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Karai Crab

901 Hausten St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96826-3037
+1 808-952-6990
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“garlic noodles” (43 reviews)
“king crab” (32 reviews)
“snow crab” (25 reviews)
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Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Gluten Free Options
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901 Hausten St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96826-3037
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1 - 10 of 218 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Incredible food and incredible service! Be sure to sit outside. Had a little bit of everything but crab was my favorite.

Thank Mark F
Reviewed 6 days ago

this place was recommended to me , so I scoped it out, and got there just after they opened, on a week day, and got outdoor seating. Beautiful view, and atmosphere. I ordered the shrimp with Cajun seasoning and garlic noodles. Was SO GOOD!!

Thank travelinsista88
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you like SALTY food, this is the place to get it. If you want to play with food and don't care about much eating, this is the place. To eat crab, you have to use all the tools theyprovide and by the time you...More

Thank aejook
Jon S, General Manager at Karai Crab, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Aloha aejook, The reason for our "hype" is not only the food but our customer service as well. We go to all of our tables, especially myself to make sure all of our guests are taken cared of. So if I asked you if everything...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went there for dinner, reservations highly recommended. Their menu was limited to select sea food, mainly crab and lobster, with variety of seasoning. We loved the ambiance, the sea food was tasty. The only thing I think that would have completed the meal is a...More

2  Thank F L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Found this restaurant on Travel Advisor. Was a little confused trying to find it. Glad we took the plunge and went for it when we saw it from the outside, did not look like much. But WOW was the everything wonderful. Great environment inside. Outstanding...More

2  Thank Matthew G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Looking for a good night out in Waikiki Beach found a awesome crap place try to combo with the king crab excellent definitely worth a visit definitely don't let the front facade fool you out the back is awesome

Thank foodcriticgazza
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This was my highlight of my trip. Tye food was excellent. I got the king crab legs combo mild Karai sauce. All of my food was gone at the end. Everything! Believe it or not the French fries are excellent. My sure you try the...More

Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

One of the best dinners we have had in Hawaii. The king crab was unreal. A must when you are in Hawaii!! Will def be back. My kids had the shrimp and then started on our crab and loved it we had to order more

1  Thank mel d
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Place is really nice inside and best snow crab I’ve ever had. I don’t recommend walking here from the beach and you will be surprised how gorgeous and humongous this place is.

Thank Joe M
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

Seriously amazing food! And the service was perfect! Definitely recommend to all who come to Hawaii! Casey was our server, and he was very accommodating, for our toddler, and sweet. He answered all questions and even gave personal opinions and suggestions. We did not have...More

1  Thank Stevenson_nat
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1 August 2018|
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Response from Jon S | Property representative |
Yes, the only non dairy seasoning that we have is lemon pepper. Everything else has butter.
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
  • 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
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
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
  • E-mail
Karai Crab is a Fun and Spicy seafood restaurant 10 minutes from Waikiki. RESERVATIONS ARE HIGHLY RECOMMENDED NOT REQUIRED! We do take walk-ins if tables are available because guests do cancel or no show. We do have inside or outside seating as well but the arrangements are on a first come first serve basis and NOT guaranteed. Parties of 12 or more require a deposit, please call for more information. Our hours are from 5:00pm - 9:00pm. Last seating for the restaurant is 8:00pm, last call for the kitchen is at 8:30pm, and we close the restaurant at 9:00pm. Our restaurant closes on some Holidays, including Mother's Day, Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day. We also close the restaurant when we have private catering events.
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