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Sunday, July 22, 2012

RAGING CRAB - HONOLULU, HAWAII

 RAGING CRAB
HONOLULU, HAWAII


RAGING CRAB
SAMSUNG PLAZA
655 KEEAUMOKU STREET, SUITE 101
HONOLULU, HI  96814
808-955-2722
HOURS:  Monday thru Thursday, Sunday 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
                 Friday and Saturday 12:00 PM - 12:00 AM

I am a huge fan of Hot and Juicy Crawfish in Las Vegas.  This place sets the bar for spicy crawfish and seafood.  You can search this blog for photos, video and my review of Hot and Juicy.  One of my favorite restaurants of all time.  To even think of enjoying a similar restaurant in Honolulu was only a dream.  Never thought anyone would open a place like Hot and Juicy here.  Well, they did!  The Raging Crab on Keeaumoku Street brings the same concept as Hot and Juicy to Hawaii.  The restaurant features fresh shellfish cooked in mild to spicy sauces and served in plastic bags that allow the flavors to steep on the way to your table.  Raging Crab does a great job.  Hot and Spicy Seafood coupled with Hot and Spicy waitresses.  If ever there were a recipe for success, this is it.  While the waitresses were hot, they were also good.  Made sure water was filled at all times and came by the table numerous times to make sure we were enjoying our meal and taken care of.  We ordered  a pound of Crawfish ($12), one pound of Lobster ($20), one pound King Crab ($26.99) and a few pieces of Corn for ($1) each.  The bags came one at a time.  First there was the Crawfish and King Crab steaming in the hot and spicy sauce.  We went with "medium" heat level.  This was kind of perfect.  Nice amount of spice but it did not ruin the flavor of the seafood.  The King Crab was meaty and sweet.  Probably my favorite.  I asked the waitress for a fork to help dig out the meat and she said they were not available.  She brought us a pair of scissors and a two devices made to crack and cut open crab.  This is where the bibs and gloves come in.  There are no plates or utensils so you use your hands.  This can get messy when you are cracking crab legs and lobsters.  The sauce did fly a bit when we got careless or too aggressive.  Wish I had put my bib on now.  My golf shirt smells like garlic.    The bag of Crab and Crawfish included corn on the cob and some slices of sausage.  Loved both the corn and sausage.  Pretty much anything would taste good soaking the the sauce which is different than Hot and Juicy Crawfish in Las Vegas but good in its own right.  The Crawfish were meaty but did not have the fresh taste that I had anticipated.  Liked the lobster but there really is not much meat in one of them.  You would need to order one per person if you have lobster lovers at the table.  My daughter loved eating with her hands.  She is already planning for when she can invite her friends to the place to have some fun.  We liked the decor at the Raging Crab.  Simple wood walls with some crab shack items on the walls.  This place will rocket in popularity fast.  I can see not being able to get a table here after a late night of drinking and partying.  When you take this great food, atmosphere and couple it with nightclub type waitresses the place should be the talk of the town very soon.

RAGING CRAB ON KEEAUMOKU STREET 
HONOLULU NOW HAS A GREAT SPICY SEAFOOD SPOT
TABLES SET WITH WHITE PAPER ON TABLE AND
BUCKET WITH LOTS OF PAPER TOWELS
RESTAURANT FILLED UP QUICK AND THE BAGS OF
HOT AND SPICY SHELLFISH BEGAN ROLLING OUT
ENJOY A COLD BEER WITH YOUR CRAB
PICK YOUR SHELLFISH AND SEASONING BLEND
COMBO AND CAPTAINS SPECIAL ONLY INCLUDE SPECIFIC
ITEMS.  CHECK WITH SERVER AS SHOWN HERE
CAPTAINS SPECIAL
CHOOSE YOUR SPICE LEVEL AND SEASONING BLEND
CHECK THE MENU BOARD FOR MARKET PRICING 
RAGING CRAB BIBS AND GLOVES TO PROTECT
AGAINST THE HOT SAUCE AND SQUIRTING
GLOVES AND BIB - READY FOR ACTION
LOTS OF PAPER TOWELS WILL BE NEEDED
LARGE CUPS OF WATER READY FOR THE HEAT
CRAB AND CRAWFISH BROUGHT TO THE TABLE IN
PLASTIC BAGS.  STEAMING HOT IN HOT AND SPICY SAUCE
SPICY BAG OF SEAFOOD IS DELICIOUS
LOVED THE KING CRAB AND CORN SOAKED IN THE SAUCE
NO FORKS OR CHOPSTICKS HERE.
THESE ARE THE WEAPONS OF CHOICE.  PLUS A PAIR OF SCISSORS
CRAWFISH AND SAUSAGE IN THE BAG
NICE LOBSTER IN THIS BAG OF SPICE
CORN ON THE COBB
USING THE SCISSORS TO CUT THE CRAB.  WORKS GREAT
ENJOYING THE LOBSTER CLAW
HOT AND SPICY CRAWFISH SOAKING IN FLAVOR
PULL THAT LOBSTER OUT OF THE BAG AND STARTING CUTTING
LOBSTER TAIL  
THE BOSS SAID THIS WAS A FUN WAY TO EAT
THE AFTERMATH - EMPTY BAGS AND A TABLE OF SHELLS

1 comment:

Liz Watkins said...

I LOVE Hot N Juicy Crawfish! I heard they were opening one in Hawaii!