Luke's
Hiroo: Seafood
Luke's (Hiroo: Seafood)
Luke's
Open 11am-4, 5-9pm daily.
Sun: Open Sundays
no smoking: No smoking

This popular New York-based lobster specialist is known for their tasty lobster and seafood rolls - sandwiches stuffed with Maine lobster, crabmeat and shrimp. As a bonus, you'll find a well-chosen selection of reasonably priced US craft beers in cans and bottles to go with your food.

Beers like Sierra Nevada Torpedo IPA and New Belgium Fat Tire Amber Ale are just Y600 per can, around Y100 more than you'd pay in a local retail shop. Besides lobster and seafood rolls, this branch also offers grilled-cheese lobster and crabmeat sandwiches, grilled lobster, fried crab claws and fish and chips.

The lobster grilled-cheese sandwich (Y1300) is an interesting alternative to lobster rolls (and to the usual grilled cheese ingredients), with tangy gruyere cheese and a good New York-style sour pickle complementing the lobster nicely. The cole slaw (Y480), crunchy and well seasoned, with just a hint of garlic, is also a good match for the sandwiches.

The half-size grilled lobster (Y1080) is less successful, mostly because it doesn't provide much lobster meat for the price. It's served on a bed of french fries, perhaps to make up for the lack of volume, but unfortunately these seem more like filler than anything else. In the future we plan to stick with the sandwiches.

There are only five seats, so you might have to wait, or stand at one of the tables, or get your sandwiches to go. The shop is open straight through the afternoon on weekends.



Hiroo
Shibuya-ku, Hiroo 5-3-16.
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