Our seafood combos are always popular, and they can be customized with any of our house-made sauces, and with one of our four spice levels ranging from mild, all the way up to ghost pepper!
If you are looking for something different, try out BuzzFeed’s rated best chicken wings in Hawaii! We also serve lighter fare like our fresh ahi cakes or poke, vegetarian pasta, or specialty items like our cioppino or shrimp and grits. We even have a rotation of house-made desserts daily (if you have room after dinner…)
Join us for a pau hana drink and pupus during happy hour, for dinner with the family, or during our late-night happy hour with friends!
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Contact tracing information collected
Linguini with shrimp, scallops, clams, and mussels served in a rich, house made tomato and fennel cream sauce.
King Crab Legs
1 pound of king crab legs steamed and dressed with your choice of one of our famous sauces!
Snow Crab Legs
1.25 pounds of snow crab legs steamed and dressed with your choice of one of our famous sauces!
food and service were great. We sat by the servers area for water refills and the phone but the manager gave us great service There was an obnoxious white/blond with a young kid was was laughing very loud about every 5 minitutes and that was annoying.
the food was great and even 15% kamaaina price
Staff was friendly and food was EXCELLENT. Pleasantly surprised and can’t recommend this place enough.
The no mess shrimp dipped in the karai sauce was fantastic. All the sauces were amazing. definitely reccommend
The snow crab and king crabs were delicious. Their sauces definitely added some great flavors.
Customer service was great and the food was excellent. Even the pickiest members in the party said the experience and food was exceptional.
Food was over seasoned, i had to ask for lemon and vinegar. We ordered mostly garlic butter but i didn’t expect it to be pure butter, I thought it would be at least diluted with water. This place is similar to boiling crab in terms of menu but it was way oily and salty. There was no ambiance, it was loud inside, we were seated near another group and we could hear their conversation. We were placed in the corner with zero view. Service though was good, he was very attentive and polite, he answered our questions and we did not feel hurried. We would have ordered dessert if they offered. All in all, i did not give it 5 stars due to the food and ambiance.
The king crab with the signature sauce on level 2 cayenne spice was spectacular. We enjoyed a second round of those after sharing the nice mix of king crab, clams, shrimp, mussels, and corn. The flavors were great and enjoyed the Hanalei IPA on draft. Don’t be afraid to get in there and break up the crab, they give you everything you need to do it right- bibs and all. The staff was friendly and the restaurant is clean. The location was a short Uber ride about 8 minutes from the main strip where we were staying at Outrigger Waikiki Beach. We will come back next time we visit as we had a blast with this dining experience, something you don’t see in California much, so we loved it. Thanks!
Great food, table was ready when we arrived. Service was good.
Garlic noodle was very good!
Crabs (any kind) were all good as well.
It was fun using tools to break crab legs! :)
Good spice food crab and lobster
Love the food, love the drinks, service was amazing. Would recommend to everyone.
This was our first time & would definitely come back. Great service overall! Cioppino was on point, wish it comes with starch. Good cocktail, wish they have more selection for kids menu.
The food was too bland for my liking. I ordered the snow crab legs w/ potatoes Nd corn and the corn was totally under done and there was barely any sauce in the bowl. The garlic noodles reminds me of the maruchan top ramen noodles, but even those have more flavor than there noodles and it was more expensive then what I got a Ruth Chris !
Unreal good. Best seafood from coast to coast. Expensive but waaay worth it.
Great Food! Awesome Customer Service! Will definitely dine in again in the future. Mahalo Karai Crab for taking great care of us on my birthday!
The servers are really cool and helpful here. I found the service to be outstanding.
The food itself was a little too expensive and salty. We enjoyed the heat of the spices though.
My daughter loved the non-alcoholic spritzers.
The food was great! the crab was great but another great entre was the shrimp!!! it was cooked so perfectly and it went well with the karai special sauce. I wish we went with spicy because I think that would have elevated it even more, and I don't even like spicy lol. The server was so sweet! not to mention we spilled water all over the table lol and she kept her great attitude about it, we felt so bad ghaa.
Great service; good portions
Food was good. A little pricey but not excessively.
Great place, great food, Service was outstanding. I would happily go there again. My father was celebrating his birthday and everything was great. The honey shrimp, of the chain!!
Generous portions, all the sauces we ordered were fantastic!
The food wasn’t good. I think maybe I just went at a wrong time maybe. The food was terribly dry and cold. So the $200 I spent definitely not worth the experience. Of the 14 places I have tried so far this is definitely on the bottom end
Best meal we’ve had yet in Oahu and worth every penny!
Food was awesome...King crab legs and Dungeness crab clusters with two different sauces, garlic noodles, miso clams, catfish and a few others! Attentive, helpful and friendly service. It was a hot day so it was nice being in a nice, cool place. Will be going back soon!
Love this place! Have been here twice it's an unassuming spot with really good food. I will be back a few more times for sure.
Great food. We really enjoyed Karai Crab.
The food is good, but pricey considering the ocean is not far. The service is good, but for those prices the place needs a lot more ambience.
The best thing we ate was the catfish. The corn was dry with no flavor. The king crab and garlic butter sauce was good. The fried rice is a big NO. Wouldn’t eat here again.
All the food was cold and overpriced for what it actually was. We would’ve liked a better description on the menu and the items to make sure we’ll like it.
Definitely could distribute the sauce better... 5 dollars for extra sauce that’s barely enough to cover food
You have to try the crab combo, a seafood assortment in a huge bowl, it does get messy though. You can choose your sauce for the crab combo. Oh and the garlic fried was delicious! The staff was on point and very friendly.
Great food and service. Staff was very attentive and the food was fresh. Highly recommend.
Such delicious food!!! I lived in Louisiana for 5 years and this is some of the BEST cajun seasoning and perfectly cooked seafood I've ever had!! 12/10 will be going back for more. Also great service, the staff was amazing.
The food is super good. Crab is at reasonable price and sauce is tasty. Meso clam is incredible. Service is fast and the store is clean. I really enjoy the dinner!
Excellent tasty food. Everything was great; we especially liked the chicken wings as an appetizer. The crab was amazing. Well worth the drive over from Waikiki!
Seafood was good but most dishes don't come with sides. Was not aware of that. For the price paid dishes should come with at least one side. Otherwise the shrimp was very good , you are able to pick your sauce and spice level, really good.
The food is yummy! The decor is so cute and the staff was very friendly, kind and grateful (they thanked us every time we gushed over how good the food was). Very chill atmosphere. Eat with bibs and gloves. So fun, so delicious. I would definitely go back. Such a great find in Waikiki. Like someone else said in their review, the only time we came up for air was to drink our cocktails. Mahalo!
Food was incredibly delicious and quick. Staff were very attentive and answered all of our questions. They also made sure our glasses were filled at all times.
The overall accountability of the manager running the shift lead to poor service communication with waiters
You can order delivery directly from Karai Crab using the Order Online button. Karai Crab also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 952-6990.
Karai Crab is rated 4.7 stars by 637 OpenTable diners.
Karai Crab does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://onelink.quickgifts.com/merchant/karai-crab-honolulu-hi/.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.