Fatty Crab

643 Hudson St.
New York, NY 10014
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  • Sun 11am-11pm, Mon-Wed 12pm-11pm, Thu-Fri 12pm-12am, Sat 11am-12am
  • $$$
  • Delivery, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Takeout
  • Brunch, Dinner, Late Night, Lunch
  • Full bar
  • Street Parking
  • Reservations Not Accepted
Zak Pelaccio's Malaysian-inspired cuisine put this small West Village restaurant on the map in a big way. It serves chili crab, of course, a Dungeness crab served in a pungent chili broth, but almost as popular is the green mango served with a dipping bowl full of sugar, chili and salt. Needless to say, you might get your hands a little dirty. No worries; the atmosphere is pretty casual, with no reservations and only 30 seats (it even offers delivery). Plum red walls, exposed brick and Asian tsotchkes give the place comfortable, worn-in atmosphere. Plates decorated with intricate Asian designs fly out of the open kitchen: steamed buns filled with fatty pork belly, chicken curry on a bed of coconut rice, short ribs from Creekstone Farms covered in a sweet and spicy sauce with notes of lime and coconut. Wash it all down with one of the Asian brews, or pick from the varied international wine list or the Malaysian-inspired cocktail list (like the Fat Dirt, a mix of vodka or gin, pickled mustard green juice and charred green chili).—Keith Wagstaff

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