Ministry of Crab - Old Colombo Dutch Hospital

Old Colombo Dutch Hospital, Echelon Square, Colombo Fort, (Colombo 01), Colombo

Restaurant Information

Serving Cuisines: Fine Dining, Sea Food

Today: 06:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Price Range Approx Rs. 5,000 for two people.



A project by Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara and Dharshan Munidasa of Nihonbashi. The crabs are Sri Lankan crabs, as served at the East Coast Seafood Centre in Singapore, which are hard to come by in Colombo and even at resort hotels.


  • Dine-In
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Smoking Area
  • Wifi Internet
  • Bar Available
  • Credit-Cards
  • Airconditioned
  • Live Performances
  • Take-Away
  • Delivery Available
  • Parking Area
  • Pure-Vegetarian
  • Family Friendly
  • Buffet
  • Serves Halal Food
  • Happy Hours

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Reviews (117) Recent Popular

Anonymous User

What's the atmosphere like? We looked at this place over a year ago and it seemed happening. We have a reservation should we turn up ?

Anonymous User

Dont go if you dont have a reservation the staff is very rude if you dont have table booked. Even if you reach 7 PM for dinner

Anonymous User

I was there 2wice , not bad , but price is high than what we had , spend time with friends excellent

Anonymous User

Best crab I've ever had by far, and the prawn curry was fantastic! Highly recommend this place and still talk about how good the food was 4 months after visiting! :)

Sanjeevan Nicholas

The food was fantastic, specialty the curry crab with Kade pan, hats off to Mahela , Sanga and Dharshan However, I have a suggestion to make and it was the same feedback given by my UK Colleagues as well. Since the humidity is high most of us felt uncomfortable and it would be great if you could air-condition the restaurant. Other than that………..thumbs up

Shiran Manukulasuriya

Don't waste your time and money.. Go to the lagoon at cinnamon grand or the new sea food place at the old intercontinental. This place is a rip off

Nuwan Alwis

Great atmosphere, good service and good husband said the chicken was good too!

Crab was fresh, tasty and the sauce was spicy.

Expensive but worth a trip, we had a great time (my husband loved ordering his drinks off an iPad!)

Give it a go, we did and thoroughly enjoyed it!

Rukshan Bandara

The food is wide ranging, including crab preparations as in Singapore (Pepper,Chilli,Butter,Curry,Garlic), prawn preparations including a signature Clay Pot Prawn Curry (including two large freshwater prawns and smaller sea prawns), as well as a couple of Japanese and miscellaneous dishes. When we visited, only the Crab and the Prawn dishes were available. The dishes are all served fresh, and live crabs are cooked only on order.

2.9 / 5
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