Dubai has a lot of options for dining out. We like to try things and showcase you our thoughts. If you are a seafood enthusiast then the Crab Market Dubai is a place you should add onto your calendar for a night. Whatever seafood you can imagine, they have the freshest catch from across the world from crabs, lobsters, oysters, scallops, salmon, tuna, prawn, shrimp, cod, sea bass, octopus and much much more!
Where is The Crab Market Dubai
Crab Market is a concept by chef Vladimir Mukhin right in the center of DIFC, Crab Market is in Emirates Financial Towers at the 15th floor with a pretty decent view to the Burj Khalifa. For those who don’t know him, he is from the restaurant White Rabbit in Russia, and he has appeared on the Netflix series Chef’s Table.
Style and looks of The Crab Market Dubai
When you enter you will be greeted by a mountain of ice and huge seafood displays including all types of crabs and right behind is an open kitchen which we enjoyed passing by to supervise our cooks, haha. There are also aquariums full of lobsters. The main dining area feels a little old fashioned with not much personality due to its way too high ceiling. Although, thanks to the impressive windows from ceiling to floor, you focus very much on the beautiful outside view you are able to have. The bar area has much more of a personality which we enjoyed hanging around more than the main dining area. Although for that Burj Khalifa view, you will need to be seated at the main dining area, not the bar side area.
Eating at The Crab Market Dubai
Marketed as a casual dining spot to get your best fresh seafood at affordable price, Crab Market sure delivered on that promise with a large offering of seafood dishes that won’t make your bill as salty as you would think of it from that type of restaurant in Dubai. Start light with some tartare and for your main if you like your crab, go for the Kamchatka crab imported from Russia! We can assure that you won’t be wearing aprons and won’t be needing hammers to slam your shells, the crab is alway well prepared for you to grab the meaty bits! The crabs are steamed or grilled and served with one of Crab Market’s five signature sauces. To be full, you can go on and order another main and wrap up with the mango pana cotta with lychee granite, something quite different we never had anywhere else before. Don’t forget to get a drink to compliment all that and we recommend to go for the Smokey Contessa!
The Crab Market Dubai quick review
The place is ideal for a date or the bar area for drinks post work day in DIFC!
The service is good.
The food you need to order is the kamchatka crab, squid ink linguine with langoustine and the Salmon, mango & ciboulette tartare.
We loved having the choice of many types of tartare.
We didn’t like that we basically wanted to try all the sauces for our crab but that was just not possible haha.
Bill for two 800-900 AED (~215 $US +) with starters, mains, a dessert to share and one drink each