Fashioned after New York City’s Prince Street subway station, Street Meat has a funky modern interior featuring bar seating, a pink neon sign, open kitchen and patterned floor. Its simple menu presents street food with a modern twist, and the popular Chelsea Market lobster roll comes in a crispy bread filled with celery mayo and is topped with whole lobster claw meat, crab roe paste and a piece of sea urchin. $128
Located over two floors in PMQ, Aberdeen Street Social is a dark hued venue complemented by breezy outdoor terraces and surrounding gardens perfect for alfresco dining. It's also an ideal venue to take in the indulgent lobster roll, where toasted brioche is filled with lobster salad made with shredded romaine lettuce and seasoned with onions and capers, creating a less buttery but no less delicious take on the popular dish. $180
Stripped down to the essentials in a small space, Lobster Central’s minimalist interiors are a nod to its New England roots with crisp, white subway tiles and stark, exposed concrete walls. As the name suggests, the focus is on the lobster – flown in straight from the cold waters of Maine – and more specifically, the famed lobster roll. The signature no-fuss lobster rolls here come packed with a pound of lobster meat and lightly drizzled with lemon butter and sprinkled with spices.$138. 50 Stanley St., Central, 3565 6725; lobstercentralgroup.com
Designed by an award-winning design firm Avroko of New York, Catalunya’s interior is dominated by rich red and brown furnishings, in which diners can indulge on a variety of Catalan dishes and an expansive tapas menu. Often overlooked in favour of the famed bikini, the avocado and lobster roll is a seafood delight filled with lobster, avocado, vegetables, mayonnaise and topped with caviar balls combining to create a tantalisingly delicious treat. $230
Mama Burger & Lobster offers an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city in its colorful Cheung Sha Wan location that’s decked out with graffiti-covered paintings. They specialise in beef and lobster burgers, but also have whole lobsters and a delicious lobster roll on offer, made with chunks of fresh lobster meat filled into a soft, hot, and buttery bun.$288. Shop 6, G/F, Cheung Fai Bldg, 41-51 Cheung Wah St, Cheung Sha Wan, 3956 5440; fb.com/mama.hongkong
Known as Paul’s Kitchen for almost a decade, Lobster and Mussels have refocused and now boast one of the best lobster rolls in Hong Kong. Wanting to differentiate from the competition, their version aims to give the dish an interesting twist by dousing their lobster in a mango salsa sauce instead of the traditional mayonnaise. Paired with buttery bread, this dish is a winner.
By the Sai Wan Ho waterfront, Cull ‘n Pistol pays homage to New England’s seafood culinary traditions in its pared back yet bright and airy venue. Its menu features a variety of seafood dishes from popcorn shrimp to whole lobsters, but we roll up for the lobster roll. Accompanied by a side of old bay fries, it's filled with large chunks of fresh lobster meat and covered in lemon mayonnaise and seasoned with scallions.$188. Shop GA1-3, G/F, Site A, 55 Tai Hong St, Lei King Wan, Sai Wan Ho, 2513 0199; cullnpistol.com.hk