House of Crabs (Japanese Cuisine)
115, BoGuan Rd, West Dist.
Hours: 11 am-2 pm, 5-9 pm
across the street (fees required).
Credit cards accepted.
10% service charge.
The Japanese kaiseki cuisine here is made with frozen air-shipped seafood from Japan, plus very-alive ingredients found in the aquarium, like top-grade king crabs, lobsters and oysters. Weekday afternoon combo meals with sashimi, broiled Japanese temaki sushi (hand-rolled) and beef sukiyaki (NT$250-320) are already popular. There's currently a 10% opening discount for guests who post a "like" on its fan page and check in on Facebook. --By Ruby Wu, translated by Alicia Yu
A. The relaxing, upscale first-floor dining counter area includes ingredients stored in specially-made containers, ensuring that every fish slice is as fresh as possible.
B. A variety of a la carte options include sashimi, donburi (various ingredients simmered together and served over rice), broiled food and hot pots. The select Japanese Temaki Sushi (15 rolls/NT$680 with soup) uses Koshihikari rice and toppings like Botan shrimp, salmon, star eels and scallops.
C. Chef's special dishes start at NT$680. The pictured NT$1,500 meal includes Boston lobster, Angus beef, broiled Japanese temaki sushi, South African abalone, sashimi, soup and dessert.