We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Karai Crab

901 Hausten St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96826-3037
+1 808-952-6990
Website
Share
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“garlic noodles” (45 reviews)
“king crab” (32 reviews)
“snow crab” (25 reviews)
Closed Now
Hours
CUISINES
Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
901 Hausten St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96826-3037
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (294)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 221 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Out the back of nowhere, but it is certainly worth the visit. We had the King Crab Combo and Snow Crab Combi and it was fabulous, topped off with some Pineapple Ice Cream!!

Thank ozecho
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a fantastic dinner. Crab and sauces were great. Our waiter Thomas was super courteous and professional and even helped us figure out what to order. I was expecting the bill to be over $100 for the amount of crab and sea food we...More

Thank Amory1229
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Seriously amazing food! My kids had the shrimp and then started on our crab and loved it we had to order more. The king crab excellent definitely worth it. Perfect atmosphere to eat with the family.

1  Thank OscarH1829
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Incredible food and incredible service! Be sure to sit outside. Had a little bit of everything but crab was my favorite.

Thank Jennifer F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this place was recommended to me , so I scoped it out, and got there just after they opened, on a week day, and got outdoor seating. Beautiful view, and atmosphere. I ordered the shrimp with Cajun seasoning and garlic noodles. Was SO GOOD!!

Thank travelinsista88
Reviewed October 10, 2018 via mobile

If you like SALTY food, this is the place to get it. If you want to play with food and don't care about much eating, this is the place. To eat crab, you have to use all the tools theyprovide and by the time you...More

Thank aejook
Jon S, General Manager at Karai Crab, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2018

Aloha aejook, The reason for our "hype" is not only the food but our customer service as well. We go to all of our tables, especially myself to make sure all of our guests are taken cared of. So if I asked you if everything...More

Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

Went there for dinner, reservations highly recommended. Their menu was limited to select sea food, mainly crab and lobster, with variety of seasoning. We loved the ambiance, the sea food was tasty. The only thing I think that would have completed the meal is a...More

2  Thank F L
Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

Found this restaurant on Travel Advisor. Was a little confused trying to find it. Glad we took the plunge and went for it when we saw it from the outside, did not look like much. But WOW was the everything wonderful. Great environment inside. Outstanding...More

2  Thank Matthew G
Reviewed September 21, 2018 via mobile

Looking for a good night out in Waikiki Beach found a awesome crap place try to combo with the king crab excellent definitely worth a visit definitely don't let the front facade fool you out the back is awesome

Thank foodcriticgazza
Reviewed September 18, 2018 via mobile

This was my highlight of my trip. Tye food was excellent. I got the king crab legs combo mild Karai sauce. All of my food was gone at the end. Everything! Believe it or not the French fries are excellent. My sure you try the...More

Thank CARLOS J
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 99 hotels in Oahu
Hawaiian Monarch Hotel
450 reviews
.60 miles away
Coconut Waikiki Hotel
1,040 reviews
.61 miles away
Ambassador Hotel Waikiki
776 reviews
.64 miles away
Holiday Inn Express Waikiki
305 reviews
.66 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
Da Spot
83 reviews
.12 miles away
AGU a ramen bistro
101 reviews
.13 miles away
Down to Earth Organic & Natural
83 reviews
.11 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii
38 reviews
.22 miles away
Frostcity
10 reviews
.17 miles away
Hungry Ear Records
5 reviews
.17 miles away
Anna O'Briens
6 reviews
.22 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Bomb_Tr4k
July 31, 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Jon S | Property representative |
Yes, the only non dairy seasoning that we have is lemon pepper. Everything else has butter.
0
Votes
Scotsgirl2016
May 10, 2015|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Jon S | Property representative |
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
1
Vote
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$8 - $30
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 901 Hausten St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96826-3037
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu
  • Phone Number: +1 808-952-6990
  • E-mail
Description
Karai Crab is a Fun and Spicy seafood restaurant 10 minutes from Waikiki. RESERVATIONS ARE HIGHLY RECOMMENDED NOT REQUIRED! We do take walk-ins if tables are available because guests do cancel or no show. We do have inside or outside seating as well but the arrangements are on a first come first serve basis and NOT guaranteed. Parties of 12 or more require a deposit, please call for more information. Our hours are from 5:00pm - 9:00pm. Last seating for the restaurant is 8:00pm, last call for the kitchen is at 8:30pm, and we close the restaurant at 9:00pm. Our restaurant closes on some Holidays, including Mother's Day, Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, and New Year's Day. We also close the restaurant when we have private catering events.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing