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Raging Crab

By Ali Resich Photos By ANTHONY CONSILLIO
August 7, 2016

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A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: The Captain’s Special (with lobster, $73 or market price)

Fans of Raging Crab’s beloved Cajun-style seafood will want to be among the first to dine at its second location at Aiea Town Square, set to open tomorrow (Aug. 8).

Since the eatery’s Southern flavors washed ashore on Keeaumoku Street, patrons have strapped on their bibs and gotten hands-on with seemingly bottomless buckets of Dungeness crab, king crab, shrimp and more. And with the new location all geared up, customers across the island will have easier access to this finger-lickin’-good fare.

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“We just made four years at our Keeaumoku location and we have so many customers from the West side, so we really wanted to open a new one closer to them,” explains JC “Moto” Chow, who co-owns Raging Crab with business partner Steven Sean Saiki.

Also debuting Aug. 8 is an exclusive Hot Deals Hawaii promotion (log on to hotdealshawaii.com) valid for dine-in customers at the new Aiea branch. For only $35, patrons may purchase a “Meal for Two” voucher to receive snow crab legs, shrimp, mussels, clams, corn, potatoes, rice, Cajun fries, warm bread and a sundae — a meal valued at $59. The sizzling offer begins at 8 a.m. and is limited to the first 1,000 deals. As a reminder, Hot Deals certificates may not be combined with any other specials or discounts, cash or credit is not returned for any unused certificates, and tax and tip are not included when using the certificates for meal purchases.

A military discount offering 10 percent off purchases up to $100 also will be available at the Aiea eatery only.

"We really pride ourselves on our seasonings and sauces, and our most popular house special sauce is called The Works (shown here). It's a burst of flavors in your mouth because it's a combination of all three of our sauces: Garlic Butter, Lemon Pepper and Raging Cajun," says manager Adrienne Wu.

“We really pride ourselves on our seasonings and sauces, and our most popular house special sauce is called The Works (shown here). It’s a burst of flavors in your mouth because it’s a combination of all three of our sauces: Garlic Butter, Lemon Pepper and Raging Cajun,” says manager Adrienne Wu.

As for diving into the menu of ocean-sourced treasures, start with The Captain’s Special, a well-rounded mix of everything Raging Crab has to offer.

YOUR MAIN SQUEEZE

Customers pick their main seafood from a selection of king crab legs ($72 or market price), Dungeness crab ($74.99 or market price) or lobster (pictured here). It’s all cooked to perfection in a Cajun boil, so diners can grab the shell-cracking utensils on the table and burst into that soft, juicy meat.

UNDER THE SEA

Perfect for sharing among two to three people, this dish also makes a splash with king crab legs, snow crab legs, mussels, shrimp and clams.

ALL THE FIXINGS

Raging Crab’s seafood boil wouldn’t be complete without six slices of sausage, two pieces of corn, Cajun fries, rice and warm bread.

CAN YOU FEEL THE HEAT?

Spice things up with mild, medium, spicy or ghost chili pepper heat levels.

Raging Crab

Aiea Town Square,
99-082 Kauhale St., Ste. B-10, Aiea (and in Honolulu)
487-CRAB (2722) •
Monday-Friday, 5-10 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.