Cray Kitchen + Bar- It's CRAY-ZY Good. ~ Eating With Kirby

14 October 2012

Cray Kitchen + Bar- It's CRAY-ZY Good.

There's a lot of hype around crawfish lately. First there was Crawfish King in Richmond (post on that here), now there is Cray Kitchen + Bar on Main St.

Cray Kitchen + Bar had a Vaneats package but I didn’t purchase it and just came here on my own... along with my friend, Batman.

The atmosphere is completely different from Crawfish King. It had more of a lounge/bar feel  so I felt a bit weird eating with my hands and being all nasty with my food in such a nice setting.

The market price of crawfish, king crab, and lobster are written on the chalkboard so check it before ordering as it changes every day.

Batman and I started off with a Honey Lager from Granville Island Brewing Company. The beer was crisp, refreshing, and light on the palate. 

With the suggestion of the waitress, we shared the Crawfish Combo ($20/per person) since it will allow us to try a bit of everything.

The pot had crawfish (shipped from Louisiana), shrimp (shipped from Thailand/Ecuador), clams, mussels, corn on the cob, sausages, and red potatoes. We chose the medium spicy level ‘Cray Mix’ as the seasoning which is a combination of juicy Cajun, garlic butter, and lemon pepper.

The waitress said medium spicy level has a bit of a kick to it but both Batman and I thought it had a pretty large kick. LOL. Good thing we had the beer to cool us down. The shrimp was my favourite because you get a lot of meat with each one. The crawfish was fun to rip apart and eat but it honestly does not fill you up. 

Overall, I enjoyed Cray Kitchen + Bar more than Crawfish King because the quality of seafood is better. We don’t have too many Southern food here so I think it is a nice addition to the Vancouver dining scene.

Service Rating: 3.5/5
Food Rating: 3.5/5
Price: $$-$$$

Overall Rating: 3.5/5

Happy Eating!

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