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Ministry of Crab

Old Dutch Hospital, Colombo, Sri Lanka
+94 11 2 342722
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“crab” (1,662 reviews)
“prawns” (409 reviews)
“bread” (281 reviews)
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Seafood, Asian, Sri Lankan, Gluten Free Options
Old Dutch Hospital, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed today via mobile

I wanted to See What this Ministry Of Crab is all about .. and I must say I had lunch Last Sunday.. And it was Just Amazing the Experience.. The Food and Most of all the Team.. Now I reccomend this Restaurent to any Crab...More

Thank Haleem L
Reviewed yesterday

Food was good, seemed fresh, but the seafood was a little over cooked. Service was very good and in a great location.

Thank Giselle C
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Cool place with great food ,friendly staff,something deferent about the place,loved the lump Rice,nicely wrapped in banana leaf.

Thank Navaneethan R
Reviewed yesterday

Very nice environment to enjoy a meal... Correct and friendly service. Make reservations in advance so you are not dissapointed waiting for a free table

Thank Geert L
Reviewed yesterday

I reached the location on 31st March late evening only to see a CLOSED sign due to Poya Day. Undeterred, I made a reservation for lunch the next day, and was rewarded with a emailed refusal, as they were booked till 4th April!.Determined not to...More

Thank Gopal R
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I hv been visiting Sri lanka for many year. This trip was with few of ny colleagues from Singapore. We decided to check out the much talked about Ministry of Crab. Its a very nice setting with some vood options of food. Food was certainly...More

Thank Ashish S
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We booked our table 3 months before arriving in Colombo, well worth it. Had a lovely evening getting dirty with our giant crab! Not a cheap meal but worth every penny!

Thank platypus2
Reviewed 2 days ago

Yammy food, money worthy and friendly staff and service Bit busy but its worty to waiting Its opposite to the world traid centre. Its inside the old dutch hospital. Walking distance from gall face green.

Thank Shan20132013
Reviewed 2 days ago

I it an excellent place to eat Crab. They cook Carb in Sri Lankan Style. Love the service and the hospitality. Little costly but worth the service and the value of the food.

Thank muthukuttij
Reviewed 2 days ago

The food was amazing! We had prawn curry, which was so flavoursome and given just the right amount of chilli. Service was fantastic. Atmosphere was lovely. Downside was pricing (quite expensive) and the fact that they ran out of crab sizes, however this is to...More

Thank sharongreen2018
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5 April 2018|
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Response from Suethamilton | Reviewed this property |
no fans, as the first advice... sit outside
30 October 2017|
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Response from muellerassociates | Reviewed this property |
I’m not an expert... but it’s frech crab from daily catch and should be halal!
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Ranil P
17 July 2017|
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Response from Dharshan M | Property representative |
Yes it is
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
US$35 - US$200
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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11:30 AM - 3:30 PM
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Old Dutch Hospital, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Western Province  >  Colombo
  • Phone Number: +94 11 2 342722
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Ministry of Crab is nestled inside the oldest building in Colombo, the Old Dutch Hospital. It is a venture between Darshan Munidasa of Nihonbashi Japanese Restaurants in Colombo and Sri Lankan cricketing icons Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara. The iconic Crabs that plate up in Singapore are available here. And some Crabs are over 2kg! If you want to enjoy the treasures of Sri Lankan waters, we are the only place!
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