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Smoking Lobster Cowes, Cowes Isle of Wight, Cowes Isle of Wight

Smoking Lobster Cowes

4.7
4.7
1075 Reviews
£26 to £40
Pan-Asian
  • Good for special occasions
  • Innovative
  • Good for groups
Welcome to Smoking Lobster Cowes, an Asian-Fusion restaurant overlooking Cowes Marina. Voted best Isle of Wight restaurant two years in a row.

Family owned by the Giancovich's, with recipes influenced by their extensive travels around Asia, and by their childhood of growing up hunting, gathering, and spear-fishing for seafood.

Our popular menu showcases Japanese and Asian dishes,
using contemporary cooking skills and presentation.
Sushi, sashimi & Japanese BBQ are the highlights.
Our local fisherman, Justin, catches our lobsters & line caught sea bass fresh for our use, so our dishes include the freshest possible ingredients from your local shores.

The bar menu reflects the elegant dishes from the kitchen, with precise, bespoke cocktails such as the Lychee and Cucumber Martini, all prepared using freshly pressed juices.

We offer formal dining areas, private dining areas and casual dining areas. If you fancy just a drink, let us know.

We look forward to looking after you.

SLC

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2 people

19:00


Booked 19 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Pan-Asian, Seafood
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Tue–Sat 12:00–14:30 Dinner Mon–Thu 17:00–21:00 Fri, Sat 17:00–21:30
  • Phone number
    01983 240916
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Giancarlo Giancovich
  • Catering
    We offer private catering at your home. Please contact the restaurant
  • Private party facilities
    Email directly cowes@smokinglobster.co.uk
  • Area
    Cowes
  • Cross Street
    High Street, Cowes
  • Parking Details
    There are many car parks and on street parking surrounding the restaurant
  • Public Transit
    Bus, Taxi, Red Funnel, Red Jet
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,075 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseEnergetic

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  • Isle of Wight

    Best Overall

  • Isle of Wight

    Best Food

  • Isle of Wight

    Best Service

  • Isle of Wight

    Best Ambience

  • Isle of Wight

    Best Value

  • Isle of Wight

    Good for groups

  • Isle of Wight

    Healthy

  • Isle of Wight

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Isle of Wight

    Good for special occasions

  • Isle of Wight

    Lively

  • Isle of Wight

    Most Booked

1,075 Reviews
  1. RussB

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Sprayed with that awful table cleaner when they cleared the table next to us and the service charge !

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Isle of Wight

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Jon (front of house) was absolutely amazing. I visited with my Dad who was visiting for the weekend and we wanted a treat. Smoking lobster (Cowes) definitely delivered the treat we were looking for. Jon’s knowledge of the menu and wine was second to none, his hosting skills were very good and we left feeling very spoilt. I would not hesitate to return if this is the experience we could expect again.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Berkshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 5 July 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and great place. Food was full of flavour and tasted great 🤩

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  4. JoeM

    Isle of Wight

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 July 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From the moment you walk through the door and are greeted by smiling faces, the moment you walk out again absolutely stuffed with fabulous food, this place is a gem.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 July 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service and excellent food quality. A bit pricey considering the size of the tapas portions.
    Smoking Lobster CowesResponded on 4 July 2024
    Hi there, Thank you for your positive feedback about our service and the high quality of our food. We are so happy you enjoyed it! We take pride in sourcing sustainable and locally caught seafood, which reflects our commitment to quality and environmental responsibility. We understand your perspective on portion size and pricing, and we want to emphasize that the sustainable nature of our seafood does influence our pricing. We do however have several more affordable options on our menu including the Lunch Offer and our Larger Plates, which we encourage you to check out for your next visit! Hope to see you soon for another delicious meal. Best, Smoking Lobster Team

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  6. DavidS

    Isle of Wight

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 28 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    All the plates we had were incredibly tasty. Having lived in Japan for seven years, we really appreciated the extent of the Japanese influence. Lovely sashimi. Great desserts also
    Smoking Lobster CowesResponded on 4 July 2024
    Hi David, Thank you for your wonderful feedback! We're thrilled to hear that you found our dishes incredibly tasty and appreciated the Japanese influence, especially with your background of living in Japan for seven years. It's fantastic that you enjoyed our Sashimi and desserts as well. We strive to offer authentic and delicious Japanese-inspired cuisine, and your positive comments mean a lot to us especially if you have experience living in Japan. We look forward to welcoming you back to Smoking Lobster for more delightful dining experiences! Best, Smoking Lobster Team

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Isle of Wight

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 June 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Enjoyed having a varied menu different to the normal food on offer at most restaurants.
    Smoking Lobster CowesResponded on 4 July 2024
    Hi there, Thank you so much for your feedback! We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed our varied menu, and that you felt we offer a unique selection compared to typical restaurant offerings. Providing specialty Asian Fusion cuisine is our passion, so it's great to hear this hit the spot for you! We take pride in crafting a diverse and distinctive dining experience that showcases a blend of flavours and fresh, local, sustainable ingredients. We hope to welcome you back soon to explore more of our culinary delights! Best, Smoking Lobster Team

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    London

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on 20 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Loved it here. Great service and excellent food .

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  9. JulesB

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful lunch as always, food incredible, be back soon

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Isle of Wight

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Always good for vegetarians in spite of this being a seafood/meat restaurant.
    Smoking Lobster CowesResponded on 4 July 2024
    Hi there, Thank you for your great feedback! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the vegetarian options at Smoking Lobster, as we always put a lot of effort into creating inventive vegetarian and vegan dishes, despite being a Seafood restaurant. Our new Summer Menu features even more vegetarian delights, such as Mushroom Gyozas, Tempura Asparagus, Lo Bak Go and Robata Grilled Spiced Lion's Mane Mushroom, so please don't hesitate to visit us again to try out these new dishes! Your satisfaction is important to us, and we look forward to welcoming you back to try more of our diverse menu. Best, Smoking Lobster Team

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FAQs

Smoking Lobster Cowes is rated 4.7 stars by 1075 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 19 times today
Google Map for Smoking Lobster Cowes

127 High Street, Cowes Isle of Wight, Cowes Isle of Wight PO31 7AY

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    High Street, Cowes
  • Area
    Cowes
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Tue–Sat 12:00–14:30 Dinner Mon–Thu 17:00–21:00 Fri, Sat 17:00–21:30
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Pan-Asian, Seafood
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    There are many car parks and on street parking surrounding the restaurant
  • Public Transit
    Bus, Taxi, Red Funnel, Red Jet
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Giancarlo Giancovich
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    01983 240916
  • Catering
    We offer private catering at your home. Please contact the restaurant
  • Private party facilities
    Email directly cowes@smokinglobster.co.uk
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