Lobster King Resto & Bar

Coron-Busuanga Rd., Coron, Palawan

Lobster King Resto & Bar
4.2
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15 Reviewers

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Kat M.
5.0 Stars
6

🦀 I was looking for places to eat at Coron, and the name Lobster King stuck with me, because LOBSTER. Plus, there are a lot of good reviews for this restaurant.

So on our first night in Coron, we headed to this place. It's a tricycle away from we are staying. We ordered rock lobster because it was suggested by my friends who recently went to the island for work. We had a kilo which translates to 3 big lobsters. It's sooo good and made my husband so happy! It's definitely fresh as it just came from the aquarium, and it's creamy milky meat blends with the buttery garlic sauce. Mmmmmm... 128523128523128523 We also asked for the lobster soup and got the surprise of our lives to see actual pieces of lobster meat inside! We were joking that maybe we were so used to bad Manila food that real food surprises us haha. Then we ordered a sizzling gulay to compensate for the cholesterol haha.

After that very satisfying dinner, the staff asked us if we want to hold the "Lobster King" living in their aquarium. IT'S SO BIG IT'S LIKE HALF OF MY BODY HAHA. I didn't dare hold it lol but Oliver, already scared, did for the sake of photos haha. Apparently Chinese people like to have their lobsters these big. 128561

The food here is so good we returned on our last night in Coron! 1108811088110881108811088

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Meanne F.
5.0 Stars
3

Lobsters anyone???

So fresh, so yummy and so cheap... So heavenly and that's all you can really say as soon as you bite into these deliiiiiciiiiooooouuuussss yumminess 128525

All of that lobsters (see pics) for only P2000 but of course you just need to go to Coron for these gorgeous lobsters.

Need i say more? I don't think so 10084

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Sandy V.
4.0 Stars
5

Liked the food but service was a bit slow 128077🏻

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Erica A.
4.0 Stars

I liked it.

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Erica A.
4.0 Stars
2

If your're looking for lobsters, this is the place. We had to try their lobsters and their clam soup. We added the traditional crispy Pata plus a Rockefeller oyster with a twist. Ended up so full and of course, satisfied. Yummy for the tummy!

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Marie H.
5.0 Stars

Those lobsters cooked in garlic and butter were a thing of beauty. They fish out the live lobsters in their aquarium located by the entrance. We also ordered crispy pata, crocodile sisig (which I didn't taste), lapu-lapu, and mango shake. This was the best meal we had during our 3-day stay in Coron!

Place is small and rustic. Our driver said that it was best to go at lunch than dinner when it can get really full. True enough when our group of 13 arrived at around 11:30 am, we were the only ones there. Service can be slow but, hey, we're on vacation anyway. Food came after an hour and it was worth the wait.

Photo c/o Kenny M

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Katrina D.
1.0 Stars

We didn't try their lobsters bc we came at 8:30 pm and it was sold out
❌20 minutes serving time became 45 mins.
❌Servers were not alert in serving water/plates. We had to follow up several times.
❌Shrimps (P220) serving was super small. It was a mixture of 8 tiny and medium sized shrimps. The server said it was good for 2-3 persons but it seemed to be good for 1 only. It was also not that fresh.
❌ ordered ripe mango but i think they served green mango (bc it was sour and colored white) but they claimed it was ripe. Then we saw in the guests in the other table drinking yellow shakes. Lol

128148 on Valentine's #lugingintsik

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Mary Love S.
4.0 Stars

I hardly get to explore the Philippines so when R asked me to join him and his friends to Coron, I quickly said yes. (And I have not met his friends then.) It was a fun trip and I got do things for the first time such as jump off a boat, climb a mountain (towards Kayangan Lake), and enjoy Coron. I have to admit though that one of the highlights of our trip was our stop at Lobster King.

Hello, Lobster King!

J, the wonderful local who helped us with everything while we were in Coron, raved about Lobster King and that we should prepare our tummies. It wasn’t hard to do so when all we did for hours before dinner was jump off the boat and swim.

The girls took charge of ordering for the whole group and they went crazy over lobster. We had 8 plates full of lobster! Other dishes that were ordered were oysters (in cheese and in butter garlic), sisig, roasted chicken and clam soup. (I forgot to take photos of the soup, sisig and roasted chicken as these were placed far from me and everyone was hungry.)

The oysters were huge! R was disappointed that the cheese on the oysters did not melt and was just grated cheese on top of grilled oysters. But it was still pretty good as it was fresh!

The butter garlic version was better though as it was more savory.

Now for the star of the night… lobsters.

At first we all had half a piece each and tried to savor it as we were not sure how many 8 kgs of lobsters would look like. Then came another plate… and another and followed by more. We started to feast on the yummy crustaceans. It was addicting! We couldn’t stop. The fresh slightly sweet taste was evident and the garlic-y sauce was delightful. It had a bit of spice though.

We kept on eating lobsters till we felt slightly dizzy and had that sensation that we were still on a sailboat.

Overall, it was a wonderful dinner. And for PHP800 per head, it was not a bad at all. Lobster King, you do deserve a crown!

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Jairus d.
5.0 Stars

My first lobster experience! I've been looking forward to this and reading the reviews, it seems that Lobster King is the affordable way to go.

For 1000 pesos I was thrilled to get 4 lobsters. They usually fry them with butter but I requested for my order to be simmered in coconut milk. I'm so happy they obliged! I guess lobster is bit softer than shrimp or prawn? I might like lobster most since I get to eat bigger portions.

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Abegail H.
5.0 Stars

First night's dinner was in lobster king, I have read many reviews that says they have very cheap lobster and they really do.

Location is farther up from the town so hiring a tricycle which costs 10 pesos per head is highly recommended.

The selection of fresh seafoods and meat to be grilled are seen by the entrance so the guests are expected to order (if they want grilled food, otherwise they can choose what is left in the menu) prior seating.

Lobsters differ in kinds and sizes so the price depends on what you choose to order. Smaller ones are priced at 150, mediums are at 200 and bigger ones are sold for around 300. Although there are a lot more bigger types swimming in their aquarium and these are the kinds that costs a thousand or more.

You can choose to have them grilled or whatever you want them to be soaked in. Steamed and grilled are more recommended as it preserves the true taste of lobsters. Grilling them comes free but if you choose to have them steamed, you have to pay for 150.

Steamed lobster comes with a sauce, in our case we had their lemon butter sauce and it was by far the best lemon butter sauce I had. Really buttery and the mild end kick of the lemon just makes every bite a bliss, ofcourse becAuse am a tangy person. Lol well, the lemon gives you a fresh end that in turn make you want more bite!

We also ordered one lobster and we had it grilled. The lobster came out to be sweeter. I dont know if it is because of the grilling or might be because it was smaller than those lobster we had steamed. Although, there was a noticeable smoked flavor coming from the grilling, you know, the kind of taste you get with bbq and stuff, and it was even better than steamed.

We also ordered their steamed lapulapu in ginger garlic sauce, oh it was exquisite!!! The meat was fresh, soft and flaky. The ginger-garlic taste was mild but strong enough not to leave a fishy after taste.

Staff were also friendly, cooking waiting time was around 30minutes but it was alluring in out part as the servers had let us take pictures with the biggest lobster they have which was almost half as tall as my boyfriend. 128513

Dining here just made our night. We were so full.

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Rey T.
4.0 Stars

When you visit Coron in Palawan make The Lobster King your first dinner stop. Why? First, that's what locals will lead you too. When we were there everyone we asked said Lobster King so we went. Second, it's cheap. Php 1,400 for 2 large sized lobster is a bargain. Third, the taste is phenomenal.

I ordered mine steamed w lemon butter sauce. They can prepare them w other sauces but why mess with nature's gift? I know we ordered other food in their menu but I can only remember the lobster which was sweet, buttery and perfectly cooked. The place is also nice. I think they have about 4 cabanas and a bar inside. The waiting staff needs a bit more training but hey nothing's going to ruin my lobster experience.

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Kwokie K.
5.0 Stars

Went back for 2nds, and looks like they're easy to talk to. I now get an extra lobster since they remembered me!

Trying it now with lemon lime sauce, let's see how that tastes!

The wife is still having crabs, this time a full kilo for herself.

And the crazy part is still that everything we ate was still below Php2000.

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Kwokie K.
5.0 Stars

Went here after craving for lobster and the place didn't disappoint! The mud crabs were in fact more expensive than the lobsters!

The locals might hate me for the review, since most say it's expensive as heck but I guess having lobster at these prices compared to Manila prices - I would go back since it's cheap. Php1000 for 4 pcs of the one on the picture.

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Soph A.
4.0 Stars

We asked the locals where to eat in Coron right when we landed, and this is where they took us. Don't know much about seafood fare but P1k for a plate full of fresh lobsters good for four cooked in garlic and butter seems like a pretty good deal. The lobsters were well cooked and delicious with the melted butter sauce on the side. The calamares was pretty good too--you could actually tell you were eating fresh squid and not just frozen breaded rings. Wash it down with their P60 mango shake, which was probably 70% made up of milk but yummy just the same.

The rest of the food was completely forgettable tbh, typical Filipino fare priced a little higher than I thought it would be considering we were in the province. Also not a very fancy place (aka no aircon and mono bloc chairs), but it was conveniently located on one of Coron's main roads and everyone seemed to know where it was. The non-stop Whitney Houston playlist was a hilarious and enjoyable touch.

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Abby H.
2.0 Stars

For a restaurant with the name lobster king, this is quite a disappointment for me. Yes they serve fresh from the aquarium lobsters but they only make it steamed or fried (salt and pepper). They took our requests but it seems like they don't know how to make lobsters in chili garlic and garlic butter sauces. Good lobsters wasted :(

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Miguel C.
5.0 Stars

Crab and Lobster is great here. Best to have it fone steam with sauce on the side. A little bit above average price but worth a try after your Coron Tour

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Irah C.
5.0 Stars

It's been awhile since I last posted a review 128556 It's because I was gone for a week and school just started. Still adjusting to my new school's environment hihi 128522

So yeah, went to Busuanga, Coron for 4 days. There were 2 primary restaurants there which were Lobster King and Kawayanan.

1. Lobsters!! They offered fresh lobsters that were cooked using butter and garlic. Simply cooked but the taste was awesome.

2. Sinigang na hipon - their sinigang was different because the used guava. It still worked though. Different compared to the regular sinigang I eat.

3. Lapu lapu - we were expecting them to cook it like the traditional way of cooking it, steam and some flavoring. (Or is this the traditional way of cooking for Chinese? 128517) but the way the cooked it was the BOMB! The cooked it with milk cream and coconut cream 10084️ I wish there are some restaurants here in Manila that cooks lapu lapu that way!

4. Calamares - err nothing special...

5. Calamansi juice - oh my!! I loved it! The honey the used did not overpowered the taste of the calamansi :)

The price was okay for Manila people. Cheap seafood it is!

Would love to go back to Coron anytime soon! Perfect place to unwind and chill!
Posting the view at Coron instead because I forgot to take a picture hehe!

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