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Karai Crab

4.6
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500 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Seafood
Karai Crab is a local-style seafood boil restaurant. We have a fun and spicy menu that uses locally sourced ingredients whenever possible, and we serve it with aloha.

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!

Support Karai Crab during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 500 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.3
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4.3
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CatharineK
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last reservation for the night = nice quiet dinner without feeling rushed! This was my second visit and I brought friends who were pleasantly surprised!!! They will be back with more friends and so will I!!! Great job to the staff who worked so hard and were so pleasant and accommodating!!!

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Hapoon
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Karai Krab's staff was very patient, knowledge, courteous, and professional with my questions regarding the menu. The food, drinks, and refills were very timely in my opinion. I look forward to continuing to enjoy K.K.'s cuisine! Mahalo! 🤙🏼🤙🏼🤙🏼

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FredB
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time at the restaurant. They too great care of us. Offered and BOGO special we weren't aware and gave a free dessert of our anniversary that wasn't requested. It could have been better! Thanks to the team over there. Well be back when we can. Aloha.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration

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Kama
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Perfect for a birthday dinner. BOGO 50% off any crab dish. Honey garlic wings are so yummy!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here because we absolutely love the garlic butter seasoning and the bread to dip in! We also saw the BOGO 50% off for the whole month of August, so we decided to make a date nite out of it. Staff is so friendly it was also easy to make a reservation. The restaurant takes extra precaution during this COVID pandemic to ensure the safety of customers and staff. We will definitely be back within the coming weeks. Support local if you can!

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NathanS
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great !

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RAS27
Hawaii
8 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Karai Crab new digs....same amazing food! Garlic Shrimp and Fried Chicken Skin was on point. Cioppino and Salt Pepper Shrimp are most haves

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Palizzz
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, awesome service, highly recommended!

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Keaton
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food, Great Price, Great Atmosphere...Highly recommended

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SusO
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Due to CV situation, review is noting with these conditions. Social distancing was comfortable. Food was good; consistent from their previous location. Order messed up on one ala carte item they forgot to serve.

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RobinH
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I was celebrating my birthday and was disappointed that the Dungeness crab was over cooked...

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CharlieT
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with great service! Celebrated a birthday here and enjoyed every minute of our experience! Waitresses were outstanding, helping us decide what to eat. Walked us through the menu and provided us with suggestions that turned out to be great!

Social-distancing seating and you must wear a mask, except when you are seated at your table. We were lucky in finding parking! Street parking is free after 6:30 pm.

We will definitely visit Karai Crab again!

Thank you to the employees working on Thursday, 07/09/2020 at 7 pm! You made our experience special!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So the last time we ate at Karai crab we didn’t think much of it. I was craving crab and we decided to give this restaurant another try at their new location. I’m so glad we did because I LOVED the garlic butter seasoning, and it was just garlic and butter but they also put herbs in it. The quality of the crab was so much better than other place we’ve been too. They also offer “no mess” shrimp (shell is already taken off) and it was cooked to perfection and not overcooked.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date Night with hubby. Everyone was super friendly

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent! The ambiance is great!

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Paul
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Great customer service. Fried chicken wings were delicious. However, the seafood bucket could have been prepared better.

The cajun seasoning was only in top of the seafood bucket instead of mixed throughout all the items. Also, the advertised “medium/cayenne” spicy level is really a “mild”. There was no bite to it at all. Please keep this in mind when ordering so you can prepare to order the next level.

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Nevetra
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is amazing

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goddessvicky
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was a little disappointed that they don't accept my gift card. I was informed that it's new owners so my gift card that I had wasn't honored although they kept the same phone number listed in the gift card. But the food was delicious and the server was very attentive.

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Palizzz
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have always been a fan of Karai Crab's amazing foods and service. I brought some first time Karai Crab eaters who are now fans as well. I enjoyed some of the new items on the menu and for those that don't want to necessarily eat crab, there's a lot of other choices that you can enjoy. As always, I highly recommend Karai Crab!

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vipLovesYummy
Hawaii
234 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Because of Covid-19 rules, it wasn't as much fun---no interesting interactions with the servers. The food was good, the service outstanding, the atmosphere nice. This eatery changed it's location and the deco was interesting.

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MELO
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great food! Good value! Our first time here and glad we tried after being recommended by a couple of friends. The snow crab was delicious (this was a nice change from king crab legs) and chicken wings are a must!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always great overall experience !

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vipFoodservicePro808
Hawaii
38 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time at this location. Impressed with provisions to ensure safety. Great food, friendly and efficient service. I will be back.

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ChrisG
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very attentive service. We loved the bottle service.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food wasn’t exactly what I expected but it was good for the price glad to finally be able to dine out again.

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OpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for our anniversary dinner, though we will use pretty much any excuse to treat ourselves to Karai Crab! We always eat ourselves sick in the best way. Make sure to dip everything in the Karai sauce, and I mean EVERYTHING. Already can’t wait for the next time!

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vipEricaM
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First day of dine in being an option after a loooong few months. We haven’t had a proper date night so we jumped at the chance to have some seafood and Karai Crab did not disappoint. Food and service was amazing. Cherry on top was when the parking validation didn’t go through the manager himself came out to the gate to let us out. Above and beyond. When you’re ready to get back to dining out chose Karai crab. They are taking all the necessary precautions needed to ensure public safety.

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Audrey
Hawaii
12 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

With the social distancing it was kind of nice with a smaller crowd. Food was good.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Helpful attentive waitstaff

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Fesiliohana
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mahalo to the Karai Crab crew for helping me make my mom's birthday great!!! Awesome, friendly service, awesome food, fast turn around, awesome value for what we ordered and even better, a happy birthday song!!! Lol...Mahalo for a great time ...we will for sure be back again!!

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vipRobiS
Hawaii
13 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great and our server, Arlene, knowledgeable and personable.
The Manager on duty, Garrett, was very pleasant and answered our questions. We also
saw him sweeping the floor after customers left -- to keep the restaurant looking neat.

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BryceP
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always outstanding...the food and service is GREAT!

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SavannahM
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I bring all my friends here when they visit! So good and always great service!!

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OpenTable Diner
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

I’ve messaged the restaurant directly about this and haven’t heard anything as yet.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The experience at Karai is ALWAYS amazing!! Hands down the BEST seafood restaurant on Oahu! I just love all Karai has to offer!
Great staff as well especially Unk!! 😉😉😉😉

JD
JarettandDez
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most amazing CRAB EAT place ever!
Better than Cajun King and Kickin Cajun
The proportion of food for price is priced fairly
Very generous portions
The taste and flavors are impeccable
Plus great wait staff and management

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SheldonT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone at Karai Crab was extremely helpful and sincere. The wait help provided her honest feedback and insights on what to order since this was our first visit. The night we ate at Karai Crab was extra special because it was our wedding anniversary therefore the service we experienced just made it extra special. We will definitely return.

ME
vipMsEnPlace
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Delicious crab and shrimp with many sauce options and a very personable waitress who made sure we understood our range of choices. Ambiance a little spartan, but we will definitely visit the next time we are in Honolulu.

LD
LimeDenverDT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We LOVE LOVE LOVE this place!

FAQs

Karai Crab offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (808) 952-6990.

Karai Crab is rated 4.6 stars by 500 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.

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