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New Crab Place in SGV ..sort of like Boiling Crab

fishybear10 Jan 8, 2007 04:01 PM

There is a new restaurant on Garvey Ave between walnut grove and rosemead blvd, It's sort of like Boiling Crab. It's a small resturant with no more then 15 tables. The taste isn't as good as Boiling Crab but good enough if you don't want to travel too far to the OC while you're in the SGV area. The restaurant's name is called Crabulous..(something like that).

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  1. Hershey Bomar RE: fishybear10 Jan 8, 2007 05:29 PM

    Job well done. I'll check it out.

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      ZoeZ RE: fishybear10 Jan 8, 2007 05:34 PM

      That's a good one for tomorrow on our weekly forays to the SG valley - been twice now to the Chinese Islamic where the food it tops and the ambiance including the guests makes you think you are eating in that part of the world where Chinese Islamists live. Nice serving persons too. The greatest indulgence is to order both kinds of bread - the big loaf that looks like a huge ricotta pie and the flat one - my favorite. The leftovers are good with scrambled eggs the next day.

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        BeenThereAteThat RE: ZoeZ Jan 27, 2007 04:55 AM

        I hope you meant Chinese Muslims, not Chinese Islamists!


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          ZoeZ RE: BeenThereAteThat Feb 1, 2007 11:10 PM

          As I recall, I did mean the latter!

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          kelvlam RE: ZoeZ Jan 30, 2007 12:47 PM

          I'm sorta new to Chowhound. I've seen cross multiple posts talking about "Chiense Islamic restaurant". What is it really?

          Is it something like this -- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chinese_...?

          Cause if that's what everyone refer to, then I guess they are talking about the one that's in Rowland Height inside the corner plaza of Fullerton/Colima, and there's also another one on Garvey/Del Mar.

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            gsmoose RE: kelvlam Jan 30, 2007 01:41 PM

            Yes, that should be the kind of restaurant ZoeZ is talking about... there are several around San Gabriel and Rowland Heights, I believe. I've been to the one in Rowland Heights that you refer to, kelvlam... it's called VIP something or other, right?

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          Argyle of Sock RE: fishybear10 Jan 10, 2007 11:36 PM

          Might check this out tonight. Any more details? I want to call ahead to make sure they'll be open by the time I get out there...didn't see anything on Garvey in the LA Public Health database that matched your description, but I kinda skimmed the list quickly...

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            fishybear10 RE: Argyle of Sock Jan 11, 2007 03:04 PM

            sorry, I didn't grab a card when I was there, it just open late decemeber so it wouldn't be int he LA public health database yet.

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            rameniac RE: fishybear10 Jan 10, 2007 11:40 PM

            ohhh yes! so they have the crawfish in the bag too right... right?! =P

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              fishybear10 RE: rameniac Jan 11, 2007 03:01 PM

              yes, they have fresh crawfish, dungeness crab, blue crab, shrimp, bascially everything that Boiling Crab has. Their sauce isn't as thick as Boiling Crab but the taste is still there...

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                rameniac RE: fishybear10 Jan 11, 2007 07:29 PM

                if anyone would like to meet me i'll be there every night from now until the end of the month. LOL. just kidding. but i am SO there...

            2. Hershey Bomar RE: fishybear10 Jan 26, 2007 08:04 PM

              New Cajun Asian in SGV?

              Has anyone been or know the exact address?

              I'll go and write a report, take photos, whatever, but I need to know where it is.

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                fishybear10 RE: Hershey Bomar Jan 29, 2007 08:43 AM

                yes, the resturant is called crabulous...it's on garvey ave. between rosemead blvd and walnut grove., don't pass rosemead blvd...or else you have gone to far....it's a small restaurant on your right if the direction you are heading towards is east.

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                  Hershey Bomar RE: fishybear10 Jan 29, 2007 02:56 PM


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                jasonsha RE: fishybear10 Jan 29, 2007 11:14 AM

                Found the website


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                  fishybear10 RE: fishybear10 Jan 30, 2007 12:28 PM

                  Crabulous Restaurant located @ 8966 Garvey Ave, Rosemead, CA 91770


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                    kevin RE: fishybear10 Jan 30, 2007 07:35 PM

                    is it all LA crawfish or other stuff on the menu too? i'll have to check it out.

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                      willwork4food RE: fishybear10 Feb 5, 2007 09:18 AM

                      do they serve beer there? my dad wants to go for his birthday but he can't eat his crawfish with no liquor!

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                        rameniac RE: fishybear10 Feb 7, 2007 01:38 AM

                        fiiinally made it to crabulous yesterday. we got there late so they were out of the blue crab. but yes. i see no reason to drive down to the OC anymore.

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                          bestest1 RE: fishybear10 Mar 4, 2007 10:43 AM

                          Anybody know how to make the sauce that Crabulous, Boiling Crab etc. serve with the crawfish. Trying to have my own seafood cook out, and need a flavorful sauce. Thanks!!

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                            willwork4food RE: bestest1 Mar 5, 2007 08:48 AM

                            My uncle in TX ships out crawfish and says that its so popular there that they sell premade sauce for it. It could be a powder that you just add water to, try the Asian supermarkets. Sorry I don't have more info.

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                            bestest1 RE: fishybear10 Mar 5, 2007 08:58 PM

                            Thanks!! I'll give a try.

                            1. YungDotCom RE: fishybear10 Apr 7, 2007 11:41 PM

                              This is my first posting, but since I first heard of Crabulous on Chowhound, I felt I needed to post my experience there tonight. I got there with a friend around 7:30 P.M. tonight (Saturday), and there were 3 empty tables. The chalkboard also listed that they were out of dungeness crab, gumbo, and something else. That was a portent of things to come.

                              After waiting about 45 minutes, we noticed that 2 tables which had arrived before us had not been served yet. Right at an hour, those tables started being served with their orders. The lone waitress then comes up to us and tells us that they lost our order, but she would put our order first if we were to re-order. I asked her if she remembered what we had ordered, and she said no, but they were out of crawfish. She then asked if we wanted to go to another restaurant.

                              At that point, I stood up, and said we were leaving. I didn't see a point in talking to the manager, as I never want to patronize that place again. That was absolutely the worst service I have ever had.

                              We packed up and drove to the Boiling Crab, which, unfortunately, had a 45 minute wait for a table (both the one on Euclid and the one on Brookhurst were packed). We were too hungry to wait any longer, so we grabbed dinner at a random Vietnamese restaurant on Brookhurst.

                              Wow, absolutely HORRIBLE.

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                                fishybear10 RE: YungDotCom Apr 10, 2007 08:58 AM

                                wow, sorry you had a bad experience at Crabulous, but there will be a Boiling crab opening soon in Alhambra, near noodle planet on valley, so hopefully the service is better there because i know the food is.

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                                  ceejoi RE: crawfishlover Apr 26, 2007 10:36 AM

                                  I just visited Crabulous for the first time on Monday @ around 330pm. First, I'd like to say that the staff was all hovered around the computer looking at Myspace almost the whole time I was there eating. I guess there wasn't a manager there. When I went to the bathroom the computer still had Myspace on it and the waiters were still looking at it.
                                  This is only my second time eating at a crawfish restaurant (first was Cajun Corner). The crawfish weren't as big as I've had at the other store and the seasoning texture was all watery. I really enjoyed Cajun Corner's crawfish alot more.

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                                    notmartha RE: Love2eatout May 1, 2007 12:48 PM

                                    That's too bad. We visited in early April and it was pretty tasty. Strange as the LA Times just mentioned them a week ago.

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                                      rameniac RE: crawfishlover May 1, 2007 11:11 AM

                                      during it's short first life i at least managed to have some decent crawfish a few times. what a tragedy. i'm sure they have their reasons, but it just seems very half-arsed and unprofessional the way they went about it. i can TOTALLY picture the staff there just doing nothing and looking at myspace lol.

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