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Boiling Crawfish (New) Outer Sunset

Lori SF Jan 19, 2008 06:07 PM

I saw this just the other day, just opened Cajun- Creole style shrimp, crawfish, crab, oysters, beer and wine. On Irving at 24th Ave. in the former Ha's Chinese or Ho's place.

Any reports yet?

I am curious to know where the crawfish is coming from.

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  1. Xiao Yang RE: Lori SF Jan 19, 2008 07:17 PM

    Since the same guy owns a "Boiling Crawfish" place in Sacramento, it's a fair bet they come from someplace between here and there, like this place:


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    1. re: Xiao Yang
      Lori SF RE: Xiao Yang Jan 19, 2008 07:38 PM

      that is funny, you might be right.

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        junesix RE: Lori SF Jan 20, 2008 04:10 PM

        I tried it on Thursday night. It is part of the same Boiling Crawfish chain in Sacramento and San Jose. The manager of this new location was brought over from San Jose. Amazingly, she opened this new location in 15 days - got the keys on Jan 1 and opened on Jan 16!

        We were informed the crawfish are flown over every other day from Louisiana. She personally goes to SFO in the morning to inspect all the crawfish and toss out any dead ones.

        My roommate and I each got 1-lb of crawfish with 3 corn on the cob pieces and 6 half-links of sausage. He got the spicy heat and I got medium. Total came to $20 each - $12 per lb of crawfish and $0.50 for each piece of corn or sausage.

        I'm not a very descriptive writer so you can read his review on Yelp instead. My abbreviated review is that it was very tasty, a great bargain for the food, and we'll definitely be going back.


        1. re: junesix
          rworange RE: junesix Jan 20, 2008 11:59 PM

          No need to be descriptive if that's not your think ... only that you liked it or not. Thanks for the post. No credit cards accepted?

          Some other info and a picture from sf.eater.com

          SJ Crawfish
          2333 Irving St, San Francisco, CA 94122

          1. re: rworange
            Xiao Yang RE: rworange Jan 21, 2008 06:56 AM

            Some of the commenters on SF eater seemed mystified by the location and the connection with Asians, but if you've been to Shanghai lately you'll find that crawfish is more popular than watermelons these days over there, with crawfish restaurants popping up on almost every street corner over the last two years. Beijing is said to have gone through a similar craze.

            1. re: Xiao Yang
              PorkButt RE: Xiao Yang Jan 21, 2008 05:04 PM

              I think that the Louisiana style crawfish boils have come up here via transplants from Louisiana and Houston through Southern California.

              There have been these types of restaurants opened by ethnic Vietnamese in the Westminster area for a few years now.

              1. re: PorkButt
                Xiao Yang RE: PorkButt Jan 21, 2008 06:42 PM

                The owner of Boiling Crawfish may be ethnic Vietnamese, judging from his name (Kevin Vu).

            2. re: rworange
              junesix RE: rworange Jan 23, 2008 12:41 AM

              Cash only. Open until 10pm. Went again tonight with a large group of friends. This time we also tried shrimp - also quite tasty and large but I still prefer crawfish.

            3. re: junesix
              PorkButt RE: junesix Jan 21, 2008 05:02 PM

              They can't get crawfish from Louisiana year round - I've been in New Orleans this time of year and live crawfish was out of season.

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                wolfe RE: PorkButt Jan 21, 2008 05:06 PM

                You are so right.

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                  amandabach RE: PorkButt Jan 29, 2008 12:23 PM

                  Crawfish is season from FEB to JUNE. However, you still get them live all year round, its just that they are smaller.

                  The Boiling Crawfish on Iriving & 24th are quite good...

            4. re: Xiao Yang
              McM_SF RE: Xiao Yang Mar 17, 2008 12:13 PM

              I give this place 2 stars.
              The good:
              Crawfish, if ya love, they've got em!

              The bad:
              Decoration? I feel like they should pay me to help them decorate
              Service? Non existent
              Cash only? What is this, 3rd grade business class?
              Hours? as said below...
              Name change? This is amateur hour, yes?

              Summary: If you love crawfish, congrats! Here they are. Otherwise, not worth it!

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              Nancy Berry RE: Lori SF Mar 17, 2008 09:06 AM

              They recently changed their name to CoCo's Crawfish.

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                ChowFun_derek RE: Nancy Berry Mar 17, 2008 09:40 AM

                Do they still have those strange hours?

                1. re: ChowFun_derek
                  PegS RE: ChowFun_derek Mar 17, 2008 11:20 AM

                  I really hope they expand their hours for weekends.

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