The Fat Crab

‘The Fat Crab’ is a popular crab-centric seafood restaurant located in Colombo, satisfying the cravings of Crab lovers and their seafood counterparts. Located along Marine Drive with a view of the Indian Ocean, it provides patrons with a sensational food and beverage experience.

The Menu

The menu highlights the succulent preparations of crab, yet also affords dining options in a variety of seafood, chicken and a few vegetarian dishes. Appetizers such as the Baked Crab in the Shell, Panko-crumbed Tiger Prawns and Hot Butter Cuttlefish tantalise taste buds for what’s to follow. The Signature Seafood Chowder Soup, Pastas such as the Chili Prawn Pasta and the veggie Baby Spinach and Mushroom Ravioli are enticing picks.

Main Courses; Fillet of Fish Marina, Surf ‘n Turf, Tiger Prawns, Australian Tenderloin Steak, BBQ Chicken Thigh Steak Sizzler, the vegetarian Gratinated Kashmiri Vegetable Masala Pie and dishes brimming with aromatic spiced Crab Curry or Seafood Platters wait to be savoured. The freshest selection of seafood from crabs to fish, calamari, prawn, lobster and scallops sway in, highlighted by delicious culinary creations and mouthwatering presentations.

Crab-luscious delicacies and signature dishes come by way of the Lagoon Crab or Mud Crab skilfully prepared, soaking in exotic spices and fragrant flavour, such as the Lankan Murunga Leaf Crab Curry, the Singapore Style Chili Crab and the Black Pepper Crab. The Mongolian menu showcases a selection of fried rice mingled with a choice of seafood or meats, heightened in taste with a stir-fry of veggie and spice.

Desserts such as Cheesecake and Bread Pudding satisfy the sweet tooth. Drinks; Beer, Wine, Juices and an array of Mocktails are on call, while one also has the option of BYOB.

The Experience

What better way to savour seafood freshly drawn from island shores but by sitting by the sea, taking in the salt scented air and cooled by tropical breezes? Indoors, wooden tables and chairs are partnered with vintage movie posters exuding a cosy ambience. A casual atmosphere pervades, strengthened by the eateries apt ‘No Fuss - Make a Mess’ motto.

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Starting price

LKR 700 Upwards

Business Hours

12.00pm - 03.00pm, Monday to Sunday

06.00pm - 10.30pm, Monday to Sunday


Sri Lankan

Oriental and Eastern

Continental and Italian

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