The Holy Crab Review:
Seafood in Indonesia is in abundance and is usually quite reasonably-priced. That’s why for this week’s review we went to a nice seafood place in Jakarta called The Holy Crab. The Holy Crab borrowed its seafood concept from Louisiana seafood boil.
However, we actually did not pay close attention to the price in the menu and missed the ‘little’ detail of price per 100 gr for the first 8 items (not just the top 4) in the menu. As a consequence, those 2 mud crabs were costing us more than half of the total bill!
Their menu can be divided into two: fried or boiled. Obviously their main attraction was the boiled one. You can select from the two sauces: Original Cajun or Garlic Pepper. There are four different hotness levels: Mild, Medium, Spicy, and Holy Moly!
Cajun Fries – 28k
Cajun fries is the staples that you need to order. You would get corn in some of the dishes below, but it’s not chips!
Onion Rings – 35k
Onion rings is one of my favourite dishes and I will always try to order them whenever I see one.
Mud Crab – 48k / 100gr
I love a good mud crab. However at $48 / kg, their price is almost on par with Sydney’s Mud Crab.
Shrimps – 40k / 100gr
We ordered the shrimps, that’s how the Americans said it, in garlic pepper sauce. It also came with corn cobs.
Crawfish – 48k / 100gr
I like crawfish, or what we call yabbies here in Australia, a lot more than lobster.
Hooks Telescope – 30k
The Hooks Telescope is the name they gave for a hot dog. It is part of the kids menu. The hot dog was quite plain and you had to put in the sauce separately. This is a big no-no for kids (my son especially). It wasn’t as exciting as the rest of the dishes.
The final verdict for The Holy Crab
Outside the little pricing ‘surprise’, we actually quite enjoyed our dinner at The Holy Crab.
Did you know?
The Holy Crab group has a few different restaurants in its group, Ersons Group. One of the more notable restaurants is the Holy Smokes.
Rating for The Holy Crab:
6.5 / 10
Taste: 7.0 / 10
Price: ~ $200 for 3 adults + 1 kid
Place: 7.0 / 10
Jl Gunawarman no. 55, Jakarta Selatan 12110
+62 21 2923 6155