Sri Lankan high-flyer, Ministry of Crab, is gearing up to open a Bangkok branch on Dec 1. Set up by chef Dharshan Munidasa together with cricketing legends Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara, the restaurant’s original branch in Colombo has long held a grasp on Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list, currently standing at no. 35.

The new opening will be located on Sukhumvit Soi 31, and is set to utilize both Sri Lankan and Thai lagoon mudcrab in dishes like their signature garlic chili crab, pepper crab and baked crab in portions ranging from half a kilo to the huge two-kilo "Crabzilla." As well as crab, you can expect plenty of prawns, from black tiger to the 600g "Prawnzilla."

The two-storey venue will feature a 30-seat restaurant with an open kitchen on the ground floor and a 56-seat bar on the first floor, with colonial-style decor inspired by the restaurant's flaship branch. You can also expect plenty of crab-themed extras, from crab plant decor, to crab-imprinted butter, and even crab-themed souvenirs. 

From Dec 1, the restaurant will be open for dinner from 6:30-11:30pm, while lunch (11:30am-2:30pm) will be available as of Jan 15, 2020. Reservations will be available starting from Nov 16—crustacean fans: booking fingers at the ready.

31 Sam-ed No.15, 1 Sukhumvit Soi 31, 098-598-6554