Dancing Crab In Tokyo

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.

Our birthday girl with her birthday cake!
Our birthday girl with her birthday cake!

We went for a lunch set, so we got fries, crab cakes and soup. The crab cakes were SO GOOD – piping hot and moist.

Crispy outside, fluffy inside..
Crispy outside, fluffy inside..

Everyone ordered a bag of crab, and then we could pick the sauces we wanted.

 

Spicy American! What are Spicy Americans like anyway??
Spicy American! What are Spicy Americans like anyway??
Lemon garlic yum!
Lemon garlic yum!
Butter creamy goodness!
Butter creamy goodness!

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.

A bunch of crabs with puddles of crabs in front of them.
Well behaved crabs with puddles of crabs in front of them.
The new spring/summer look for headgear debuting in the next Fashion Week!
The new spring/summer look for headgear debuting in the next Fashion Week!

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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Ann Jie

Loves good conversations and hates small talk. Finds people fascinating and wonders why meanies exist. Loves writing violent, graphic short stories but finds horror movies too scary to watch. Follow me on Instagram @annjieslices or tweet me a slice of YOUR life at @annjieslices!

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