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Fatty Crab

Fatty Crab

(Now Closed)
Asian Restaurant, Malay Restaurant, and Thai Restaurant$$$$
West Village, New York
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  • Aerie
    AerieFebruary 24, 2012
    This laid back and fun spot has an environment and menu inspired by Malaysian street food. Something so unique, it can only be found in the city that never sleeps!
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    Winson WongFebruary 4, 2015
    This place is not bad. It's authentic enough but pretty pricey for Singaporean / Malaysian food. The pork is good, crab is decent, vege portion was tiny. Clay pot is average. Overall it's ok.
  • Tarah F.heart icon on user image
    Tarah FeinbergJune 14, 2013
    Pork bun starter is heaven on a plate.
  • Momar V.
    Momar VisayaMarch 3, 2012
    Try the Chili Crab - Specialty of the House, Chili Crab with chili sauce, white toast
  • Zach M.
    Zach MaierDecember 15, 2011
    Good selection if spicy drinks that compliment the food well. Try the michelada or the chupacabra.
  • JM P.heart icon on user image
    JM ParveauxJanuary 31, 2015
    Great innovative Thai/pan Asian food + great cocktails!
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    DominicanAbroad.comJune 29, 2015
    Must must get the half lobster w glass noodles.
  • Vinaya V.
    Vinaya VishwanathJune 9, 2015
    Chilli crab is very good. Veggie buns also good.
  • JonJon U.
    JonJon UmbaoFebruary 18, 2013
    The Chili crab is messy but delicious! And overall such great food.
  • Bravo
    BravoJanuary 27, 2010
    In the West Village. Don't miss the Pork Belly & Pickled Watermelon Salad. The Skate is pretty fantastic too. -Laurine Wickett, Top Chef
  • nantini r.
    nantini rauchAugust 22, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    when you are in the mood to work for your food: chili crab for sure, delicous, messy and great bread to sop up the chili sauce
  • Alexandra M.heart icon on user image
    Alexandra MaAugust 15, 2015
    Chili crab and fried chicken is the way to go.
  • Riddhima H.heart icon on user image
    Riddhima HindujaSeptember 28, 2015
    Get the pork buns as an appetizer! Crispy and delicious! #justafoodie
  • Rewan P.heart icon on user image
    Rewan PartiAugust 27, 2014
    This place has excellent crab! A must try
  • Rowan B.
    Rowan BeneckeNovember 10, 2013
    Try the Char Kway Teo! Spicy chow fun noodles. Yum
  • Jerald M.
    Jerald MaghirangMarch 31, 2013
    There's a Google offer, 20% off your bill. Valid through 6/12/13. Order the pickled watermelon and crispy pork belly!
  • Village Voice
    Village VoiceDecember 20, 2010
    This Choice Eats attendee brought Fatty Devils (Deviled Eggs) to the event and handed them all out before the night was over! Delicious!
  • tze c.heart icon on user image
    tze chunFebruary 1, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the "recession special", a slippery slope since 2008...
  • Yunsun
    YunsunDecember 28, 2010
    And, if you don't want the mess of the crab, you can just order a side of toast & the chili crab sauce!
  • Annie T.heart icon on user image
    Annie TolochinskiJune 25, 2015
    The main dish was so spicy I couldn't eat it. Pork buns were actually really good but coupled with a pushy waiter - I wouldn't come back.
  • Leslie R.
    Leslie RichinJuly 29, 2013
    Get the watermelon and crispy pork. Life changing.
  • Melanie W.
    Melanie W.February 20, 2013
    Do yourself a favor and order extra toast to soak up the sauce from the chili crab.
  • MoRiza
    MoRizaOctober 22, 2011
    Try the Steamed Buns with pork - Live the boiled egg with the sauce.
  • Shah A.
    Shah Abdul-WahidJune 15, 2015
    The worst Malaysian/Chinese food I have had the misfortune to eat. Waited years to try this place - the was no singular good or authentic taste to any of the dishes. The rendang was sweet. Go figure!
  • Leandro L.heart icon on user image
    Leandro LageraMay 29, 2016
    As eclectic as it gets. I liked but felt too greasy for some reason.
  • Cece L.
    Cece LAugust 4, 2013
    Wear long pants if you're going to sit outside in the summer; this is a mosquito alert.
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  • Jonheart icon on user image
    JonAugust 7, 2015
    Get the crab sauce with Texas toast.
  • Michelin Travel & Lifestyle
    It’s true…the chili crab is a must. Messy, but a must! - Inspector
  • Aimee D.
    Aimee DuellJune 28, 2011
    insanity. deliciousness. pork, crab, short ribs, curry. and a dark dishy ambiance. Read more
  • Albert W.
    Albert WengerNovember 23, 2013
    Pork buns - add the cilantro into the bun!
  • Alex S.
    Alex StillJanuary 18, 2011
    The old fashioned here is the later version, muddled fruit and sugar with bitters, rye and soda. FYI
  • Ivoline L.
    Ivoline LeeJune 18, 2011
    If you love coconut get the coconut rice and rum&coconut drink. Yum!
  • Find. Eat. Drink.
    Find. Eat. Drink.August 14, 2010
    The crispy pork belly and pickled watermelon salad is a fav of Chef Gabe Thompson (dell'anima). Read more
  • Srini S.heart icon on user image
    Srini SamudralaMay 19, 2014
    There is no rooftop! ;) but the place is awesome!!
  • Gustavo A.heart icon on user image
    Gustavo ArjonesNovember 8, 2013
    Pork sandwiches are amazing!
  • Suejin Y.
    Suejin YangMarch 15, 2009
    The pork belly sliders and chicken rice are ridiculous. Also, the bread and sauce that accompany the signature crab dish can be ordered as a side. Don't miss out on any of this!
  • maja g.heart icon on user image
    maja griettingAugust 18, 2015
    The sliders were ok. The watermelon and crispy pork was awful. Seriously. The pork was only fat, lukewarm fat, accompanied by four cubes of watermelon. The waitress recommended this to us.
  • Masha M.
    Masha MurakhovskyFebruary 10, 2012
    Super spicy food, not for the faint. Papaya & mango salad is so so so good!
  • Philip P.
    Philip PaulAugust 1, 2010
    If the weather is nice, sit outside. This is really exquisite Southeast Asian seafood. The dining room music is way too loud, alas.
  • Jess S.
    Jess SDecember 13, 2010
    Chili crab is magic in a bowl. Do it. (fresh coconut water is amazing)
  • Danny R.
    Danny RoaJuly 11, 2015
    Decent food but expensive. Staff checks on you every 5 minutes, eager to clear your table.
  • Kristoffer T.heart icon on user image
    Kristoffer ThonerOctober 19, 2015
    Best pork buns that we had in NYC.
  • Pueblo Viejo Tequila
    Pueblo Viejo TequilaDecember 21, 2016
    If you visit Fatty Crab don’t forget to pair your favorite dessert with Pueblo Viejo Añejo
  • Thrillist
    ThrillistMay 7, 2010
    Stop by on any Monday to stuff your face with all-you-can-eat Chili Crab for $39.
  • Shabeeb
    ShabeebJuly 20, 2013
    Chilli crab and the recession special. Perfect brunch
  • Pueblo Viejo Tequila
    Pueblo Viejo TequilaFebruary 15, 2016
    When you visit Fatty Crab, start by ordering a delicious cocktail mixed with Pueblo Viejo Blanco.
  • nantini r.
    nantini rauchDecember 20, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    i'll have the usual please: pork buns, duck, watermelon/pork salad, fish & sambal, coconut rum drink...
  • ZZubin
    ZZubinJune 11, 2014
    Watermelon pork a tad overrated. Short rib tho
  • Pueblo Viejo Tequila
    Pueblo Viejo TequilaDecember 8, 2015
    If you are in Fatty Crab, try a Margarita with Pueblo Viejo Blanco.
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