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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
Today
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: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations

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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
Delicious Softshell Crab

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Additional Information about Fatty Crab

Address: 643 Hudson St, New York City, NY 10014
Phone Number: (212) 352-3590
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > West Village
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
Average Prices: USD 20 - 100
Cuisine: Seafood, Malaysian

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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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