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Ministry of Crab


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner


US$35 - US$200
Seafood, Asian, Sri Lankan
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It is an institution and you understand why once you get there. The food is really good and refined, so is the presentation and service is excellent. It is pricey but worth it and offers a different food and service experience in Sri Lanka. Located...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank TripsAndTips80
Reviewed yesterday

If you are a crab lover this will be like paradise, as you can have these huge crabs prepared in many ways such as grilled, curried, spicy, and many other ways. The place is big and a bit noisy, and reservations are a must. I...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank EvanBocaFL
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Located in quaint quarters, MOC is a stunner. With crabs the size of your large dinner plate, rest assured you will getting your hands dirty here. A lovely menu by Darshan Munidisa in a fabulous colonial setting.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Globetrottingdiner
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had been told by friends that this must be on our bucket list in Colombo. We were not disappointed. Fortunately we had been warned to make a reservation as we saw a number of people either being declined or asked to wait!! The butter...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Sudip07
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is an incredible place to enjoy Colombo in the eveneing while indulging in a truly memorable meal. We ordered the Pepper Crab and Garlic Chili Crab. Both were cooked to perfection and servd in a large bowl of Pepper and Garlic Chili sauce. Garlic...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank thornarch
Reviewed 4 days ago

The garlic chilli crab was top-notch - absolute class. An XL-sized crab (up to 1 KG) worked out perfectly for two of us. Service was excellent; reservations are a must. Turn up and wait for a table, even if you end up on the waiting...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank jonathanang
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

After a day tour of Colombo our driver recommended we try this place if it was possible to get a seat as reservations were required even late afternoon. Slightly underwhelming and very expensive for what we actually got which was a Kilo of Crab between...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank stefan1001
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Love the food over there. Very delicious the crabs they cooked. Loved the black pepper crab. Loved it. Thank you.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank m_cristinea
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This restaurant truly lives up to the hype and is a must for crab lovers . Menu is quite limited in terms of dishes and preparation . Restaurant has a very rustic yet classy setup and vibe is really awesome . Went with friends and...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Rajatt78
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is my third visit to this place, never fails to impress. We ordered Avocado Crab Salad, which is very refreshing. All the seafood is divine. Must try sauces are pepper and Chilly garlic. Pair the food with a bottle of Riesling. Our server Anura,...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Response from vivekomatic | Reviewed this property |
Send an email. They reply pretty promptly
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Response from exquisitesrilanka | Reviewed this property |
I just called them from my Dialog mobile number it’s working
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Response from Dharshan M | Property representative |
Yes we have three dishes made from Chicken, Chicken Curry Rice, spicy Chargrilled Teriyak and Olive Oil Soy Chicken. In addition we also have Mushrooms in Butter, stir fried Morning glory and stir fried mixed vegetable.
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