Take out: yes
Waiter Service: yes
Outdoor seating: no
Food Quality: 3.5 out of 5
Decor: 4 out of 5
Service: 4 out of 5
Overall: 3.83 out of 5
Recommendation: The only place for Louisianna-Style seafood that I know of in Taipei
Ever since I landed on this island i've been searching for replacement versions of comfort foods from LA. One of the most comforting foods in San Gabriel was Cajun style seafood at the Boiling Crab. Used to get a lb of shrimp, a lb of crawfish, and a lb of clams with corn for a satisfying dinner. I was in joy when I heard the existence of "Spicy Alley," since they seemed to offer just what I missed so much. Spicy Alley offers a semblance of cajun style seafood at a tolerable price. If you come visit without any pre-conceived notions of Boiling Crab quality and prices, then you will have a great time. Caution: They don't sell crawfish and oysters are not $14 USD per dozen.
The spicy alley also offers fried items. I kind of made the mistake for getting two orders of fish sticks, but actually came out alright. I recommend getting the 3 item combo for 600 NT to share with the table. 6 People is a number to share the bucket because 1 order of fish sticks comes in 6 pieces. So at least one person gets a piece. However, fried food is fried food and it is hard to get this wrong. They used decent ingredients and fried it to a acceptable point of crispiness.
The spicy alley is not a bad place to eat if you don't have strong pre-conceived notions on what a cajun style seafood restaurant is like in America. I was sort of let down, but I accepted the fact that I am in Taiwan, and this is the best I can get here to satisfy my Cajun cravings. I wish they would have crawfish in their menu, and they totally should import some from China. I did not get the chance to try the crab, but will do so at a future time. I would recommend this place to anyone who wants to mix their meals up with a little Cajun flavor after a work-week of eating noodles, rice, and dumplings meal after meal.