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Fatty Crab Restaurant

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No 2 Jalan Ss 24/13 | Taman Megah, Petaling Jaya 47301, Malaysia
+60 3-7804 5758
Tue - Sun 5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Perth, Australia
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My local friends brought me and my husband here to sample the local cuisine. I was told this was some sort of delicacy not found in Perth, and they were right! It is not. I have had crabs at Freemantle before and it was not cooked this way. It is apparently cooked with spicy chilli sauce. I was not a... More 

Thank aventis82
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The price is way worth it. Aside from their famous crab, i love their fried chicken, yang chow rice and steamed fish as well. It makes me hungry just thinking about it. Highly recommended. Go here at around 5pm to avoid the long line.

Thank Paula Misty R
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Are you thinking this is another overrated shop in town? Most probably you're wrong this time! This is a must try place in PJ if you're a seafood lover! Do try out their sweet and sour crabs, it was my favourite ever since young! Let's have a crabie night with some delicious crabs ! Hugs, J

Thank imtheawesomejane
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The queue was long but it was well the wait as the crab, fired rice, satay & chicken wings were delicious. I would recommend coming in early to escape the wait for a table.

Thank gloryredstar
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The queue at this restaurant is always long and please make sure you plan your meal at this restaurant as timely as possible. Seafood is fresh, portion is generous and since the business is so brisk, do not expect the best service in town. You gotta try it out to have a feel of what I am saying.

Thank Concierge3725
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located less than10minutes driving from Kota Damansara. The freshly crabs cooked in the much "at home" way are served generously with tomatoes, spring onions, ginger and wine sauces. Yummy, we just simply can't help ourselves to order 1 more serving :D

Thank Yin_Heng
Cairns, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you know what to expect it's a great experience - great food and rushed service (can be interpreted as unfriendly, but not personally). 2 crabs, fried rice, satays, toast and chicken wings, $40 total. All food is tasty and fresh. We got lucky and didn't even have to line up (8pm on a Wednesday night). There were no other... More 

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Westminster, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

i've been going to Fatty Crab in Taman Megah for almost 20 years now. Their sauce is to die for. It is gonna be a messy dining experience but it's worth it. If you're eating in especially on Fri-Sun, make sure you come early or be prepared to wait a long time for a table. They open at 6 and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016

Fatty Crab has been around for a long time. Unpretentious, functional, maybe even basic but DELICIOUS! Inventory is easy on the owners as the menu is simple and limited-to a few good items! Of course the Crabs are excellent. It is the sauce that it is cooked in. A hint of ginger, perhaps, chili padi for sure, tamarind and garlic,... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

Ive been to this place since I was a kid! And until now I wont mind the long queue just to get a table. Its worth it. And ive been travelling lots of places, none close to their chili crab. Its the best! Normal menu to order: Chili crab of course. Request for medium as its a bit chewy for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $30
Chinese, Seafood, Asian, Malaysian
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No 2 Jalan Ss 24/13 | Taman Megah, Petaling Jaya 47301, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Selangor  >  Petaling District  >  Petaling Jaya
  • Phone Number: +60 3-7804 5758

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