About Us

Since 2009, Laishley Crab House offers waterfront dining and the freshest seafood available on the Punta Gorda waterfront. Feast on Blue Crab direct from Charlotte Harbor and the Peace River Seafood Market, fresh Alaskan King Crab and Snow Crab flown in daily from Dutch Harbor, Alaska, or enjoy your favorite seafood, steaks, and of course, the sushi. Laishley Crab House is part of the Smuggler’s Enterprises family of restaurants and is pleased to provide services for functions and events. We offer full catering services, an event room that seats 150 people, and a conference room that seats 20 people. We look forward to serving you!


Sun Choe - Sushi Chef at Laishley Crab House

Sun Choe was born in South Korea and came to Honolulu at the age of eleven. His first job was at Sato’s Japanese Restaurant in Waikiki, where he worked for five years, learning and gaining more responsibility during that time.

In 1985, Sun moved to California and became assistant sushi chef at Hoban Korean-Japanese Restaurant. He then went to Miami and took a job as assistant manager and chef at the Samurai Japanese Restaurant. One of the tasks he enjoyed about this job was his interaction with the customers, talking with them and making sure they were happy with both their dine-in and take-out food.

In 1992, Hurricane Andrew forced Sun to find another job. He was fortunate to work at Sushin Japanese Restaurant, whose owner had opened Miami’s first sushi restaurant back in 1979. From him, Sun learned the passion behind making beautiful and delicious fresh sushi. “When you are passionate about your job, it takes you to higher ground again and again,” says Sun. He takes great pleasure in preparing the finest sushi for guests to enjoy.

To contact Sun Choe – Sushi Chef at Laishley Crab House, please email sun@smugglers.com.

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