Lobster Place (Chelsea Market)

Open Hours: Mon-Sat 9:30AM-9:00PM; Sun 10:00AM-8:00PM

Phone Number: 212 255 5672

Price Range: $30-$40 (Depending on what you order/how much)

Address: 75 Ninth Avenue

Website: www.lobsterplace.com 

Station: A, C, E 14th Street; L 8th Ave; 1, 2 18Street 

The last time I ventured into Chelsea market after brunch, my best friend gave me a tour of the Lobster Place claiming it was the best sashimi she’s had in NYC. As an avid salmon sashimi fan, I dragged her, her sister and her boyfriend with me to this place for dinner today so I could taste it for myself.

Sushi and sashimi are sliced and served at the in-store Omakase Bar in the center of the room. Servers are constantly scrambling to reset the bar table as guests move quickly in and out. Seats are always extremely limited so you may have to wait if you’re not getting take out.

We made our way to the Steamed Lobster Counter to order a lobster while we waited for some seats.

Lobster meat dipped in butter was fresh, chewy and juicy.

When our buzzer finally gave us the go to sit down, we ordered the Salmon Sashimi, Salmon Sushi and Tuna Sushi.

No words. So fresh, much happy, would kill to have more.

Overall highlight of this trip is really the fresh salmon sashimi. Boy will I be dreaming about this tonight. Tip: come during lunch because that’s when their sashimi is the most fresh. Dinner is usually leftovers.