My gf has been telling me about this new restaurant place for some time. I ve never have a full Cajun meal before so I got very excited this evening when we decided to hit it place for a quick early dinner.
We got there at 6ish and found really easy parking. Come to think of it, the President s day plus the day after the V day and CNY, I m still wondering how many people were going to eat out at the Tenderloin tonight.
We were greeted and seated in a minute. We ordered: - 1 fried shrimp - 1 lb of shrimp - 1 iced tea - 1 beer I know, it s a shame to taste Cajun without crawfish but both of us decided to do without it. I had really excellent crawfish once but that was the only time I had it outside of the southern states. So I dare not try it again in California because all of my pass experiences were just bad. The sauce, original in medium spicy was excellent! The gf and I enjoyed it so much! I like the service, the staff is very attentive except when they are busy. The only visible male there is super nice! He always has a smile on his face, and he makes his rounds to the tables to see if everyone is okay. There were instances where the wrong order was brought out, but the staff made sure to correct it right away.
All in all, tonight s quick bites was so enjoyable. It s definitely encore-able. We ll come back with a bunch of friends to try a pound of each. I m not saying that s bad, so, go try it for yourself.
The messiness is well worth it! The sauce for their crawfish and shrimp boil is tasty and with the right amount of spiciness. I stuck with the medium level, which was spicy but not sweating hot. Their crawfish size ranges based on where they get it from - bigger ones are from Sacramento, smaller are from Louisiana. I like the ones from Sacramento better, since you get more meat for the effort. The sauce has a multipurpose uses: to dip tempura battered sweet potato fries, to dip the peeled shrimp and crawfish for extra flavor, to slather over their fried rice, or basically put over anything they serve. Their garlic noodles are good, but not nearly as good as Thanh Long or PPQs . Right now they have a buy 2 lbs and get 1 lb free of crawfish or shrimp, which is a good deal.
The service is excellent - they try hard, but execution is sometimes lacking. Ask for beer upfront to keep you occupied. Overall the restaurant is clean and their bathroom is decent
What is not to love about this place? Well maybe the location...
I cannot tell you how many times I ve gone to the place! I ve tried Boiling Crab, and Crawdaddy in San Jose which I like for different reasons, but I think Crawfish House quite comparable... just not that far of a drive.
When I think of seafood, I crave this place. I always have the crawfish, shrimp, calamari and fries when I visit. I have yet to be disappointed. I ve had other items: corn, fries, jambalaya, sweet potato fries, and po’boy. So delicious!
I like the service, the staff is very attentive except when they are busy. The only visible male there is super nice! He always has a smile on his face, and he makes his rounds to the tables to see if everyone is okay. There were instances where the wrong order was brought out, but the staff made sure to correct it right away.
Definitely need to have a love for spicy food and peeling shrimp. You will get messy but they give you a bib to shield yourself and a roll of paper towels to clean up as you go so don t wear your favorite pants. Also be careful not to splash in your eyes or you will be crying for a while lol. Service is simple and feels like family:-D