Nauti Cajun Crab

4.7
314 reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
We now accepting reservation for outdoor and indoor dining.

We take great pride in providing a friendly and vibrant atmosphere for our guests to enjoy our delicious seafood, live crawfish, crispy wings and our popular seafood fried rice and garlic noodles. We take the "traditional Creole seafood boil" to the next level. We boil our crawfish and seafood with classic Louisiana style spices along with our own secret blend of spices then top it off with your choice of one of our mouth-watering flavors. After establishing a popular seafood boil in New Jersey since 2016, we are excited to bring our concept to Metuchen with even better seasonings and guest experience.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 314 People Are Saying
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4.6
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4.5
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vipRajeevJ
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is a higher end Seafood Boil concept. Great food, sauces were a winner, definitely try the double fried crispy wings as an app. Only thing was we never asked what the Market Price was for a sea lovers bucket and were a lil taken back by the check. But all in all good food and ambiance. We will be going back.

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MonsG
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Ambience was good and the service was great. Food was delicious. I would definitely go back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We always get the sea lovers bucket from here. It never disappoints. The seafood was fresh, and tasty. Service was very nice.

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ShanekaJ
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall2Food2Service5Ambience2

Coming from Florida and being able to compare the foods and prices, I wasn’t impressed last night. The food should have come out in bags when you cal it a boil.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Christmas Dinner.

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heatherb
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So grateful that after last minute changes this place was open on Christmas. We have been here many times and continue to love it! Mark, our server, always goes above & beyond are we were so happy to see him. Thank you Nauti for brightening our day!

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FrankI
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was encredable as always. The best seafood around. We had a great time and the staff was inpecable.

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JanelleL
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place is very nice. The staff, food, and great location. I definitely recommend!

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Anderson
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent seafood! Really surprised how good the shrimp tacos were. The restaurant was very clean.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was on the point and the food was exceptional. Just do it! Don’t second guess this place.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the few restaurants that I’m willing to drive out of my way for. The food is amazing and service is very good.

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Angie
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

The garlic noodles have such a strong flavor they were hard to eat. You must really love the taste of raw garlic to truly enjoy them. Felt there could be more sauce in the create your own bucket. The service was very good. Friendly. BYO*

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MargieF
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is delicious, the service has always been exceptional and the ambiance perfect. Always a good time and party atmosphere !!

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JoshuaS
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was great, and the take home will be even better to continue this experience of our 1 year anniversary dating

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Jmmmmmm
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

I used to love this place. It was fresh, value was worth the price. I was very dissatisfied the last 2x I came here. It’s time to find a new spot.

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ElivanskaR
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was great server was accommodating my kids loved the music and was fun

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KimT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience4

The food was okay . My issue is they give you the baskets with not much sauce huge uncut potatoes and the corn is not seasoned as well. The Appetizer wings was not cooked well .

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Mjjmerritt
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

incredible first time experience, and it made such an impression upon us we will certainly return to try more of their menu. The selections will satisfy any seafood lover especially those of shellfish and the sauces are incredibly flavorful only adding to the experience. The place itself is clean and inviting with these great nooks in the front windows allowing you to sit apart from the main dining floor and enjoy watching the foot-traffic pass by downtown. We were given praise worthy service by Mark who not only helped us with our selection but with the variety of sauces and heat signatures available for the meal. He was attentive, friendly and extremely helpful in making our first visit to the Nauti Cajun not be our last. Service left an amazing impression on us as did the quality of our meal. The crabs were fresh, they cracked open with ease unlike some other restaurants who sell similar fare. The clams and mussels were full and flavorful with a side of garlic noodles that alone tasted delicious but once soaked in some of the broth put it over the top. Here's hoping the Nauti Cajun continues to build it's fan base and to stand the test of time, for it's in an area where so many restaurants seem to come and go. Take the time to try out a lunch or dinner here soon and share your experience with family and friends, I think they'll be just as impressed.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

We had been here a few times. This time it took 20mins for us to get a waiter to our table. My husband had to go, and talk to the manager. If you ask why we didn’t just leave, it’s because the food is so good.

We did a create your own bucket. It was just as good as always. We had crawfish, shrimp with the head, lobster tail, and blue crab. We did the nauti sauce mild, with potatoes, corn, garlic noodles, the andouille sausage. Its byob so don’t forget your wine.

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vipAcero
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Seafood is fresh. Outside seating is great. Our server Vinny was amazing. Crab fries...are a must!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, fast and friendly service

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DinaS
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Very good food, it comes out promptly!! The waiters are very attentive!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The service was exceptional and the food was good.

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Anonymous
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We ordered the Sea lover combo and it came with an appetizer, garlic noodles, snow and dungeness crab clusters and we selected shrimp and fresh mussels. We got the Nauti Cajun medium sauce. Everything was amazing. Our server and the host were very attentive. Also, the combo came with 2 fresh made lemonade which was tasty and refreshing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and great service. I absolute love the quality and taste of their seafood.

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Anonymous
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had the best dinner at this restaurant! We ordered the Feast and it was the best seafood meal we ever had! The flavors were amazing.

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Laura
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It will come as no surprise that Nauti Cajun Crab offers an amazing dining experience. The staff are wonderful, and a perfect complement to the incredible food. Every dish was a hit, portions and timing were perfect.

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Anonymous
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of my favorites in the NJ. Do yourself a favor and check it out.

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Anonymous
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I found this place on google. We have similar Cajun food in Orlando but this one by far is best. The sauce is so good. I will return before my business trip end this week.

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Anonymous
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food always. Worth the money every time!!

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KeishaD
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The seafood was very good. The servings were generous. I liked that had outdoor seating. It was a cool night and they had heaters to keep the guests warm. We definitely would go back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our dinning experience was excellent. We hadn't dine out in a while and our friend recommended this restaurant. The food was delicious and service was good even though it was busy night. I highly recommend.

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Longear
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience2

It is too expensive, and almost everything is market price and the owner kept changing price. I had read some reviews that the owner mentioned due to high food cost. I have been to similar type of other restaurant and don't see the daily market price change. My feeling is maybe the management has some difficulty to get qualify food with reasonable price? Lobster's taste is also very disappointed, flavor did not get in and it's chewy. Will not return.

Nauti Cajun Crab
Responded on September 29, 2021

We disagreed with your review completely. We offer high quality at a very fair market price. We do not want to change price and the profit margin is actually less now than before. Crabs legs are now high due to shortage of staff in supply chain and delivery. We don't use smaller crab legs size. Fresh Garlic was 64 per cases just last week and this past weekend it's $140. Supermarkets sell crab legs more expensive than us while we have to cook, serve and provide you with an amazing sauces.

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BrandonS
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious. Service was great. We got to sit in the chairs that hang from the ceiling that i thought were pretty neat. Will definitely be back again!

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SarahBelle
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time, family loved it! The reviews on how good it was could not have been more true! Great time, great experience!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Definitely the best seafood boil I’ve ever had. Love the service and ambience.

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FarahC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

The snow crab clusters were great and so was the lava cake. I would get a different add-on next time, the garlic noodles were meh for $7. I did like being able to customize my seafood bucket, and the price was reasonable for the bucket. The ambiance is nice and sitting by the window people watching was fun.

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Rosh
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fresh seafood and great Cajun taste.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a great time here for our family get together. We ordered the ultimate feast and it was the biggest bucket of seafood I’ve ever seen. Amazing experience, great food and great service.

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AnitaO
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was really great and service was nice

FAQs

Nauti Cajun Crab is rated 4.7 stars by 314 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.