There are very few restaurants that I truly crave on a daily basis. Sure, there are countless delicious establishments in Boston that are more deserving of my time and money. But when it comes to authentic Asian food, no one does it better than Victoria Seafood. While most BU students look towards the famous Citgo sign as their “north star” home, I look to a slightly yellower sign to know that I’ve made it home safely.
No, this place has not won any respectable awards. Yes, their Yelp reviews are mediocre at best. And sure, the service is horrendous and the level of sanitation is questionable. But when you walk under those sketchy reddish awnings advertising twin lobsters for $18.99 (or is it $19.99 now?), your taste buds are treated to a bewilderment of salty spicy goodness that can only be described as indescribable.
Whenever we visit this fine establishment, we always order the basics. Every now and then we will sample some rogue dishes if we’re feeling adventurous (hello pig intestines), but we generally stick to our favorites.
1) Peeking spare ribs. The sauce alone is worth the trip.
4) And last but never least, the Salty Spicy Squid. Or Sexy Steamy Squid as our friend Samir likes to call it. Yes, those tentacles are pretty sexy. If you are looking for a romantic “cultural” evening out with your significant other, this is not the place for you. There is an overpriced P.F. Changs down the street I can refer you and your sesame chicken loving friends to. But if you are looking for a solid place for an amazing, no frills dinner with friends, look no further than the dingy reddish awnings of Victoria Seafood.
And with that, thanks for reading!