Seafood lovers, rejoice! Karai Crab is now open on King Street

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Seafood lovers, rejoice! Karai Crab is back open at a new location! The popular crab boil restaurant is now serving up all your favorites at its restaurant on King Street with a full bar and a new expanded menu. HI Now host Jobeth Devera went to check it out!

On the menu today? Chef Harold Ballesteros will be serving up the Cioppino and a Karai Combo with Black Bean Sauce and Lemon Grass Sauce.

“We are super excited to re-open Karai Crab at this new location,” said Garret Kamei, one of the restaurant partners. “Our loyal customers have been pushing us to re-open and with this new, more visible King Street location, we hope to see many old friends and attract many new ones!”

At Karai Crab, you’ll find the same awesome crab boil menu with the best sauces that have now become legendary. And itʻs still as simple as A, B, C:

1) Pick a seafood from nine seafood choices. There’s even a vegetarian option!

2) Select from among six delicious seasoning sauces: Garlic Butter, Cajun, Karai Combo, Tropical Habanero, Lemon Pepper, and Court Bouillon

3) Pick your spice level: Mild, medium, spicy, or extra spicy

4) Enjoy!


Customers may also be happy to know that the restaurant now offers a daily happy hour and will soon offer lunch in early 2020. Check it out from opening to 6 p.m. and again from 9 p.m. to closing!

Hours of Operation – Dine-In or Take-Out:

Monday – Thursday: 4 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Friday: 4 p.m. – 1 a.m.

Saturday: 5 p.m. – 1 a.m.

Sunday: 5 p.m. – 11 p.m.


Karai Crab

Interstate Building (Street Level)

1314 S. King Street

Honolulu, HI 96814


Parking: Interstate Building Parking

– Before $2 every half hour

– 6 p.m. to closing: $3 flat rate

For more information:, or on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter: @karaicrab