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Review of Ministry of Crab

Ministry of Crab
Ranked #24 of 656 Restaurants in Colombo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$35 - US$200
Cuisines: Seafood
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations
Description: 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!
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Called one day in advance but they are fully booked. Walked in for lunch and they said they don’t serve crabs to walk-ins due to limited supply. I ordered two prawns in pepper and garlic Chili. Personally I prefer the latter. Delicious food.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Eating crab at the ministry of crab is unlike any other culinary experience. But a word of caution, please be wary of the prices, lest you break the bank.

Thank Ashraf F
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Located inside the Old Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct is the Seafood speciality restaurant Ministry of Crab. It is owned and operated by the renowned chef Dharshan who also runs a few other elite Sri Lankan traditional and seafood restaurants. The staff, food and dining ambiance all maintain high standards. Reservations have to be made quite early (sometimes a couple of days) and the restaurant remains full of guests at any given time. Although the prices are quite high the whole dining experience offer a great deal for the amount spent.

Thank Chamath F
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Must visit for seafood lovers esp
crabs and prawns dishes. Avoid going in last slot as the energies of both servers and chefs are less and start appearing in their service.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Exactly what we expected. Fresh, delicious, and large crabs; a specialty of the Indian Ocean. It's a bit touristy, but we're tourists so who cares! The rose was surprisingly nice too. All in all it was a fun evening.

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