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Fatty Crab

643 Hudson St, New York City, NY 10014 (Manhattan)
(212) 352-3590
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Ranked #2,867 of 11,597 restaurants in New York City
Price range: $20 - $100
Cuisines: Malaysian, Seafood
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Manhattan
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Manhattan
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Montreal, Canada
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

The hubby and I had bad luck on our short trip to NYC this past January. There was a raging snowstorm for most of our time there. All news outlets were telling people to stay inside-- but we weren't going to let a little snow stop us! We wandered around Greenwich looking for something that was open at around 9PM... More

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Houston, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

As a local would say, "Sedapnya!" Great flavours, authentically done! A nice addition to a cool day, sitting outside with the spicy crab dish is something I'd recommend.

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London
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

I can't fault the food which was perfectly tasty but unfortunately we experienced ridiculously long gaps between entrees coming out if the kitchen - up to 45 mins - which the servers told us was 'family style', but it made for an extremely disappointing evening out. Given the amazing choice of Asian restaurants in New York I'd give this place... More

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New York City, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

The place is small but has this charm that make you feel very constable, Last night went there with coworkers for a cocktail and and light snack ., the food is to die for I mean It's unbelievable good ., I recommended the shrimp with belly pork and the beef rips., and the "Chupacabra" cocktail was really good too. The... More

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Rickmansworth, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

This meal was a real treat. All of the dishes were flavoursome, succulent and delicious. The customer service was really good, we were told that they did not have one of the duck dishes we'd ordered so were advised to choose another which they gave us for free as well as some delicious fried duck wings! And then they found... More

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Jersey City, NJ
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

There were 6 in our party. We took up a quarter of the restaurant. We were there early on a friday evening and by the time we left around 7:30, the joint was jumping. This is not a quiet, romantic spot. Go with good friends who want to have fun and don't mind communal dining. You won't leave hungry. Start... More

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New York
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74 reviews 74 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We go here a lot. Maybe the best steamed buns in a city sort of overrun with them. Difficult to get in to at night but weekend lunch is a great time to go. Definitely have the pork buns. Definitely have the crispy pork & watermelon. Also the fatty duck. Everything we've had here has been really very good. It's... More

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New Jersey
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54 reviews 54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

Went to Fatty Crab to celebrate my wife's birthday. Overall, the drinks and service are excellent and the food very good. To start we had the steamed buns and the green mango and papaya salad. For entrees we had the java mee noodles, coconut rice, Japanese eggplants, and the char Kway teow - which was not as good as the... More

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S Wales
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208 reviews 208 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

We went here because we are great fans of Fatty Crab in KL, Malaysia and couldn't resist the name. It's a small, cosy, vibrant restaurant (~35 covers max). On the bench along the wall it's almost communal dining. We ordered a variety of food including the crab and a laksa. All were excellent and very authentic. We over heard one... More

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Hempstead, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

Tiny tiny place, used Gilt voucher. Portions are HUGE, the voucher is a bit too much food actually. When they say one soup EACH you don't realize each now can feed 2-3 people. Cool vibe but have had better food of this type elsewhere

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