2111 Sheppard Avenue E
Toronto, ON M2J 1W6
The Captain's Catch is a new Chinese seafood restaurant that replaces the old Congee Phoenix that was housed there before. Not to be confused with any of the New Orleans style seafood boil places, this restaurant is similar to all those Cantonese Seafood places with the lobster tanks showcasing what you'll be eating. The interior looks completely unchanged with the addition of private rooms for clientele.
Menu looks to be very similar with the addition of family style seafood dinners like those larger Cantonese restaurants. We ordered the Ginger and Onion Lobster E-Fu Noodles, Minced Beef Egg Drop Soup, and Malaysian Stir-Fried Clams.
We started the Minced Beef Egg Drop Soup ($7), and honestly...it was really good. The soup had a wonderful aroma and the minced beef was light in flavor while the soup tasted excellent. Lots of filling and their smallest bowl was HUGE.
The Malaysian Stir-Fried Clams ($11) were different from how I usually like my clams. Not sure how much I enjoyed them, but they aren't bad despite how negative I am sounding. It is slightly spicy and dry and stir fried with minced pork. The lack of sauce allowed the clams to provide more of that briny flavor. Clams were large and tender.
We ended our meal with the Ginger and Onion Lobster E-Fu Noodles ($23). The lobster is your standard one pounder that is tossed with ginger and onion and tossed with the E-Fu Noodles. The lobster chunks were nice, while the noodles were fantastic. Chewy yet still firm and soaked in all that lobster-y flavor.
Because they had their Grand Opening, there weren't that many people, but it wasn't empty either. The service was excellent too. There were smiles a-plenty, and they seemed excited which was nice. I hope it lasts. The weather was terrible so it's always nice to get a nice hot meal indoors. Will try their actual family lobster meals one day.
Ambience: B- | Service: B+ | Price: B- | Food: B-