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Review of Ministry of Crab

Ministry of Crab
Ranked #26 of 648 Restaurants in Colombo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$35 - US$200
Cuisines: Seafood
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Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, 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 2 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

Thank Paula C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank K S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Thank Mark D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Bush1959
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