Nauti Cajun Crab

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

Nauti Cajun Crab is all about serving up the freshest seafood in a fun atmosphere! 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • 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
What 260 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.4
ambience
4.4
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Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ErikaA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing time with great food and even conversations

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CarolC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We had reserved outdoor dining but when we arrived there were no tables available, why reserve? Food was good, shared bucket for3-4 people, certainly plenty to eat. Noise level was pretty loud, mostly due to music. I would go again.

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RobertW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great atmosphere great Food very tasteful especially the fried calamari Money was well worth it

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food5service1ambience5

Waiter, Vinnie was inattentive and didn’t bother to come and do a midpoint check in, regardless how busy it got or short staffed it may have been. Manager came to the table and looked at our meal which wasn’t mostly eaten and said, “oh, you looked like you enjoyed your meal”. I replied yes, but then kindly complained about our lack of attentiveness from our waiter which he then explained about being short staffed. Well, if you’re short staffed then we should have seen the manager more on the floor helping out but he wasn’t. So how short staffed were you? Then it appears our meal was over-priced. We chose the feast for two, but may have been charged for the feast for 4, since after all, we wouldn’t have known because it was “market price”. Very disappointed in the service, but the food was good. Would have to think twice if ever going back due to lack of service. Even after all of that, I still tipped my server for my portion, but my friend whom I split the bill with, did not.

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KayeH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and delicious food each time I've visited! I'll be back again!

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vipMichy27
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

2nd time dining here. Usually order for pick up. But it was 3 adults and 3 children. I was displeased with the service. It was a busy Saturday evening and not only did our waiter take forever to finally come to us, he was like that the ENTIRE night. While all other servers were moving quickly and tending to their tables, ours was moving as slow as a turtle. He came once and “decided to just check on us” as he says. We had to get a toss bucket ourself from another table because we were tired of waiting on him. A $300 bill later we realize tip was already included and therefore, probably why he didn’t care to wait on us. We watched many tables come after us and leave before us. I had to flag him down for the bill. Then flag him down again just to come get it. By then it was already 9pm and clearing out so he wasn’t that busy. He would come from outside and not even look our way. I was displeased to say the least and will probably just continue to order for pick up only.

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Azeragirl
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered bucket for 2. Added clams and muscles. Everything was delicious and fresh. Shrimp taco appetizer was outstanding. Great price.

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RogerB
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing- lot of fun to crack your own crabs enjoy a variety of other seafood. Great experience!

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SamanthaP
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ate here back in March we loved it. My son loved it so much he wanted to have his 12th birthday at Nauti. Literally talked about it every week lol. So we had his birthday dinner last night 7/24, and he said it was the best birthday ever! My mother in law and mom were both very impressed with everything! My son said it was the best birthday ever! Looking forward to returning again soon.

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Scott
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat with family an friends the food if fantastic

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time. Reservations were for 5:30pm on a Friday. I got there a few minutes early and was seated right away. The other person in my party was running late but it wasn’t an issue. The food was great. Our waiter Steve was exceptional. We opted to sit outside and it was such a cool vibe. I’ll definitely be back. The only downside is open table said I didn’t meet my reservation when I in fact did make my reservation.

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TauniaF
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was good. I had one if the seafood boil bags the first time I went. It was amazeballs. This time I did the garlic butter wings but the garlic tasted burnt. We also had the Dungeness crab and garlic noodles. Some of the crabs were dry. But every thing else was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was delicious and the service was excellent! They have some nice seating areas, but where we were sitting was out in the open. It is near the entrance, which is a bit distracting. The outside seating looks great. Would definitely try that next time. Overall, I will definitely be going back AND recommending it to other people!

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AndresG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter who take care us excellent guy.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best seafood boil.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Seafood didn’t seem fresh at all. Service was very sllw

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Chayna
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Always great seafood and they have the best garlic noodles .

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My party of four really enjoyed ourselves. Loved the food loved the ambience.

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BrownEyes
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food4service1ambience3

Very slow service; we have to let the busboys know that we were waiting for our server.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was good. Service was fair. Our server was doing double duty as hostess and sever. I will definitely return.

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RubyC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! The service was excellent. The recommendations our server made were on point!

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KG2019
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Great food. Will definitely be back very soon.

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CarmellaC
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The ambience was awesome the food was OK I had better crabs. The price was expensive.

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RobinW
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

This was a birthday celebration for my husband, which no one made at Nauti Cajun mentioned. The food we good. Our experience was ok.

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DaveA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and great service. I've been coming to Nauti Cajun Crab for a long time now and their food is the best

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration. Was in the mood for crabs and heard this is the spot for crabs. We got the sea festival and it was a seafood paradise. The honey buffalo wings were surprising very good. Definitely recommend.

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LeslieG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

The service was phenomenal. I couldn't believe there were 2 people serving the whole restaurant and the waiting for food was fast. Great job! I will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food2service4ambience3

Mild is not mild it has a spice to it. When they were shocking oysters they broke some of the shell inside of it

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TanayaL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, def worth the money and not too expensive. I left feeling full and satisfied.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Pleasant experience food was same as most of these crab boil places . The shrimp tacos were delicious.
Service was fast prompt and on point

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STEF
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was super yummy! Service was amazing. Good was fresh.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really enjoyed dining here for our daughter’s 12Th birthday celebration. The food was delicious,as always and the music was awesome.

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Zess
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always excellent everyone enjoys, they said when are coming back, it's my fifth time, I enjoy

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najiaK
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent & Our sever Stephanie was absolutely great!!! She explained everything on the menu in detail.
Over all loved it !!!

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CapriceK
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there was recommended by friends will definitely return!! Great Food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was great, and will be back again.

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DedreyE
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my 1st outing after the Covid restriction where lifted. I made this event for my husband 55th birthday. The service was excellent and the service team did a great job getting our foods to our table.

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OliviaE
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is great especially our service that we get from Steven Chinjen.

We are definitely coming back.

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Janell
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. food was fantastic. servers were super helpful and nice.

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EllisA
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, great food and service. Played Happy Birthday for my wife so that was a nice touch. Already been recommending NCC to everyone I know.

FAQs

Nauti Cajun Crab is rated 4.7 stars by 260 OpenTable diners.

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.