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Located in the Interstate Building next to Easy Music Center on 1314 S. King St. Ste. #G-2. We will miss our outdoor ambiance at the old Karai, but on to a new more modern look! We still HIGHLY RECOMMEND making reservations, but we will still accept walk ins if any tables cancel or no-show. Parking available in the Interstate Building $3 flat rate with validation or street parking available after 6;30pm. OPEN AT 5pm, LAST SEATING AT 8pm, LAST CALL FOR FOOD AND ALCOHOL AT 8:45pm, AND WE CLOSE THE RESTAURANT AT 9pm.
$16 - $100
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Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Bar, Dining bars
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Gift Cards Available, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Family style, Non-smoking restaurants
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were celebrating our 30th anniversary and after being in Honolulu for a week this was our best meal. The service was excellent from the host to the server to one of the owners. We had two of their local dishes plus dessert, pecan tarts,...and all of it was fantastic. Our server Joey was polite and attentive. The owner John, stoped by to check on us several times. Their trademark seasoning is perfect.More

Date of visit: October 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

These reviews about garlic don't lie, there is a lot! My husband and I loved it. We had the garlic noodles (awesome), easy shrimp, broccoli, and Karai Combo. It was a lot of food so we had leftovers for the next night. Fast service! Make...a reservation because this is a small place. Whatever you order, get a side of the garlic noodles--reminds me of my childhood with butter and noodles, except this had garlic. Would definitely recommend this place.More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed September 15, 2021 via mobile

We found Karai Crab by accident and we’re so glad we did! Super friendly staff accompanied by killer food and you’ve got a night to remember! From the garlic noodles to the Snow Crab combo to the pan roast, not a morsel was left and...we were FULL!More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed September 12, 2021

Just left the restaurant, excellent food cooked to perfection ..very tasting, portion sizes are ample, excellent service all staff were really nice and were on top of their service. Highly recommend you visit and enjoy.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed September 4, 2021 via mobile

We had a wonderful experience. The staff was all super attentive and friendly. They recommended their favorites and they did not disappoint. Like other reviews, we would highly recommend the garlic noodles. We got the pound of king crab and the no mess shrimp with...the Karai Special sauce, and added potatoes and corn. It was so flavorful and delicious. We just started our vacation, but have talked about going back again before we leave. We loved it!More

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed September 2, 2021 via mobile

Great food, friendly service! Enjoy the experience all around. I had a shrimp fish with lemongrass ginger sauce and loved it.

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed September 1, 2021 via mobile

Excellent food- very flavorful and fresh. The service was very friendly. We were seated promptly. It is a very small place, but clean and functional. I did feel like the food was overpriced but enjoyed the meal.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed August 8, 2021 via mobile

One of our favorite meals! The combo steam pots were delicious. They are worth every penny. We got the first level of spicy, and it was perfect.

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed July 9, 2021

The food was okay. They need to work on the Cajun seasoning or change the name on the menu. Expect to spend in excess of 200.00 ( 3 people) Garlic noodles were on point. The snow crab were not very meaty and the mussels were...a bit overcooked.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed July 7, 2021 via mobile

Such amazing food! It’s off the beaten tourist path but so worth the cab ride. We ordered the no mess shrimp, king crab legs, lobster, garlic noodles, and macaroni salad. The macaroni salad didn’t really have a lot of flavor so I’d skip that next...time. But everything else was perfect. I will be dreaming of this meal for a long time!More

Date of visit: July 2021
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January 1, 2020|
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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!
July 31, 2018|
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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.
May 10, 2015|
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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
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Frequently Asked Questions about Karai Crab

Yes, Karai Crab offers takeout services.

Karai Crab is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4