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6533 Wilcrest Dr. Ste. 104
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...I wanted to like Wild Cajun. I really did. I hated that Boiled Crab got so much attention and there had to be a place with the same kind of environment and better crawfish...

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...it's like comparing a Lexus to a Kia. The Boiled Crab is overrated, overhyped, expensive and filled with out-of-town losers. Wild Cajun is where true locals who understand what crawfish is would go! ...

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I would say I'm somewhat of a veteran of Wild Cajun, or at least I used to be. I have been coming around recently, so this place is once again fresh on my mind.

Of all the Vietnamese-style crawfish restaurants, this one feels the least cajunish to me. This isn't necessarily a bad thing...after all, if I wanted actual cajun, I would go to a more cajun restaurant. We all know these Asian cajun restaurants deliver a different kind of style. Now Asian sauces on crawfish is not my thing, there's a weird buttery/oily taste about it that makes it too sweet and really overboard with their garlic instead of the spicy/sour kind I like. So, to me, it's something I've never really liked about Wild Cajun. The other problem I have a little bit is the size of their crawfish. Now, I'm no size queen, and I eat crawfish for fun (who goes to these things to get full, really?), but their small size is visibly noticable and I feel like for the price we pay it's a bit of a jip. Also don't like their "wild style" gimmick that tastes exactly the same only with onions. It's kinda like going to a burger joint and adding cheese to a hamburger...the extra charge is a bit too much.

The reason I do like coming here is because of the environment. I only go out to these crawfish things for friends anyway, so the restaurant crowd and atmosphere is important to me. Probably more important then the food itself. The usual regulars that come here are a more tame and friendlier group of people than, say, Crawfish and Noodles or The Boiled Crab. There are a lot of regulars, and Wild Cajun has its fair share of loyalists. The service gets good especially if they know you. I think their servers are some of the most friendlist I've ever seen, and they do go out of their way to be friends with you. They're also very attentive and clean your table up constantly, which is a big deal because most places don't do that. A lot of their staff are Asian-American. I don't know if that makes a difference, but it seems like it does with their service. I notice a lot of F.O.B. staffers in restaurants tend to be bitter and distant. More places should hire homegrown Asian-American (or any other American) college students.

Location is a bit off and during nights, it's a pretty isolated and dark neighborhood because it's deep in Wilcrest from Bellaire. Parking is small, but we've never had trouble finding spaces. Price is decent, not expensive but the small size of the portions/crawfish/etc. can make it seem expensive because you have to increase the orders. It's a good choice if you're in with a group and you want to do a group thing and have fun. That's why ultimately, I'm going to give it a good rating despite my lack of impressiveness with their overall crawfish. It's also a good sports bar. They have decent wings for that sort of thing. We went here last year for the Dallas/Miami NBA finals, and it really fit a good place to be. So, like I said, great place, come here often enough and you'll recognize other regulars so there's a "Cheers" thing going on with Wild Cajun which I haven't seen from their other competitors.

And that's all I got to say!~



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