The Holy Crab opened its Canadian flagship location at 1588 Robson Street, Vancouver. The Holy Crab is a franchise from Indonesia offering Louisiana-inspired seafood boil with spicy Cajun sauce, mouth-watering crustaceans worth getting your hands dirty for!
The interior is a 2900 sqft. 92 seater that is brightly lit, spacious and clean. You probably don’t even remember that the space was previously a 7-Eleven, do you?
Unlike other seafood boils like Crab Pot in Seattle, you don’t need to smash your food with a wooden mallet. There is table side service if you prefer. Don’t worry you will still be given gloves, bibs, scissors and lots of paper towels!
Their menu offers a variety of premium and locally sustainable seafood choices, of which many are Ocean Wise: Lobster, Dungeness crab, King Crab, Snow Crab, shrimp, clams, mussels, oysters, and crawfish.
Choose between garlic pepper, The Holy Crab’s signature Cajun sauce, in mild, medium, spicy and HOLY MOLY!
The Holy Crab also offers a wide selection of delicious sides and like corn on the cob, Cajun fries, yam fries, deep fried calamari, lobster roll, etc.
Oysters (seasonal price): shipped from the East Coast are these big, juicy and plumped Beausoliel and Fat Bastard oysters.
Dungeness crab (seasonal price): These Dungeness crabs are sweet, succulent and meaty. They come directly from the Pacific Northwest on the coast of Washington. The one above is approximately 2lbs and is Ocean Wise certified. Topped with Cajun garlic pepper sauce in medium.
BTW I love the corn just as much as everything else. It is so juicy and sweet and super delicious after soaking up all the seafood juices!
Lobster (seasonal price): A meaty and sweet poached lobster served with clarified butter). If you’re worried about removing the shell, just ask one of their friendly staff to deconstruct it for you!
King Crab Legs (seasonal price): Also from the Pacific Northwest region, these giant King Crab legs were sweet with a fresh taste of saltiness.
Shrimp 15/lbs: fresh and sweet. I liked dipping them in extra spicy their Holy Moly sauce!.
Mussles 14/lbs: juicy and plump and topped with mild garlic pepper sauce. I mean just look how big it is!
Crispy Soft Shell Crab 12.50: A basket full of delicious deep fried soft shell crab. What a great side to add to your seafood boil!
Crispy Fish Fingers and Cajun Fries 12.75: Ok if you love fish and chips than you will love this! Crispy and lightly battered. The fries were thin and crispy also. This was one of my favorite sides! Comes with a side of tartar sauce.
Steamed Vegetables 5: A good add on to soak up the seafood sauces and to get a healthy dose of vegetables.
Seafood Rolls: Now we are talking. New to the menu are the Shrimp Roll 9, Crab Roll 12 and Lobster Roll 20. Zero filler and pulled fresh from the shell. Every bite is amazingly delicious and it is just so fresh!
The Holy Crab is now open for lunch on the weekends!
We were invited by The Holy Crab for a menu tasting.
The Holy Crab
Cuisine: Seafood, Southern
Mon 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Tue 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Wed 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Thu 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am – 10:00 pm
Sun 11:30 am – 10:00 pm
1588 Robson St, Vancouver, BC V6G 2G5