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“Worth a spurge”

Crab Restaurant Chaaya Tranz Hotel
Ranked #23 of 133 Restaurants in Hikkaduwa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $30
Cuisines: Seafood
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Crab Restaurant located at the Lobby level, north wing of the Chaaya Tranz Hikkaduwa & open air restaurant with option of dining outdoor.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I have just eaten at this restaurant as we are staying at the Tranz hotel and fancied a nice sit-down meal with wine rather than the hotel's buffet.
The food was really very good and the wine very nice too.
Staff were all very good and friendly.
Had a seafood starter with steak main and both were really very nice. There are MUCH cheaper options around but if you fancy a nice evening with a bottle of wine and don't mind paying a bit extra, it's worth a visit

Thank Allan M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were overwhelmed by our experience at Crab Restaurant in the cinnamon tranz. The meals were the best we had in Sri lanka. We had a booking at ministry of crab a few days afterwards and cancelled knowing that food and service could not possibly get better than this. It is a little bit more expensive than eating in little beach cafes but not worth considering. Just get your nicest travelling dress and sandels or shorts and thongs and go!- the baked crab was amazing and my husbands signature chilly crab was the best meal he has ever had. The kitchen was immaculate and a well oiled machine. The head chef, shashil, was more than accomodateing giving our 16 year old the recipe to one of the dishes. Thanks to all the staff at the crab - we wished we lived closer!

Thank RosalindCeleste
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Reviewed July 3, 2018 via mobile

We've just eaten in the Crab Restaurant which is extra cost but worth every penny, the staff are so helpfully n polite especially Asitha, a great guy who spoke excellent English and was extremely respectful. Oh and by the way the food was awesome, would have posted photos of the food but it was that good it was gone before I knew it. We will be back and I promise to do another review this time with photos of the food lol. In the meantime here's a photo of the lovely staff

Thank GarDen2010
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Reviewed July 3, 2018

My wife and I had a most memorable dinner experience at this restaurant. She had a succulent crab curry with all the trimmings and I had the baked crab with a side order of mashed potatoes. Both dishes were excellent. Service was impeccable and attentive. Location next to the ocean adds to the romantic ambience of the place.

Thank Pmjworld
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Reviewed June 28, 2018 via mobile

Visited for dinner a few days back! Great experience. Thank goodness for the aprons.. Crabs can be messy. Loved the ambiance. If it was anything that took away from the experience, it was that the music was too low in volume. Would have been better with background music being louder. Service was good too..

Thank ExplrrSL
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