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Fatty Crab

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Barbecue, Malaysian, Wine Bar, Asian fusion
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18-11A Enighed, Cruz Bay 00831, St. John
340.775.9951
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Serving Funky Southeast Asian Inspired Cuisine!We serve our food in an...
Serving Funky Southeast Asian Inspired Cuisine!We serve our food in an unconventional manner, where there are no appetizers or entrees. The food comes out of the kitchen as it is prepared by the Chef. Therefore, we recommend ordering several dishes off of the menu and encourage sharing. Our cuisine is made up of locally sourced ingredients when available. Our flavor profiles are comprised of spice, sweet, sour, salty, and savory. Our cocktails are just as flavorful and as interesting as our cuisine. All of our wines were sourced from Michael Skurnik Wines and were hand-picked by Michael himself. The wines were selected to complement the wide variety of flavors in our cuisine and they were shipped in temperature controlled containers to ensure the integrity of the wines.We believe this style of dining creates an intimate, comfortable, and fun atmosphere. We serve sophisticated dishes in an unpretentious manner.If you are a diner looking for a traditional dining experience, there are lots of other great restaurants on island, come in for a drink and we'll recommend a few.Live well and be happy!
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Good for:
Romance
Bar scene
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 347
    Excellent
  • 108
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Get ready for the heat!

If you like spicy, this is the place! Varying options based on your tolerance and everything we had was good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
dave h
,
Decatur, Illinois
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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512 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Decatur, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

If you like spicy, this is the place! Varying options based on your tolerance and everything we had was good.

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Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Liked the name and what I had read on the menu posted on their site. We were a party of four with eclectic taste buds and food allergy concerns. From the moment we were welcomed at the door by the host and seated at a table on the porch we felt appreciated. Our server was competent and answered the numerous... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We went to Fatty Crab on the last night of our trip. The waitress was friendly and told us to order food that we all could share as the food comes out once it's prepared. I ordered the spicy tuna rolls, so my order was one of the first out. We had 10 of us in our group, so luckily... More 

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Maryland
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249 reviews 249 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We came here because it was the only close place for sushi and we are glad we did. The food is great. The sushi was well worth the visit and the ramen was filled with seafood and very tasty

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015 via mobile

Went with my wife at the suggestion of someone we met at the beach and we couldn't be happier! We sat at the bar with Ryan, the drinks were out of this world and he made us feel like we were locals. My wife ordered some sushi and I had the catch of the day and it was best meal... More 

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New York City, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We ate here for dinner twice. The sushi and rest of the menu is delicious but pricey. It was $80 for two people each time we went. The portions are on the smaller side. The service is great. You can park for $3 next door in the parking lot.

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Rolling Prairie, Indiana
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20 reviews 20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

We loved this place two years ago enough that we marketed this would be our key dinner. The menu hadn't changed much but the food was just ok. None of our 1st time guests raved. Overall still good but not great. A bit overpriced now.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

friendly staff great food and drinks-a hip spot that is easy to find. If you want sushi this is the place to go- family friendly

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Brooklyn, New York
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We went here twice for dinner last week and loved our experiences both times. The food and atmosphere is exactly what you want on a beach vacation. I love their NY restaurants too though, so maybe it's just great anywhere. The addition of the barbeque items to the menu is awesome.

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

The food was OK, but the prices were ridiculous. With a name like "Fatty Crab", I was shocked that the menu didn't include crab. There are better places to eat on St. John.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 18-11A Enighed, Cruz Bay 00831, St. John
  • Location: Caribbean  >  U.S. Virgin Islands  >  St. John  >  Cruz Bay
  • Phone Number: 340.775.9951

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 32
  • Cuisine: Barbecue, Malaysian, Wine Bar, Asian fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

Serving Funky Southeast Asian Inspired Cuisine!We serve our food in an unconventional manner, where there are no appetizers or entrees. The food comes out of the kitchen as it is prepared by the Chef. Therefore, we recommend ordering several dishes off of the menu and encourage sharing. Our cuisine is made up of locally sourced ingredients when available. Our flavor profiles are comprised of spice, sweet, sour, salty, and savory. Our cocktails are just as flavorful and as interesting as our cuisine. All of our wines were sourced from Michael Skurnik Wines and were hand-picked by Michael himself. The wines were selected to complement the wide variety of flavors in our cuisine and they were shipped in temperature controlled containers to ensure the integrity of the wines.We believe this style of dining creates an intimate, comfortable, and fun atmosphere. We serve sophisticated dishes in an unpretentious manner.If you are a diner looking for a traditional dining experience, there are lots of other great restaurants on island, come in for a drink and we'll recommend a few.Live well and be happy!
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?