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Bistro Year 1673

Malaysian
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18 Jonker Street, Melaka 75200, Malaysia
606-2881673
Today
10:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 42
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 23
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Pleasant surprise

This looks like a beautiful courtyard tourist trap, but on both trips to Melaka we have had very impressive meals here. The service was welcoming and friendly and we do not recall the food taking a long time coming to the table.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
benbenton
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New Orleans, Louisiana
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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New Orleans, Louisiana
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84 reviews 84 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

This looks like a beautiful courtyard tourist trap, but on both trips to Melaka we have had very impressive meals here. The service was welcoming and friendly and we do not recall the food taking a long time coming to the table.

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Malaysia
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Be prepared for long waiting time for your food to arrive. If you are in a rush, this is not the place to be. But strongly suggest if you like to spend a night out at an open-air bistro with live music. Owner is friendly too.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Ordered food and after 1hour, only 1 out of 4 orders turned up. Really bad experience and as a local, I will not recommend this restaurant to anyone.

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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We were just walking on the street and trying to find a nice place to eat, but after 8pm almost everything was closed on the Jonker street. We found this restaurant, and we had a very nice surprise. The food was excellent, the place was very nice, we sat outside in the garden. We ate some soups and also some... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015 via mobile

Located in a strategy location at Jonkers street, however, food is disgusting. Please avoid this place

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Singapore, Singapore
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Very varied menu from local to western so suits all. We had pizza for kids fish and chicken and a local dish. All very nice. Live singer on every night. Service was good staff very friendly. We actually came to this restaurant two years ago so returned knowing it was good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Service was quick and all staff where smiley and informative. All the dishes where fresh and worth the 5 minute delay between serving. Live music was good but so loud that you could not sustain a conversation without shouting over each other. If the music was turned lower and the service quickened a bit more, I am sure this place... More 

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Johor Bahru District, Malaysia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

It was an hour til New Year, it was packed. We were a group of 8 with two very hungry friends who have not had dinner. But lively music and a very enthusiastic guard attracted us in. We ordered drinks, one set dinner, one pizza and one chicken chop. Our set dinner never came, despite us reminding them every 15minutes... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

While my wife and I enjoyed our meals, we waited an hour a half for the kids' meals, and neither of them enjoyed them (son's not as advertised, and far too much cheese on daughter's lasagna). The other part that was funny was that we had to keep changing our orders because they didn't have the ingredients for the food... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

They not only messed up our reservation, they messed up our order by not serving us everything in their Christmas eve set menu. The manager wasn't even familiar with the restaurant menu. The food was terrible as well. Truly horrible service. Never coming here again.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 18 Jonker Street, Melaka 75200, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Melaka State  >  Central Melaka District  >  Melaka
  • Phone Number: 606-2881673

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Malaysian
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 12:00 am

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