• Critics’ Pick
  • Fatty Crab

  • Asian: Southeast $15-$33
  • 643 Hudson St.
    New York, NY 10014
  • Neighborhood: West Village
  • Phone: 212-352-3592
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Everything from this Malaysian restaurant's laid-back and droopy-trousered but deceptively efficient crew to its open kitchen and congenially cramped environs is reminiscent of Chef Zak Pelaccio (5 Ninth)'s late, beloved Williamsburg venture the Chickenbone Cafe. In typical small-plate fashion, diners are encouraged to share, and plates emerge from the open kitchen as they’re ready. Malaysian food, apparently, makes excellent bar snacks: A few items seem designed to accompany an ice-cold beer or two (there are several offbeat choices on the mostly Asian list, including Hitachino’s new Ginger). Meat dishes are unapologetically messy, from the richly lacquered Jalan Alor chicken wings (sweet, sticky, and not too meaty), to the “fatty duck” (three or four brined, steamed, and fried hunks that defy knife, fork, and chopstick), to the pair of sweetly sauced, gratifyingly meaty Heritage Foods pork ribs.

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  • Hours

    Mon-Wed, noon-11pm Thu-Fri, noon-midnight Sat, 11am-midnight Sun, 11am-11pm

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  • Payment

    American Express Discover MasterCard Visa

  • Special Features

    Delivery Lunch Notable Chef Take-Out Brunch - Weekend Hot Spot Outdoor Dining Reservations Not Required Late-Night Dining Romantic

  • Alcohol

    Full Bar

  • Reservations

    Not Accepted

  • Delivery Area

    Leroy St. to 18th St., Sixth Ave. to West Side Hwy.

  • Delivery Hours

    Mon-Fri, noon-9:30pm Sat-Sun, 11am-9:30pm

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