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Total Dimmi Score

7.8
1761 reviews
Recommended
(7.9)
Food
(7.9)
Service
(7.9)
Value for money
(7.1)
Atmosphere
(7.9)

dined on Thu, 13 Dec 2018

(2)
Disappointed they ran out of oysters!

dined on Sat, 8 Dec 2018

(10)
Mango Chili mud crab was to die for, make it a permanent on the menu 👌🏽 And the service was impeccable!

dined on Thu, 29 Nov 2018

(7)
Great service and wide selection of seafood! Great theme and menu has a lot of naughty treats. Great chilled atmosphere with old school Beach Boys music! Food can be a bit expensive which can be an indulging eatery but one that you would dine at moderately.

dined on Sat, 1 Sep 2018

(8)
It was quite good experience. 1970’s American music and mood easily improve the taste of foods. Individually, sort of foods what I ate here also were in high level. I strongly recommend this restaurant.

dined on Wed, 29 Aug 2018

(9)
The crab is amazing, the rest of the food we ordered was also great. Definitely one of my favourite places.

dined on Wed, 15 Aug 2018

(3)
I am a regular customer her and we came for the oyster special only to be told we could only order a dozen outer between 2 people. I told the waitress we come here weekly and she said there is a cap on oyster that was not written anywhere.

dined on Sat, 21 Jul 2018

(9)
Love the good and really pleased to see the new environmentally friendly pots rather than plastic bags. Service is not great here. Last few times we have waited a long time to get served, to get someone to come take our drinks orders, to get the bill. It’s the only let down.

dined on Sun, 15 Jul 2018

(7)
Yum Cha was surprisingly good and plenty of spice which was just what we needed. Place was pretty quiet for a Sunday afternoon though but I'd imagine it would be kicking with a couple of more groups.

dined on Sat, 23 Jun 2018

(8)
Good atmosphere, good (not-so) clean fun. You eat on the table with a cover on top. The flavouring though, wasn't as tasty as I thought it would be. It's not marinated, the flavour does not seep through - is the only constructive criticism.
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Specials

Christmas Crabs $55pp

Book any banquet package and receive a complimentary cocktail and oysters on arrival. Banquets start from $55pp, please specify which banquet you have selected when booking. TERMS AND CONDITIONS ● Confirmation of your booking is required 48 hours prior to your booking time, don’t worry we will call to confirm! ● We accept all major credit cards or cash. A merchant fee of 1% applies for all card payments. ● All non-attendees on the day may incur a fee on the banquet menu. ● When notified of food allergies & intolerances we will take all due care to ensure meals or beverages served are free from notified products. However, we cannot guarantee that the meals or beverages will be free from trace elements. Please ensure that you notify us of any requirements.
Min. people
6
When
13 Oct 2018 - 22 Dec 2018
Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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About House of Crabs

A night of cracking crabs... On the first floor of The Norfolk Hotel in Redfern you’ll find a quirky space of red and white booths, blackboard menus, fairy lights and seaside paraphernalia: canoes, beach umbrellas, crab net chandeliers, gas lamps, nets and heavy ropes. - the whole works. Designer Mike Delany has gone all out to set the seafood shack scene at The House of Crabs, allowing diners to demolish an array of crustaceans in a funky coastal setting. Even the bar has been remodelled to look like a boat. Sounds cool huh? It really is! Get ready to throw all traditional dining manners out the window because at this laid back seafood eatery anything goes. All crabs come boiled in 500g sharing bags (chose from blue swimmer, snow or king), each one as cracking and tasty as the next. Other noteworthy dishes are without a doubt the chubby Redfern prawn roll ($9) and barbecue octopus taco ($6)...if you can fit them in. So roll up your sleeves and get ready to get down and dirty while enjoying a serious seafood spread. Oh and you’ll definitely want to wear a bib, it’s nothing but messy crowd-pleasing fun at the House of Crab. Get excited!! Georgia's top dish pick: Crabs boiled in Old Bay seasoning with extra cayenne - it’s a no brainer really.

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