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Nauti Cajun Crab

4.7
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82 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
Outdoor Dining Update:
Tues-Thurs: Sidewalk outdoor only. Support up to party of 8.
Friday- Sun: Sidewalk + Street closures to provide extra space for canopy outdoor seating.

Nauti Cajun Crab is all about serving up the freshest seafood in a fun atmosphere! 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
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 82 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.6
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.5
Value
Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Drea
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience5

I really enjoyed the atmosphere and the food. Our only issue was it took a long time for us to get a server, but other than that the overall experience was good.

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donnab
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The food was very good! The quality of the snow crab legs needs to be improved, but the flavor of the nauti seasoning was excellent.

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Amazing
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was simply amazing... loved everything and will be returning.

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DanielleV
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was excellent, as well as the service from Vince. He checked on us to made sure everything was fine with us and if we needed anything. He made sure to come and clear the table at the perfect moments. I would most definitely recommend this establishment to others. The amount of food for what you paid was not disappointing at all. Will definitely be back again!

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Jiji
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Vinnie was awesome. I hate this new sidewalk dining business but his service was so good I didn’t even have time to really notice or complain. Food was awesome, but I wish you guys delivered to Brooklyn. I’ll be back soon!!!

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VickyM
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Have to say, AMAZING FOOD, service was great and great portion sizes. N it’s BYOB. Would definitely go back

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Great food service was a little slow and inattentive but overall I would Defi go back considering the current situation.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Had a variety of seafood treats such as snow crab, crawfish, and oysters. Everything was delicious. Loved the hot nauti sauce on our crawfish and crab, but I’ll probably get it on the side next time. It was a little messy!

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Bella
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service3Ambience5

The food was amazing! Definitely will recommend to everyone. Definitely going back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

The food was good. The service was slow but the staffing was limited.

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IrisH
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything turned out great! We were very happy. Thank you!

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RobertB
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

I'm always satisfied with the quality and taste of the food, I'd recommend this place for everyone to try, you won't be disappointed.

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BlakeS
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Food was amazing. Definitely make reservations. Food is worth it

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Great food❤️

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We visited for our 20 year Anniversary.
Place was great, outdoor seating in downtown Metuchen with delicious food.
It’s a BYOB

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JaxonBay
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We enjoyed a great night out at Nauti CC. From the calamari, shrimp tacos and chicken tenders to the crablegs, shrimp and mussels. Everything was excellent! Only 4 or 5 tables available for outdoor dining during the week so I'd reserve just to be safe.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Delicious. Kind of Cajun, kind of Thai. The shrimp in their spicy garlic noodles was amazing. Will definitely be back.

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LakaiyahC
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and good customer services.I will be going back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful experience

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience2

Delicious as usual

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AdrienneG
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server Vinnie was awesome! We ordered the Sea Lovers for 2 and it was delicious! Their outdoor dining was quaint and comfortable. We didn’t feel crowded or rushed and Vinnie was very attentive. We will definitely be going back and would highly recommend this place to anyone looking for great seafood and a great atmosphere.

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JAMESP
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

AWESOME food and service!!!! They surprised me with a lava birthday
cake! THANKS again everyone and also was EXTREMELY helpful in taking a group photo for us!!

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DeniseK
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

BYOB really delicious food. street parking-free after 6pm. <3

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Amazing Food. Our server PK was great!

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SarahH
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

We really liked our first experience at Nauti and would definitely recommend to friends. They seem like they're still figuring things out...many times there were a lot of people around the front desk looking confused. Also, they didn't address the portable electric heater beating down on us and the food didn't come out together (nor did the apps come out first) - otherwise everything was great and we look forward to our next trip there! Opening a new place takes time, we hope they are around for a long time! :D

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PatriciaP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service. We will be coming back again.

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vipsteveNhelen
New York Area
91 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience2

Service was great. Our server had a nice sense of humor. The East Coast Blue Point Oysters were DELISH. The Japanese Oysters were BLAH. Our entrees, the Seafood Fried Rice & the Stir Fried Shrimp were EXCELLENT and the food paired well with our wine. We had no room for dessert & next time we'll try out the seafood/shellfish buckets and we will bring beer, of course. Nauti Cajun Crab is a nice addition to Metuchen and the 'BYOB' option is a PLUS. Many of the other patrons throughout the restaurant were extremely loud which was fine, however - the table to our left included a couple speaking loudly on their cell phones (on speaker). The VERY inconsiderate, obnoxious & rude couple to our right had their cellphone propped up on the table watching a LOUD tv show the entire time. This should be frowned upon by management and the staff. We'll try out this place one more time since the food and service were good.

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Fitfoodie29
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food and service. I will be going back!

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vipMichaelT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were all pleasantly surprised with our experience. The amount of food was generous and very tasty. The service was friendly and they go out of their way to help you with your choices. Don’t let the price points scare you. We didn’t finish everything in our seafood feast. That never happens with us!

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ShakeydaJ
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Seafood was great quality, seasoning was perfect and the service was EXCELLENT!!

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vipTrickee
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Good Cajun cuisine, healthy-sized portions cooked right. Would’ve liked to see more dessert options, we went elsewhere to satisfy our sweet tooth. Loved the hanging wicker chairs, they were exceptionally comfortable. Service was very good. We’d go again and tell our friends about it.

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SMB1
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

If you plan on going on the weekend, make a i highly recommend a reservation. You might find the wait to be long, but it is absolutely worth it. So go hungry because the food is divine and there is plenty to eat. I look to forward to returning to feast again!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Awesome but crowded on a Saturday night

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

Excellent food, service could be better. Waiter never could be found once we got our food when we needed drinks, napkins, etc.
Very noisy!!!

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SharonT
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

I love the ambience. I enjoyed the snow crab let’s and bang bang taco. The food was great, except they need to work on making sure the food is hot when brought to the table. I also didn’t like that we were not greeted correctly when we came in. I stood at the desk for over 5 mins without someone responding to us about our reservation. I do understand that this is a new place with new servers and hostesses. But no one needs training on how to be friendly. We felt ignore when for the first 15 mins. I noticed the manager/owner was trying to tell some of the workers what to do. I enjoyed the food and my server was ok. I would recommend some type of customer service training for front desk.

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Bella
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

Great place. It's cute and clean. The music was awesome. Sat at a table for 2 in the window with the swing. Overall it was a great experience. I will return.

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Bobbycox
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Seafood was very good but may be a little pricy for some.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was simply prepared but done perfectly. Service was sometimes a little slow but other than that very good. Some of the best NOLA style boil since NOLA itself.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was great the service was also amazing definitely would recommend to others

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JamesS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Far exceeded expectations even though I had read online reviews already. This place is going to have a line out the door with a wait of an hour, give it about 3 months. People are going to find out how great the food here is and the value they are getting both in quality of food and the attention from the staff.

FAQs

Nauti Cajun Crab offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (848) 229-2956.

Nauti Cajun Crab is rated 4.7 stars by 82 OpenTable diners.

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