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Review of Ministry of Crab

Ministry of Crab
Ranked #34 of 720 Restaurants in Colombo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$35 - US$200
Cuisines: Seafood
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Sri Lanka’s most sought after dining destination. One of Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants since 2015, the restaurant is the brainchild of celebrated chef and restaurateur Dharshan Munidasa, who partnered with Sri Lankan Cricketing Legends Mahela Jayawardane and Kumar Sangakkara. Crabs range from 500g ‘Small’ crabs to 2KG ‘Crabzillas’ and the restaurant employs a daring no-freezer policy, sourcing all its produce from Sri Lanka. Enjoy oysters, clams, fresh water prawns and the famous crabs from Sri Lanka in the historic setting of the 400-year old Dutch Hospital Shopping Precinct, one of Colombo's most iconic landmarks.
Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Visited with a bunch of my uni mates. The service and food was excellent. I will be back for sure the next time I visit Sri lanka

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank amy_adams_pr
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

We went once and food was good, just very overpriced (bill was more than 10 times more than average restaurant in Colombo!).
Nice room and good vibe.
At the entrance we had an embarassing show done by the waitres saying crab is not available to orded ( we didn't go for crab anyways) and than coming back to us saying it was "cancelling" of one table so if we want crab we can order it NOW (for an extremely ridiculous price, I must say!) otherwise they sell it to someone else What an unusual way of improving sale....not working for us. We left embarrassed.

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Paula C
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Excellent crabs and service. Don’t overlook the other seafood items on the menu, which are also outstanding.

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank ksP3281FS
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

We're not crab fans but were drawn by the popularity of this place. We were in the hotel immediately outside the old dutch hospital so saw how full the restaurant was and with queues for each slot. Yep, queues even at their prices which as others have commented are expensive for Sri Lanka. We had the clay pot prawn curry and it was excellent. Best curry sauce ever, so tasteful. We asked for water (in addition to beers). Wasn't delivered. When it came after chasing, it was room temperature which given how hot and humid it was, was useless. We weren't charged for it but weren't told this so don't know whether that was another mistake or their way of saying sorry? No apology was offered hence my reference to the danger of the waiters getting carried away with the popularity of the restaurant and becoming aloof.

Date of visit: March 2018
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Thank Mark D
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Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Descent place for crab eaters for a family as everything served is fresh. We thoroughly enjoyed the pepper crab

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Bush1959
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