At Ministry of Crab, we treat ingredients with the utmost respect in keeping with the Japanese culinary principles instilled in us by our founder Dharshan Munidasa. We only use the freshest ingredients and adhere to a no-freezer policy.

We are dedicated to showcasing the best of Sri Lanka’s Mud Crab, flown in live twice a week. Sustainability is at the core of our ethos, we only serve wild-caught crabs and we do not serve crabs below 500g. The Freshwater Prawns used at our restaurant are farm-hatched and released into reservoirs and lakes where they grow to be of great size, and where only local fishermen are permitted to fish, creating financial security in the local fishing communities.

The ‘Constitution’ communicates our ethos and commitment to the quality and freshness of our ingredients, and towards delivering a memorable experience to our guests.

Article I
We only serve the best catch flown in from Sri Lanka. 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 don’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 around the world.
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 aspire to remind you that Sri Lanka is a beautiful island, 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 aspire to be one of the lowest ‘food mile’ restaurants in the Maldives; as we bring to you fresh ingredients from Sri Lanka, the closest crab and prawn exporting country.
Article VIII
Sri Lankan crabs are considered to be one of the best crabs around the world (special shout-out to Singapore!) We are proud to share this crustacean gem with you here in the beautiful Maldives.
Article IX
Our crabs are not farmed and are wild-caught. Their supply is based on the daily catch which is absolutely dependant on rainfall, strong winds and ambient temperature. We consider it a privilege to serve you this crab in the Maldives and we apologize in advance if the size (of crab) you require is not available.
Article X
Ministry of Crab Maldives is proud to be housed at The Marina @ CROSSROADS Maldives, the country’s largest multi-island integrated leisure and entertainment destination. The stunning views of the turquoise waters while enjoying our signature dishes is truly an experience to remember.

We serve export quality Mud Crab primarily procured from Sri Lanka's northern coastal lagoons and air-flown to Maldives twice a week.

Our crabs are not farmed and are wild-caught, sustainably harvested from their natural habitat and their availability is influenced by seasonal factors like rainfall, strong winds, and ambient temperature. We apologize in advance if the specific crab size you desire is unavailable.

What distinguishes these crabs are their impressive size and wholeness with both claws intact. In fact, some of the largest crabs we have served in Maldives have weighed an impressive 3 kilograms, with rich and flavourful claw meat. Ministry of Crab maintains stringent standards, offering only the best catch – no small, meatless, or unevenly sized crabs.

The magnificent mud crab, ranging from ½ Kilo (500g) to the 2kg Crabzilla, is prepared one of five ways - Chilli, Pepper, Garlic Chilli, Butter Crab or Sri Lankan Curry Crab, to best suit your palate.

It is a privilege for us to serve these legendary Sri Lankan Mud crabs to our guests in Maldives.

Freshwater Prawns

At Ministry of Crab, our prawn story begins with the extraordinary Freshwater Prawns of Sri Lanka, known as Lake Lobsters. These prawns are giants among their kind, a true rarity when it comes to their remarkable size. Sri Lanka stands as one of the select few nations blessed with this culinary gem. They are farm hatched and nurtured, before being released into the wild to thrive in the splendid lakes and reservoirs built by Sri Lankan Kings. Here, they grow to large sizes, with some reaching up to 500g per prawn.

Sourced from the pristine lakes and reservoirs spanning the North, North Central, and Southern Provinces of Sri Lanka, these prawns are the heart of our seafood endeavour. Our quality standard for these magnificent crustaceans remains standard - each prawn must weigh no less than 150g per piece. On a daily basis, we make use of an average of 150-200 of these exquisite prawns to craft our delectable dishes.

Our commitment to preserving the freshness of these prawns is unwavering. To ensure their impeccable condition, these prawns are sourced, chilled and NOT frozen. They are stored on crushed ice, within the chiller. In this manner, we maintain the integrity of these prawns from their origin to your plate, preserving their exquisite taste and texture for your dining pleasure at Ministry of Crab in a variety of sizes and cooking styles.