippines
Operating HoursDaily 9:00AM to 10:30:PM

The Caution Bistro – The House of Seafood is perfect for those who want to share a lobster meal with friends or family. For a reasonable price, you can order a seafood platter that will be enough for your whole group. They also have an all-lobster option that is still affordable!

Key Differentiators:

  • All lobster family platter
  • Other seafood options available
  • Affordable price

Customer’s Review:

Good food. Good place. Good servings. My third time dining in and they did not disappoint.


Lobster Manila

If you’re looking for a delicious lobster Manila meal, be sure to check out one of these ten restaurants. From the traditional Ogawa Japanese Restaurant to the modern Lusso by Margarita Forés, there’s something for everyone on this list. And don’t forget about Seasalt Bucket – an all-you-can-eat seafood restaurant with a generous portion of lobster! No matter where you go, you’re sure to have a fantastic time indulging in some of the best lobster Manila dishes has to offer.

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