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Fatty Crab Restaurant

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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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Good for:
Local cuisine

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
All About Crabs

Service and food is great. Worth waiting in the long queue with the crowd. This is a great place for crab lovers like me....table full of crabs cooked in different ways. So far the tastiest dish is Chilli Crab and it compliments well with toast bread. Reasonable price for fresh and meaty crabs... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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  • Late Night
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

Service and food is great. Worth waiting in the long queue with the crowd. This is a great place for crab lovers like me....table full of crabs cooked in different ways. So far the tastiest dish is Chilli Crab and it compliments well with toast bread. Reasonable price for fresh and meaty crabs. Choice of open dining at ground floor... More 

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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I have been eating at this restaurant for some time now (at least 5 years) and they still taste the same! Amazing! Their Chilli Crabs are so tasty but a little spicy for me sometimes.. and i found a solution. Try ordering their steam crabs and ask for a bowl of their highly secret chilli crab sauce. This way you... More 

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George Town, Malaysia
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41 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I saw this restaurant get "Timeout KL Best Seafood" for continuously a few years and decided to give it a try. Verdict: I love the crab! There is only one style of crab, sour-spicy sauce crab. To some people this is con but I always love restaurants / food stalls that are specialize in one dish. I love the sour-spicy... More 

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Petaling Jaya
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91 reviews 91 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I had never tried Fatty Crab before but had heard good things about it and the queue outside the restaurant is never endless. Decided to try it for the first time and I seriously do not know what the fuss is about. There is only one style of crab, cooked in a sour-spicy sauce but it isn't your regular chilli... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 via mobile

worth the trip to PJ. If you like crab. Its a messy experience, great fun. Chicken wings are great too. Not somewhere i would go weekly but once a year is fun.

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Selangor, Malaysia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

If you tried to find delicious Chinese food at Petaling Jaya I strongly recommend this restaurant. Their signature dish was Chilly Crab. Hot & spicy dish which you can eat with toasted bread. Besides that you can tried their Steam Red Snapper, Garlic Prawn & Chicken Wings. The restaurant start from 5pm until 10pm. Come early otherwise you have to... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 via mobile

I've been with fatty crab for many years now and still counting. This place is probably have one of the longest queue hence to avoid that, be there early. Once I had to wait for 2hrs. After that incident I'm always there by 5.30pm and there were plenty of seats. They only served a few varieties of food to name... More 

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Berlin
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

i like street food and gourmet food all over the world. fatty crab was the best place for me in kl. it wasfull and i tried to bribe the waitress with 50.000 but she didnt take it and gave us a table within short time anyway. the food is awesome and you must have the crabs and shrimps and rice.... More 

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Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

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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47 reviews 47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

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