the
constitution

The Constitution

Article I

We only serve the best catch of the day.

When it comes to crab, we don't serve them small, meatless, with

one claw missing, or with unevenly sized claws – only the best of the catch.

 

Article II

We won't buy anything frozen, and we do not freeze our seafood. The only use

we've found for freezers is to store our food refuse for disposal.

 

Article III

We know that all the fish in the sea can be eaten as sashimi. If a restaurant serves good

quality seafood it should be able to serve it as sashimi. Many don't/can't/won't. We do.

 

Article IV

We treat all our ingredients with the utmost respect, using techniques which stem from

Japanese culinary philosophies and practices. These same principles are employed at the finest

Japanese restaurants, such as our sister restaurant Nihonbashi.

 

Article V

We consider forks and knives merely an option. We have specialized crab utensils to help you

pry succulent crab meat from its shell, but digging in with your hands is NOT frowned upon.

 

Article VI

We aim to remind you that Sri Lanka is a beautiful island nation, which is reflected in the

seafood available to us. Our oceans, unlike those in many Southeast Asian countries, are

clean and this is why our seafood is simply amazing.

 

Article VII

We aim to be one of the lowest "food-mile" restaurants in the world; hence we do not import

any major ingredients.

 

Article VIII

We are proud of the reputation Sri Lankan crabs enjoy in

Singapore - thank you Singapore! But we're even prouder of being the first institution in Sri Lanka dedicated to

serving you the best of our crabs here in their home country.

 

Article IX

Our crabs are not farmed and are caught in the wild. Their supply is based on the daily catch which is absolutely

dependent on rainfall, strong winds and ambient temperature. We apologize in advance if the size of crab you

require is not available. We consider it a privilege to serve you this crab in Sri Lanka, the true home of the

legendary Sri Lankan Crab.

 

Article X

We are privileged to be serving you inside a building that was constructed over 400 years ago by the Dutch. We

designed this restaurant to exemplify the beauty and history of this building, using special methods in order to

preserve the floor and walls. Your chair may wobble a bit, but we hope you will enjoy such charms!

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Seating Times :

11.30 am – 01.30 pm

12.00 pm – 02.00 pm

01.45 pm – 03.30 pm

02.00 pm – 03.30 pm

05.00 pm – 07.00 pm

06.00 pm – 08.00 pm

07.15 pm – 09.15 pm

08.30 pm - 10.30 pm

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MOC Opening Times

Weekdays :
Lunch 11.30 am to 03.30 pm
Dinner 05.00 pm to 11.00 pm

Weekends :
Lunch 11.30 am to 03.30 pm
Dinner 05.00 pm to 11.00 pm

Closed on Poya Days :
2017:
12th Jan, 10th Feb, 12th Mar, 10th Apr, 10th May, 11th May, 08th Jun, 08th Jul, 07th Aug, 05th Sep, 05th Oct, 03rd Nov,
03rd Dec.

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