All Aboard For SeafoodA La Carte Columns
May 14, 2017
Story By: Yu Shing Ting | Photos by: A. Consillio
Forget what your parents told you about dining etiquette. At Raging Crab, it’s OK to play with your food and eat with your hands. The fun, family-friendly restaurant serves a variety of tasty, high-quality seafood in a unique setting, where plates and utensils are not necessary.
“Raging Crab is different from other restaurants because we have a very hands-on eating experience where you literally eat off the table (used as your plate) with your bare hands (or gloves),” explains JC “Moto” Chow, owner and managing partner. “Also, the restaurant has lots of nautical decorations, giving it the feel of a ship,” she adds.
Chow and business partner Steven “Sean” Saiki opened Raging Crab in 2012 on Keeaumoku Street, and added a second location in Aiea last year. The menu is described as Southern-style seafood, but there also are a few non-seafood items, such as chicken tenders and hot wings.
The Keeaumoku location also offers lunch specials daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., as well as happy hour specials Monday-Friday from 2 to 5 p.m.
DIVE RIGHT IN
Among the most popular items at Raging Crab are the Combos ($44.99, feeds one to two people) and The Captain’s Special (Lobster $75 or market price, King Crab $74 or market price, or Dungeness Crab $76.99 or market price; feeds two people).
A Combo consists of your choice of three seafood items — snow crab legs, shrimp, clams, mussels or crawfish (or you can double up or triple up on the same item), plus six sausages, one corn, rice and Cajun fries.
For the Captain’s Special, select one seafood as the main entree, and enjoy it with an assortment of additional seafood, as well as all the added ingredients, like in the Combo.
Both can be ordered with your pick of seasoning and spice level, just the way you like it.
Aiea Town Square (And On Keeaumoku Street)
99-082 Kauhale St. Suite B-10
Monday-Saturday, 5-9:30 p.m.; Sunday, 5-9 p.m.