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Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Bar, Dining bars
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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 January 9, 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 October 10, 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 September 18, 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 August 6, 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 August 4, 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 July 22, 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 June 26, 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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Reviewed June 9, 2022 via mobile

Absolutely adored our food (crab legs, shrimp, and catfish). You get to pick your boil flavor and heat level- obsessed! Best meal we’ve had in Hawaii. Absolutely loved it. Service was excellent and restaurant clean. EAT HERE!

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed May 26, 2022

Great food and the servers were very attentive. The Garlic noodles were amazing and so was the seafood. Definitely get the cheese bread to dip in the extra sauce. Its not a huge spot and you for sure need reservations. Not a cheap night out...but for the food quality we felt it was worth it.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed May 5, 2022

The garlic noodles were sooo good and were my sisters favorite thing she had on the trip! The spice levels are SPICY I'm a spice lover and their 2nd spice lover was even a little much for me. Our waitress was very kind and took...it back so they could boil some of the spice off. We got their signature sauce but ended up liking our friends sauce more, the Ginger-Scallion Pesto. It had more flavor and zing to it that went really well with the crab.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed April 4, 2022 via mobile

Great food. Servers were nice and made good recommendations. Will definitely go again and have recommended it to friends.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed December 25, 2021 via mobile

W/ mostly positive reviews, I had a high expectation but not only the food very average & portion rather small, but the restaurant uses different pricing than what they advertised on Open Table where clients have to make reservations. My tiny lobster tail was advertised...@ $39 but was charged @ $48 and the shrimp garlic fried rice was $12, instead of $10. The waitress claimed they didn’t know who controlled the pricing on OpenTable. I didn’t make a scene & left a normal tip (for one person, I paid $90) BUT felt like being cheated for the food I didn’t even enjoy much. I’d NEVER go back to this place. So dishonest!More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed November 16, 2021 via mobile

Absolutely amazing flavours that jumped out of the seafood pasta that I wanted to order another immediately but was perfectly sated!! My husband’s pan roast was spicy and fabulous too!! And we didn’t have the restaurant’s specialty which is crab!! We will come back for...it! Easy to get to and underground parking. This place is fabulous!!!More

Date of visit: November 2021
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Response from K2Y2 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I’m not sure. Their menu may be online, or you can call them!
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Response from Jon S | Property representative |
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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