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Reviewed 5 January 2024

We came here for dinner and were very pleased. The ambiance was charming, the service impeccable, and, most importantly, the seafood was fresh and expertly prepared. Each dish showcased a perfect balance of flavors, leaving a lasting impression. I highly recommend it for any seafood...enthusiast seeking a delightful culinary adventure.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 28 December 2023 via mobile

After doing some searching for a restaurant that my wife can get a crab dinner, we came upon this almost hidden gem fairy close to Waikiki. It is a little hard to find, but totally worth it if you like sea food. The dining room...is nothing special, simple seating and tables, but clean and inviting. My wife had the snow crab and I, not being much of a seafood fan, had a double order of chicken wings and the Mac salad. The crab was perfectly prepared, which my wife thoroughly enjoyed. My wings were perfect as well, actual honey and garlic, not just a sauce that tastes like honey garlic. The Mac salad wasn't anything to get excited about, but was ok. We pretty much had all of the serving team looking after us, so we were well taken care of for the whole visit. Simple decor, amazing food and exceptional service will bring us back on our next visit to Honolulu.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 28 November 2023 via mobile

The service was impeccable. The food was delicious. The experience was amazing and we would definitely go. All. We shared the the Crab Sampler and all was delicious. Highly recommend this restaurant.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 15 July 2023 via mobile

While planning our trip to Oahu, I can across this restaurant due to the high ratings. The food & drink menu looked fantastic so I booked it. Once we arrived, it did not disappoint! We ordered the family style seafood boil (“The Krakken”) and it...was delicious! We don’t eat mussels or clams so subbed those out for more shrimp. Unfortunately, the shrimp don’t come peeled so though we had at least 30 shrimp, we probably only ate 1/3 of them. The corn, potatoes and crab legs in The Krakken were great though. Would totally go again!More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 12 June 2023

Very tasty seafood!! Very nice people!! A bit pricey though. Go early if you're 2-3 people and want a spot, make a reservation if your group is 4 or more.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 14 April 2023 via mobile

Worst dining experience in Oahu all week which is seriously crazy considering how good the food in Hawaii generally is especially Asian food. Hostess and server was friendly but I should have known walking in and seeing how few patrons there were during peak dinner...time. Also making a reservation was all too easy. First off portions are terrible. For the dungeness combo we paid $100 and the portions were so scant that we kept ordering more clams. Secondly and this is probably the more important point— the seafood here is NOT fresh at all. I definitely know my seafood and could tell the minute I cracked open the dungeness. There is a certain smell that seafoods acquire after they’ve been frozen for too long and this was one of those cases. They’re not fresh. The clams or the shrimps or the crabs. Hell the sausages and corn weren’t good either. This is an establishment that lacks any kind of integrity. I don’t understand how they can put forth in front of their customers this kind of seafood at these prices. I’m also just astonished at the positive reviews. What the hell are these people thinking or eating. I truly don’t understand the disconnect here.More

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 17 March 2023 via mobile

This was one of my top 5 meals of all-time. Our family of 7 ate the Kracken with their special sauce and 2 extra lbs of shrimp, boiled peanuts, and enedeme.

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 13 March 2023

This is a 'basic,' local place to get seafood. No frills, but the food was awesome. They brought out the crab and I thought, "Where's the drawn butter?" Just dip it in the sauce they cook it in. Wow! They have moved since the last...time we were here. It's not obvious where to find it or how to park (and Siri and Google were not much help), so call ahead for directions. You won't regret trying this spot!More

Date of visit: March 2023
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Reviewed 10 January 2023 via mobile

The hostess was friendly! This place is very overpriced for subpar seafood!! You get 3 small snow crab clusters with some missing legs for $50!! The garlic noodles were extremely greasy and not so good or fresh! Save your money and don’t waste your time!!

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 11 October 2022 via mobile

It was great to find a place to get whole crab legs. We also really enjoyed the shrimp fried rice. It’s worth going back for the fried rice alone.

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 19 September 2022 via mobile

My wife and I loved this place. I had the honey garlic Karia wings that were amazing and my wife had the Karia special Snow Crab with butter noodles.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 7 August 2022

Good crabs, mussels were overcooked, clams were good and other sides were good (garlic butter noodles, honey shrimps and pineapple sausage) but definitely suggest to take the sauce mixed and NOT on the side as the service staff recommended.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 5 August 2022

The food was great! I don't know who the cook was but he did a fantastic job on the food. I had snow crab boil. The servers were great as well

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 23 July 2022 via mobile

The food is amazing!!!!!!! We had The snow crab the king crab the garlic noodles the pasta dish the broccoli everything was excellent!!

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 26 June 2022

Jun 2022. 5 minute drive from west Waikiki We ordered off the regular (non-boiled) menu and the food was great! Each entrée averaged around $20 and was well worth it. I got the Ciapotta (sp?) seafood stew. I couldn't finish it myself because of all...the fresh seafood goodness! LOTS of seafood in this one including several snow crab legs. My son got the seafood pasta and more of the same! My wife got the garlic noodles which is the cheapest thing on the menu and just raved about it. It had no protein but between the rest of us we kept her well fed. Service was fantastic with lots of attention from wait staff and owner. We avoided the boiled dishes as we are Cajun veterans who can do this as good or better than other restaurants and they are on the expensive side. Parking: We went after 6pm on a Wednesday and didn't have any problem finding parking. Right next door is small lot where you pay $3 in cash for unlimited parking that night. The owner also said there is also a parking garage extremely close and the restaurant validates parking there.More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Sorry I’m not sure. Their menu may be online, or you can call them!
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Yes, the only non dairy seasoning that we have is lemon pepper. Everything else has butter.
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Aloha, Thank you for inquiring,we have a keiki chicken wing plate with french fries. You will have an option to substitute the french fries with white rice if you wish. The chicken wings does not have any sauce, it is just... More
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