Located beside the Mall of Emirates at Al Barsha, Mr. Crab is a seafood restaurant that obviously specializes in serving crab dishes. Though, they also serve other seafood dishes such as Lobster, Shrimp, Squid, and mussels
The restaurant has a beautiful interior in a relaxed setting. The place is average in size and is able to accommodate a good amount of hungry people. :D
The staff was very attentive to our needs. They even served us some prawn crackers to have something to munch while deciding what to order.
I love the taste of this prawn crackers. A perfect complimentary snack to have.
After a couple of minutes with the help of their recommendations, we finally decided to order the following dishes.
CRAB MEAT NACHOS - Nachos baked with mozzarella cheese and crabmeat, drizzled with ketchup and mayonnaise, topped off with olives and jalapeno.
This was my first time to try nachos with crab meat on it. The taste was just amazing. I love how innovative and unique this dish was. Better to consume while hot.
AVOCADO SHRIMP SALAD - A mix of slices of cucumber, cabbage, cherry tomatoes, crab meat, shrimp, and salmon. Served with a ranch dressing.
I love how fresh the vegetables are. Though, they didn't avocado when we ordered. The crab meat was a bit dry for my liking but the shrimp and salmon tasted fairly good.
GRILLED SHRIMP - Five slices of large-sized shrimp that's grilled to perfection. You can then choose your own preference of sauce and sides. We had rice for the sides and Garlic Butter with mild spiciness for the sauce.
The shrimps here are so fresh. You can easily take off the shells and our choice of the sauce was just perfect. I really love how freshness of this dish. You should try this out.
FRIED CALAMARI - Golden fried calamari.
Crunchy on the outside and soft on the inside. This calamari is coated pretty well. Though nothing special about it.
MR. CRABS SEAFOOD PAELLA - Their signature seafood paella which is generously mixed with mussels, calamari, shrimp, and crab.
I love this seafood paella. It's generously stuffed with fresh seafood. This has got to be the perfect rice dish in this restaurant. This can be shared by 2-3 people and is a meal in itself. You should try this out if you are in a group.
SINGAPOREAN STYLE CHILI CRAB - A medium sized mud crab deep fried then marinated well with Singaporean chili to taste.
This has got to be the highlight of the meal. The crab was full of meat and they use mud crab to make this dish similar to how they do it in Singapore. This type of crab has much more meat than the blue crab and has better taste in my opinion. TWO THUMBS UP FOR THIS DISH.
For the sides, We asked for some fries, white rice, onion rings, and corn on the cob.
The onion rings tasted bland. It didn't have that crisp that I was looking for.
The best side for me was the corn on the cob. Eating it was heavenly. The corn was drenched well with butter. I highly recommend you to try this out.
For our drinks, we had the following:
This drink was by far my favorite. It was a very refreshing drink.
Lemon Iced Tea
A classic lemon ice tea that hits you the right way.
A weird but nevertheless good drink to try. It had a mix of sweet and sour like taste which also taste good but not my favorite.
We had a wonderful time trying out seafood here at MR. CRAB. It is definitely one of the best spots in Dubai to get some intense SEAFOOD COMA. Dining is much better when you're with friends and having succulent food just makes wonderful memories better.
People who loves to eat are always the best people.