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Nov 9, 2006 01:59 AM

Crustation Restaurant?

I haven't been to Crustation in sometime now?

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

Thanks in advance,


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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.)


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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."



          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 ...