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The Fat Crab

$$ - $$$Seafood, , Asian
53 Haig Road | Colombo 04, Colombo 00400, Sri Lanka
+94 11 2 055606
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Overview
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good43%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“crab curry” (29 reviews)
“bread” (24 reviews)
“clams” (49 reviews)
Open Now
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM Hours
CUISINES
Seafood, Sri Lankan, Asian
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
53 Haig Road | Colombo 04, Colombo 00400, Sri Lanka
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1 - 10 of 190 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great value for money , the ambiance is pretty cool but not luxurious . I guess you really don’t need fancy decor for a speciality crab Restaurent since there is no decent way to eat crab . They serve crab with roast bread , Dhal...More

Thank Asanka S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Best Place for seafood ,Live Crab,Amazing taste and the view over looking the sea. we had a great dinning experience, Thanks to Kevin and team.... we will back soon....

Thank Dishan C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The crab dishes are really yummy!! n its real value for money. You can choose from many accompaniments but mu favorite is bread and pol sambol. The staff is very friendly and helpful. Also its BYOB.

Thank Dilee15
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Relaxed place, very good service and really good food. Get the crab curry with the local bread. Its amazing.

Thank GloballyThere
Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Just by the bay, windy with sunset view. Better be sure to book your dinner place because it is usually fully booked by 8PM. I recommended to try the Spicy prawn. It is extra awesome with the curry. Generally it is consider pricy.

Thank Raymond S
Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

We were quite disappointed with the service at this place as staff seems to have problems even giving menu or taking our order. It was a bit small and maybe was also crowded although it has a charming open ambience facing the ocean side. What...More

Thank Hanny G
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

I have to ensure 4 stars because of the location by the sea. Food was fresh but average in taste. We ordered black pepper crab. It had more soy sauce flavour than pepper. Also ordered butter garlic crab. Which was good but I have tested...More

Thank tash440
Reviewed 4 August 2018

On the seaside.. It was very windy which was nice. The waiter was helpful and he suggested some dishes since it was our first time in Colombo. The crab was good and also the rice dish

Thank sunflowersunflower
Dishan P, Director of Sales at The Fat Crab, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your valuable response. and we will thrive to make our services better next time.

Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

Perfect dinner. Excellent & fresh seafood. "The fat crab" team is polite, friendly & hospitable. The best place to try prawns & crabs in Colombo taking into account price/quality balance! Manager Kevin is a true gentleman & always opened to assist with seafood selection. Besides...More

Thank Dmytro K
Dishan P, Director of Sales at The Fat Crab, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2018

Thank you for your valuable feedback, and we are continuously thriving to serve you better next time.

Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

Climb up to the top deck and find yourself seated in a picturesque setting. Pick your crab and lion beer and while the chef prepares you your meal enjoy the sunset views across the street. Under the moonlight watch the Indian Ocean wash up to...More

Thank 9211experiences
Dishan P, Director of Sales at The Fat Crab, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2018

Thank you for your valuable feedback, and we are continuously thriving to serve you better next time.

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Questions & Answers
lovemanger
31 December 2017|
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Response from zahran z | Property representative |
Yes they do and you can bring your own as well. You have to pay corkage.
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missak887
28 October 2016|
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Response from FiyazIsmath | Reviewed this property |
Not sure of what you r referring i.e blue swimming flower crabs but the srilankan lagoon crabs are the same as the mud crabs. Check out the "ministry of crab" in colombo too
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missak887
28 October 2016|
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Response from howard0928 | Reviewed this property |
They have two crabs in SL mud and sea I believe
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Seafood, Sri Lankan, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
6:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 53 Haig Road | Colombo 04, Colombo 00400, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Western Province  >  Colombo
  • Phone Number: +94 11 2 055606
  • E-mail
Description
Pavilion Seafood Bistro
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