One of Sri Lank's most renowned restaurants and currently placed at number 35 on Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list. Set in a preserved 400-year-old Dutch hospital in Colombo with a minimalistic open kitchen format, Ministry of Crab is a true haven for crustacean fans, celebrating the Sri Lankan crab in everything from the dishes to the crab-claw plants that serve as the restaurant’s only décor.
There are now outlets in Manila, Shanghai, and Mumbai and chef Dharshan Munidasa is also behind The Tuna & The Crab, a hybrid Japanese and seafood restaurant, and Kaema Sutra, focusing on contemporary Sri Lankan cuisine. Expect a menu featuring crab, crab and more crab.
The signature lagoon crab prepared in one of four ways - chilli crab, pepper crab, garlic or Sri Lankan crab curry, and there’s also claypot prawn curry or chicken fried rice.