Dine on bold flavorsA La Carte Columns
September 4, 2016
Story By: Abby Sadoy | Photos by: LAWRENCE TABUDLO
At the new Raging Crab in Aiea, Cajun-style seafood is all the rage. After stepping into the aromatic dining spot, hungry customers won’t be disappointed once they dive into seemingly endless options of tasty Southern flavors.
The restaurant’s original location on Keaaumoku Street made its debut in 2012, while the Aiea branch opened just a few weeks ago.
“The reason why we opened in Aiea is because we had such a big West Oahu customer base, so we wanted to make it convenient for those customers,” says JC “Moto” Chow, who co-owns Raging Crab with Steven “Sean” Saiki.
Chow says dining on bold flavors is the norm in this marine environment. “We’re pretty well known for our The Works seasoning,” she says. “We carry three different types of seasonings and The Works is our house special, which is a combination of all three.”
And what will surely work with incoming patrons are new menu items debuting this weekend at the Aiea location only. Raging Ribs ($16) — a sixto seven-bone half-rack temptation — is the restaurant’s version of barbecue ribs, complete with an
Asian twist. Not only are these ribs finger-lickin’ good, but they also come with Cajun fries and yummy coleslaw.
Raging Noodles ($8) is another enticing offering inspired by garlic noodles. The restaurant can’t divulge the secret ingredients it uses for the dish, but you can rest assured that the flavors will make your taste buds go wild.
If you’re a fan of soft shell crab, you’ll enjoy it in Soft Shell Crab Sliders ($12), along with a side of Cajun fries. “We’ve been getting a lot of requests for soft shell crab over the years, so we finally decided to put it on board,” explains Chow. The dish includes mouthwatering soft shell crab, homemade coleslaw and special aioli sauce, all tucked into taro bread.
Appetite pleasing at its finest is the name of the game at Raging Crab, where bibs, gloves and sweet satisfaction come aplenty. The restaurant also offers a 10 percent military discount for purchases up to $100 at the Aiea location only.
Aiea Town Square
99-082 Kauhale St., Ste. B-10, Aiea
Monday-Friday, 5-10 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.