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Premium seafood fine dining restaurant Ministry of Crab, opened its doors to seafood lovers in Mumbai three years ago. Ministry of Crab is the brainchild of Sri Lankan celebrity Chef Dharshan Munidasa along with cricketing legends Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara. It is the culinary homecoming of Sri Lanka’s iconic Mud Crab, and it celebrates its third anniversary in Mumbai this year.
Ministry of Crab was launched in India by Gourmet Investments Pvt. Ltd. (GIPL) in 2019. Ministry of Crab sources crabs in India from Chennai. Gourmet investments Pvt. ltd have ensures that they get the best quality crabs for the dishes.
The unique Ministry of Crab experience includes dining at one of Mumbai’s iconic heritage properties, Zaveri House in Khar, serving the freshest and most delectable seafood curated by Chef Dharshan Munidasa. The culture of his dual Japanese and Sri Lankan lineage reflects in the dishes he has curated. He is known for his innovative and original signature dishes made with freshly sourced high-quality ingredients. The alcohol and beverage menu at Ministry of Crab perfectly complements the food menu.
“The last two years have been extremely challenging for the whole world, especially the hospitality industry and I am super excited to be back in bustling Mumbai to celebrate three-years of Ministry of Crab, Mumbai! The integrity and provenance of ingredients are vital to my food philosophy, and it is sometimes extremely challenging when dealing with live produce. I can’t be prouder of the team at Ministry of Crab, Mumbai for sourcing the highest quality ingredients for my dishes, to plate the best crab of India,” said Chef Munidasa.
The restaurant serves only wild caught crabs and has a no-freezer policy. The Ministry of Crab was ranked among Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants for the 8th consecutive year and is considered among Mumbai’s topmost premium restaurants, often frequented by celebrities and the city’s top shots.
The restaurant is split across three levels, exudes a classic, sophisticated Sri Lankan charm, and offers an elaborate food and bar menu that perfectly blends local ingredients with exceptional culinary art. Crab is the ‘star of the show’ at Ministry of Crab. Sitting alongside is the signature Chilli Crab, Pepper Crab and Baked Crab. You will also find King Prawns from the coastal areas of India, fresh Clams and Oysters from the lagoons, and a curated range of delectable rice and a vegetarian menu which will delight our vegetarian patrons.
On the occasion Ajay Singhal, COO & Director, Gourmet Investments Pvt. Ltd. said, “As Ministry of Crab completes its third year in Mumbai, we continue to delight our patrons by providing the best experience of high-quality crustaceans in our country. At Ministry of Crab, we use the freshest local ingredients and adhere to a no-freezer policy. An ingredient focused restaurant that pays homage to local produce and celebrates the iconic Mud Crabs, and the majestic Freshwater Prawns. We invite all Mumbaikars to experience this gastronomic seafood affair. We would also like to encourage early starters to widen their culinary experience with the variety of flavours we offer and tantalise their palate with new flavours. The authenticity of the food, the vintage charm of the heritage property and the warm hospitality at Ministry of Crab will leave you coming back for more.”
Apart from Mumbai, Ministry of Crab that was first launched in Colombo in December 2011, has also established its presence internationally in Shanghai, Chengdu, Manila, Maldives and Bangkok.
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