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“Asian twist”
Review of Fatty Crab - CLOSED

Fatty Crab
Price range: US$10 - US$32
Cuisines: Barbecue, Malaysian, Wine Bar
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Good for: Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Description: Serving Funky Southeast Asian Inspired Cuisine!We serve our food in an unconventional manner, where there are no appetizers or entrees. The food comes out of the kitchen as it is prepared by the Chef. Therefore, we recommend ordering several dishes off of the menu and encourage sharing. Our cuisine is made up of locally sourced ingredients when available. Our flavor profiles are comprised of spice, sweet, sour, salty, and savory. Our cocktails are just as flavorful and as interesting as our cuisine. All of our wines were sourced from Michael Skurnik Wines and were hand-picked by Michael himself. The wines were selected to complement the wide variety of flavors in our cuisine and they were shipped in temperature controlled containers to ensure the integrity of the wines.We believe this style of dining creates an intimate, comfortable, and fun atmosphere. We serve sophisticated dishes in an unpretentious manner.If you are a diner looking for a traditional dining experience, there are lots of other great restaurants on island, come in for a drink and we'll recommend a few.Live well and be happy!
Reviewed 11 May 2014

The food was very different but very good. Some dishes were Spicer that I would have liked but all in all I enjoyed it very much.

Thank Eatingallover
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Reviewed 11 May 2014

Had a wonderful meal at Fatty Crab twice during my stay in Cruz bay. The first meal, I was right off the airplane and exhausted. The staff was wonderful and attentive. We sat at the bar and the bartender was really helpful in picking our meal. When we returned, he remembered exactly who we were and asked us if we wanted the same thing to drink. We explored the whole menu and I'm pretty sure the entire cocktail menu as well. If it wasn't for the fact, that there were other places I wanted to eat, we would have returned all of the 5 nights we were there. Will be back in November and looking forward to another awesome meal.

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Thank lara1179
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Reviewed 7 May 2014

i dont understand how fatty crab isnt packed every night. If they decide to close shop i could see why. Perhaps its just too good for St John? U would think it would b perfect for here. Kind of hip and yet fabulously casual. Exotic and fragrant. Delightfuly Different and amazingly delicious. All words that are used frequently to describe this magical island. We were there a couple of nights ago and i will return b4 leaving. We have driven by a couple times and its usually fairly empty (I dont get it!!) The whole snapper was spectacular, mussels that will tempt u to lift the bowl and slurp the broth. The panna cotta is , Oh MY God-amazing. Service is warm and intelligent. The Setting is on the outskirts of town and open and comfortable though unremarkable. The wine list includes choices u'll find nowhere else on the island and mesh perfectly w the food. I visit St J once a year and root loudly for this fabulous spot. If it doesnt work, i'll understand but cant help but scream, "WAKE UP PEOPLE!!"

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Thank foodiedoc
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Reviewed 4 May 2014 via mobile

We loved this restaurant. The whole roasted fish was amazing. Service was friendly and well informed. The cocktails were excellent. The atmosphere is the only slight downside. The bar area feels like a sports bar. The dining location provides no view, but is sufficiently away from bar.

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Thank Mls23
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Reviewed 29 April 2014

It is unlike any that I've ever had or seen. Incredibly flavorful, delectable yumminess.

Love the fresh Watermelon Juice. Satay was good, local veggies were excellent. Don't be put off by the odd description of the service style.(Malaysian, family style, dishes to be shared, served in the order the chef thinks is best). Whatever. Order the fried chicken and whatever else appeals. The food is excellent.

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Thank rlynnturm
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