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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%
Travellers talk about
“garlic noodles” (42 reviews)
“king crab” (29 reviews)
“snow crab” (20 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 PM - 9:00 PMAll hours
Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
901 Hausten St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96826-3037
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Karai Crab opened in 2012 and it is located next to its sister restaurant, The Willows (The Willows is a buffet-style restaurant known for its open-air dining). They share the same parking lot across the street. Karai Crab translates as "spicey crab." You can eat...More

Thank Jazzdat
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I found this place through tripadvisor and wanted to give it a try. We have similar places in NYC that are very good. This place is amazing and is very comparable. The food is amazing and the price is pretty good. The...More

Thank michaelwyan
Reviewed 30 November 2017

Took the bus to the restaurant from Waikiki and then walked all the way back afterwards. The small restaurant was full indoors and so we had an outdoor table which had a lovely view of the oriental pond, and covered Willows Restaurant adjoining. Kinda reminded...More

Thank WaSunlover
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Food and service was excellent!! It's was a great surprise because the place looks like a hole in the wall from the outside. The outdoor seating area is situated in a garden with water all around. It's magical and tropical. Best seafood and calamari around....More

Thank jamempress
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Wow! I read all the TripAdvisor reviews after my coworker's wife made dinner reservations for the 4 of us. This place has very tasty food and a decent drink menu. We had the chicken wings for appetizer. Yum Yum for sure! Be careful with the...More

Thank Shannon M
Jon S, General Manager at Karai Crab, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Aloha Shannon, Thank you for the positive review, we are so glad that you enjoyed your experience with us. Sorry about the spices, they don't call us "Karai" crab for nothing =P. Thank goodness for the ice cream at the end to put out the...More

Reviewed 17 October 2017

Our group of 6 decided to try this restaurant on a recent trip to Oahu. The staff is very friendly, especially the owner. The portions are large and the flavor is amazing. They have wonderful sauces to put on your crab with a variety of...More

Thank Robin47260
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

My husband and I visited Karai Crab on the last evening of our honeymoon. Incredible food, cozy outdoor patio atmosphere and Jon (the GM) made this a great choice. Cornbread is incredible, huge plate of wings was really more than an appetizer. The crab was...More

Thank mk82414
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

This restaurant has everything you wanna have to have a great dinner. Though the first impression entering the restaurant was actually ok but than we got our table in the garden which was very nicely made. The entire staff, starting by the front-office via each...More

2  Thank cancellarius
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

My husband was in absolute heaven at this restaurant. He loves crab and determined very quickly that this was the best he'd ever had. Everything that we ordered was fantastic from the mussels to the cornbread and garlic noodles, but then there was the crab......More

1  Thank meggpegg
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Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

If you like crab, shrimp, clams, or mussels, this is the place the eat. They have snow, king, and dungeness crab. We had the Karai seasoning with habanero heat on the Dungeness crab. Also ordered the clams with Karai seasoning with ghost pepper heat. Beware,...More

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Questions & Answers
10 May 2015|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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
  • Food
  • 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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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