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Nauti Cajun Crab, Metuchen, NJ

Nauti Cajun Crab

4.7
4.7
364 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
We now accepting reservation for outdoor and indoor dining.

We take great pride in providing a friendly and vibrant atmosphere for our guests to enjoy our delicious seafood, live crawfish, crispy wings and our popular seafood fried rice and garlic noodles. We take the "traditional Creole seafood boil" to the next level. We boil our crawfish and seafood with classic Louisiana style spices along with our own secret blend of spices then top it off with your choice of one of our mouth-watering flavors. After establishing a popular seafood boil in New Jersey since 2016, we are excited to bring our concept to Metuchen with even better seasonings and guest experience.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Creole / Cajun / Southern, American

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Fri 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (848) 229-2956

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Ryan Mai

  • Catering

    Please call 848-229-2956 for more information on catering.

  • Private party facilities

    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator: (877) 767-9626

  • Neighborhood

    Metuchen

  • Cross street

    Main street, Metuchen

  • Parking details

    Parking is free after 6 PM. Additional parking available nearby streets, 63 Pearls Street and 21 Pearl Street.

  • Public transit

    Take a train to Metuchen and we are within 2-3 minutes walk.

  • Additional

    Banquet, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Counter Seating, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 364 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • New Jersey - North

    Seafood

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  1. ZG

    ZelisaG

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was great and space was clean. The servers could have been more attentive as there were not many people in the restaurant. They were nice but didn't check on us often enough.
  2. JB

    JoeB

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Best seafood in Middlesex County. Good service, yet main server not attentive however the rest of the serving staff was friendly and helpful. We will visit again!
  3. SL

    SharonL

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Great place for a seafood dinner. Service was great.
  4. A

    Anika0604

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, staff and vibe. Will definitely be visiting again
  5. S

    Sunniidayz

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Me my mother & sister truly enjoyed ourselves. The staff was very polite and attenative. We will definitely be back!. The food was simply amazing and fresh. We love it!!
  6. SB

    StephanieB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service. Great food. Had the oysters and crawfish. Fresh and delicious.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Good experience overall. We went with my two boys, ages 12 and 8 and they loved it. It does seem to get packed, glad we reserved via OpenTable!
  8. CH

    CarlaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious seafood, reasonable priced, much better than Red Lobster and Joe's Crab shack.
  9. WB

    WillieB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing, service was excellent. Will recommend & definitely going back. Garlic noodles were so good.
  10. A

    Accountant78

    New York Area

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had the seafood boil, nauti crab flavor and medium on the spice level. If you like spice, medium was perfect! We were able to enjoy the flavor with a kick and not an overwhelming heat. We’ll be coming back for sure!
  11. RB

    ReeseB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Restaurant was clean with nice ambiance. Food was fresh and tasty, really liked the Nauti Cajun sauce. Service was excellent. My family will definitely return.
  12. TB

    TonyB

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    I just wanted to take the family out for a nice dinner and we had a great time together. The dining room was nice and clean the wait staff was friendly and helpful. The food is excellent hot and fresh
  13. LW

    LisaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My family and I really enjoyed ourselves, the food was great and service. We will definitely come back!
  14. AN

    ANNR

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    They updated the menu. Came to try out some new things. Good quality. Worth the trip.
  15. P

    Phil50

    New York Area

    114 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    114 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    This was our first visit to Nauti Cajun. We've been to other crab boil restaurants in New Jersey, but none were as good as this. The selection of seafood to put into the boil was large and had something for every budget. We will definitely be returning. The restaurant is BYOB which I like so I can bring my own wine.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Very pleased with my overall experience at Nautical Cajun Crab.
  17. TO

    TORRETTAP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was fantastic... the food the ambiance and the service. We are definitely going back again and again.
  18. J

    Jarhead

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food is good but pricey if you want a number of their crab choices
  19. RN

    RydersNana

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Fresh seafood with many options, tasty sauces and combinations of crustaceans, and other fish. Adjust your spice level, and enjoy the nice ambiance, helpful staff and solid service! Leave room for the chocolate lava cake with ice cream!! BYOB too
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlantic City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have been looking for a tasty sea restaurant for a long time. Nauti Cajun Crab was highly rated so I made reservations for an early Mother’s Day dinner with my mom. I must say the entire experience was truly excellent. The food was DELICIOUS and at a decent price point. The service was OUTSTANDING (Vincent was an AWESOME server. Knowledgeable and was able to give us really great recommendations since it was our first time there). There’s a real TEAM feeling there. Each table has their own server but throughout your time at Nauti Cajun Crab, you will witness the other servers coming around to be helpful. It was a nice touch. It’s a BYOB establishment. Definitely try their lemonade and passion fruit drinks….DEE-LISH! Not too tart, not too sweet….just right! My only suggestion is please make reservations. We had dinner around 4pm and the crowd followed. We had to squeeze ourselves out the door. Definitely WORTH it! Definitely going back!
  21. S

    Sarah

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Food was good-Service was okay-As most of the meals are eaten with your hands-I wish wet naps were brought to the table when the meal was served. We didn’t get them until our check was given.
  22. SJ

    SanikaJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service!!! Food was perfect. Will be back again
  23. DM

    DebbieM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I loved there great service food service everything good
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great! And everyone was very friendly. Our server Jaun was the absolute best! There was so many options and every suggestion he made was great!
  25. B

    deniseB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service will return back furst time
  26. s

    sally

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were a party of 16. We were seated on time and everything ordered was delicious. The price was just as much as everyone else. No problem with the service for a big party. I enjoyed myself
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Very friendly staff and the food was good!!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Food was good. Prices are higher than other Cajun style seafood places in the area/NYC. But the main reason for it not getting 5 stars was the 20 minute wait, with an open table reservation. It was my first time not having a table when booking with this app, at any restaurant.
  29. C

    Comfort

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had such a great experience! The food was absolutely amazing, the service was great and the ambiance was super cute! I definitely recommend this place for every seafood lover!!
  30. S

    Scotty

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    The food was delicious. The restaurant itself was a little loud, but that's just my personal opinion. The service was subpar. Staff may need a re-training, it was almost awkward to speak with our waiter or the hostess. I believe I only saw my waiter 3 times total, if that. But again the food was really. The restaurant itself was very nice. The open concept did make it loud, I'm not a fan of that, but that should not dissuade you from trying it. Yes the staff was a bit rough, but it could have been the members I was dealing with.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Dinning and the people who work there was very friendly. I will be going back there again to dine.
  32. MR

    MonicaR

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is delicious especially the seafood rice, absolutely to die for. Great atmosphere for dining and catching up with friends. Highly recommend this place and don’t forget to bring your wine!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Date night was fun. The service was attentive and I will return.
  34. LC

    LaurieC

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, exceptional service! First time there, will definitely return. Love the ambiance
  35. JL

    JohnL

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience4
    Was not satisfied with the food, lobster was not worth what I paid for it my 4 shrimp had more meat than the lobster and the garlic noodles were dried out on the other hand my Wife and son was satisfied
  36. GB

    GeoffB

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Place is very nice, but we found it very noisy the Saturday night we visited. It seems the best food choices are the complete dinners that start at $95.00. While there were other choices, they weren't exciting and the salmon I ordered was over cooked and dried out and I didn't care for the ginger sauce. The garlic noodles were good, as we the crab fries and calamari. Be forewarned, the spicy sauces are very spicy--you might prefer the mild sauces.
  37. DW

    DexterW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our 1st time there. We enjoyed it. Plan on returning.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience5
    This was my initial review of this business on Yelp. My husband and I decided to book a reservation to try this place out based on the online reviews. Once we got there and were seated and downloaded the menu, we were amazed at how pricey the food was. But we decided to give it a try. We ordered the crispy wings with garlic butter and a seafood dish for $219 for 2 people, also made with garlic butter sauce. I must say, the wings were really a perfect crisp. But there was absolutely no seasoning to those wings whatsoever. Very, very, very bland. And the garlic and butter did not help. No flavor. Then, for the enormous seafood boil, It definitely was a lot that you received for the price. Unfortunately, it was not tasty at all. I cook a lot of food with garlic and butter. And it makes the food. But, their version of garlic and butter was not in the least bit tasty. We ended up taking a lot of the food home. Our kids tried it, and it was a no for them, too. And we are seafood fanatic in our home. This place is a no-go for my family. At the end of the night, we wasted $289.00 on food that was not tasty at all. Our waiter was great, though. And the music was awesome with the visuals.
  39. LS

    LoriS

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    All of the food was served hot, fresh & delicious. Awesome dessert too! The service was excellent and everyone was very friendly. Had a wonderful experience!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was very nice only problem I have was it was cold in there other than that nice food nice people

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Nauti Cajun Crab is rated 4.7 stars by 364 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today
Google Map for Nauti Cajun Crab

7 New St Metuchen, NJ 08840

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Main street, Metuchen

  • Neighborhood

    Metuchen

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Fri 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Creole / Cajun / Southern, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Parking is free after 6 PM. Additional parking available nearby streets, 63 Pearls Street and 21 Pearl Street.

  • Public transit

    Take a train to Metuchen and we are within 2-3 minutes walk.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Ryan Mai

  • Additional

    Banquet, BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Counter Seating, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (848) 229-2956

  • Catering

    Please call 848-229-2956 for more information on catering.

  • Private party facilities

    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator: (877) 767-9626

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