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Lobzter Seafood features ‘moody,’ ‘angry’ and ‘drunken’ dishes. (And, yes, that’s Lobzter with a Z!)

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Fish supporters can say ‘huzzah’ to Lobzter, a new seafood eatery in Harmony, wherever menu goods are dished up with a very little individuality. At minimum which is how partners Kawing Chiu and Johnny Zhang present it with some of their whimsical branding.

Lobzter Seafood Restaurant

From remaining to ideal, Kawing Chiu, Kiko Zhong and Johnny Zhang (Staten Island Progress/Pamela Silvestri)

The pair debut in the restaurant business enterprise on Staten Island at 2071 Clove Highway with their “Moody Lobzter Entrees.” That headline prefaces these types of vittles as “Happy Lobz” served broiled or steamed with drawn butter. A “Chilly” version, as the title implies, is iced. Then, there is the “Angry Lobz” riled up with heat from Sriracha mayo and the “Drunken Lobz,” grilled and cooked under the impact of wine sauce. The “Amuse Lobz” is shipped with corn plus a seriously garlicky-lemon sauce.

Reward — all entrees are served with a skewered shrimp and the vegetable of the working day.

Foods can start out with apps like baked clams and oysters ($15 per fifty percent-dozen and $25 for a dozen), fried calamari ($12), mussels with solutions on pink and white sauce ($16) or the soup of the working day like New England clam chowder ($5). Signature dishes are Snow crab Legs ($45) with corn, clams and a potato, ribeye steak ($32), grilled chicken with creamy mushroom sauce ($20), 4 skewered grilled shrimp ($20) and boiled lobster tail ($23) with the trimmings.

Rounding out the menu are pastas with blended seafood, just mussels and clams or just “lobzter” in pink or white sauce. This part of the offerings ranges from $22 to $38.

“The oysters, the clams, the lobsters — almost everything is refreshing,” reported Chiu. This is his first foray into the food items service world. Although as a accredited true estate associate broker with Robert DeFalco Realty, his eye for retail space reeled in their “Lobzter” room in June. The fish hook in the partnership will come with Zhang, who owns a seafood sector in Brooklyn.

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From fried calamari to “lobzter” about a dozen distinct strategies, Lobzter Seafood cafe presents a variety of seafood at realistic costs. (Staten Island Advance/Pamela Silvestri)


Lobzter Seafood opened on Sept. 1 and Chiu reported the weekends have been fairly active. He and Zhang existing a couple of discounts to rejoice these inaugural and make new fish friends. Uncooked oysters and clams are just $1 every single, or guests can opt to acquire 15{57f679433bdda16678ea619f315c9bc28ff40af1ef9e9f7b6fe14a3c8b72c25f} off the invoice. Both promotions are extended for dine-in only. They apply to a bare minimum purchase of six products and greatest of 12 for every human being in addition, friends have to shell out at least $25.

The address of 2071 Clove Rd. may ring a bell. It is house to C-City, Crust Pizzeria and the 24-hour Convenient Mart.

And there is more having and ingesting connected with this Concord plaza, at least nostalgia-intelligent for very long-time Staten Islanders. The bi-degree eating rooms of Lobzter Seafood alone have performed home to a string of eating places. The final rendition was Ambrosino’s founded in 2019. Prior to that it was Sofra, ahead of that Indian Clove and right before that Venezia. Previously in these quite digs have been the thriving Gallo’s and Tosca of the ‘80s and ‘90s, respectively.

One memorable extend in 2071 Clove Road’s dining history was in the mid-2000s when it was regarded as Xin. In a breathtaking twist of functions for the Japanese fusion strategy, tables and chairs were pushed apart soon after-hrs to make area for teen raves and rap concert events. It arrived to an end in the spring of 2009 when Funkmaster Flex was slated to show up 1 April evening close to midnight. Overcrowding prompted a law enforcement raid that nixed the gig and shut Xin down.

But with Lobzter’s good “Lobzter” lineup, a new technology of foodstuff is borne unto the strip shopping mall. The “Lobzter Roll” for $20 is a stellar specimen served on a buttery break up bun. For the less adventurous there are crunchy, deep-fried chicken wings and a generous basket of fried fish fritters. Chiu is also speaking up items not shown on the menu like the landlubber lamb chops and extra shellfish this sort of as blue crabs and deluxe West Coast oysters like the kumamoto varietal.

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One particular of a few eating areas at Lobzter Seafood, new to Concord (Staten Island Progress/Pamela Silvestri)

Lobzter Seafood Restaurant should not be puzzled with Indignant Lobster Roll, a stroll-up and consider-out location in Tottenville and a new one particular coming this weekend to West Brighton.

Lobzter Seafood Restaurant is located at 2071 Clove Rd., Grasmere 718-808-8880. Hrs are Monday through Wednesday from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m., Thursday by way of Sunday from midday to 11 p.m.

Pamela Silvestri is Advance Meals Editor. She can be reached at [email protected].

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A chilled shellfish platter (Staten Island Advance/Pamela Silvestri)

Lobzter Seafood Restaurant

Johnny Zhang’s lobster stock from his Brooklyn current market (Staten Island Progress/Pamela Silvestri)

Lobzter Seafood Restaurant

Crab and uncooked shellfish platter (Staten Island Progress/Pamela Silvestri)

Lobzter Seafood Restaurant

The key eating region (Staten Island Advance/Pamela Silvestri)

Lobzter Seafood Restaurant

A nook overlooking the bar. The restaurant awaits its liquor license. (Staten Island Progress/Pamela Silvestri)

Lobzter Seafood Restaurant

Buffalo wings (Staten Island Progress/Pamela Silvestri)

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