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“very disappointing”

Crab Restaurant Chaaya Tranz Hotel
Ranked #24 of 133 Restaurants in Hikkaduwa
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$ 7 - US$ 30
Cuisines: Seafood
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Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Crab Restaurant located at the Lobby level, north wing of the Chaaya Tranz Hikkaduwa & open air restaurant with option of dining outdoor.
Reviewed 6 July 2016

We stopped by for lunch on the way back to Colombo as we had been craving crab and were pretty pleased to see the sign ... pretty enough restaurant, open sided with a view of the beach... , but first we had to find someone to serve us! We actually had to walk right through the hotel all the way to the main dining area to look for someone as there was absolutely nobody in sight... once the staff were located they were fairly nice and helpful but having said that perhaps the rules are a bit rigid, on inquiring as to whether I could have a starter portion of the crab tortellini instead of a mains size ( we had ordered loads of crab so did nt want to fill up) i was told I could not and they could nt think of a good reason as to why I couldnt either!

We had ordered garlic rice and what we got was regular sri lankan yellow rice which I had actually seen on the buffet earlier when we were looking for someone.. we also ordered singapore chillie crab as well as Sri lankan Crab curry... what a disaster, the crab was stringy and old, obviously been frozen for a good amount of time, i suspect if was off the Sunday buffet as well as I saw something very similar.. some of the crab the flesh was mushy, and the singapore chillie crab had a tasteless watery sauce which tasted of ketchup!

absolutely the worst crab meal we had ever had, such a pity... and certainly a waste of money..

Sorry, cant find anything positive to say...

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Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

Many thanks to Samantha who organised dinner on the beach for me and girlfriend (now fiancé) He really went the extra mile writing our names in the sand and flowers on the table. He even organised some fireworks for the big moment. Worth every penny and would recommend to anyone. Food was amazing. Sea food chowder soup was the best I've ever tasted. Lots of lobster which was fresh and nicely cooked with a garlic butter sauce. Thanks for everything you did for me!

Dan Spence

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Reviewed 14 June 2016

Ate three times steak and one time fish, always very very good. special greetings to tushan!!

greetings, fabian austria

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Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

We recently stayed at the hikka tranz hotel in Hikkaduwa during which time was my partners birthday. I booked the Crab restaurant to celebrate. The man who looked after us, Samantha, offered us the opportunity to have a private 4 course bbq on the beach. This was excellent, the food was delicious, the service fantastic and the setting beautiful. Excellent value too. We perticularly enjoyed the seafood chowder! Thanks to the crab restaurant and in perticular Samantha!

Thank Ben R
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Reviewed 3 May 2016

Good food and service but we were the only guests at the restaurant. It took some time to get the food, however the service was good. Security needs to be trained since he initially did not allow us to enter until staff spotted us.

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