Alaskan King Crab Legs, please
- fiercekitten Oct 15, 2007 04:56 PM
I had some amazing Alaskan King Crab Legs at Kokomo's in Las Vegas over the weekend and now I am craving them something fierce! Can anyone recommend a place to get good, simple crab legs with drawn butter in LA? I'm looking for a restaurant, not to buy them and make them myself. Thanks!
The Hungry Cat serves some good crab legs. The mustard butter they use is less "simple" than drawn butter, but it is very good.
see this thread:
wherein I mentioned:
Captain Jack's Seafood & Prime Rib
16812 Pacific Coast Hwy
Sunset Beach, CA 90742
where I've had excellent, simply prepared king crab legs. It's been over two years since I ate there, though, (bit of a long drive) and I've seen a couple of claims that it's not what it used to be.
The Hungry Cat
1535 Vine St, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Captain Jack's Seafood & Prime Rib
16812 Pacific Coast Hwy, Huntington Beach, CA 92649
Not really a crab eater myself; however, here are 2 crab specials I've recently run across:
Alaskan King Crab Legs, soup or salad, Baked Potato, & drawn butter - Sundays - $19.95
Hoboken Restaurant - 2323 Westwood Blvd., Westwood (310) 474-1109
A small sister restaurant to Matteo's, right next door, under new ownership/management & chef. Thank goodness as the pre-sold resto's food quality had faded to pretty bad.
King Crab Special - Tuesdays - $14.95
Springbok - 423-A Shoreline Village, Long Beach, (562) 437-3734
The best Russian(Kamchatka) King RED Crab "MERIUS" that $$$ can buy have been available at PASTINA TRATTORIA for the last few weeks. They are special order and PERFECT Pieces. Only the FAT part of the Leg from Joint to Joint is used and they are super expensive, normally only available to High Rollers in LV. I think you get 3 perfect pieces approx a lb + for $60- but worth it. Like I said these are the true King of Crab. The actual size of the Live King Crab these legs come from is around 12 lbs much larger than anything from Alaska.
You have to call and speak to the Owner (Franco) to find out if they have them, otherwise anywhere else will do for the 6-9's or 12 up's which are smaller but giant to most people.
I went to Captain Jacks last year for the first time. Crab legs were way too expensive for quality on par with what I could make myself for a lot less from Costco.
Nice lounge for hanging out after a day of boating. Decent bar drinks with a cool aquarium. I can see the appeal of the old school American seafood house decor (schlocky nautical claptrap) but the expensive food ain't worth it IMO.
Myself - prefer the live king crab from a Chinese seafood house. Pricy, but much more justifiable.
I happened to have the king crab legs last night at Captain Jacks, and i thought they were great. I had 4 pretty good sized legs, cooked just right. This was also my first time there. My girlfriend ordered the ahi, and that was a mistake, as it was way over cooked. But our waitress was more than happy to switch it for the halibut (which was better than the ahi, but still a little overcooked). The service was great, but I don't think I'll be going back there anytime soon. Maybe I need to follow Professor Salt's advice and take a trip to Costco.
When they have them, the King Crab appetizer at Shiro's in Pasadena is perfection - small portion due to it being an appetizer, but perfection nevertheless. Might want to call ahead to make sure they have them. It's usually a special. Also, a little different but heavenly, I recently had a wonderful King Crab Cut Roll at Iroha on Ventura Blvd in Sherman Oaks. As Rachel Ray would say - YUMMO!!!!