Looking For Awesome Crab Dishes? Check Out These 8 Must-Try Places

Chili crabs, butter milk crabs, salted egg yolk crabs... You name it, they've got it!

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1. Restoran Chili's Crab Seafood @ Kota Damansara (halal)

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For something truly decadent, try the Salted Egg Yolk Crabs here. The fresh crabs are tossed in their signature creamy salted egg gravy, peppered with curry leaves for that extra burst of flavour.

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If you prefer something classic, the Chili Crabs here are not to be missed as well.

Address: 26-1 Jalan PJU 5/9, Dataran Sunway, Kota Damansara, Petaling Jaya

Opening hours: 11am - 11pm (daily)

Contact: +603 6141 6033

More info on: Facebook

2. Kayu Manis Seafood @ Bukit Jelutong (halal)

This Chinese Muslim restaurant is a popular pit-stop for those craving for their Chili Crabs. Their gravy, a delicious combination of sweet and spicy, is truly addictive!

Address: 31 Jalan Pelapik B U8/B Bukit Jelutong, Shah Alam, Selangor

Opening hours:
11am - 2.30pm, 5.30pm - 10.30pm (Mondays - Thursdays)
3pm - 11pm (Fridays)
11am- 11pm (Saturdays - Sundays)

Contact: +6019 338 4585

More info on: Facebook

3. CRAZY CRABS @ Ara Damansara (pork-free)

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Satisfy your chili crab cravings right here at Crazy Crabs! The sweet-and-spicy gravy is especially yummy with a side of toast.


For something different, order up some Claypot Kam Heong Crabs! The spicy gravy, made aromatic with its unique blend of herbs and spices, is the perfect complement to the crabs' sweet flesh.

Address: Central Piazza, Oasis Square Ara Damansara, No. 2 Jalan PJU 1A/7A, Petaling Jaya

Opening hours: 6pm - 10.30pm (daily)

Contact: +603 7859 8802

More info on: Facebook | Instagram

4. Delay No More Crab @ Sri Hartamas (pork-free)

This restaurant takes crabs to a whole other level with their signature cheesy sauce. This rich dish is a must-try!

For something simple yet satisfying, the Salt-Baked Crabs are the perfect treat.

Address: P2, Plaza Grd Floor, Hartamas Shopping Centre, Plaza Damas, 60, Jalan Sri Hartamas 1, Sri Hartamas, Kuala Lumpur

Opening hours: 12pm - 2.30pm, 5.30pm - 10.30pm (daily)

Contact: +603 6211 7112

More info on: Facebook

5. Restoran Fatty Crab @ Taman Megah (pork-free)

Known for their unique gravy - a mouthwatering mix of sweet, sour, and spicy - Fatty Crab is famed for its queues night after night by fans looking to satisfy their crab cravings.

Address: 2, Jalan SS 24/13, Taman Megah, Petaling Jaya

Opening hours:
5pm - 11pm (Tuesdays - Sundays)
Closed on Mondays

Contact: +603 7804 5758

More info on: Facebook

6. Restoran Stadium Negara @ Kampung Baru (pork-free)

This crab-tastic restaurant is the place to be for some really good Black Pepper Crabs! The smoky, peppery gravy gives the juicy crabs a whole different flavour.

Not a fan of black pepper? Order up a serving of the equally popular Sweet & Sour Crabs.

Address:  2, Persiaran Lidcol, Kampung Baru, Kuala Lumpur

Opening hours: 5pm - 12am (daily)

Contact: +603 2161 8557

7. Mei Keng Fatt Seafood Restaurant @ Kuala Ampang (non-halal)

This seafood restaurant’s signature Chili Crabs are truly satisfying, with its deliciously thick gravy of sweet chili gravy and egg ribbons.

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The Butter Sauce Crabs are also a must-try here, with its creamy gravy made more flavourful with a hint of spice.

Opening hours: 11.30am - 2.30pm, 4pm - 2.30am (daily)

Contact: +603 4256 6491

More info on: Facebook

8. Pangkor Village Seafood @ Taman Megah (non-halal)

Can’t decide between Salted Egg Yolk Crabs and Chili Crabs? Enjoy them both with a side of fried mantou at this popular seafood joint.

Address: 59, Jalan SS24/8, Taman Megah, Petaling Jaya

Opening hours:
11.30am - 11pm (Tuesdays - Sundays)
Closed on Mondays

Contact: +603 7803 6577

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