‘King’ of seafood feasting makes a splash in new neighborhood

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February 26, 2017

Story By: Kelli Shiroma |

 1 Fish and Shrimp Po' Boys ($12 each) ANTHONY CONSILLIO PHOTO

1 Fish and Shrimp Po’ Boys ($12 each) ANTHONY CONSILLIO PHOTO

While Cajun King is sure to satisfy any craving for shrimp, crawfish, clams, crab, lobster and more, customers should pay attention to the eatery’s daily lunch specials — specifically, the variety of Po’ Boy sandwiches available.

According to manager Simon Chik, the Po’ Boys come with coleslaw and french fries. They’re part of the lunch specials menu, which is available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily.

“The sandwiches taste good and feature a big portion,” Chik says. “They’re a good choice for lunch; a lot of people can’t even finish them.”

While Whole Lobster Po’ Boy ($18) is available, Chik says the Shrimp Po’ Boy ($12) is the best seller. Fish Po’ Boy ($12) is another popular selection.

Aside from the sandwiches, Cajun King is known for its Southern-inspired seafood feasts. Having just opened in Kaimuki last October (with other locations in Waimalu and Kaneohe), the ocean-themed eatery already has made a splash in its new neighborhood.

Combo No. 3 ($56) with Stir-Fried String Beans with Garlic ($12) L. TABUDLO PHOTO

Combo No. 3 ($56) with Stir-Fried String Beans with Garlic ($12) L. TABUDLO PHOTO

Droves of customers have been tempted to order the restaurant’s variety-filled Special Combos, in particular. Right now, diners can take advantage of a current promotion offering15 percent off any combo, according to Chik (see coupon on page 15). He says the deal is good for Combo Nos. 1-4, and notes that Combo No. 3 ($56) — which includes King Crab legs, crawfish, mussels, shrimp and clams — is the most popular.

All combos include potatoes, two corn on the cobs, four pieces of sausages and rice.

“A lot of people think the prices are expensive for a combo, but they don’t realize that the combos are good for two people, maybe even three,” he explains. “You’re actually getting 3-and-a-half to 4-and-a-half pounds of seafood, depending on the combo, so it’s a lot of food.”

Keep in mind when dining at Cajun King that it’s OK to get a little messy. On top of cracking seafood shells, you’ll also be tempted to lick up one of the restaurant’s irresistible seasoning sauces, which are slathered over the selections. Seafood orders can be taken up a notch with a little, or a lot, of heat as well. Cajun King’s spice levels range from “none” to “volcanic.”

Cajun King

3611 Waialae Ave., Kaimuki
Daily, 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; last seating 9:30 p.m.

Honolulu, HI 96816

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