Restaurant No. 43, Lane 308, Guangfu S Rd, Da’an District,Taipei City, China Published on: 13-11-2015
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Why Brookhurst Seafood Bar is special ?
Anyone who's eaten at Boiling Crab has likely joined the cult of digging into bags of cajun spiced boiled seafood, getting your hands dirty and leaving the carcasses of shrimps, clams and crabs all over the table. While I was a little late to the game, my cravings for the Whole Shebang buttery seafood has led to me to look for Boiling Crab inspired restaurants knockoffs in Taipei. Currently in Taipei, there are three that I know of Brookhurst Seafood Bar (the newest and only open at night), Shrimp Daddy (they have Taco Thursdays) and Chili Crab (the one on Minsheng E. Road.) RIP those who were too early to bring Cajun seafood boil to Taipei- Firebite, Spicy Alley and the Boiling Seafood.
The menu has a few appetizers like onion rings, cajun fries, baby calamari, chicken wings and honey mustard fish and chips, but the focus is on the seafood. You can choose from clams, mussels, white shrimp, hokkaido scallops, grass shrimp, lobster or king crab legs to boil in one of three sauces- Lemon Zing, Cajun Steeeez or Brookhurst Bang. There are four levels of spiciness to choose from- non spicy to the hottest level "I Dare You." Add ons include potatoes, corn, broccoli, okra, oyster mushrooms, sausages, baby corn, or sides of rice, baguette or noodles as your starches. There is also Boston Lobster, Dungeness Crab or Hokkaido Hairy Crab available, but only if you order it in advance. Since most of the items are by weight, then shrimp is the best deal since its shells are comparable lighter than crab or lobster.
How to get to Brookhurst Seafood Bar?
You can use MRT: SYS Memorial Hall to get to the restaurant/
- A great place for hanging out
- Seafood lovers' paradise
- For family and groups
- A nice place with cool breeze
- To satisfy your stomach
- Noise level Normal
- Budget Medium
- Alcohol NO
- Air condition YES
- Had kid menu NO
- Accept credit card YES
- Serve breakfast NO
- Serve halal NO
- Serve vegeterian NO
No. 43, Lane 308, Guangfu S Rd, Da’an District,Taipei City, China
Tips for you
I have heard and saw many instagram hashtags about this place so I finally had the pleasure of going with a few of my friends because it's always better to have a lot of people so you get to try everything new at the restaurant. We ordered baby calamari, which was delicious. It was skillfully fried and very fresh. You can tell they fry it from the spot because everything was crispy and not soggy. The simple tar tar sauce is also very yum for some reason. One really cool thing about the place is that you have to use your hands, of course there are plastic gloves provided but it's still really cool to experience eating with your hands. You have to be careful though, I was kind of burnt several times because the shrimps was too hot. We also got BS combos which is a combination of mussels, clams, hokkaido scallops, and broccoli. The spicy chicken was really spicy, but I didn't think it was that special, but everything else is original. I really like the atmosphere and the chef is really sweet, she comes out and greets people to make sure she's doing a good job at satisfying everyone's stomach! I highly recommend it!