Ministry Of Crab

Seafood Restaurant$$$$
  • Ranked #4 for seafood restaurants in Colombo
  • 🍺 Geoff S.
    "two medium chili crabs"(8 Tips)
    Sach G.
    "Get the pepper crab, it's out of this world!"(4 Tips)
    "Prawn claypot curry and chilli garlic crab- recommended!"(3 Tips)
    Namita B.
    "Kankun Garlic"(2 Tips)
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  • Namita B.
    Namita BJuly 28, 2016
    Kankun Garlic, leek fried rice, dark chocolate biscuit pudding are excellent! So are the garlic pepper prawns and chili pepper crab. Passion fruit juice is fresh squeezed and add-your-own-sugar :)
  • Miki S.
    Miki ShimizuOctober 30, 2013
    Great survive and classics atmosphere . The crab wasn't cheap but it's worth to it! Crab with Garlic chili and prawn rice was best combination. Beer is so cheap there only 190Rs.
  • Serge C.
    Serge ChamelianFebruary 23, 2015
    Every detail is handled by perfection..... I'm not a real fan of crab but the way it is presented and the taste is great... Anyway that explains why it is always full....
  • John W.
    John WhenmohnJanuary 23, 2013
    By Christ my large chilli crab lived up to its name in every way. And this is from a thai food lover and vindaloo specialist. It's was a physical, mental and financial battle which was well worth it.
  • Josh W.
    Josh WJuly 7, 2014
    Chili crab in the smallest size is perfect for one person. Savor the succulent, sweet meat and sop up the chili sauce with kade bread. Wash it all down with an ice cold beer. Pure bliss!
  • 🍺 Geoff S.
    🍺 Geoff Siddle 🍺August 24, 2013
    We ordered two medium chili crabs, one medium curry crab & a medium pepper (extra pepper) crab & it was perfect for our party of four (medium crabs are more tender & juicy). Meal was EXCELLENT!!!!)
  • Neelabh J.
    Neelabh JhaOctober 23, 2013
    The place deserved a waiting list, refreshingly unairconditioned, it let's you soak in the unique ambience. The crabs are to die for, don't miss the freshly baked bread as well !!
  • Wannie M.
    Wannie MNovember 2, 2014
    The crabzilla unfortunately was not available. We had 3 small crabs made in pepper sauce, garlic chilli and chilli sauce. Garlic chilli one was exceptional. Love the taste of those fresh crabs
  • Pruedence P.
    Pruedence PungAugust 27, 2013
    You need to make reservation before dinner. It's always full house. Crab is super huge and it can go as big as my head! Menu is limited. The crab worth the money thou. Other dish taste so so.
  • Y.
    Y.May 2, 2016
    Dinner for two, had the 1kg garlic crab and crab fried rice which was just nice. Crab was meaty, fresh and juicy. Perfect.
  • Shayan B.
    Shayan BardhanJanuary 2, 2014
    the chilli crab is delightful with garlic rice, lots of patience and time for any crab size over a medium, and always ask for more than one finger bowl at the end
  • Chris C.
    Chris CheongMarch 13, 2014
    Great place for crabs!! really big ones.. I've never seen such huge ones before. But prefer the malaysian style cooking though... More creative! All in all a good experience but pricey..
  • Anton D.
    Anton DemekhinJanuary 11, 2013
    Book a table. Jumbo garlic cooked crab is absolutely amazing. Get some bread/plain rice to go with it and KanKun greens. Dip bread/rice in crab garlic oil.)
  • Fazal F.
    Fazal FauszOctober 20, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The clay pot prawn curry and bread is the best here, its a little spicy thought.. Today we tried the garlic chili crab awesome flavor.. Love the place.. Enjoy..
  • Susanna M.
    Susanna MendlerJanuary 9, 2016
    Maybe the best crab I've had..? The miso butter sauce is amaazzzesssss. You definitely pay for it but I think it's worth the price.
  • Anush W.
    Anush WijesinhaNovember 24, 2012
    Have the butter and soy black tiger prawn as a starter to whet your appetite, and use the prawn heads to scoop up the extra sauce! Fantastic!
  • Noah W.
    Noah WeissFebruary 5
    Garlic chili crab for the win. One of the best meals we had in Sri Lanka.
  • Hasitha K.
    Hasitha KarunaratneApril 7, 2012
    Love the atmosphere,Menu is Very Limited! but the food was o.k, Prawn Rice was really nice, Leek Fried Rice, not so much. Spicy crab and spicy Prawns dishes are not that spicy. ask fr extra spice
  • Mitchell S.
    Mitchell SeatonNovember 26, 2016
    Tasty big crab, other dishes small portions and some confusion with the waiter/orders and unwanted add ons ie. bread. Otherwise nice ambience and friendly service.
  • Marissa C.
    Marissa ChackoFebruary 22, 2016
    🦀🦀🦀! Pepper and chili crab were the best, highly recommend a stop here when in Colombo. Reservations recommended!
  • Tai K.
    Tai KhoosuwanNovember 28, 2015
    Best place for Sri Lankan crab. Chili sauce is the best
  • Annie H.
    Annie HMarch 19, 2016
    Loved it! Fresh and delicious food (garlic chilli crab, grouper) and great ambience.
  • Michelle
    MichelleJanuary 7
    We had our New Year's Eve dinner here and it was sensational. Crab is great but lacking spice
  • Thush
    ThushMay 7, 2014
    Prawn claypot curry and chilli garlic crab- recommended! Not a huge fan of the pepper crab.
  • Bachene A.
    Bachene AdelJanuary 22
    The place is nice and the the crab was out of this world, try it with garlic chili sauce
  • Ishan M.
    Ishan MalithDecember 19, 2014
    Best crabs in the Island.. Thats for sure.. And its a pleasure to dine at a place own by srilankan ceicket legends .. ☺☺
  • Tina Y.
    Tina YauJanuary 19, 2015
    Sorry, the best crabs get exported. The flavors in Singapore are much better than the ones at the Ministry.
  • Mevan
    MevanJuly 12, 2013
    Super food with great surrounding. Must go place if you're in colombo..........
  • Avanna
    AvannaApril 26, 2016
    Crabs are really really fresh. Flavours were average. And it's quite pricey. I don't like the farmed prawns, but the soy butter prawn sauce was amazing.
  • Meshal A.
    The best Seafood i ever tried in my life ,, specially the crab
  • Prasad W.
    Prasad WimalasiriDecember 26, 2011
    Reserve your table Way in advance; They only have crabs for now, so no fish - hope they change that soon!
  • Julia R.
    Julia RestleOctober 5, 2016
    Crabs obviously! The best we had so far. Wonderful atmosphere
  • Nikki
    NikkiJuly 23, 2015
    Perfection! Try the fresh oysters with aged soy sauce & curry crab ❤️
  • Ahmed Shaariq N.
    Ahmed Shaariq NizarMarch 28, 2012
    Lives up to the hype, airy place with great device and food.
  • hilda c.
    hilda coveDecember 30, 2015
    If booked, ask to sit at the bar! Worth it.
  • Navanga W.
    Navanga WanigatungaJune 18, 2012
    The crab dishes are good...but is it worth the huge price? I'm not convinced....
  • Sach G.
    Sach GurudeniyaAugust 8, 2014
    Get the pepper crab, it's out of this world!
  • Danna D.
    Danna DaiAugust 19, 2014
    In Dutch hospital, a good place to have meal there and relax.
  • Habeeb K.
    Habeeb KamaalMay 7, 2014
    Don't forget to make reservation. Even on week days :(
  • Jan-Erik B.
    Jan-Erik BredfeldtSeptember 28, 2016
    Crabs are good. Should reserve a seat for the evening. Fast wifi
  • Azra A.
    Azra Abdul CaderJanuary 12, 2012
    Crab is pricey but company and atmosphere were good. Limited menu here too! Would I go again? Hmmm... Not sure.
  • Markson T.
    Markson TangJuly 30, 2012
    The food is so-so, service is quite bad as the staff is not attentive and slow. Great ambience and the crab is fresh.
  • Piyumika P.
    Piyumika PSeptember 14, 2014
    Well almost everything I've tried had been good so far.
  • Gregory V.
    Gregory VFebruary 24, 2014
    Try the black pepper crab, it's awesome!
  • Katie R.
    Katie RitchieNovember 5, 2016
    Go somewhere else. It's very oily food. Branding is on point and that's what you are paying for. When you consider cost, it's our least favorite meal and wouldn't recommend to friends.
  • Stine S.
    Stine SørensenJanuary 3, 2014
    The Best ICE tea in the World!
  • Leon B.
    Leon BarkerDecember 12, 2015
    Crab but it is city/tourist prices
  • Çiğdem Ö.
    It is so expensive but clean and tasty.
    THE Z WORLD ZAHRANMarch 1, 2012
    If its crab you want this is the place!
  • Fazal F.
    Fazal FauszJanuary 29, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The garlic butter preparation is super...
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