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Japanese Precision, Ocean Flavours at

“The Tuna & The Crab”

About Us

The Tuna & The Crab

The Tuna & The Crab, where culinary innovation meets the bounties of the sea in the heart of Galle Dutch Fort, Southern Sri Lanka. We invite you to embark on a gastronomic journey like no other, where the precision of Japanese cuisine intertwines seamlessly with the flavours of the ocean.

We pride ourselves on crafting a unique dining experience. Our menu is a celebration of the artistry of Chef Dharshan Munidasa, a culinary genius renowned for his ventures like Nihonbashi and Ministry of Crab. Here, we bring you the best of both worlds – a harmonious fusion of Japanese and seafood cuisines.

Our Founder

Meet Chef Dharshan Munidasa

Sri Lanka’s most renowned Chef and Restaurateur, Dharshan is the mastermind behind some of the country’s most prolific restaurants. Born in Tokyo to a Japanese mother and Sri Lankan father, Chef Dharshan brings a unique blend of cultural influences to our kitchen. His passion for culinary excellence and commitment to culinary excellence have earned him international acclaim, and the distinction of being the only Sri Lankan to have had two of his restaurants ranked on Asia’s 50 Best Restaurants list.

Exquisite Pairings

The Menu

Dive into a symphony of flavours at The Tuna & The Crab. Our menu, unveils a harmonious blend of Japanese precision and oceanic delights, promising a culinary experience that transcends boundaries.

Tuna Sashimi | 鮪の刺身
We proudly serve Tsukiji bound Regal Tuna that lands in Colombo.
Tekka Maki | 鉄火巻き
Traditional tuna roll made from the nest tuna caught in Sri Lanka!
Tuna Cod Roe Maki |マグロと明太マヨロール
Mentaiko (Cod Roe) blended with mayo and rolled into a medium sushi roll (8 pcs).
Spicy Tuna Maki | スパイシーツナ巻き
Tuna Nigiri | 鮪の握り
The most elegant and regal of the sushis of the world. Made proudly with tuna landed in Colombo!
Avocado & Tuna Maki | マグロとアボカドロール
Rich, ripe slivers of avocado and tuna rolled with wasabi.
Tuna Salad Maki | ツナマヨ巻き
Tekka Don (Tuna) | 鮪の漬け丼
Our premium tuna, marinated in soy sauce and served atop steamed Japanese Rice.
Crab Salad in Avocado | カニのアボカドカップサラダ
Steamed Sri Lankan Mud Crab meat mixed into a wasabi mayo and served in half an avocado.
Tuna & Crab Salad in Avocado | ツナと蟹のアボガドカップサラダ
Creamy Crab Croquettes | カニクリームコロッケ
Crab Croquettes from our sister restaurant Nihonbashi’s premium croquette selection.
Crab Pasta | マッドクラブのパスタ
(300g – 400g Crab) Pasta and Crab at its best, with olive oil based simple avours.
Steamed Crab | 蒸しカニ 2種のバターソースを添えて
Steamed Sri Lankan Mud Crab served with hot butter sauce and spicy soy sauce. (per100g)
Pepper Crab | マッドクラブのブラックペッパーソース
Sri Lankan Mud Crab in a sauce made with freshly milled black pepper. (per 100g)
Garlic Chilli Crab | マッドクラブのガーリックチリソース
Sri Lankan Mud Crab combined with olive oil, garlic, and chilli flakes in our signature style. (100g)
Olive Oil & Soy Sauce Sashimi | 鯛の熱々オリーブオイル&醤油かけ
This signature dish features sizzling hot olive oil and garlic poured over thin slices of seabream sashimi, lightly cooking it to enhance its flavour!
Cuttlefish tossed in Olive Oil & Chilli | いかのチリオリーブオイル煮
From TV show to plate, enjoy our cuttlefish tossed in olive oil and chilli flakes to experience a fusion of Mediterranean and Sri Lankan flavours!
Creamy Prawn Croquettes | エビクリームコロッケ
Prawn Croquettes from our sister restaurant Nihonbashi’s premium croquette selection.
Freshwater Prawns | 淡水海老
Amazing prawns from our lakes that can be enjoyed in one of three ways; Garlic Chilli,
Pepper or Grilled with Garlic, Olive Oil and Soy Sauce.
Grilled catch of the day Fish Fillet | 本日のおすすめ 魚のグリル
Fillet of the daily catch, grilled with olive oil and soy sauce.
Panko Crusted Prawns | 海老フライ
Black Tiger Prawns crusted with bread crumbs and fried.
Panko Crusted Fish Fingers | 魚のフライ
Fish fingers of fresh seabream, crusted with bread crumbs and fried. Served with Tartar sauce.
Seafood Okonomiyaki | 海鮮お好み焼き
Okonomiyaki is best described as a Japanese pancake (or to some a Japanese pizza), hailing from the Kansai region of Japan. Thinly sliced cabbage is mixed into a special batter, to which we add seafood and other vegetables. This is slowly poured onto our teppan grill and cooked on a low flame. It is topped with a mixture of mayonnaise, our special Okonomiyaki sauce and very thin bonito shavings.

Vegetarian option also available.

Crab Okonomiyaki | 蟹のお好み焼き
100g of Sri Lankan Mud Crab meat blends into the iconic Okonomiyaki.
Bento Box for Wine Lovers | ワインのおつまみ弁当
Tuna and Crab Salad in Avocado, Tuna Sashimi, Olive Oil and Soy Prawns,Kani Gunkan Maki, Tensabi Temaki, Crab Croquettes & Miso Soup.
The Galle Fort Bento | ゴールフォート弁当
Tuna and Crab Salad in Avocado, Sashimi of the Day, Grilled Prawn Salad, Tuna Nigiri, Yaki Sakana, Kappa Maki, Japanese Rice & Miso Soup.
Asa Dori No Karaage Set | 朝〆チキンの唐揚げ定食
Crispy Fried Chicken, Tuna Salad, Iceberg Salad, Onigiri, Miso Soup and Dessert.
Sushi Set | 寿司定食
Tuna, Ebi (Prawn) and White Fish Nigiri, Fukusa Sushi (omelette wrapped sushi), Kappa Maki, Chicken Teriyaki, Iceberg Salad, Miso Soup and Dessert.
Furai Moriawase Set | フライ盛り合わせ定食
Crumb fried Prawns, Fish and Vegetables, Tuna Salad, Iceberg Salad, Onigiri, Miso Soup and Dessert.
Sashimi & Sushi Set | 刺身・寿司定食
A complete meal with Sashimi, Sushi and Miso Soup.
Okonomiyaki Set | お好み焼き定食
Seafood Okonomiyaki, Sakana Furai (crumb fried fish), Iceberg Salad, Onigiri, Miso Soup and Dessert.
Prices are in US$ and include service charges and applicable government taxes.
Japanese seafood dining at The Tuna & The Crab, Galle - someone eating a Tempura Udon dish.
Japanese seafood dining at The Tuna & The Crab. Cheers, a toast with two glasses of white wine at The Tuna & The Crab restaurant, Galle
Japanese seafood dining at The Tu a & The Crab, Galle - a dish of Pepper Crab with a glass of white wine and a piece of bread on a dish on a table

Indulge in Culinary Bliss

Explore our menu, overflowing with irresistible creations crafted to tantalise your taste buds and elevate your dining experience to new heights.

Captured Culinary

The Gallery

Explore the visual allure of our culinary creations in The Tuna & The Crab’s image gallery. Each snapshot captures the essence of our exquisite dishes, inviting you to savour the artistry before your dining experience.

Fortress Elegance

The Location

Step into the timeless embrace of Galle Dutch Fort, recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage site, and let The Tuna & The Crab be your gateway to a culinary journey. Whether you’re a discerning local or a worldly traveler in pursuit of exceptional experiences, our restaurant invites you to relish the extraordinary.

Nestled amidst the historic allure, Galle offers a canvas of enchanting attractions – from the centuries-old Galle Lighthouse to the vibrant Galle Fort Ramparts. Immerse yourself in the unique fusion of flavours within our walls, and as you dine, let the echoes of history and the allure of Galle elevate your celebration. Indulge. Savour. Revel in the extraordinary moments with us.