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Fatty Crab

West Village
Asian, Seafood, Spanish, Malaysian
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643 Hudson St, New York City, NY 10014
(212) 352-3590
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Interesting Asian Fusion

Went here for a low key week night dinner. Nice selection of wines and sparkling wines by the glass. Yummy food, buzzy atmosphere. We has the crispy pork with pickled watermelon - which was terrific, as was the Char Kway Tow. Highly recommended.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here for a low key week night dinner. Nice selection of wines and sparkling wines by the glass. Yummy food, buzzy atmosphere. We has the crispy pork with pickled watermelon - which was terrific, as was the Char Kway Tow. Highly recommended.

Thank paulmac44
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41 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having been born and raised in Australia and having spent an enormous amount of my youth in Asia, i was really wanted to have an authentic experience of some good Thai cuisine during a trip to NYC. I am not one for hot burning spices so I know that if it was authentic then I'd be fine. I gathered some... More 

Thank Duckmate
New York City
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139 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

Fabulous meal. Great Chupacabra as a drink. Then pickled watermelon + pork belly was quite good. Then steamed pork buns was excellent. Rib rendang was coup de grace. Chili Crab sauce was great with rice, but crab itself was too much work. For dessert, we had coconut mochi cookie, which was also incredible. Five stars out of five, but come... More 

Thank GlobalVilla9er
Chobham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015 via mobile

This place was recommended and overall did not disappoint. Waiter was very friendly and helpful. Food was extremely tasty. We had a variety of dishes. The only disappointment was the signature dish Chilli Crab, the only good thing about it was the sauce which was amazing. The crab however was hard work and messy for very little reward, it was... More 

Thank Debra M
Phoenix, Arizona
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29 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We went there for lunch in August. When we got there, we were told they were out of crab -delivery didn't arrive. Fatty crab out of crab?! I had called to make sure they were open and would have appreciated a heads up they were out of crab. Disappointed, we were about to leave when word came from the kitchen... More 

Thank PhinTravels
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298 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

We had just arrived in the Village for our fourth visit, were tired and a bit dull after the LA to NYC flight and were happy to see this appealing little place near our accommodation. It was great to have some "un-American" offerings including healthy tasty green vegetables. Our meal was overall very nice but not outstanding. Our server couldn't... More 

Thank SydneyTeviot
Varese, Italy
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311 reviews
257 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

So I heard quite some fuss about this place and decided to try it. Had a variety of dishes...was underwhelmed. Not bad food, but simply a forgettable experience. The plates looked great but the taste lacked something. The waiter was very nice and service fast. Prices were steep. Overall average experience

Thank Ettore D
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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64 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 via mobile

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).

Thank hansdrenth
New York City, New York
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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.

Thank BurgessN
New York City, New York
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 via mobile

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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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: Asian, Seafood, Spanish, Malaysian
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

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