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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 #112 of 2,386 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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Malaysia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Yes, they are truly different. The sauce is fabulously delicious! If only the crabs are meatier. We struggled to get the flesh. The roti bakar served with the crabs makes the dish even more. special. Chicken wings and prawns were also good. Highly recommend this place for dinner. Just be prepared to join the queue for a table. No reservations... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Tried the crabs for decades and they just disappoint us each time. Noticed that queue was getting longer and longer too (surprisingly haih). Service was terrible. Staff were rather rude and ignorant of basic sanitation. Food was so-so only, bread rather stale & fried rice too oily. Satay was poor. Crabs were average but greatly overpriced. For the price and... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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327 reviews 327 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This is one of the best places to eat crabs in the Klang Valley. The menu is limited but everything that is served here is good. The chilli crabs is the star dish here. Prices are on the high side but you can be assured of quality. Be sure to go early before 7pm or be ready for a long... More

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Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Chilli crabis not one of my favourite dish. In general, eating crab is not something I like. But this place, I would have to recommend! Went here with few friends. Ordered some prawns, fried rice and of course their chilli crab! Asked about menus, they have none. And they do not have vegetable dish. After trying out their chilli crab... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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82 reviews 82 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

It was expensive but very well worth the money. Prepare to get your hands and face dirty. Ypu can order either bread or fried rice (but their are so-so only). But the gravy is seriously finger licking good. We've ordered prawn as well, it was okay but not as addictive as the crab. I would definitely go again.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I've heard a lot of the famous place in KL and last Saturday had the opportunity to actually eat there. We went early as we had to fly at 11 PM, so 6 PM was OK to start and there was no queue yet! Once we sat down and had our first beers and chicken wings, the queue started building... More

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Kuala Lumpur
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Fatty Crab - for years I could not understand why this restaurant is so packed. I cannot understand the so many rave reviews even as I read them before writing this review. For Christ's sake - they only serve 8 types of dishes (i.e. if you include century egg and toasts)! Ate there once more than 16 years ago...didn't like... More

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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Visited over the weekend with my family. Que starts to build up as early as 5.30pm. Worth the wait. Enjoyed their steam fish. So fresh and tasty. Nasi goreng was so simple yet tasty. My family enjoyed the side dishes especially the sate and BBQ chicken wings. It was a stuffy but they do have aircond upstairs. We will sure... More

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Bangalore, India
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

We were taken to this place by our client as we wanted some off beat food. We had to wait 40 mins but the wait was well worth it. this place is popular among locals and you have to be extremely luck to walk in without the restaurant being full. The wait is worth it. Simply awesome crabs, fast service,... More

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West Lafayette, Indiana
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73 reviews 73 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

You could see people queuing up at this place right up till 10pm.. the crab is ok, overrated is a good word to describe it. There's better crab for those people who venture to sabah and also maybe Port Klang( far from city)

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