The Ministers

Dharshan Munidasa

Dharshan Munidasa is a Sri Lankan chef, restaurateur and television personality. He founded Nihonbashi and Ministry of Crab – two of Sri Lanka’s most successful restaurants – both of which are the only Sri Lankan restaurants to feature on Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants List.
“Hoping you enjoy what Ministry of Crab has to offer, we are merely messengers of great ingredients.”

Kumar Sangakkara

Kumar Sangakkara is a former Sri Lankan international cricketer and the former captain of the Sri Lankan national team. He is widely regarded as one of the world’s most influential cricketers and batsmen of all-time.
“Welcome. Ministry of Crab is a celebration of Sri Lanka; our heritage and our wonderfully fresh and diverse ingredients. For me, this is the realisation of my dream to be part of a culinary experience that I hope will enthral your taste buds and leave you happy and wanting more. Enjoy.”

Mahela Jayawardene

Mahela Jayawardene is a former Sri Lankan cricketer. He is regarded as one of the modern ‘greats of batsmanship’, especially due to his mastery in spin bowling.
“Ministry of Crab is a maiden innings for me & I hope this partnership with my long time batting partner Kumar & our new coach Dharshan will be a knockout. Hope you all will be bowled over :)”

The Declaration

Ministry of Crab was created as a culinary homecoming of Sri Lanka’s iconic lagoon crab, which has long since gained popularity on and off the island.

At Ministry of Crab, freshness is of utmost importance, and our kitchen employs a no-freezer policy, serving you the best produce made with the highest quality ingredients.

Crab is the ‘star of the show’ at Ministry of Crab. Sitting alongside our signature Chilli Crab, Pepper Crab and Baked Crab, you’ll find King Prawns from the coastal areas of India, fresh Clams and Oysters from the lagoons, and a curated range of delectable rice and vegetarian dishes.

We’re out to create a culinary experience that will take you straight to the island.
Keep Calm and Crab On!

Mahela Jayawardene, Kumar Sangakkara & Dharshan Munidasa

The Constitution



Ministry of Crab undertakes the responsibility to only serve the best catch of the day. When it comes to crabs, small, meatless, unevenly sized claws are unacceptable at the table.
Ministry of Crab is against frozen seafood. The freezers in our kitchen are used solely for storing food refuse until its ready for disposal.
All fish served at Ministry of Crab should be, and is, fresh enough to be served as sashimi.
Ingredients should be treated with the utmost respect, a technique which stems from Japanese culinary philosophies and practices. These same principles are employed at our sister Japanese restaurant – Nihonbashi.
The Ministry acknowledges the optional use of forks and knives. Specialised crab ‘cutlery’ is provided at the table. Eating with hands is recommended.
Ministry of Crab aims to be one of the lowest ‘food-mile’ restaurants in the world. Major ingredients aren’t imported. The furthest our produce travels is from Colombo to Mumbai.
Ministry of Crab is strongly against farmed crab. Crabs belong to the wild, and their availability on our menu is based on the day’s catch; often dictated by rainfall, strong winds, and ambient temperature.
We apologise in advance if the size of crab you desire is not available.
Ministry of Crab is proud to house its base in Mumbai at Zaveri House in Khar.

Split across three levels, the charm of the space and the aroma of the crab are sure to win you over.