Do I need a reservation?
Yes. As we fly in the finest Mud Crab from Sri Lanka twice a week we highly recommend reservations.
Are you open on holidays?
We are open every day.
Do you have a dress code?
We follow a casual dress code policy (Singlets/Tank tops/Shorts and Flip Flops allowed) in order to ensure a pleasant and comfortable dining experience.
Do you have specific seating times?
Yes, we do. Our seating times are as follows.

Lunch: 12noon - 3pm
Dinner: 5.30pm - 10.30pm (last order)
Am I allowed to smoke in your restaurant?
Smoking is allowed only in the outdoor area of the restaurant.
Are you a Halal restaurant?
We are not Halal certified, but we don't serve pork. We don't use any alcohol in our cooking either. Only our chicken is certified as Halal.
Do you have a vegetarian menu?
We have one vegetarian starter, three vegetable sides and two vegetable rice dishes.
From where do you get your crabs?
Our crabs are sourced from the Northern coastal belt of Sri Lanka and are export quality mud crabs ranging in size from 500g to 2kg.
What is the most popular crab dish in your restaurant?
It is a tie between the Garlic Chilli Crab and Pepper Crab!
How do you get to the restaurant?
Please use the link below for directions to our restaurants.

Step 1- Arrive at Velana International airport In the Maldives
Step 2- Purchase a ticket at the CROSSROADS Ferry ticket booth
Step 3- Proceed to the Jetty 8, MTCC Ferry Terminal & hop on a Ferry to CROSSROADS
Step 4- Arrive at the Marina @ CROSSROADS
Step 5- Visit us at Unit 15 at the Marina @ CROSSROADS
What are the types of payment you accept at the restaurant?
We accept Visa, Mastercard, AMEX, UnionPay, Apple Pay, Google Pay, JCB
Do you serve alcohol?
We do serve alcohol with an exception to Maldivian Nationals as per the Local Government regulations.
Do you host private events?
While we do not have private dining rooms at Ministry of Crab, if you do wish to book the venue entirely please reach out to us on
Whom should I speak to about media visits and PR related queries?
Please reach out to our PR team on