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House of Crabs
You’ll need to don your bib when dining at Sydney’s House of Crabs; the delicious crab served at this nautical-themed restaurant is most definitely hands-on. With the option of choosing your type of crab and its accompanying sauce, there’s something to suit every taste here. For a lighter snack we recommend the crab, black bean and chorizo balls, which are as tasty as a whole crab but not quite as messy.
House of Crabs, The Norfolk Hotel, 305 Cleveland Street, Sydney, NSW 2016, +61 (0)2 9699 3177
Kingsleys Steak & Crabhouse
With spectacular views of Sydney Harbour, Kingsleys is the place to go for fresh seafood in a stunning setting. Established in 2000, the restaurant serves a number of great crab dishes including Alaskan king crab legs and classic Singapore-style mud crab, which is wok-fried with a hot sticky tomato, black bean and chilli sauce.
Kingsleys Steak & Crabhouse, 6 Cowper Wharf Road, Sydney, NSW 2011, +61 (0)2 13005 46475
Harry’s Singapore Chilli Crab
Loved by locals and tourists alike, Harry’s Singapore Chilli Crab is without doubt one of the most revered and relaxed establishments in the city, having won a handful of awards since it opened in 1982. Its speciality, unsurprisingly, is the local Queensland mud crab, served in an authentic Singapore chilli sauce.
Harry’s Singapore Chilli Crab, 188 Elizabeth Street, Sydney, NSW 2000, +61 (0)2 9281 5565
The Boathouse on Blackwattle Bay
With great views across Blackwattle Bay to Sydney’s famous fish market and Anzac Bridge, The Boathouse on Blackwattle Bay offers a wealth of seafood dishes including our personal favourite, wok-fried Townsville mud crab with snow peas and shallots.
The Boathouse on Blackwattle Bay, 123 Ferry Road, Sydney, NSW 2037, +61 (0)2 9518 9011
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