Dancing Crab, a Louisiana themed seafood joint, originated from Singapore, but I’ve never actually been there while I was staying in Singapore because I was massively addicted to another crab place aptly called Full Of Crab. However, I’ve been to the Dancing Crab in Tokyo a few times. I always head there when I have a particularly big crab fix!
If you’re looking for a nice, quiet romantic time, DO NOT go to the Dancing Crab. It’s extremely loud, fluorescent and filled with a whole load of dancing waitresses. It’s hard for me to describe the environment- there’s really loud, pop music blaring over the speakers, friendly waitresses with extremely high pitched voices (anyway, most waitresses have very high pitched voices in Japan) and at times, the whole place is going to go dark, the music amped up and the staff will perform a dance. It feels a bit like being in a club other than you’re in broad daylight, and also feels a bit like you’re in Hooters except that the girls are quite well covered up (they do wear short skirts though). So maybe, the best way to describe it, is like you’re going for a very ‘clean’ kind of club.
Anyway! I think it’s always a fun place to go for a celebration because there’s a lot of buzz around.
Get ready to eat everything with your hands, even the salad. Yes. Even the salad!
We went there yesterday because we wanted to celebrate our new colleague’s birthday, and it was extremely funny to see her face when the salad was set in front of us, and she asked “Hontou dake?“ (Really? Seriously?) when we told her that she had to eat with her hands.
We went for a lunch set, so we got fries, crab cakes and soup. The crab cakes were SO GOOD – piping hot and moist.
Everyone ordered a bag of crab, and then we could pick the sauces we wanted.
All very, very delicious – I only wish there was more crab!
I think the fun part of the experience is the props you get with it.
So, it’s a fun place to go to, but if you’re not into loud noise, you will hate it. Service is also hit and miss, yesterday when I went, we had great service, but another time, we got really rude servers, so I guess it’s a little bit luck dependant. If you do go, and you and your friends order the same sauce, ask them to split it up. Sometimes, what they do is if two people order the same sauce, they put two portions in one bag, and then dump it on the table for you to share. This is annoying if you’re NOT seated together, and you’re in a bigger group. So do remember this little bit!
Dancing Crab info here!
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