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The Boiling Crab

3377 Wilshire Blvd, Ste 115, Los Angeles, CA 90010-1851 (Central L.A)
213-389-2722
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Toronto, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Me and my husband went here for lunch one day . We came at 3pm and it was still so busy and the wait took so long . About an hour and half . They really need to expand into a bigger space . When we finally were seated our waitress was amazing ! She was very helpful in suggesting... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Their crabs are the best, nothing like I've tried before. The different kinds of sauces are all excellent. For first timers like me and my wife, I wouldn't advise to try the spiciest sauce right away. You have to ease yourself into it, but after a while, it's very good! The service is likewise very good, the staff and servers... More

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Staten Island, New York
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43 reviews 43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

PROTIP - IF YOU CAN SNAG A TABLE AT THE ADJACENT CAFÉ, THEN DO SO BECAUSE THEIR POLICY IS THAT AS LONG AS EVERYONE IF YOUR PARTY BUYS A DRINK, YOU CAN BRING OUTSIDE FOOD IN. You'll thank me later by not waiting 2+ hours. Very deserving of 3 stars: Taste is the redeeming factor of this place and aside... More

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6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This place was crowded to beyond packed with absolutely no chance for hours of getting a seat. We chose our food to go and we wished the hours were longer so they didn't close so early- maybe we would have waited to be seated! The food ok only OK to ME, but let me say that rep-wise, others who are... More

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

The waiting time sucked! Was here on a Saturday afternoon and waited over an hour to be seated. The only reason we waited was because I have always wanted to try this place and me and the beau were on a mini getaway so we figured why not? We had the shrimp and a lobster. Everything was delicious. I love... More

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Surrey, UK
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

I had read some fantastic reviews for the boiling crab before travelling to LA, so my husband and I were determined to make time to go there for lunch. The whole experience was brilliant! Yes you'll have to queue as you're unable book in advance but it's well worth the wait. We ordered the shrimp, crawfish and king crab (a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

After 2 unsuccessful attempts to go for dinner we finally decided to try lunch. This place is well worth the wait. The lines are ALWAYS long so I advise you to go as soon as they open. Your meal comes in a bag. When picking your sauce try the whole shebang you won't regret it.

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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339 reviews 339 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Our second visit here in the last 6 months and we live in Kentucky! A must on our list and it didn't disappoint again. The wait was really long and they couldn't guarantee us a table before they closed so we opted to get an order to go. They do have a deal with the little cafe diagonal from it... More

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Sydney, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

love there shrimp and fries. i personally enjoy spice food so i was told to get xxx,SO AMAZING!!!!!!!

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Great food and place but very long Queue every single time. Need more space for people to sit down. Overall - a must go!

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