Best Crabs in KL

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Having a sudden craving for the best crab within your area? Well, we too understand the feeling of cravings and desire, especially when it comes to crabs. Beautiful in all shapes and size, sweet and delicious regardless of the method used to cook – crabs are possibly one of the most versatile seafood creatures there is. From steaming to BBQ, chilli to butter, almost anything pairs really well with a fresh crab. The only hiccup is, these delightful crustaceans do not come cheap.  Keeping that in mind, we have foraged the best crabs to look for in KL which is worth every penny.

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    The Lankan CrabsPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21Vegetarian 3558887a3b6cba0a056731a75a58da9ed8fc37fa9c1b050a22dec8240b1e6643

    The Lankan Crabs offers three signature preparations; the Negombo Crab Curry, their best-seller which is strictly Singhalese, authentically Sri Lankan and mildly spiced to suit the local tongue. Spice lovers can opt for the Jaffna Crab Curry, a unique Sri Lankan recipe that is of Tamil heritage and kicks up the heat by a notch. Last but not least is the Garlic Butter Crab, a preparation specially crafted with aromatic garlic and french specialty butter President, for a creamy, home-made taste that you'll want to take home!

    Tips

    Make sure to try their best seller - the Negombo Crab Curry

    Things to expect

    Rich flavors and fresh seafood

    Best with

    Add on their Paal Appam with Brown Sugar and Sri Lankan Milk Tea!

    Price

    RM20.00 to RM200.00

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    The Lankan Crabs View restaurant

    4, Jalan Kemuja, Bangsar, 59000, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
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    03-22010128

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    11:00AM—10:00PM
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    Restoran Siu SiuNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Restaurant Siu Siu is what we would consider a hidden gem. However, despite its efforts of escaping mainstream media, patrons and customers had posted plenty of positive comments on both their Facebook and Foursquare page. Also, one would certainly lose all those stress packed within thanks to the oasis of calmness at the façade of the restaurant. Many would agree that Restaurant Siu Siu not only offer one of the best crabs and seafood around, they also voted that Restaurant Siu Siu has one of the best service as well. Quite simply, we agree with them! Good food, friendly service and definitely worth the price!

    Tips

    Do not be fooled by the free wifi.

    Things to expect

    Slow service but good food. Do not be fooled by the free wifi.

    Best with

    Hot Chinese Tea.

    Price

    RM60.00

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    Restoran Siu Siu View restaurant

    Lorong Syed Putra Kiri, Taman Persiaran Desa, 50460, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
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    0163098038

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    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    11:00AM—10:30PM
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    Hai Peng Seafood RestaurantNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Along the busy streets of OUG, where the jam is normally built upon, lies Restoran Hai Peng. It’s not exactly difficult to find, but many do tend to miss it as it’s blocked by trees. But at night, the bright luminous lights do help to capture your attention. Regardless, Restoran Hai Peng is like many other seafood restaurants, nothing too fancy, just standard Chinese restaurant style. Unfortunately for those who prefer steamed or salt baked crab, they aren’t very good at that. However, in terms of sauces, they do deserve merit and the portion is quite good. 

    Tips

    Come before 6pm if you do not wish to wait for a table.

    Things to expect

    Service might be a little slow – usually serve between 20-40minutes.

    Best with

    Hot Chinese Tea.

    Price

    RM80.00

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    Hai Peng Seafood Restaurant View restaurant

    Lot KS-5 Taman Evergreen, 4th Mile, Jalan Klang Lama, 58200, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
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    0379825072

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    05:30PM—10:00PM
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    Aliyaa Restaurant & BarPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    By contrast, the spectacular Sri Lankan Crab Curry seasons its own rich gravy with roasted spices like cinnamon and cardamom for a dark enigmatic curry experience reminiscent of Mexican mole. The crab is excellently coated with murky gravy infused with Sri Lankan spices to stay true to their roots. Delicious! We highly suggest grabbing some Doosra Roti to mop the gravy clean. To tame down the aftertaste of spices on your palate, do order their mango or strawberry lassi. Or tipple is what you desire. Colourful cocktails and wines are available too.    

    Tips

    Reservation will help.

    Things to expect

    A humble restaurant with a dark and cosy ambience.

    Best with

    Corona.

    Price

    RM80.00

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    Aliyaa Restaurant & Bar View restaurant

    No. 48 G&M, Medan Setia 2, Bukit Damansara, 50490, Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
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    017-8833738

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    12:00PM—03:00PM
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    06:00PM—11:00PM
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    Restoran Hau Kee Seafood (口记海鲜楼)Non halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Despite being placed in a less celebrated location with a design that brings you back to the 90s, Restoran Hau Kee Seafood is surprisingly popular amongst the locals. Nevertheless, the restaurant is huge and is capable of fitting in more up to 200-300 pax, and even then you'll still be required to queue most of the time. So that’s another testament to consider. Having said that, with the quality of food such as the butter crab, white pepper crab or their signature recipe with red wolfberries and Chinese herbs, it's easy to see why they're so popular.

    Tips

    Reservations available.

    Things to expect

    A surprisingly huge place with rather bad service.

    Best with

    Chinese tea or beer.

    Price

    RM60.00 to RM120.00

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    Hau Kee Seafood Restaurant View restaurant

    12, Jalan Kaskas 2, Taman Cheras, 56100, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
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    0391300113

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    05:30PM—02:00AM
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    Restoran Meng Kee Grill Fish

    Ever heard of crab that cooked in black pepper sauce? Black pepper sauce lover and seafood lover, this is the perfect combination of food that you are looking for. Give it a try at Meng Kee Grill Fish for Black Pepper Crab. 

    Tips

    Street full of food.

    Things to expect

    Fast service.

    Best with

    Some cooling drinks?

    Price

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    Restoran Meng Kee Grill Fish View restaurant

    39, Jalan Alor, Bukit Bintang, 50200, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
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    0122133082

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    Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    05:00PM—03:00AM
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    Crab Generation 蟹的传人

    Enjoy your moments in Crab Generation with all kinds of different cooking styles for crabs. Not only crabs, they have various dishes for you too! Better still if it’s your birthday, you would have a special celebration by enjoying your meal in Crab Generation!

    Tips

    Suitable for gathering, celebrate for birthday available

    Things to expect

    Good atmosphere

    Best with

    Seafood

    Price

    RM50.00 to RM100.00

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    Crab Generation 蟹的传人 View restaurant

    60, Jalan 1, Taman Len Seng, 56000, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
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    0163022989

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    11:30AM—02:45PM
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    05:00PM—11:00PM
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    Restoran Loong Grilled FishNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Located in the not-so-friendly-neighbourhood of Jinjang, Restoran Long Grilled Fish Seafood still has quite an outstanding amount of customers. Either they are not afraid of the common gangsterism issue, or it has subsided over the years. Let’s put that issue aside, Restoran Long Grilled Fish Seafood is actually really popular for their ikan bakar as well as the signature baked crab. By doing so, the natural flavours of the crab is retained, while being kept juicy and moist. Large dollops of butter add a creamy dimension to the dish. All in all, it’s quite addictive. 

    Tips

    Come early if you wish not to queue.

    Things to expect

    A huge crowd and rather horrible service, but good food.

    Best with

    Beer or Chinese tea.

    Price

    RM50.00 to RM100.00

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    Restoran Loong Grilled Fish @ KL View restaurant

    12-14, Jalan Aman 2, Jinjang Utara, 52000, Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur
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    0123862832

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    06:00PM—03:00AM
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    Yamaguchi Fish MarketPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

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    Tips

    Reservations and promos available. Do check in with them.

    Things to expect

    A simple and clean place.

    Best with

    Japanese Sake.

    Price

    RM50.00 to RM150.00

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    Yamaguchi Fish Market View restaurant

    16, Jalan Kampung Pandan, Kelab Golf di Raja Selangor, 55000, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
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    0122682816

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