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Riverine Coffeehouse

108 , Lorong Hang Jebat ( 1st Cross Street ), Melaka, Malaysia
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Ranked #22 of 344 restaurants in Melaka
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Nonya
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Scenic river view dining along the Melaka
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82% Recommend
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Just excellent. Lovely service, explained to us how to eat the interesting nuts that were in our curry with a little spoon. Food very authentic and delicious, tastes like a home cooked meal. Haven't found food like it since, and doubt I will find it anywhere else. Do not miss, please, do yourself a favour and do not miss.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
196 helpful votes 196 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I took my family to this restaurant at the end of May for dinner. It was recommended by a friend who grew up in Melaka. Overall the food was very good in flavour, but the highlight was a dish called Ayam Buah Keluak. It's basically a chicken stew kind of dish, but it is good with a special nut, which... More

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Kajang, Malaysia
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Cost us around RM30 for meal of 3 dishes, 2 rice and 1 dessert. Fairly cheap. Anyhow, I have had better peranakan cuisine. Ayam pongteh was a disappointment. The sago gula melaka was served with a lot of ice pieces. :/ I went on weekday so it was quiet and the ambience was absolutely amazing at sunset.

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

This is the second time we tried this restaurant by the riverside. The food was average at best. The Keluaks from the Ayam Keluak were not properly cooked and quite hard. The kangkong sambal belacan was too salty. I think there are probably better peranakan restaurants in the area.

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South Korea
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Expect a very 'homely' environment - an unhurried service but the waiter was polite and helpful. The dishes offered are quite typical of what you will find in a typical Peranakan household. We tried the deep fried so tong (which needed more salt), fried chicken (which was yummy and crispy), udang mask nenas (good), itik tim (good). At the end... More

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Top Contributor
218 reviews 218 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014 via mobile

If it hadn't have been for some fairly average service (having to chase drinks and the bill) this would have been a 5 star review. A wonderful setting by the river teed us up for a great lunch but we never expected so much for so little. We only ordered some special fries done with Iran bilis, chilli and peanuts... More

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Melaka, Malaysia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Loved the atmosphere and the food. We had once dinner and once lunch, food is cheap and good, friendly staff and good views on the river. Vest option between the cafés open in that area

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Kuala Lumpur
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50 reviews 50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

The nyonya dishes were just average, we ordered a curry, sambal brinjal, otak-otak and commando fries. The otak otak felt like it was supermarket bought frozen type. The curry was too diluted and not creamy enough. The brinjals and the commando fries were good.

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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

We waited close to an hour for lunch. A ridiculous amount of time to wait for any food anywhere. And the beer is completely over priced. We left without our food we were so bloody annoyed! We refused to wait any longer and be ignored.

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

Dinner for two, surprising very good food. Why surprising? we came across the 'coffeehouse' with a menu black board and 2 guys/staff smoking at the front. Walked in, a group of dinners - chatting over a finished meal left uncleared from the table. Even with this rather non promising start, the meal was very good. The Ikan Masak (Fish with... More

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