The ministry of crab is a restaurant with a personality of it's own. I probably had my best meal in Colombo at this restaurant. It is definitely pricey but definitely worth the price. The set up of the restaurant is like that of a mess or a hostel with long tables with wooden chairs. Multiple parties may be seated at one table but there is no overlap. It is also beautifully decorated with heliconias and bird of paradise.
We went there at 7 pm and ordered the suggested menu for 4 with medium size crabs. The service was quick and the food absolutely delicious! The gaelic sauce used to grill the tiger prawns and crab was truly divine!
There are not too many options for the vegetarians though the garlic rice and mushroom and leek sides were also really good. If you don't like crab or prawn, there are only two options on the menu - the boneless chicken leg and the teriyaki seer fish! We had both (I am a big eater) and they were also simply superb!
So if you are in Colombo and want some excellent good set in a great place, the ministry of crab is a must!
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