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Dutch Harbour Cafe

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No. 39 Jalan Laksamana (Riverside), Melaka, Malaysia
+606-283-7606
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 23
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  • 25
    Very good
  • 13
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  • 13
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  • 14
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great for a quick lunch

The view of the river is lovely from the outside tables, with umbrellas to give a little relief from the sun. My husband and I stopped to have a quick lunch. The nonya laksa is incredibly tasty, and they were generous with the toppings. The manager popped by to check everything was okay which... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 5, 2015
Zoe M
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London, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

The view of the river is lovely from the outside tables, with umbrellas to give a little relief from the sun. My husband and I stopped to have a quick lunch. The nonya laksa is incredibly tasty, and they were generous with the toppings. The manager popped by to check everything was okay which was a nice touch.

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Macleay Island, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Very mediocher food. Service was ok and location good. My husband and I only ate here once so maybe it was an off night but with so many other choices close by I wasn't willing to give it a second try.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Overlooking the canal this is a relaxing spot to enjoy the wonderful food. The service was excellent and the manager could not do enough for us. I had grilled white fish and it was cooked to perfection, my husband had the famous Laksa dish and having lived in Malaysia for the last six years this was one of the best.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We only went for a drink, the root beer was superb, the juice not freshly squeezed? And we had to wait for a long time before the bill was sent to us.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Nice little restaurant with seating next to the river. We ordered juices and fish and chips - really nice and fresh tasting. This restaurant is also open at night with seating down closer to the river. Lovely ambience with the soft fairy lights and away from the hustle and bustle of Jonker walk.

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

We have visited Melaka twice and have spent a lot of time at this cafe. This cafe has two Street frontage, wirh one side being by the canal. You have the choice of air con comfort or a beautiful canalside table wirh soft music and a picturesque view... It has such a lovely feel about it.. Food selection is for... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Nice views,very good service by their staffs,but the food was so so.need to uprades some menus i guess

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We stopped at this restaurant cause we wanted to have a break from the Malaysian food, attired by the western menu option and the location on the river. When I asked for a carbonara pasta with some adjustments (I'm Italian so a bit fussy on our dishes) the owner came to me, asking better about it. Ten minutes after I've... More 

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Melaka, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Let's face it. Malaysian are trying to get good food by making the atmosphere better. This is what i had in mind whenever i get myself into a fancy western restaurant. Dont get me wrong, there are some western themed restaurants which served great food in a lovely environment. But the fact is that now a good number of the... More 

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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

Tucked away in a corner out of the way, a bit quirky. It has a BRILLIANT view of the canal where you can sit and eat(like Venice!)The management are very nice and welcoming, food was great and if you can manage it there's a 'eat our massive burger' type challenge. All in all an enjoyable visit.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: No. 39 Jalan Laksamana (Riverside), Melaka, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Melaka State  >  Central Melaka District  >  Melaka
  • Phone Number: +606-283-7606

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Dutch, European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic

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