Serving Los Angeles since 2008, the Lobsta Truck brought us those delicious mouthwatering lobster rolls New England is famous for. It all started when Lobsta Truck founder and owner Justin Mi came back to LA from a trip to Maine after partaking in a two-day lobsterfest and realized that you really couldn’t get that kind of lobster experience here on the west coast. So the lobsters-on-wheels concept was born and became instantly popular as Angelenos far and wide lined-up to taste that buttery crustacean goodness served on a toasted split-roll made the traditional east coast way. After expanding the Lobsta Truck to the Bay Area earlier this year, Mi is now onto the next evolution of his business opening his first brick and mortar location, Lobsta Shack, here in Chinatown in Downtown LA.
The menu is simple. If you salivate just thinking about lobsters or seafood, this place is definitely for you! Mi has brought in LA’s Chef Jose Monterrosa (JW Marriott LA Live) to take the helm at the new location. The menu includes not only the mouthwatering lobster rolls served with the most amazing thin-cut fries you’ll ever have sprinkled with truffle salt, but also other New England seafood staples like thick clam chowder or the lobster bisque soup. Start off with a lobster mac and cheese made with Orecchiette pasta topped with toasted bread crumbs. There’s also shrimp, salmon, and mahi mahi entrees. And of course, you can’t miss out on the live whole lobster that can be served either steamed or grilled. (I prefer grilled.)
Lobsta Shack (click for menu) is now open at 701 W Cesar Chavez Ave from 11 am to 10 pm daily.