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“Nothing special. Try the other location down the road” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Famosa Chicken Rice Ball Restaurant

Famosa Chicken Rice Ball Restaurant
28-30 Jalan Hang Kasturi, Off Jonker Street, Melaka 75200, Malaysia
+606-2860121
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Ranked #225 of 372 Restaurants in Melaka
Cuisines: Chinese
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Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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72 reviews 72 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“Nothing special. Try the other location down the road”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

Crowded but ended up nothing special when food served. Rice did not have that distinct aroma of chicken rice and service was quite disorganized when crowded.

There's a small shop down the corner. The original one, hand-rolled and chicken more tastier.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
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Solo
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29 reviews 29 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Tasty Chicken and Rice Balls”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

We weren't expecting much, having been warned that chicken rice balls would be like chicken rice, just in ball shapes. But we were pleasantly surprised. The balls had more flavour than plain rice, and the chicken was delicious.

Visited February 2013
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Melaka, Malaysia
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32 restaurant reviews
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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
“This is not the real Hainanese Chicken Rice”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

Melaka is famous with Hainanese Chicken Rice Ball. This shop is a fake! taste horrible and it does not represent the authentic chicken rice ball in Melaka.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“The food was great but the place was so-so.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

I went there with a bunch of my church mates, youngest being 15 and oldest being 30+. We took two tables and we waited for sometime before we were seated & before our food was served. Food-wise, very good, ambiance-wise, a bit poor.

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Hong Kong
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“Way too Over-rated”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

One of the most famous food critics in the Chinese speaking world rated this place so good that I thought I must try this restaurant where I visited Malacca.

But I was so wrong. Sometimes just don't go to a place that sound too good.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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