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Crab Salad, and why is it so hard to find any one talking about it

I heard that the Ivy had a good one, but there is nothing about it at all in the reviews here. Please tell me where do you go when you are craving the Perfect Crab (not crabbe or krab) Salad, and why?

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  1. 26 Beach has one. It has a scoop of Crab salad and some shrimp on a bed of romaine with corn, cheese, onions, anaheim chiles, tomatoes & cilantro and comes with a cilantro jalapeno dressing.

      1. re: mc michael

        God -- R23 has the best goddamn crab salad on the planet!!!!

        I have tried to replicate it at home... Nearly there...

        It's pricey but totally fantastic and worth the trip just for that dish alone. Add the lobster tempura (super expensive) and you have a perfect meal IMHO.

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        1. Ok, I have started the tasting process of the Crab Salads. Last week went to R23, for the crab salad (which was huge) was NOT very good.

          The Ankimo was perfect!

          Next stop is Grace (for the crab salad) wish me luck ;-)!

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          1. re: tiare ferrari

            oh, shoot -- I just saw you wrote this. Why did you think it was not very good? Too asian-y for your liking?? The dressing is -- olive oil, soy sauce, ginger and rice wine vinegar, fyi, which perhaps was not what you wanted...

            1. re: Maxmillion

              I was told it had a touch of mayo in it too. The last time I had it, it was not as good as I remembered.

              1. re: budlit

                I don't recall any mayo--what Max said.

                1. re: mc michael

                  The crab salad at R23 uses a citrus-yuzu based dressing. In certain respects, it reminds me of a faux Caesar salad with crab.

                  1. re: ipsedixit

                    Definitely no mayo -- and, from memory, I didn't get any "ceasar-like" impression at all (to me that signifies "creamy" which this consomme-like dressing was decidedly not!)

          2. Cameron's Seafood in Pasadena makes a nice Crab salad.