The crab dishes are an intriguing part of the Sri Lankan culinary journey. The traditional Jaffna crab curry, with murunga leaves and other preparations, have captivated locals and tourists. So here we have listed places to dine, takeaway or get it delivered.
The famous Singaporean chain that serves seafood-based street food, Cajun on Wheels came to Sri Lanka a few years back. The Real Crabby Bucket list starts at LKR 8000 and they also have Sri Lankan Crab accompanied with sweet corn or potato that starts from LKR 4000.
An online business crab platform operating since June 2020, Crab Central has a good social media presence with its crab preparations. Spicy Hot Butter Crabs served with spicy Korean sauce or cilantro lime-tartar sauce is a favourite of many, and they also make Singapore Black Pepper Crab and Jaffna-style Crab Curry. Weighing from 300g-400g, the prices start from LKR Rs.5500 and above.
A restaurant with a view, The Fat Crab specializes in traditional Sri Lankan crab and seafood dishes. The Lankan Murunga Crab Curry, is priced according to the size. The starting price is LKR 2900, and it is served with a crusty roast pan, dhal, butter and pol sambol or steam rice. They also have some very good Black Pepper Crab and Garlic Butter Crab.
Crab Factory at Taj Samudra, is dedicated to serving the most tempting crab dishes according to your preferences. The restaurant is well-known for its crab preparations. The dishes start from LKR 8,000 and its portions are enough for two.
Crab Tales is a home-based venture started last year. They prepare lagoon crabs in the most traditional Trinco style, and serve them with roast paan. All the spices are roasted and grounded in the house so the dishes have a unique set of flavours. They use fat kalapu crab here, which weighs between 400 to 800 grams and the price starts from LKR 6,200.
Yarl Eat House serves up some of the most reasonably priced and tasty crabs. The Jaffna Crab curry is one of the best here. Make sure taste it with string hoppers and pol sambol. This joint is very popular among the Wellawatte crowd.