Raging Crab (Honolulu, Hawaii)
This place is not that popular with tourists in Hawaii as it’s out of Waikiki and you need a bit of walk from Ala Moana to get into here, if you’re not visiting Walmart then this place is out of your sight, luckily my officemate recommended this place and since then I was dreaming of eating here until we had our vacation in Hawaii.
Located in a building named Sam Sung (yeah its separate) Plaza this premises don’t have big bulging inviting posters to start with just a humble corner restaurant with partly hidden views of the insides due to the sun shades. As we entered the premises there were only two groups as we had a late lunch at around 2 PM and the tables are all prepared with large plastic bibs and disposable plastic gloves. The waiter then asked our drinks then our orders.
Having dreamt of eating in this place for several months I know what to order without looking at the menu, so I asked for The Captain’s Special with lobster in a Garlic Butter sauce. But for those who don’t know there are several options when you order The Captain’s Special where you can pick one seafood from the following: Lobster ($65.00), King Crab Legs ($65.00) or Dungeness Crab ($69.99) this also includes King Crab Legs, Snow Crab Legs, Mussels, Shrimp, Clams, 6 Sausages, 2 Corn, 1 Cajun Fries and 2 Rice. If that’s too much for you then you can order the Special Combo for $39.99 where you can pick 3 seafood from the following: Snow Crab Legs, Crawfish, Mussels, Shrimp, Clams plus 6 Sausages, 1 Corn, 1 Cajun Fries and 1 Rice. From there the waiter will ask you for a seasoning where you can choose from Lemon Pepper, Garlic Butter and Raging Cajun, then if you can’t decide between the three then you can have “The Works!” which is basically all of the three.
This will then be all served in a plastic bag with everything on it, then when it’s ready to serve the waiter shakes it in front of you to scatter the sauce inside and over each seafood with deliciousness. With our order we were also given a complimentary bread and I think it was a good idea as you can use this to scrape all of that sauce from the bottom of the plastic bag.
The food and experience was amazing, we stopped talking to each other just after the plastic bag was opened, we munched through everything and everything was seasoned well. The lobsters were cooked to perfection, it’s still juicy and fresh. For the sausages I was expecting full sized ones but instead it was just slices of something similar to chorizo, anyways the slices are large enough to be satisfied and nearly the same size as cocktail hotdogs. I will definitely come back here to try the Dungeness Crab next time we go to Hawaii.
Address: Sam Sung Plaza, 655 Keeaumoku St, Ste 101, Honolulu, Oahu, HI, USA
Phone: +1 808 955 CRAB(2722)
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