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Karai Crab

901 Hausten St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96826-3037
+1 808-952-6990
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“garlic noodles” (42 reviews)
“king crab” (30 reviews)
“snow crab” (22 reviews)
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901 Hausten St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96826-3037
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don’t expect al a Carte, expect an experience, food amazing, people were humble, generous, friendly and wanting to make our experience memorable. Big thanks to Momo and Linda our main servers and the manager. From two aussies to you, we will be back. Thank you....More

Thank Christopher G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here without a reservation on a Sunday evening and managed to get a table. We ordered the snow crab in garlic butter, and this has to be one of the tastiest things I've eaten in years. A nice portion of habanero sauce on the...More

Thank Dan F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When we walked in, it didn’t look impressive inside. But we had reserved an outside table and you are led to this beautiful garden area. Really a beautiful setting. The night we were there, there was a band playing which was nice. They give you...More

Thank Erica K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Snow crab was great. The corn is amazing, very dense. The staff was very nice and accommodating. Great scenery outside, the Dole sorbet at the end was so good - self serve/free refills too was quite the surprise. We will be back

Thank Hillary D
Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

Great food, great staff, perfect atmosphere to eat with the family. Best place I've been to in 2 years

Thank GyuTae L
Reviewed 23 January 2018

Nice people, most food very good but not the king crab. The carb was nearly tasteless, not sure why. I am guessing that the combination of frozen and overcooked contributed. Value good if we don't count the crab. There is a nice seating area reached...More

Thank rbertolott
Reviewed 2 January 2018

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 18 December 2017

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

1  Thank michaelwyan
Reviewed 29 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
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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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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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
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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