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“Great food”

Crab Restaurant Chaaya Tranz Hotel
Ranked #33 of 110 Restaurants in Hikkaduwa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood
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Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Crab Restaurant located at the Lobby level, north wing of the Chaaya Tranz Hikkaduwa & open air restaurant with option of dining outdoor.
Canberra
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38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Great food”
Reviewed July 15, 2013

We ate here last night, and the food and service was first class. Some of best seafood I have tasted, including the Sri Lankan curried pawns, king fish and fish cakes. It is reasonably well priced. For a family of five, with drinks, the meal cost about 17,000R. Considered good value for money. Well recommended.

Visited July 2013
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Chaminda S, Resident Manager at Crab Restaurant Chaaya Tranz Hotel, responded to this review, December 14, 2013
Thank you for your feedback following your recent visit to Crab Restaurant of Chaaya Tranz Hikkaduwa. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed our food & services. Whilst thanking you for sharing your positive feedback we eagerly look forward to having you with us again.
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Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“A touch of class in Hikka!”
Reviewed July 14, 2013

Four of us and my ever-present 2 year old daughter were at The Crab for dinner in July 2013.

The restaurant was quiet, but the service was faultless. We had to order a special meal for my l'il one and this did not faze the chef who managed to put out a very respectable pasta pomodoro.

The seafood was excellent with the standout dish being the lobster Singapore Style (another occasion where the chef had to be nimble as this dish is not on the menu).

The other unexpected surprise was the quality of the mojitos - they were fantastic! They must have a mixologist of note behind the bar in the lounge area. This is a revelation given Hikkaduwa's penchant for beers and chill-out joints.

A must-visit!

  • Visited July 2013
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Chaminda S, Resident Manager at Crab Restaurant Chaaya Tranz Hotel, responded to this review, December 15, 2013
Thank you for sharing your feedback following your visit to Crab Restaurant of Chaaya Tranz Hikkaduwa. We are indeed pleased to know that you enjoyed our culinary expertise. While thanking you, we certainly hope to welcome you back at our resort for yet another memorable dining experience.
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Beautiful food but pricey”
Reviewed July 8, 2013

Really lovely food but expensive for the area. Lovely little touches like the pesto dips to start and the sorbet between courses. The crab wontons were great as were the prawn rendang and the Sri Lankan spiced prawns. The singapore crab was really tasty but the amount of meat for the amount of work was a bit disappointing. The coconut creme brûlée was exquisite. The wine was very expensive but there was a good choice which is difficult to find elsewhere in Hikkaduwa. The staff were very attentive and helpful. Overall the food and service could not be faulted but it was the most expensive place we ate while on holiday.

  • Visited June 2013
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Chaminda S, Resident Manager at Crab Restaurant Chaaya Tranz Hotel, responded to this review, December 15, 2013
Thank you for sharing your review on Trip Advisor following your recent visit. Constructive criticism is always appreciated as it helps us to better our product and service offerings, so we thank you sincerely for sharing your honest feedback which is deemed invaluable to us. Whilst thanking you for sharing your feedback with us, we certainly hope to have the privilege of welcoming you back at our restaurant for a more memorable experience.
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“Best in Sri Lanka”
Reviewed June 30, 2013 via mobile

You won't find a nicer atmosphere/beautiful surroundings on the Sout-west coast. The food is amazing, and we would really recommend Thor plate for others (note that the prices are quite a bit higher then 95% of restaurants in Sri Lanka, but so is the package you are paying for).

  • Visited June 2013
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Chaminda S, Resident Manager at Crab Restaurant Chaaya Tranz Hotel, responded to this review, December 14, 2013
Thank you for sharing your feedback following your visit to Crab Restaurant of Chaaya Tranz Hikkaduwa. We are indeed pleased to know that you enjoyed our culinary expertise. While thanking you, we certainly hope to welcome you back at our resort for yet another memorable dining experience.
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Amazing food!”
Reviewed June 27, 2013

Chaaya Tranz has the most amazing food at the evening! Theres some cooks who make different food for you every night. Its a 5 star hotel, so of course the food is beautiful and unbelievebly tasty, but its so delisious that you cant stop yourself. We lived in another hotel, but came back to Chaaya Tranz to eat, 4 days in row. AMAZING!

  • Visited June 2013
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Chaminda S, Resident Manager at Crab Restaurant Chaaya Tranz Hotel, responded to this review, December 15, 2013
Thank you for your feedback following your experience at Crab Restaurant of Chaaya Tranz Hikkaduwa. It is a pleasure to note that you enjoyed at our restaurant. We eagerly look forward to having you with us again.
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