12093 Brookhurst St
Garden Grove, CA 92840-2851
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claws

Cuisine: Cajun, Vietnamese, Soul Food

claws is a Cajun, Vietnamese, and Soul Food restaurant where most Menuism users came for fun with friends, paid between $10 and $25, and tipped between 15% to 18%.

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"The service is fantastic you get your food fast it's tons of fun"
  • 5/18/2017

    A Cajun food lover from Santa Ana, CA tried it, liked it, and rated it . They liked the food, liked the service, and liked the ambiance.

  • 3/01/2017

    A dining patron from Montebello, CA tried it, liked it, and rated it . They liked the food, liked the service, and liked the ambiance.

  • 3/14/2016

    A Cajun chowhound from Los Angeles, CA tried it, liked it, and rated it . They liked the food, liked the service, and liked the ambiance.

    Pros
    The service is fantastic you get your food fast it's tons of fun
  • 3/11/2016

    A Chinese food lover from Mount Olive, AL tried it.

  • 9/20/2015

    A Cajun food lover from CA tried it.

  • 3/15/2015

    A diner from Los Angeles, CA tried it, liked it, and rated it . They liked the food, liked the service, and liked the ambiance.

  • 3/14/2015

    A dining patron from San Jose, CA tried it and liked it. They liked the food.

  • 11/17/2014

    A Cajun food lover from San Jose, CA tried it.

  • 6/30/2013

    A dining patron from Long Beach, CA tried it and liked it. They liked the food, liked the service, and liked the ambiance.

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turtley

 Irvine, CA
 

A good option for cajun seafood

It is unavoidable to compare this place to Boiling Crab. Claws has good cajun seafood with a way shorter wait than Boiling Crab. If you are willing to drive here and don’t want to wait, Claws will more than fill your need for crab, crawfish, and shrimp. The cajun fries are quite addicting and a nice supplement when eating spicy cannonball sauce. The atmosphere is very relaxed and they seem to decorate for the seasons, which is always nice.

Fried Fish with Fries

Fish was good, but nothing out of the ordinary. Satisfies the need for fried fish well.

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Mo_menuism

 Cerritos, CA
 

Cajun by Asians in the OC


  • AMBIENCE *

I think the ambience is my favorite thing about Claws…it’s got that local haunt type of flavor, where the staff would probably know you by name and anticipate what you’re going to order. The walls, covered w/ raw lumber, are “graffitied” w/ the exultations and shoutouts of many enthusiastic diners, as well as w/ signed polaroids of giddy gourmands.

The pirate theme’s been embraced fully to create an atmosphere that’s casual and festive. If cajun food’s what you’re craving, this place is perfect for casual dates, b-day parties, game-watching (flat-screen TV’s everywhere), and for chillin’ out w/ friends for absolutely no reason at all.


  • SERVICE *

All of the waitresses were friendly, efficient, and adorable. My glass of refreshing strawberry iced tea (w/ REAL strawberries inside, thinly sliced; perfect sweetness) was always full.

I don’t like when the servers are TOO eager, as you might’ve experienced before at Cheesecake Factory or some similar place, where they check up on you too frequently, at times, w/ that veneer of enthusiasm…I don’t know about you, but it tires me out. You won’t experience that at Claws…they’re friendly, but laid back, so you can relax and enjoy your meal and your company.


  • FOOD *

I tried the:

- STRAWBERRY ICED TEA (you HAVE to try this!! Heard the peach iced tea was great, too)

- GUMBO (balanced, mild flavors; hearty, but not heavy…like healthy comfort food…ate every last drop!)

- SHIPWRECK (assortment of breaded and deep-fried mussels, calamari, shrimp, and clams…generously-sized seafood, but wished the batter was seasoned and lighter in texture)

- CRAWFISH (comes boiled in a bag w/ corn, potatoes, crawfish, w/ Old Bay seasoning(?). The table’s lined w/ paper to absorb the liquid from inside the bag, and once the waitress bibs you, you can get down and attack that crawfish. These cute crustaceans look like mini-lobsters, and as w/ similar types of shellfish, it takes some work to get to the flesh, so if you’re a lazy eater, like I am, go w/ a friend who’ll do the work for you, or just order something that’s easier to eat)

- CAJUN FRIES (moderately spicy…can’t have just one)

- STRAWBERRY ICE CREAM (sweet and creamy finish to an otherwise savory meal)


  • LOCATION *

Claws Restaurant is conveniently located close to the 22 fwy on Brookhurst Ave., just south of Chapman Ave. in an expansive shopping center w/ plenty of parking. If you’re coming in from Brookhurst, look for El Pollo Loco and Jumpa Thai at the entrance.

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