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Best Crab place in LA

Suitopi21 Nov 9, 2006 07:10 PM

Anyone know of any places good to eat Crab? I use to like going to chinese places or Crustaceans for their crab. But there's gotta be some other place that has even better?

Anyone know of any?

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    jkao1817 RE: Suitopi21 Nov 9, 2006 07:38 PM

    Personally I don't think it gets better than live crab at a Chinese restaurant. What else could you ask for? Live crab, multiple ways of cooking it, and inexpensive.

    Just had a live King crab two ways for $140 (7 pounder at $20/pound). It was awesome!

    1. ipsedixit RE: Suitopi21 Nov 9, 2006 07:48 PM

      What kind of crab (or style of preparation) are you looking for?

      Crab cakes? My vote goes to Water Grill.

      Soft-shell crabs? R23

      Crab tempura? Matsuhisa

      Whole live crab? Seafood Village in Temple City or Monterey Park.

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        frank828 RE: Suitopi21 Nov 9, 2006 08:02 PM

        i always enjoy going to redondo pier and getting some fresh dungenous(sp?) crab

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          OCAnn RE: frank828 Nov 9, 2006 08:43 PM

          Me too. Can't get any fresher than picking your own crab for them to steam up @ the Quality Seafoods.

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          pizzafreak RE: Suitopi21 Nov 9, 2006 08:40 PM

          Gorikee's in Woodland Hills makes a wonderful fried soft shell crab

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            cfylong RE: Suitopi21 Nov 9, 2006 11:11 PM

            I second the Chinese restaurants. Try Newport or Capital as well. They bring them out to you live before they go into the steamer. I don't think anyone can beat them for freshness, cooking sauces at any price.

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              mattesq RE: Suitopi21 Nov 10, 2006 01:22 AM

              While I am not one to wander beyond the orange curtain the Crab Cooker in Newport Beach serves a great crab dinner. They have all types but their standout is the cold cracked Dungeness. They also have a great Manhattan Style clam chowder.


              1. caitybirdie RE: Suitopi21 Nov 10, 2006 02:54 AM

                The Boiling Crab
                14241 Euclid St #C-116
                Garden Grove, CA 92843
                M-F 3-10PM
                Sat-Sun 12-10PM

                i went like 2 weeks ago, and dungeness crab was $7.99/# and it was yummie!!!! they have 3 different types of seasonings...thye are good!!!! they just got a new location, which they said was bigger.

                13892 Brookhurst St
                Garden Grove, CA 92843

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