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Fatty Crab

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643 Hudson St., New York, NY 10014 40.739079 -74.005469
nr. Horatio St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-352-3592 Send to Phone
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  • Cuisine: Asian: Southeast
  • Price Range: $$$

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  • Reader Rating:

    7 out of 10

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Official Website

fattycrab.com

Hours

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

Nearby Subway Stops

A, C, E at 14th St.; L at Eighth Ave.

Prices

$15-$33

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

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

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Not Accepted

Delivery Area

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

Profile

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.

Note

The kitchen is closed daily from 5 p.m.-5:45 p.m.

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