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Crustation Restaurant?

I haven't been to Crustation in sometime now?

Is the food still good-any suggested dishes to try?

Thanks in advance,

Stuart

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    1. Crustacean?

      Bleh. Overpriced, greasy, stingily portioned, and not even that pretty a restaurant.

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      1. re: Pei

        Agree except I would add, arrogant hostess the one and only time that I went.

      2. It isn't "still" good because it wasn't ever good. The garlic noodles and the crab are about the only two things worth eating there.

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        1. re: Das Ubergeek

          i thought even those two items are atrocious here.

          the garlic noodles supposedly excessively greasy and gloppy and the crab the same too.

        2. Definite no - hostess & waiter were both curt-bordering-on-rude (I'll admit that we were a bit under-dressed for the occasion, but it's in Beverly Hills shopping district- I'd imagine they'd be used to the tourist business!)

          I also had their infamous crab & garlic noodles -- noodles were too greasy and crab didn't really knock my socks off (which I'd expect for $40-50 a pop). And agreed that MUCH better can be had in SGV for WAY less.

          I suggest at looking at some other places (not sure if you're looking to dine in BH, that type of cuisine, or another fine-dining restaurant.)

          ~AquaW
          http://la-oc-foodie.blogspot.com

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          1. re: AquaW

            Exactly. The only thing we actually enjoyed were the appetizer assortment, but it was something atrocious like $20/pp. They even charged for my cousin, who was 5 at the time. We asked if she could just eat a few pieces of her mom's share and the server actually gave us a hard time about it!

            And charging an extra $10 (I think) for the kitchen to crack the crab in a few places? My parents' eyes almost popped out of their sockets.

            It was my dad's birthday and the first big extended family meal that I paid for with my first paycheck from a real job. I picked it because a friend said it was her favorite, and "The most beautiful restaurant in the world." This was a friend who ate at all the best places in LA with her family, so I trusted her! I was ready to hit people when we left.

            1. re: Pei

              Haha don't get me started on the crab-cracking - we got seated at the lounge and that was the ONLY way they'll serve it out there.

              "Then why weren't seated in the dining area?"

              "Because you got seated here."

              Whiskey.Tango.Foxtrot.

              ~AquaW

          2. Crustacean's only redeeming quality is the rather cool koi ponds that line the walls and floor, but even that decorative "look" has become a bit dated and bordering on complete kitsch ...