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The River Grill

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88 Jalan Kota Laksamana | Casa del Rio Melaka Hotel, Melaka 75200, Malaysia
+60 6 289 6888
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 15
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  • 19
    Very good
  • 11
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  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice lunch by the river

Stopped here for lunch after walking around the older parts of town and to avoid a heavy rain shower. Very nice setting along by the river. Service was very efficient and friendly, food (pizza and Chinese fried rice) was tasty and well presented. Nice cold beer was a good addition too.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 26, 2015
Micky3885
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Dublin, Ireland
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Hereford, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We popped in for two mango lassis and two local lunch dishes. The mango lassis looked and tasted like broccoli over flavoured with mint...beyond bad, almost comically so. They did look a bit nonplussed and ashamed and took them away and took an alternative order without baulking or arguing, so full marks for that. we then had a local dish... More 

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1 Thank Froggydatjive
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

It was our very first time to visit a Portuguese buffet dinner that available every Saturday. But we are quite disappointed with the foods as we don't see much Portuguese selections. Waiter approach asked how is the food , we just frankly comment that the crabs they served are over cooked ! It tasted like a spoil meat texture it... More 

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1 Thank Alexis T
Dublin, Ireland
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch after walking around the older parts of town and to avoid a heavy rain shower. Very nice setting along by the river. Service was very efficient and friendly, food (pizza and Chinese fried rice) was tasty and well presented. Nice cold beer was a good addition too.

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1 Thank Micky3885
Brighton, Engand
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46 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015 via mobile

The Casa del Rio River Grill is not the place to go for local food and ambience. However it provides European-style 'fine dining' with the style, service and prices to match. Sitting on a candlelit terrace watching the lights on the river, it is a wonderful location to eat. I had mushroom soup followed by salmon with risotto, drinking white... More 

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1 Thank Brightontraveller-2
Singapore
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503 reviews
270 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 452 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

Visited this place for dinner while touring Melaka with my family. They have pretty limited selections for local dishes. Was hoping to have local food for dinner but since we had been seated, we decided to give it a try. Server by the name of Shen was very helpful and attentive. One of the best service I've experienced in Melaka.... More 

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1 Thank alanyeo76
Singapore, Singapore
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Worst BBQ buffet ever!!! Was there last Saturday with my family of 11 person .Satay not replenished, imagine going for a buffet and they can tell you the food is finished before 8pm. BBQ items very limited ie lamb, steak , chicken wings, squid with a very slow pace of cooking where people need to queue. Dessert limited, hot items... More 

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1 Thank DYYMS2
Singapore, Singapore
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94 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

On the terrace, with view over the river, we had a truly lovely meal. Steamboat was very good and so was the curry. Too bad the curry arrived when the steamboat was nearly finished, but that was the only flaw. Excellent, friendly service and very decent prices.

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Thank Dutchies
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015 via mobile

I tot of making casa del rio river cafe as my 'must go' cafe everytime i visit melaka. first visit was on jan 2015 with my sister, we had a coffee with cake, it was great. Everything seems perfect! And so I bring my parents on my second visit somewhere on feb2015 for a lunch, it was great as well.... More 

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Thank ismasita
Penne d'Agenais, France
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534 reviews
252 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Great location right by the river with helpful serving girls making lunch a very pleasant time. The set menu represents outstanding value and I love my scoff but couldnt finish it all! A haven of peace in busy Melaka so I will dine here often

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1 Thank Jonathan N
Melbourne, Australia
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39 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant is situated right on the river and is very pretty at night. The staff are very obliging and helpful however the main event did not live up to expectations in any way. The smoked salmon was the best dish presented on the plate at the table. The sea bass was over cooked making it very dry. The salad... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 88 Jalan Kota Laksamana | Casa del Rio Melaka Hotel, Melaka 75200, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Melaka State  >  Central Melaka District  >  Melaka
  • Phone Number: +60 6 289 6888

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Asian, International, Malaysian

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