Go all out with a ‘Raging’ seafood feast

A La Carte Columns

April 9, 2017

Story By: Caroline Wright |

Captain's Special with Lobster A. CONSILLIO PHOTO

Captain’s Special with Lobster A. CONSILLIO PHOTO

Of all the features of Raging Crab, the story of its name is among the most colorful.

“Of course it had to include the word ‘crab’ because of the type of food we offer,” says JC “Moto” Chow, who co-owns the place with Steven “Sean” Saiki. “‘Raging Crab’ sounds funny, and just stuck. Plus, we wanted our customers to really get down and dirty while eating … using their hands to break open the seafood, sauce flying, just having a grand old time!”

The ultimate “raging” experience, says Chow, can be found in the Captain’s Special, featured this month at Raging Crab’s Aiea location. Fit for the hungriest deckhands, this scrumptious Cajun seafood feast is the restaurant’s most popular selection. “We wanted to create an item that encompassed all the different types of seafood we offer, to give our customers the chance to try a little bit of everything,” Chow adds.

Dive into this Raging Bowl. L. TABUDLO PHOTO

Dive into this Raging Bowl. L. TABUDLO PHOTO

Guests may select one main seafood (Dungeness crab, king crab or lobster) and then prepare for servers to begin delivering a bounty of ocean delights to the table. The feast also includes king and snow crab legs, shrimp, clams and mussels, as well as accompaniments like Cajun fries, warm bread, sausage, corn, potatoes and rice.

Delicious, freshly warm bread is complimentary, but guests can upgrade to crazy bread, a bread bowl, or a Raging Bowl for a small extra charge (discounted for those who order the Captain’s Special). Depending on the main seafood entree selected, the Captain’s Special ranges from $74 to market price.

And if you find yourself hankering for a seafood feast at pau hana time, check out Raging Crab’s Keeaumoku location, with happy hour specials Monday through Friday from 2 to 5 p.m., $5 fried baskets, and Miller Lite and Coors Light beers for just $1.99.

Raging Crab

Aiea Town Square
99-082 Kauhale St., Ste. B-10, Aiea (and on Keeaumoku Street)
487-CRAB (2722)
Monday-Saturday, 5-9:30 p.m.; Sunday, 5-9 p.m.

Aiea, HI 96701

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