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Crab Restaurant Chaaya Tranz Hotel

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Seafood, Sri Lankan
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Galle Road, Hikkaduwa 80240, Sri Lanka
+94 91 2 278000
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Quality food and great accommodating staff! Def worth eating here if staying at this hotel. Great for after lunch!

Thank Narriso
Southern Finland, Finland
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141 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

While staying at Hikkaduwa and Hotel Tranz Hikka in a rainy evening we decided to eat our dinner at the hotel. It was not a disapointment at all. Very tasty crab bisquit and big prawns for the main course were both very good. Along with a cold beer, life is not bad!

Thank Heidi R
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

First time you go there, you're thinking "wow, looks like an expensive place!" Then you get the bill and tell the waiter you wanted to pay for the whole table, not just yourself. He's confused because that's the whole bill. My favorites here: lobster curry, Sri Lankan style prawns, crab soup. But really, everything is very good. Great service, too!

Thank Marc P
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138 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

The menu choice, meal quality and service all add up to a very good experience. However, you do pay for that pleasure. The value is OK although the absolute price may cause you a small intake of breath.

Thank fedupphil
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

We had dinner here 10 adults and 6 kids, the food was so good and we did get outstanding service from the waiter Samantha.

Thank Fridatulum
Corby, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

My family and I visited The Crab, which is part of the 4 Star Hikka Tranz hotel, as an alternative to the usual buffet style lunch offered at the main hotel. The restaurant is 10m from the beach and has no walls, which offers a unique dining experience. The restaurant could do with playing some traditional music to add to... More 

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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

The Crab Restaurant is part of the Hikka Tranz hotel and although we were not staying there, we decided to go there for a slightly more expensive Sri Lanka meal. The ambience and atmosphere of the restaurant is wonderful- the lights are dimmed, the sounds of the ocean can be heard lightly in the distance. For a romantic meal, this... More 

Thank BirchTravels
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

We had a nice dinner in The Crab. Staff was very nice and the restaurant was very clean and attractive. We had sushi and sashimi as starters which was very nice and we took backed crab and King fish, prawns & red as our main meals which was accompanied with jasmine steam rice snapper and mixed green salad dishes and... More 

Thank Yasas D
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
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... More 

Thank Misky L
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$30
Seafood, Sri Lankan
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Galle Road, Hikkaduwa 80240, Sri Lanka
  • Location: Asia  >  Sri Lanka  >  Southern Province  >  Galle District  >  Hikkaduwa
  • Phone Number: +94 91 2 278000
Crab Restaurant located at the Lobby level, north wing of the Chaaya Tranz Hikkaduwa & open air restaurant with option of dining outdoor.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?