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Wednesday, 01 April 2015



Makes you wonder what the owner is doing with all that signage, is it sitting in his garage? Although if you ever had a desire to open a restaurant named Lucky Crab, I know where you can find some signage and I bet it's available!


Those signs....fickle much?


Talk about an identity crisis! It's not as if it was a banner that they were swapping out.


I'm actually quite surprised they are still doing well. About a year ago, I thought it was average but had generous portions if you ordered a "large" size - also the filet mignon was not bad.

However in recent months they did away with the large size portion and the regular size has shrunk further - about 70% of the size of a regular pho at other places for $9, which is wayyy too expensive. Soup quality has also gone from bad to worse. Wonder what they are going to come up with now.


I'm surprised that the Minions still exist... Went there several years ago and found the Pho way overpriced for what you get.


oh no! no yakitori, hope they open up again soon!


LOL Jason! Brings to mind the "Neon Museum" in Las Vegas:

Hi CC - Can you imagine how long it muct take them answer "paper or plastic"?

Hi Sandy - It kind of shows how much commitment they have to their "concept".

Hi Daryl - I think the name change(s) show that maybe they are not doing that well.

Hi R - Not my favorite place for pho.

Hi Kat - I think they are on vacation. So we'll check back next week!


I had heard about Lucky Crab and was excited to see their new concept (I visited the new LC website just last week or so and the owner wrote a nice intro about why they were converting). So I was surprised after reading your mignon + seafood update. Nijiya trips are even better when you discover something new (un grocery related).


Yes they are Faye! That flip-flopping of names was kind of strange.

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