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Fatty Crab
Fatty Crab

Fatty Crab Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.fattycrab.com/home/
  • Phone: (212) 352-3592
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 4:30pm
    Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
    Thursday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 12:00am
    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Asian, Thai, Fusion / Eclectic
  • Executive Chef: Zakary Pelaccio
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Gansevoort & Horatio
  • Public Transit: The nearest subway stops are the 8th Avenue stop on the L or the 14th Street stop on the ACE. Both are located at the station at 8th Avenue and 14th Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Fatty Crab
Fatty Crab serves Malaysian inspired cuisine, pulling from the fares of other Southeast Asian countries while using western style techniques. The locally sourced menu items are rotated seasonally and all the condiments and pastes are made fresh, from scratch. Classic dishes such as the Beef Short Rib Rendang, Pork and Watermelon Salad, Fatty Duck and Chili Crab are year-round staples. The highly received wine list is designed to pair with the robust and spicy flavors of Malaysian cuisine, while the cocktail list includes selections suited for the most demanding cocktail aficionado. Fatty Crab has locations in New York’s West Village and St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands. For more information and hours of operation, please call 212-352-3592 or visit www.FattyCrab.comContinued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerAsian
Diner Reviews
  • "Had a bunch of dishes on the menu. Everything was incredible. The Fatty Duck was off the chain."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "We went to Fatty Crab with foodie friends for brunch and all of us loved it. It's probably not for folks who don't go for unusual, exotic fare, but we all thought the menu was fabulous. We especially enjoyed the quail shooters and the crab. The service was friendly and helpful, the atmosphere casual and comfortable. We will definitely make a repeat visit."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Fatty Crab is one of my favorite restaurants ever. I recently moved across country but go back frequently to NYC for work and I try to go there each trip, if possible. Do yourself a favor and always get the Chili Crab. It is very messy but trance inducing."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "I went with a friends and every single dish was outstanding. Our "worst" dish, the chicken wings, was still better then almost any wings we've had elsewhere. I can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Small portions of spicy and really flavorful food served family style. Try the pork buns, fatty sliders and the Char Kwey Teow."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "I'm not sure if this was just an "off night" for them or what? We dined on July 4th and wanted something different in the Meat Packing District and we got it. I booked through Open Table and received a notice from O.T. that we were a No-Show the next day. Our server rang our bill through twice, for two different amounts so now I need to dispute with Visa. It wasn't a busy night, but the entire staff seemed to be having a great time singing and playing very loud old-school rap music Tupac Shakur, etc. I don't mind the music, but we couldn't have a conversation it was that loud. The food was good, our server was good, but I'm not sure what was going on there that night. I might not hip enough to know. It was bad."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Fatty Crab is amazing. The interior was dark and rich, but modest. I liked the rough wood tables. I went with 9 co-workers and everyone enjoyed the experience. One after another, the dishes came out and we were oohing and aahing the flavors, colors, spices, displays, and meats. Do not leave without getting a pork bun or two."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Great dinner outdoors on a beautiful summer evening. It doesn't get any better than this; great food and great service."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Found Fatty Crab last minute in Meatpacking District. Excellent service, picked us a great wine and made recommendations that we enjoyed. Food very fresh and flavorful. Would eat there again."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Really great food with a fun vibe and great service. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The nasi lemak is awful. The crab is ok while the gravy it came with is actually not bad at all."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "The Fatty Crab experience is one not to be missed if you like a lively dining experience full of energy and flavorful food. The craft cocktails from the bar are excellent and don't miss the chili crab. Mix and Match small plates or build a meal of courses. You WON'T be disappointed."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "I thought the food was inventive and delicious, but I was disappointed with my overall experience. My party of 3 was crammed into a table that was meant for 2 (and would have been tight even for 2), despite the fact that the restaurant was empty when we arrived and still had a table or two empty when we left. The service was very rushed, and we felt pressured to eat quickly and leave quickly. The moment we finished our main courses, the bill was presented; we were not offered coffee or dessert. Also, for a restaurant with such high quality food and high prices, I thought the decor seemed a bit dingy and cheap."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "I had dinner here with some friends the other night to celebrate a birthday and it was amazing. The wine list is excellent and the chilli crab was really fun to share. The staff is friendly and attentive. The toasted rice cakes at the end of the meal were even more delicious than the cake we brought in from Paris Baguette."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Original asian cuisine in a down to earth setting. Fatty crab buns are delightful, large shrimps tasteful, including the fried heads that could be eaten as a whole (quite an experience). The negative on this place is the hyperspeed serving.. what is this? A speed eating contest? Next course was put on the table, before finishing the other. I mean, why does any restaurant want to do that? So in whole, I like the cuisine and style of cooking, it's not haute cuisine, but authentic and tasty. But please please please, slow down the speed!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Fatty Crab was a great find. Our meal was tasty and plentiful. Our waiter couldn't have been more friendly and helpful. Everything was delicious. Particularly the pork & watermelon. The signature dish 'chilly crab' was delicious but hard to eat. So many other great options on the menu. Looking forward to going back."
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "We went specifically to the Fatty Crab to try their chili crab, but they didn't have any that night. They offered lobster in the same sauce. instead. It was more meaty but it didn't taste as fresh as it could have been. The sauce was savory and delicious, but on the heavy side, like a curry. It went well with the toast, but I would recommend getting a bowl of rice, too. The watermelon pickle and crispy pork, nasi lemak (curry chicken), and short rib rendang were all scrumptious. We had four dishes for the three of us. I think I would have enjoyed the meal more with a larger group and more dishes - six dishes split between four people would vary the flavors more widely, and I think would have enjoying sampling more dishes."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Overall, tastey treats on the pricier side. Tables are quite close together to the point where it is uncomfortable. For the money, I prefer the sister restaurant Fatty Cue- different feel for sure- but I left raving about the Cue. I can't say the same for the Crab."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "This place was rockin' - even on a rainy night it was packed! The food was great but I was unprepared for how spicy it was. We had the Steamed pork buns, Malay fish fry and Char Kwey Teow and they were all delicious. Service was great and but we missed out on the crab, they didn't have it that night. We'll definitely come back but will have to ask for mild...their spice level is way too high."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I was very pleased with the Service and that they were able to accommodate us an hour earlier then our reservation was for. The food is great if you like VERY spicy food! I however do not enjoy too spicy and without any notice anywhere on the menu, all 3 dishes we ordered left my lips burning! They need to ease up on the spicy or at least make it known in bold letters that all items are very spicy. As a side note, we also overheard a customer sitting next to us comment on how spicy everything was. Otherwise, if not for that (I actually left the restaurant a little hungry!) it was a really cool restaurant with very attentive service!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The fusion was not in the menu but in Kurt Cobain's voice ringing throughout the night as well as drinking rum out of a coconut."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "I love the Chili Crab from Singapore, so I wanted to find a place that satiated my cravings. Though the sauce was sweeter and thicker, kind of like the sweet chili sauce used in a condiment, it was still something tasty and not offered around the city. I would go back for the Pepper Lobster (usually served as Pepper Crab in Singapore). Pepper Lobster prices ($22-28) change from time to time, as does the Chili Crab prices (because it's based on market price, we paid $54). Chicken rice ($3) is always a taste of SE Asian delicacy, but I despised the high prices for Char Kway Teow ($18) and Nasi Lemak ($19) when it's usually a dish no more than $5. The veggie buns were not the best, but I would definitely go back just for the crab/lobster."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "The tea sandwich appetizer was underwhelming but the fatty duck and the chilly crab were great. At 54 for one chilly crab feels overpriced. The service was quite slow took 25 min for appetizer and an hour for main"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "We weren't in the mood for the Crab and the other choices were just as good and very tasty."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "The food was great. The service a little spotty but overall good. A great place to make friends and have a fun evening"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Fatty crab serves very unique food you aren't going to find in a lot of your typical Asian restaurants in the city. All of the pork dishes were excellent - don't miss them. The space is a little cozy, but we were still comfortable. Service was on point. Would definitely return and recommend for people looking for something delicious and a bit different."
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "With a rock'n roll attitude, great food is served in an ambiance that makes you belong. Would return anytime!"
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Nice spicy dishes. The pork dumplings are great. The short ribs are juicy as well but the meat was very fatty. I was underwhelmed by the Chili Crab - do not order if you're on a first date....very messy!"
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "Yes it's small and feels like you are dining at a communal table with barely an inch between tables but it's the food you came here for. Depending on the day of the week I will take fatty crab or fatty cue any night of the week"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Good food, very accommodating for our group - food is meant to share and the place has a nice energy to it"
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "Food was very good and staff was knowledgable and friendly. Definitely recommend."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "Food was ok, not great. I am sure that some will go and think WOW, but to me that is just because this is a known place, but truthfully I found the food medicore and way overpriced"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "This restaurant was worth the trip! The food was so flavorful and different. We enjoyed every dish and were happily surprised by the different tastes that each plate gave us. We talked about the eggplant for days. The service was friendly and helpful. This is one of those places you will return to again and again. Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "I had THE CHILI CRAB. Amazingly good even if a little pricey. The atmosphere was very friendly, and all my people enjoyed it a lot.. Deserves a try! I recommend!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Amazing food, amazing drinks, great ambiance. Went with my boyfriend and it was a great spot. Would be great for a first date as long as you both eat meat."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "Pork belly and pickled water melon was the best. Fatty duck was 50% fat so was still a bit hungry afterwards.."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "I actually quite liked the food and perhaps I'm more adventurous that most, however the health grade pending was a turn off for my party and half of the people i had invited didn't eat a single thing because of that, it was pretty embarrassing for me. I wish I could filter out restaurants that are not grade A when i make a reservation on something like open table. Also, all considered, I found it quite expensive."
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "Returning to NYC after 2 years had focused our minds on some key objectives. Top of the is was dinner at Fatty Crab. We were undecided on a venue for seeing in 2014 until we arrived in the city - so many parties and events to choose from. But we felt how better to celebrate than at Fatty Crab. We weren't disappointed we ate our favourite food, drank Beer and shots and were looked after by the most fabulous staff. Thank you all at Fatty Crab you are the best."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "My first non-traditional Christmas dinner in NYC and the amazing crew at Fatty Crab may have me starting a new tradition. The special menu was out of this world - Chili crab, salt & pepper shrimp, steamed buns - yum, yum, yum. The service was superb - the host/manager could not have been nicer or more accommodating especially on such a busy night. We had reservations, but we love sitting at the bar, so we waited for a spot to open up and were so happy we did. The bartender was friendly and engaging and it was so fun to watch the team in the kitchen at work. The cocktails were sublime - I had "The Stalker" and a Tecate with "the works" - a perfect quencher for the kick of spice from the crab. We will definitely before before next Xmas."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "The food was fresh and tasty. We all enjoyed it. It's not five star but its a great place and our holiday feast felt special."
    Dined on 12/25/2013