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“Superb Seafood Restaurant!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Boiling Crab

The Boiling Crab
3377 Wilshire Blvd, Ste 115, Los Angeles, CA 90010-1851
213-389-2722
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Ranked #143 of 8,732 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Seafood
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Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Superb Seafood Restaurant!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

My buddy told me about this place in LA and thought it wasn't all that great but, I was wrong. Prior on getting inside, the line up was insane. It was packed! Long line-ups on a restaurant only mean Goodness! So we waited for about 2 hours and a half. They don't accept any reservations! We had some craw fish, dungeness crabs, shrimps, and clams. I recommend to get the whole sha-bang flavor and non-spicy for those who can't take the heat. Mild is spicy enough. The staff were great. The washrooms...well they could get real busy in there so no complaints. I definitely consider this as one of the best seafood joint I've been to. To avoid the long wait I guess you could come before they open. It's just a busy busy place... The prices are reasonable. Not expensive! Please visit this place! You'll love it!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Burbank, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Worth the wait”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

So much hype about Boiling Crab and the long waiting line attests to this, but ... the seafood is really great, even the chicken wings! The secret is in the sauce - choose the Shebang and depending on your taste buds, mild, moderate or spicy! Don't mind going back but to avoid the long wait, come even before they open.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Great seafood!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2013 via mobile

My friend told me about this place all the way from Indianapolis. Me and the wifey came here while on our honeymoon, and it did not disappoint! The service was great and when the place was extremely busy. Food was great tasting and priced affordably. A lb of shrimp with two pieces of corn and potatoes was on point. The best seasoning I've had on seafood!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Los Angeles, California, United States
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10 restaurant reviews
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“Always a Great experience and Taste”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

the Boiling Crab is just a great place to eat, simple !!! you will enjoy your food , cooked the way you want , and the Staff are amazingly friendly ! The price is right considering you're eating Fresh Sea Food - i've tried different places of the same genre, and i have to say that This location was my best overall

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Singapore, Singapore
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“I keep coming back”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

Good food
Good service
Good price

Everytime I am in LA, this is a must to do for me. EAT IN TBC! Everyone should know that whole shabangs can get anyone addicted and finish a pound or 2 of shrimps LOL. U also get good service from their cute servers! You will feel at home instantly!

The only bad thing about this place is the long wait to get a table! Expect hour or 2 of wait during dinner time!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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