NewsDecember 12, 2019

Sri Lanka’s celebrated Ministry of Crab opens at Bangkok

Following the recent opening at the Crossroads Maldives, award-winning Sri Lankan seafood restaurant chain Ministry of Crab has opened a branch in Bangkok on December 1.

Founded in Colombo in 2011 by chef Dharshan Munidasa and cricket legends Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara, the Ministry of Crab was soon drawing hordes of seafood fanciers with its mud crabs and king prawns. It has been listed among Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants since 2015, claiming 35th position this year and No 1 in Sri Lanka itself.


The Bangkok branch in the Sam-ed Building on Sukhumvit Road Soi 31 promises “no-frills, casual and spontaneous” dining in a colonial-style setting inspired by the Colombo flagship. The two storey restaurant has an open kitchen and seating for 30 on the ground floor and an upstairs bar with room for 56 more guests. The mud crab comes in different-sized portions, ranging from half a kilogram to the 2kg Crabzilla, which can be enjoyed in the form of Pepper Crab, Garlic Chilli Crab or other styles. Guests can get a half-dozen black tiger prawns or the 600g Prawnzilla. The menu also features chicken curry rice, oyster sixers, and clams.