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Fatty Crab

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West Village
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643 Hudson St, New York City, NY 10014-1623
+1 212-352-3590
11:00 am - 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
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New York City, New York
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed March 20, 2016

My friend and I had lunch at Fatty Crab last Friday. Could not believe they were asking $60 for one small chili crab with toast. We ordered fish fry, nasi lemak and Chinese broccoli. For the fish fry, there were three small pieces of fried fish and some rice with coconut spicy sauce for $17. The nasi lemak was a... More 

Thank Kit Lai P
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Reviewed February 22, 2016 via mobile

We popped in on the off chance and got a seat at the bar. I had the sliders which were simply delicious! My husband had the lobster which he really enjoyed. The best part were the cocktails / they were AMAZING!!! We ended up drinking quite a bit here as it was all so nice. We got chatting to the... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed January 29, 2016

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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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed January 22, 2016

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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245 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
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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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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39 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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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360 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 257 helpful votes
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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397 reviews
337 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
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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96 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$20 - $100
Seafood, Asian, Malaysian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 643 Hudson St, New York City, NY 10014-1623
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > West Village
  • Neighborhood: West Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-352-3590

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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
Stretching from Sixth Avenue to the Hudson River, the West Village is one of the city’s most coveted addresses. Full of trendy shops, historic taverns, and cozy restaurants set amid 19th century architecture, this neighborhood has a unique old-world feel. You won’t find a more picturesque location in Manhattan. Without the traditional city grid layout, it’s easy to get lost here, but that’s part of the fun as you stroll down elegant narrow streets with beautiful brownstones. When you need a break, you can always stop in at one of the many quaint eateries or cafes to soak in the atmosphere, or head to the western edge of the neighborhood to enjoy magnificent waterfront views while taking a leisurely walk in Hudson River Park.
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