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No 2, Jln SS 24/13 | Taman Megah, Petaling Jaya 47301, Malaysia
03-7804-5758
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Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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I don't mind to drive all the way from KL to Taman Mayang PJ if i'm craving for chilli crabs. It's totally worth it. Come early because you need to que to sit. Nearby the restaurant there is uncle selling durian at his lorry. Durian lovers , please go a try to taste the durians there. So far... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
idie Z
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39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I don't mind to drive all the way from KL to Taman Mayang PJ if i'm craving for chilli crabs. It's totally worth it. Come early because you need to que to sit. Nearby the restaurant there is uncle selling durian at his lorry. Durian lovers , please go a try to taste the durians there. So far, its never... More 

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Thank idie Z
Selangor, Malaysia
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visited this restaurant last Sunday. Had dinner with my family. 5 of us including me. As usual I ordered Chili Crab for 1.5 kati & steam crab for 1.5 kati, 5 set of toasted bread, fried rice for 5 person & cold Chinese tea. Kindly please be informed that the minimum order for crab at this restaurant was 1.5 kati.... More 

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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Throughout my life here in PJ, my parents often buys chili crab for special occassions with the family. Almost always, they order the crabs from Fatty Crab for takeaway. The place is always packed every time I pass by during business hours and even years after eating my first crab from Fatty Crab (about 10+ years ago), I still enjoy... More 

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Thank Loo W
Kuala Lumpur
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very well known for their chili crabs, Fatty Crab is a legend! Come early as there will be a queue as soon as they' re open. The chili crabs are best eaten with the toasted bread to soak up the very yummy gravy you will be dreaming of once you get home. They do have other limited offerings on their... More 

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Thank Aidha K
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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84 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place has been a good food institution for decades. The food is extremely good with their signature crab dish. 8 of us had prawns (very good), crab (good), steamed fish (very good), satay (good) and chicken wings (very good). It was served fast, and service was good. However, when the bill came, the food is a bit over what... More 

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Thank Chin-Fah
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53 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Somewhat of an institution. One of a kind Sweet-Sour-Spicy crabs, amazingly consistent. By spicy, i mean order 2 drinks with your meal. Funnily they also sell decent prawns (cooked either in garlic, steamed or in a creamy sauce), but people only seem to come for the crabs with a side order of fried rice, chicken wings (good), bread and dessert-like... More 

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Kuala Lumpur
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49 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

I always wonder why this place is often crowded. So we tried it recently after stopping for many years hoping that the serving of crabs improves. Alas, the crabs remain small (really tiny) and the sweet and sour is no longer that, it is spicy! We think it must be to cater for our Malay friends' taste buds as they... More 

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Thank CongTye
Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

The crabs dishes are finger-licking good! Especially the sweet and sour crabs. My family usually order this dish along with their simple fried rice and barbeque chicken wings. This place is always crowded, so to get a table, better be there early. They opens at about 5.00pm and the queue would starts an hour before.

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Thank Christyckm31
Singapore, Singapore
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39 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

Got to restaurant at 6.30pm and was shocked to find the queue stretched about 50 deep. Luckily for us a friend decided to get there ahead and was only 6th in the queue. The sauce was nothing like the Singapore chilli crabs nor the M'sian Duck Egg crabs or the Pepper crab. It had "chili padi" and assam (sour plum)... More 

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Thank JeanWN
Surabaya, Indonesia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

super big and delicius crab are ready to serve and fulfill your hungy tummy.. shrimp are perfect too. open hour: 5.00 until night.. but for your convenience, please come here before 5.00pm, because after that there will be a long queue.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: No 2, Jln SS 24/13 | Taman Megah, Petaling Jaya 47301, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Selangor  >  Petaling District  >  Petaling Jaya
  • Phone Number: 03-7804-5758

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children

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