Westminster: Kickin’ Crab

Happy New Year, 2016!

On New Year’s Day, Stephen’s niece said she had never been to one of those places where they “toss seafood on the table”.  It was the last Saturday before heading back to school and work, so what better way to kick off the New Year than with garlicky seafood?

I debated over Boiling Crab and Kickin’ Crab, and chose Kickin’ Crab for 2 reasons:

  1. They serve garlic noodles and
  2. They typically have a shorter wait than Boiling Crab, and I wasn’t in the mood to wait 2 hours for seafood in a bag

I did call ahead to see how long the wait was.  Kickin’ Crab in Westminster answered their phone, and said there was no wait.  Boiling Crab off Brookhurst never answered their phone… and I called 3 times.  That alone made it an easy choice to go to TKC!

I’ve been to the Buena Park and Irvine location, and the Magnolia location is rather tiny compared to the other location, and relatively dark inside, even with the glow of the TV’s inside.



We decided on Combo 3, and added an order of the garlic noodles ($8.99).

For the combo, we chose to go all shrimp since crawfish were not in season, and clams/ mussels weigh more in their shells.  We had it in the mild Kickin’ sauce, and chose the King Crab legs, so we wouldn’t have to deal with the head of the crab or lobster.  We also added an extra pound of shrimp in the lemon pepper mild sauce, which we later found out was a pound of shrimp too much for us.


The niece enjoyed the food, and it wasn’t too spicy for her. It was extremely messy and we reeked of garlic inside and out.  It has been 2 days and I can still smell garlic, and I’m not sure if its from my purse, my shoes, my hair, or my pores.. but that stuff is potent!

As yummy as this dinner was, it wasn’t cheap.  Seafood goodness for 3 was about $115 with tax and tip, but it was sure worth it.


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