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Fatty Crab Restaurant

No 2, Jln SS 24/13 | Taman Megah, Petaling Jaya (PJ Is the City, Not KL, WP), Kuala Lumpur 47301, Malaysia
03-7804-5758
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Ranked #187 of 2,518 Restaurants in Kuala Lumpur
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $30
Cuisines: Chinese, Seafood
Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

I visited KL recently and was introduced to this very famous restaurant where people will be queuing to get a seat. We arrived around 5:30pm where there was not yet many people. We asked to be seated upstairs to avoid from people smoking but the auntie rudely denied our request telling us there was plenty of seat downstairs. Wow!! We... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

We had to wait 50 minutes for our table, so was ravenous and full of anticipation to try out this legendary crab restaurant. The crabs were nice, but not so different from other restaurants - in fact, I would rate Mei Keng Fatt's crabs better. So a dissapointing experience...but probably more due to the high expectations before I started eating.... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Crab lovers know that the best way to eat crabs are with both hands and in your 10 year old t-shirts! and crab lovers know where to get the best crabs...yeap..at Fatty Crab! And the fried Chicken wings are just as delicious and so are the fried rice. To sum it up..everything at Fatty crabs are great! And that explains... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

I had a short business trip in Kuala Lumpur in late October with my colleagues. During our stay, we followed recommendations from travel books to find good local restaurants to try, but none of them are really good. Finally we searched through tripadvisor and identified this restaurant, which is located not far away from our hotel and we plan to... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The crab and the chicken wings are the best seller in this restaurant. If I remember correctly, they only serve chilli crab and steamed crab, which is still good considerably. However, the crabs seems to be getting more expensive, where two person dining can cost up to a hundred. Chicken wing is really good as well, but could cost up... More 

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Subang Jaya, Malaysia
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105 reviews 105 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

When eating here, one should be dressed comfortably and don't expect 5 star hospitality & service; just go, get a table, order, eat, pay & leave. On weekends, it would be best if you could make reservations especially if you are there with a large group. Only limited menu, spicy sour crabs & I'm sure there's another sytle of crabs... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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59 reviews 59 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We enjoyed a great dinner of spicy crab, garlic prawns (some of the best I ever had), chicken and beef satay and fried rice. That covers pretty much everything on the menu except steamed fish - but that would be too much for 2 people. Everything was tasty, especially prawns and of course crab. A generous dinner for 2 with... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

There are places that live on their reputations and this establishment is one of them. Fatty Crab used to be well known for it's signature crab dish. The past tense being operative. I was sorely disappointed when I visited with some friends. The crabs were measly and fleshless and the preparation lackluster. We were given fish that was far from... More 

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299 reviews 299 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
255 helpful votes 255 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 via mobile

Reading other reviews I wonder what people's expectations are of such a place. It is obviously NOT five star, so why expect five star service? The people who work there are BUSY. They are not going to fawn all over you... tell them what you want and get on with it. If you can't flag someone down, just wait --... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

For those who enjoy crabs with other assortments of fried rice, satay and toast (to soak the crab sauce with).

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Address: No 2, Jln SS 24/13 | Taman Megah, Petaling Jaya (PJ Is the City, Not KL, WP), Kuala Lumpur 47301, Malaysia
Phone Number: 03-7804-5758
Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Wilayah Persekutuan  >  Kuala Lumpur
Average Prices: USD 15 - 30
Cuisine: Chinese, Seafood

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