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Dutch Harbour Cafe

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

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  • 17
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Tourist Restaurant

The combination menues are quite attraktive. However, the spring rolls have not been made fresh ; the same for the desserts. Most of the main dishes have been good, the mixed Satai i would recommend

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Christoph F
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Melaka, Malaysia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very satisfied with the services here. It's the best place at the riverside for a celebration which I've choose it to surprised my mom on her birthday after I did the reservation. The food are tasty and I would recommend you all nyonya laksa and chicken chop.

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Thank lisarosma96
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The combination menues are quite attraktive. However, the spring rolls have not been made fresh ; the same for the desserts. Most of the main dishes have been good, the mixed Satai i would recommend

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Thank Christoph F
Kuala Selangor, Malaysia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I heard about this nice place by the river so I came to try with my hubby. I was taken a back by its beauty and scenery. Looks like venice . The food was great, I had a giant melaka squid (it was big!) and tasty served with coconut rice. Hubby says the steak was so tender and delicious. Alvin... More 

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Thank rosmanizaahmad
Puchong, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went there with my family for dinner a day before my vacation ended. The food was great. I had the steak, which is my favourite. The view was stunning. We sat facing the Malacca river with night lamps around us. I would love to go back someday.

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Thank Zieymaa H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were tempted by its great location (by Melacca river) and uplifting tunes. That's where the positives end. The starter was not freshly prepared, lukewarm, doughy, contained little filling and tasteless. The mains were similarly disgusting - lukewarm, flavourless and watery. Service was pretty incompetent but they had the gall to add a 10% service charge to the bill. The... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One thing great about this cafe is the location. It's right at the edge of Malacca River. It's nice to hang out, and sit chillin' at this cafe. But the foods are not that great, even drinks are quite pricy.

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Thank Leonard S
Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

This little restaurant is lovely. Serving a range of local and 'western food' the menu is certainly eclectic. The satays I chose were superb. The meal was a little pricey (around RM30) but that is to be expected in a tourist location. Due to the poor weather, there were only 3 tables booked in the restaurant when I visited. The... More 

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Thank Maddy K
Brunei Darussalam
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32 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

We needed a place to eat during the manic Christmas period that strikes Malaka. The Lamb Redang was excellent and the white fish was exceptional. The restaurant doesn't serve alcohol, but one of the non-muslim waiters sourced some beer for our meal.

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Thank snuffjugend
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

I came here based on the recommendation from my friend... She know that I am The food lover.. She ask me to taste and give a feedback about the food. Whether we have similar opinion or not. The result totally the same. To get a very a very nice view... Yeahhh here is the place... My First impression through the... More 

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4 Thank Athirah J
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

Have been for dinner the last two nights, it is set menu at weekends but great value for money, they serve beers but not wine, as me and my husband are used to having wine with our evening meal we asked if we could boy wine, it wasn't a problem, they even provided glasses and ice, for my white wine.... More 

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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: Asian, Dutch, European

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic

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