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Fatty Crab

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

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  • 38
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  • 25
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  • 10
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  • 7
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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
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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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We had to wait just a but didn't mind as we enjoyed the food. Although it is seems a bit steep at first, the chilli crab is pretty good - reminds me of my time studying abroad in Singapore.

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New York City, New York
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52 reviews 52 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

I'm happy I got this deal off Gilt otherwise I'd never recommend this place to anyone. Usually I'd say the ambiance would suffice for the lack of creativity & flavor of the dishes but not this one. I could cook better than this. We ordered the mango and papaya salad and it was the saddest salad ever with once piece... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Visited mid week, late afternoon. Ordered wonton mee, wasn't like any wonton soup I've had, no dumplings. Coke tasted watery too. It was quite expensive and it wasn't the nicest of interiors, service was prompt had a laid back vibe. Perhaps I should have tried their speciality instead.

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San Luis Obispo County, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Just walked in with no reservation on a Wednesday night. Seated immediately. The service was great and the food amazing! It is served family style. The pork buns were wonderful! Highly recommended. If you are going on a busy night (weekend) make a reservation. It is small. The only thing I can warn you about is the music. It is... More 

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New York City, New York
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Ordered the duck and got the butt, so I bit into a piece of fat. I'd pass on the duck next time, but the beef was delicious. Not sure if I'd return or recommend to friends. Drinks are interesting, not a bar scene. Seating is kinda cramped -- need to move the tables to maneuver in and out (I'd place... More 

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Edina, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

The original of the Fatty empire of restaurants in NYC. We've dined there several times -- always a great combination of flavors, textures, spices and fellow diners. It's an eclectic little hole-in-the-wall that tends to fill up early, but it now takes reservations. Our favorites include: fatty (beef and pork) sliders, shrimp and pork belly (spicy and crispy combo), chili... More 

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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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West Village
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