So far, he said the restaurant has been received well by early customers, many of whom have come back several times and have provided feedback for how they can improve.
“Well, of course, you’re going to have people that don’t like it, and you have people that do really like it,” Le said. “[Our customers] say that we are progressing a lot, and we are.”
Le, along with his father-in-law, Loc Tran, had talked about opening a Cajun restaurant for several years, and so late last year, when the opportunity presented itself, they took it.
“We just found the location, you know, it was for sale,” Le said. “[Loc] drives by here a lot, and he was like, ‘Yeah, we should do this one, it looks really good, it’s big, nice and roomy.’”
Before the restaurant opened, Le said he was able to use his background as an electrician to renovate the entire space. In addition to redoing the whole kitchen, he did woodworking to create the boat decor and installed TVs and lights throughout the restaurant.
Le said his love of crawfish comes from his mom and said he has been cooking them since he was 15.
“My mom was always feeding me crawfish, ever since I was little,” Le said. “I’ve been in love with it ever since. I can eat like 10 pounds by myself and I’m a small guy.”
While Crab Heads Cajun Boil’s menu includes a variety of boiled and fried seafood options, as well as appetizers, Le said his favorite item both to cook and to eat is crawfish followed by snow crab.
Le said he is excited to serve the recipes that he created to people in the Missouri City area.
“Before, I used to wake up and go, ‘Ugh, work again,’” Le said. “Now I wake up, and I’m excited. I come here early just to sit down and think about work and ways to make my customers happy.”
2899 Dulles Ave., Missouri City
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 3-10 p.m., Sat.-Sun. noon-10 p.m.