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“Probably Not Authentic But Seattle's ”
Review of crawfish king

crawfish king
Ranked #2,724 of 4,266 Restaurants in Seattle
Price range: US$15 - US$30
Cuisines: Cajun & Creole
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Neighbourhood: Downtown
Description: Seafood Boil done right. Choose from our array of different Seafood items that we offer choose any add-ons, toss with a sauce of your choosing and spice level and dig right in a messy eating right on your table.
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Sure, the menu may not be genuine Cajun and it goes from Sushi to Poor Boys, but the basic elements are there-- crawfish, spices, sausages, buckets, bibs, rubber gloves, potatoes, etc-- and it's unique for Seattle and is located near the heart of the International District. So we wanted to go and did, and would take out-of-town visitors (unless they were from Louisiana).

Thank Royce F
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Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Came here with the kids - nice experience! Quite expensive - 200$ bill for 4 pounds of fish and four beer

We had snow crab, spotted prawns, mussels and crawfish.

Didn't like the lemon butter sauce. Mussels weren't great. The king sauce was the best - great on crab and crawfish!

Be careful about selecting your spiciness- we did a one for spicy and it burned!! Kids couldn't eat it.

Thank Jacdoan
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Reviewed 5 November 2016

Ordered crawfish and crab with cajun sauce and house special sauce. I really enjoyed the spicy one as it gives a real kick if you love spicy taste. The other one is mild and equally tasty. I'd replace crawfish with shrimp next time. Crab is fresh and sweet.

Service is great and the guy was not annoyed at all by one million questions I asked. I quite like the local bear he recommended.

Strongly recommend!!

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Thank Richdstuff
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Reviewed 3 January 2016

We have always gone to the Boiling Crab restaurants in California and Vegas and this place cannot even get close to it. They have a great variety of food in their menu. While the fried stuff and entrée complete with 2 sides are decently priced, their pricing for seafood such as shrimp 15.99 a lb, crab 47.99 a lb, etc is too much, given we are in Seattle. We ordered a pound of shrimp and it came with 18 shrimps, mind you, we eat shrimp every week and there is no way that the small shrimp we were served was 1 pound. It should have been more pieces. we ordered fried oysters, fried okra, gumbo and jambalaya. Both the fried food were good but the other two were mediocre. I will take my money elsewhere next time because our dinner was from far from satisfying.

1  Thank DTravelDiva
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TorreyLe, Owner at crawfish king, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2016

We are sorry you had a bad experience at Crawfish King. We believe our pricing our priced reasonable being in our location. As for our Dungeness Crab that is 47.99 ea and not lb. All our Dungeness crabs weigh between 1.8 to 2.10 lb a whole crab which are really 23.99 lb. We took your opinion by the horns and made some changes to our gumbo and jambalaya. We hoped you are able to come and try us again. We are glad you love our fried foods.

Crawfish King Team

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Reviewed 30 March 2015

I lived in New Orleans for 2 years and this place is absolute garbage. It is not authentic cajun food. While the servers were nice the food was absolutely atrocious. I ordered two pounds of crawfish and gumbo. The gumbo was way too salty and there definitely wasn't enough of it for $7. The crawfish was a joke. It looks like they boiled the crawfish and then dumped some oily "ragin cajun" stuff on top which made the crawfish bland. This restaurant is overpriced as well. I looked at the menu and they were offering dungess crab, and lobster for $32.99 a pound when you can go down the street to Uwajimaya and get the same items for $15-20 a pound. Crawfish was also $9.99/lb. In short avoid this crappy, ridiculous excuse for a "cajun" restaurant.

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2  Thank Stallworth
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