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Fatty Crab

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West Village
Seafood, Malaysian
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643 Hudson St, New York City, NY 10014
(212) 352-3590
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11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Mon - Wed 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thu - Fri 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 26
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Nice Malaysian restaurant, great pork belly

I had a great dish with them - pork belly with watermelon and lemon grass. Nice combination of sweet and salt! They have a good terrace and the price was ok ($40 for the pork belly and some chicken wings in ketjap sauce + a Mexican beer).

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I had a great dish with them - pork belly with watermelon and lemon grass. Nice combination of sweet and salt! They have a good terrace and the price was ok ($40 for the pork belly and some chicken wings in ketjap sauce + a Mexican beer).

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The chupacabra and watermelon pork belly salad are excellent. I have been a frequent patron over the past few years and they never disappoint. Pork sliders are also a favorite.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Purchased Groupon for one started and two Softshell crab. Decided in the shrimp with belly... a very spicy dish, but with so much flavor. Friendly staff. Great parking Outside seating Quite area Would visit again.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I found this place when they opened '07 or '08? I visit every time. Never disappoints. Sad to say order the same thing for sure watermelon pork belly salad and chili crab (it's gets messy but any good dish does!). The duck wings were amazing! New for me and again didn't disappoint. It's a small simple place done well. Service... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We came for dinner and what amazing food! Room was a bit small, and got quite crowded...When the weather is nice, nothing beats walking around the meatpacking district, maybe even visit the newly-opened Whitney (which is 2, 3 blocks from Fatty Crab) and then dinner here! There is outdoor seating, but we decided that the May evening could get a... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

I came with a friend with a Groupon, having been here before a few years ago, knowing that the dishes were expensive, but it became apparent again that even with a Groupon, the meal was still very expensive and not worth it. We had the Malay fish fry, which came with three thin slices of fried fish on tamaki rice... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Our third time here, the food is always great, especially the Java Mee and the fish fry, the only gripe is the cost of wine, which starts at $48 and seems out of step with the type of place and the menu. And we know the seafood is fresh because we saw it arrive still alive and kicking.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Absolutely loved the food and drinks here. Probably had the best pork ever and I've been lucky enough to experience several Michelin starred restaurants. The service is friendly and attentive and the margaritas are the bomb!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

My wife had a groupon for Fatty Crab so we went (had been meaning to try it anyway). The service from the beginning till the end was sensational. The food was fantastic as well. We has steamed buns and garlic chips to start with. The Bok Choy was spicy and had the perfect crunchy bite. Our main was the chili... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

This is a down to earth restaurant in the village. It's quite small and cramped but it's well worth the effort for the small spicy burger starter and the beef main course.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 643 Hudson St, New York City, NY 10014
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > West Village
  • Neighborhood: West Village
  • Phone Number: (212) 352-3590

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 100
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Malaysian
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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