Happy hour is a genius concept. No one ever gets upset at the thought of happy hour. I mean, that’s the whole point of the name. My favorite for the past 2 years (that’s right, no one has kicked this place off #1 for that long) is EMC Seafood & Raw Bar. Specifically I go to the one in koreatown, closest to me.
$1 oysters and $5 glasses of wine or beer. What more can you ask for? Also, the happy hour is EVERY DAY. There’s an early one from 4 – 7 PM and a late night happy hour from 10 PM – close. Beyond oysters and booze, the other menu items are delicious as well.
Here’s what I’ve eaten there (minus the oysters):
crispy smelt – small fish lightly batter and seasoned with garlic, pepper, salt
crispy garlic brussels sprouts – delicious, mostly because they’re baked to perfection. I can make this dish at home so it’s not a typical order.
crispy soft shell crab sliders – good, but a one time order. The portion is small and flavor is decent but not out of this world.
zucchini fries with yogurt ranch dipping sauce – really good to share for the table
lobster roll – incredibly rich and delicious, not your new england style cold, seafood salad type roll. Cooked with tarragon butter, sea salt and served on a brioche bun.
Lastly, a peek at their beautiful Insta, lobster rolls galore and a new location in Irvine.