For the seafood lovers in Dublin, Klaw has three locations to enjoy its super fresh food. The original Klaw restaurant could be the smallest seafood restaurant in the world. The second restaurant is Klaw Poké. Their third is going to be Klaw The Café, which is set to open in early September. It is currently being transformed after a successful pop-up oyster bar they had been operating.
The original Klaw
The first restaurant Niall and Jamie opened was Klaw, located at 5A Crown Alley in Dublin 2, a very small restaurant. It is possibly the smallest seafood restaurant in the world with only twelve seats — not tables — seats. It has three tables and one counter totaling twelve seats. Their goal and slogan is “bringin’ Crabshack dining to the city.”
The menu is written on the chalkboard wall above two of the three tables available in the restaurant. They are known for their oysters from Doon Castle, Flaggy Shore, Galway Bay, and Waterford. You can order them torched, dressed, or naked. Lobster rolls, seafood platters, and crab on toast are among the other meals available.
Towards the back is the open kitchen where you can watch everything being prepared. The bathrooms are at the very back of the restaurant, so you must walk through the open kitchen to get to them. You can either eat in, if a seat is available, or you can get your food to go and enjoy it at one of the many steps or benches in the area.
The second restaurant that they opened is called Klaw Poké, located at 159 Capel Street. The open kitchen concept is similar to the original Klaw restaurant. Here you can sit at one of the tables or at the counter area and watch all the food being prepared before your eyes. Klaw Poké is a larger restaurant than Klaw with all the same great seafood and with a great selection of larger dishes like grilled prawns, crab mac n’ cheese, and a variety of shellfish dishes.
Klaw Poké also offers the increasingly popular poké salad bar. The poké bar offers four pre-designed poké bowls to choose from, the ahi poké, nauna kia, octo poké, and the yakatori tofu. If you fancy something different you can build your own bowl in four easy steps.
Klaw Poké offers oyster happy hour. Enjoy oysters torched, dressed, or naked for just 1.50 EUR (1.75 USD) each from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm every day.
Klaw The Café
Klaw The Café is the third restaurant that will be opening on September 10th in Temple Bar area on Fownes Street. The successful pop-up restaurant they were running, Shuck n’ Suck, is being transformed in a new full restaurant. Shuck n’ Suck served their famous oysters and drinks at happy hour prices. The menu will be a healthy fish focused Café menu with poké salads during the day. In the evening, it will be Mediterranean style seafood set menu.
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Excellent seafood in a relaxing environment
Meeting Niall and Jamie at the Klaw Poké restaurant, it is obvious they have passion for their jobs and the restaurants. Their outgoing and friendly personalities have brought their idea to reality “super fresh seafood in a relaxed atmosphere where people can just get their Fish on.”
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