Karai Crab is always on pointe! The food is always perfectly cooked and delicious. We've gone to many "crab/seafood" places that put the seafood in plastic bag and a bucket. Karai crab serves in bowls so the seafood doesn't overcook while steaming in a bag! I gave one star less on service because it took almost 20 minutes for our appetizers to come out and then the food started coming out all at once. But the servers are ALWAYS friendly and personable. And for Mother's Day, I got to choose any dessert off the buffet! Nice to end the meal with something sweet!
The food was amazing and the price was very reasonable for the large and generous portions. We got the combo with garlic butter and it was delicious! The staff was very attentive and outgoing! We will return!
Wonderful little restaurant that was a very nice departure from hotels and chains. The crab is very good, the style is very casual (you are given a bib, a claw cracker and a pair of scissors - that and your hands is all you need to disassemble your crab legs), and the service is friendly and attentive. Do make reservations and sit outdoors; the gardens are lovely and add to the experience.
I was a little let down by the great reviews when we entered the restarant. The inside seating area was pretty small and nothing special. I was ple asantly surprised when we went outside and was transported to a Japanese garden. The food was awesome and so was the staff. Highly recommend.
If you like crab this is the place for you! My husband had king crab leg and the waiter sort of encouraged me to have the snow crab. I'm sure glad I did. It was a huge portion and delicious. Really! And, the garlic noodles were yummy. It was really fun and we surely will go back.
We were lucky to get reservations on the same day because sometimes you just want to eat crab NOW. I took my two little ones who like their keiki meals (catfish and fries, chicken wings and rice) which they always eat all to get the ice cream soft serve for dessert. I ordered the King Crab in yummy karai sauce and a side of mushrooms but this time I forgot to order garlic butter shrooms, they were still good. Crab legs were chunky fat and delish. Finger lickin' good. Love going early! Super fast, friendly service from the guy who is always there anticipating water refills before you get a chance to ask for it! Free parking early-what's not to love?!
One of the managers was just absolutely greatly ie customer service. He seat us as quickly as he could the. At the end of the evening he brought out some free desert for my sister in law who was visiting. Food is always awesome!!!
Overall the food was great. Only thing that was not up to par was the cornbread. It was dry and bland. Otherwise it was a great place. Would never guess what hides behind the front area. Get a table outside it is nice.
This restaurant is a hands-on seafood eating experience. Food very good and be prepared to wear protective apron to stop the food from splashing on you.
Aim to eat at the back which is beautifully set out in oriental style.
Fun restaurant with really great service! The food was okay.
We got the crab and shrimp bucket with the karai special seasoning, which was delicious. The crab was great the shrimp were over cooked. I would return but only get the crab.
Everything was on Point and service was very good. Waiter came by to check on us multiple times thru out the dinner.
The service was questionable. A drink was missed and when finally received it was warm. Excuses were that the tap was broken and that they were really busy although there were more empty tables than full tables. It took 40mins to receive the drink. The server didn’t know the menu well. All of our questions were answered as a guess. The server was unable to split the bill as he told us he didn’t remember what we all ordered.
The food was tasty and the service friendly. Will come back with my family.
Excellent food and service. Outdoor seating was “ok”, considering it was raining.
Great food and service!
We had a wonderful time, our server was delightful and helpful. The manager was also very involved as well.
We will be back for sure!
The best seafood in town! Beautiful restaurant. Wonderful service!!!
Great spicy crab and shrimp in a casual, informal setting. The jalapeño bacon cornbread side was especially good. Lots of roasted corn in it.
What a treat for our whole party! Bountiful crab and shellfish, and tasty sides. John was welcoming and the staff very attentive. Our favorite on the island.
The entire experience was great. The scenery was beautiful and the service we received was beyond exceptional.
Best place for king crab on Ohau. The Katie Special seasoning is a must.
We were glad to have tried Karai Crab as it was very highly rated. The crab was spicy and delicious, and we were very pleasantly surprised at how good the garlic noodles were. I can eat that over and over... thanks!
Very good service and delicious food.
Upon reading the reviews of outstanding customer service and great food, thought we should check out what we've been missing. A Valentine's Day dinner was planned with a reservation made. Arriving 30 minutes before reservation, we were greeted with courtesy and was seated immediately. The food was absolutely delicious. The portions were huge so we had some to bring home. The management/staff came around to see how things were going. The manager came out wishing us a Happy Valentine's Day and gave us a small gift. This was indeed a perfect night out, being treated with the utmost courtesy and enjoying a fabulous meal. I would recommend Karai Crab to anyone and will definitely return soon.
Karai Crab was great fun. The menu is limited but everything was really delicious. Part of the fun was eating shellfish with our fingers...wearing a bib but still making a mess. Service was excellent. The ambiance was basic.
I celebrated in Hawaii for my Birthday. I lucked up and found this restaurant and made a reservation. The people were pleasant and attentive. The host even recognized it was my birthday, but I think my man had something to do with that. We sat outside by the water and it was amazing. The food, the water and the people that was visiting from all parts of the world. I was in heaven!
Heads on ordering: Get the snow crab or King crab legs. The dungeness they bring you a Whole crab and you have to break it apart yourself.
Good as always!
Amazing food. Great waiter
Crab with Karai sauce. Chicken. Noodles. Heaven.
Free ice cream from Willows after! Service was a little slow to get seated, but food was great and they did check in frequently once we were seated.
Eating here was the bomb, will definitely come back
Karai Crab is a hidden gem with great food and friendly, attentive service.
Highly recommend! I love Karai Crab. We've been going to Karai Crab since we arrived to Hawaii in 2016 and the service and food is always top notch. We go a little more than once a quarter and the food and service is always great. Absolutely one of the best seafood places in Honolulu. I highly recommend this great place. It's also kid friendly.
The food was Ono! Definitely will go back to eat we had the combo with Kong Crab
This place is absolutely amazing!!! Great food, staff, and atmosphere! Sit outside and order the karai blend!
Wow. I was amazed and proud of myself to bring my girl friend to this restaurant. Try to get yourself outside seatings if it’s not too hot(I went for dinner so it wasn’t hot) The foods were good servers were friendly. I would definitely come back!
Awesome value, friendly service and incredible crab 🙌