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Crab Restaurant Chaaya Tranz Hotel

€€ - €€€Seafood,
Galle Road, Hikkaduwa 80240, Sri Lanka
+94 91 2 278000
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“crab” (32 reviews)
“prawns” (13 reviews)
“seafood” (16 reviews)
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Seafood, Sri Lankan
€€ - €€€
Galle Road, Hikkaduwa 80240, Sri Lanka
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Reviewed 4 days ago

For our last night, we had to try The Crab. I had 500gms Lobster Thermidor and my husband had 12 King Prawn with chips and salad. Started with beer and margarita, and 2 glasses of wine. The bill was approximately 126000lkr. Was this pricey? Probably...More

Thank Luveely
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a meal here once during our stay and was very pleased with it. Excellent price and choice of fish, seafood, steaks, kebabs.... yummy.

Thank jacksnannie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Simply incredible how no one cares about you in this restaurant from the moment you enter until you ask for the bill ! We felt like we were invisible to the whole staff although there were plenty of them around ! We started to get...More

Thank sepeteanu
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent food - both the meat dishes and the seafood - presented in a delicate manner. The service from the personell (the «crab girl» and Indunil) was also very good. We stayed at the hotel for one week and visted the restaurant three times. Recommend...More

Thank hgram2018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Today we happened on this little gem in Sri Lanka. Wanting something different to eat and this place met the mark. We were beautifully looked after by Indumil and Dushyantha who provided us a great meal of black pepper crab, crab wontons washed down with...More

Thank Annie K
Reviewed 9 February 2018

Just returned from a lovely dinner at The Crab, a small gem tucked away in a quiet corner of the massive HikkaTranz. The service was excellent with fresh warm bread being served within minutes of arrival. We both opted for the tuna, medium rare, and...More

Thank LDG-BC
Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

after reading other reviews i did not expect that much..you know expect little and you will never be dissapointed. well i got there and was quickly greeted and seated. the Waitress came over with the menus, one a bottle for meat, other for fish. the...More

Thank Travelloverdelmundo
Reviewed 12 November 2017

We had no less than three dinners here during our stay in Hikkaduwa! The food was very, very good although the “fusion-concept” was sometimes a bit over the top (they could skip the olives). The staff was extremely nice and professional. The Crab deserves more...More

Thank Mbabane3
Reviewed 20 October 2017

I tried this restaurant alone and I totally enjoyed this the foods I'd cook fresh top of the line service i was well look after Been 2 times I really like the food .

Thank KALI2213
Reviewed 28 September 2017

This restaurant had great ambiance on a sultry Sri Lankan night. Mood lighting created a good atmosphere. The staff were most helpful and attentive and the menu provided plenty of options. We loved the chilli crab and the prawns were so tasty. As is in...More

Thank Robyn G
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$30
Seafood, Sri Lankan
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Galle Road, Hikkaduwa 80240, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Galle District  >  Hikkaduwa
  • Phone Number: +94 91 2 278000
Crab Restaurant located at the Lobby level, north wing of the Chaaya Tranz Hikkaduwa & open air restaurant with option of dining outdoor.
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