Ministry of Crab

Restaurant Old Dutch Hospital Bank of Ceylon Mawatha Colombo Sri Lanka Published on: 13-11-2015

06:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Fine Dining
25.00 - 40.00 USD

Ministry of Crab is good for

Good for family with kids Family with kids Good
Good for senior Senior Good
Good for couple Couple Good
Good for solo Solo Good
Good for group Group Good
  • Highly recommended by fellow travellers.
Ministry Of Crab is probably Colombo's best restaurant. From quality of ingredients to character to location, this Dharshan Munidasa joint has it all.

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Why Ministry of Crab is special ?

The Dutch Hospital is Sri Lanka's best new development and Ministry Of Crab is its centerpiece. You can dine on the verandah or inside the large communal style dining room (it has big tables where you seat near other guests). It's a simple and beautiful space and completes the whole experience.

The staff here is well trained, attentive, and modern - they take orders on iPod touches. It's a highly professional outfit and we've never had any complaints.

Some must-try dishes:

Leek fried rice: $5

Oysters in the half shell: $10

Baked crab: $11

Avocado crab salad: $6

Kankun garlic and egg: $4

OMG prawn (300g): $11


How to get to Ministry of Crab?

Take the Galle Road north until it basically ends at the Galadari roundabout, continue straight past the Kingsbury and turn right towards the World Trade Center. It's inside the Dutch Hospital, to your left.


Selling points

  • Unbelievable Crab
  • Crabs With Chefs Magic
  • Mouthwatering Seafood
  • Yummy Sri Lankan style crabs
  • Awesome garlic and chilli crab


  • Noise level Small
  • Budget Medium
  • Alcohol YES
  • Air condition YES
  • Had kid menu NO
  • Accept credit card YES
  • Serve breakfast NO
  • Serve halal NO
  • Serve vegeterian NO
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3.0 days
62.96 USD
Total travel distance
Number of places
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Old Dutch Hospital Bank of Ceylon Mawatha Colombo Sri Lanka

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  • The house ice tea is a masterpeace.
  • The restaurant is located in a lovely square in the Dutch Hospital area.
  • The restaurant has both inside and outside (under cover) seating.
  • There is an open kitchen which allowed you to see the cooking process


TripAdvisor View more

Decided to splurge on out first night in Sri Lanka and had been recommended by friends and were not disappointed - we had the butter crab and garlic crab and both were fantastic - eating them was z real ritual - and highly rewarding ! Good advice from staff - great service And highly recommended We loved watching the chefs in the open kitchen

FourSquare View more

Every detail is handled by perfection..... I'm not a real fan of crab but the way it is presented and the taste is great... Anyway that explains why it is always full....

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