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Fatty Crab

Map & Directions 643 Hudson St.
New York, NY 10014
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212-352-3592
  • Asian, Seafood
  • Sun 11am-11pm, Mon-Wed 12pm-11pm, Thu-Fri 12pm-12am, Sat 11am-12am
  • All Major Credit Cards
  • Delivery, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Takeout
  • Brunch, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch
  • Full bar
  • Not Accepted
  • Street

Description

Village Voice's Description

Zak Pelaccio's Malaysian-inspired cuisine put this small West Village restaurant on the map in a big way. It serves chili crab, of course, a Dungeness crab served in a pungent chili broth, but almost as popular is the green mango served with a dipping bowl full of sugar, chili and salt.
Needless to say, you might get your hands a little dirty. No worries; the atmosphere is pretty casual, with no reservations and only 30 seats (it even offers delivery). Plum red walls, exposed brick and Asian tsotchkes give the place comfortable, worn-in atmosphere. Plates decorated with intricate Asian designs fly out of the open kitchen: steamed buns filled with fatty pork belly, chicken curry on a bed of coconut rice, short ribs from Creekstone Farms covered in a sweet and spicy sauce with notes of lime and coconut.
Wash it all down with one of the Asian brews, or pick from the varied international wine list or the Malaysian-inspired cocktail list (like the Fat Dirt, a mix of vodka or gin, pickled mustard green juice and charred green chili).—Keith Wagstaff

 
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  • Thrillist on 05/07/10

    Stop by on any Monday to stuff your face with all-you-can-eat Chili Crab for $39.

  • Bravo on 01/27/10

    In the West Village. Don't miss the Pork Belly & Pickled Watermelon Salad. The Skate is pretty fantastic too. -Laurine Wickett, Top Chef

  • Bravo on 12/02/10

    Love this small place in the West Village. Everything from the Quail Egg Shooter to the Tea Sandwiches and the Duck with Tamaki are all superb. -Thierry Rautureau, Top Chef

  • Food Lover on 09/14/11

    The food quality is just fantastic, the Chicken Rice, which tasted so buttery and rich and don't miss the Fatty Sliders and the Black Pepper Mussels too. Great!

  • Elizabeth V. on 10/25/09

    get the pickle back - shot of whisky and shot of pickle juice. then get five more.

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