East Boat Lobster Restaurant Heads South, Prices Go North

Photo: Daniel Maurer

The new incarnation of B.B.Q. Express isn’t the only news coming out of Chinatown: Around the corner, we noticed that a new eatery has replaced Pho So 1 in the basement of 11 Mott Street. About a week ago, Kenmare Street holdover East Boat Lobster Restaurant moved here and it’s now simply Lobster Boat Restaurant.

Photo: Daniel Maurer

The menu is pretty much the same as the old one on MenuPages, except prices have been raised anywhere from 25 cents to $2, and the lunch special for one (which features two seafood options and rice or spaghetti) has gone up from $15.95 to $18.95 and is now $24.95 to $32.95. The really sad part: The place is not nearly as kitschy as East Boat was — the giant illuminated lobster that graced the back wall was nowhere to be found.

Lobster Boat Restaurant, 11 Mott St., nr. Bowery; 212-226-8881