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“Still one of our favorites”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Fatty Crab - CLOSED

Fatty Crab
Price range: $10 - $32
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Barbecue, Spanish, Asian, Fusion, Wine Bar, Malaysian
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Good for: Bar scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Description: Serving Funky Southeast Asian Inspired Cuisine!We serve our food in an unconventional manner, where there are no appetizers or entrees. The food comes out of the kitchen as it is prepared by the Chef. Therefore, we recommend ordering several dishes off of the menu and encourage sharing. Our cuisine is made up of locally sourced ingredients when available. Our flavor profiles are comprised of spice, sweet, sour, salty, and savory. Our cocktails are just as flavorful and as interesting as our cuisine. All of our wines were sourced from Michael Skurnik Wines and were hand-picked by Michael himself. The wines were selected to complement the wide variety of flavors in our cuisine and they were shipped in temperature controlled containers to ensure the integrity of the wines.We believe this style of dining creates an intimate, comfortable, and fun atmosphere. We serve sophisticated dishes in an unpretentious manner.If you are a diner looking for a traditional dining experience, there are lots of other great restaurants on island, come in for a drink and we'll recommend a few.Live well and be happy!
McLean, Virginia
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Still one of our favorites”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2014

Almost a year later, still some of the best food and service on the island. We love our casual dinners at the bar at Fatty Crab and by now tasted most of the menu and have not been disappointed yet!

  • Visited May 2014
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Boston, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Outstanding Food & Service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2014

We heard that the Fatty Crab was the only restaurant on St. John that served sushi so we tried it. It was only the second weekend that they had it on the menu. We ordered our sushi, an app (the Chicken Satay was excellent!) and drinks. We waited a little while for our sushi but not too long and we had an app and drinks to work on in the meantime anyway. The manager came to our table twice to apologize for the wait -- we weren't upset at all but he certainly was. The sushi was excellent and they were good sized portions--definitely worth the little extra wait! When the bill came the manager said the sushi was on the house. What customer service! They really care about the quality of their food and the quality of their service.

  • Visited May 2014
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Southampton, New York
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“i love this place!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2014

Im a huge fan of the Fatty Crab in NYC and I love the one here too! Always great food, knowledgeable staff and always super friendly.

Visited December 2013
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natewilson
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66 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Delicious and fun”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 19, 2014

Excellent meal last night. We had this place on a list of possible choices. Our bartender at Motu told us that this was her favorite place so we were sold. Our party of got the restaurant around 7:30 and were seated right away. We had some terrific drinks. Mine was the Mai tai and it was great and served in a cool Hawaiian glass to boot. Appetizers were the mango salad and the crispy potatoes. Both were outstanding. We shared three entrees amongst all of us. They were the crispy pork and watermelon, beef brisket, and the sashimi bowl. The pork was pork belly and one bite was enough. This is not a negative but I only like a small amount of this fatty meat. The chef prepared it perfectly and it was very flavorful. The combo bite of pork and watermelon is unique and memorable in a good way. The brisket was delicious. Excellent salad and fish in the sashimi bowl. I rate this restaurant as top notch and very fun. We would definitely go again.

  • Visited May 2014
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Dublin, Ireland
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“A rare surprise!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2014

My boyfriend and I had a fantastic meal at Fatty Crab. The food was creative and delicious. The green papaya and mango salad with palm sugar, chill and nuts was the salad of my life. We followed this with the Watermelon Pickle and Crispy Pork and a Whole Snapper special. We had a perfect ending to our meal with the Coconut Pannacotta. The waiter was knowledgable and efficient. I will rave about this place for a long time.

  • Visited May 2014
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Thank Eve M
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