Make a Mess With Zesty Cajun Seafood

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September 22, 2013

Story By: Jaimie Kim | Photos by: Nathalie Walker

Along with memorable flavors, Cajun King is offering a dining experience that will have you digging in — literally.

“Half of it is having fun, eating the food with your hands, and then the other half is enjoying the food,” says owner and manager Tony Siakkhasone Lai.

Take advantage of the interactive quality of Cajun King’s meals and make it a social occasion. If you do decide to dine with a group, The Cajun King Special Combo #1 ($48) serves about two to three people. Not only does the meal include a whole lobster, crawfish, mussels, shrimp and clams, you also receive potatoes, two corn on the cob, four sausages and rice. Everything is boiled together and diners get to choose between four different sauces: Cajun style, garlic butter, Cajun and garlic butter, or plain and simple. You also get an option of spice level ranging from no spice to “volcanic.”

Another favorite among customers is Half-Dozen Raw Oysters ($14, a full dozen costs $28). The raw oysters are tossed with a ponzu sauce, tobiko and green onions. Because the restaurant utilizes fresh seafood, the dish is subject to availability.

Finally, consider Asian Style Dungeness Crab ($33). A whole Dungeness crab is sauteed, and diners can choose between salt and pepper seasoning, black bean sauce, or ginger and green onion to accompany it.

Lai recommends parties of five or more make reservations. Cajun King also accepts pre-orders and caters to takeout requests.

Another reason to stop in with friends is the restaurant’s irresistibly affordable beer options. Domestic beers are only $1.99, while imported and premium beers are $2.99.

Cajun King

Waimalu Shopping Center
98-020 Kamehameha Hwy., Aiea
484-2221
11 a.m.-10 p.m. daily

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