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Karai Crab

901 Hausten St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96826-3037
+1 808-952-6990
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good26%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
901 Hausten St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96826-3037
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1 - 10 of 169 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I found this place on yelp. Read the reviews and decided to try it. We made a reservation. Got seated as soon as we walked in. Parking across the street for $3. We order the seafood combo and added the king crab legs with it....More

Thank MzScorpio1978
Reviewed 30 April 2017

For our family meal before my sister and her husband headed back to the mainland, our parents brought us here. What a fun little spot! This reminded me of Crab Hut in San Diego, but without the bag. We ordered the combo, Shrimp, Clams, Mussels,...More

Thank heuster3
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Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

Let me just say...This quaint location packs a subtle punch. The splendid de or and outside seating present a very nice ambience for diving into some crab. I found that Karai seasoning and cayenne heat were adequate for my wife and I. We nibbled on...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

We love our seafood, and this place doesn't disappoint. Amazing flavours and huge servings! Service is friendly and 5 star! We had the king crab and combo and sides for $80 for 2 people The seating is beautiful in a garden with ponds out the...More

1  Thank Karen A
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Amazing food! It's off the beaten track but a quick Uber ride from all hotels. The staff was very helpful. We had the garlic noodles- awesome! Then we had no mess shrimp and king crab. We love spicy food but couldn't go past cayenne. Messy,...More

Thank Boomer0
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Don't let the quaint restaurant front fool you. This restaurant is much larger than it looks and the kalamari and crab legs were among the best I've ever had. Our server, Kaylee, was very friendly and knowledgeable. Jon was very inviting and brought us free...More

Thank Michele L
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

What a gem!!! We found it on Trip. When we first got there it looked like a mom and pop place. It was but with a zing. The food was out of this world and the service was great. We had crab shrimp clams bowel...More

Thank Julie S
Reviewed 15 January 2017

We each had a huge bowl of crab legs, which tasted amazing and was very filling. You can pick your own spiciness level, and it is definitely spicy! Very messy, so definitely use the bibs. I recommend asking for a table outside, as it's beautiful...More

Thank Matthew C
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Off the beaten path, this restaurant is well worth it. It looks like it is in a neighborhood. It is next to The Willows and has valet parking across the street. When you walk in, it looks like a little cafe...not much to look at....More

2  Thank kiddiekots
Reviewed 19 December 2016

went there because of the high TA rating, were expecting food similar to 'Hot N Juicy Crawfish'. The restaurant itself isn't easy to find but offers convenient parking. We entered and were guided outside to our table. Got a bad smell because of the old...More

Thank HONkiev
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Any non-seafood options for children?
10 May 2015|
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Response from Jon S | Property representative |
Aloha, Thank you for inquiring,we have a keiki chicken wing plate with french fries. You will have an option to substitute the french fries with white rice if you wish. The chicken wings does not have any sauce, it is just... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$30
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
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17:00 - 21:00
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17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 901 Hausten St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96826-3037
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu
  • Phone Number: +1 808-952-6990
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Karai Crab is a fun and spicy seafood restaurant. Located next to the historic Willows Restaurant in Moiliili, 5 to 10 minutes away from Waikiki. Menu offerings include Dungeness Crab, Shrimp, Clams, Fried Catfish, Cioppino, and much more! Bold flavors in all sauces created by Executive Chef, Miles Miyamoto will have you asking for more! Karai Crab offers a kid-friendly menu as well as Take Out. See you at Karai!
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