Lifestyle & Parenting

New Nosh: Holy Crab

February 23, 2017

Holy crab! Who would have thought Vancouver’s newest seafood chain would come straight outta … Indonesia?

holy crab

This communal dining experience, situated in the West End, bridges the gap between Louisiana and Indonesia—sharing plates and eating with your bare hands is encouraged in both cultures. This, the Holy Crab’s first international location, serves up Dungeness crab, king crab legs, lobster and shrimp with a side of southern hospitality. Ocean Wise seafood is poured (politely, of course) right on your table with in-house-made sauces, garlic pepper or the popular Cajun sauce, in varying degrees of spiciness. The décor is decidedly West Coast, evoking a sense of casual seaside with teal banquettes, wooden tabletops and a chalkboard wall.

So roll up your (statement) sleeves, and get cracking. —Miranda Sam

The Holy Crab, 1588 Robson St., Vancouver, 604-661-8533,

Photos courtesy Sharon Ng


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