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18 Jonker Street, Melaka 75200, Malaysia
10:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely the best place to eat in Malacca. Gorgeous, delicious , great service, live concerts. Honestly the best cream chowder I have ever eaten in my life at a great price! You can find both Malysian and European dishes at really good prices and both extremely delicious. 100 % deserved recommendation. Simply the best.

Thank Ksenia T
Marlborough Region, New Zealand
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75 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is a pity when a place have such a great location and such historic buildings that food and service don't don't measure up. The food lacked lustre (I had the most tasteless laksa in Malaysia) and was quite pricey, and the service was pretty average. It got even more pricey when we realised that prices didn't include gst and... More 

Thank Philip M
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cheap quality food with exorbitant price! The food is tasteless and flavourless and soul less, we paid 110+ RM for the food for 3 people. I don't think we'll come back to this hotel ever again.

Thank Ajan A
Milan, Italy
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66 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We got to this place quite late and we did not expect to have such a good experience. Personnel truly kind and helping, a small court with open air tables and fans to move air (luckily no freezing aircon as in most of the places!). A duo of very good musicians/singers were accompanying our dinner with a vast selection of... More 

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Moruya, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The building does actually date back to 1673. I sat in the courtyard but there are tables inside as well. Friendly & helpful staff. Service was fast & efficient. I had braised chicken with dried chilli and was very happy with it. With a beer it came to RM31. I would happily have gone back, but there are too many... More 

Thank I5abella
Shanghai, China
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355 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We went here for a drink on a hot malacca day. The place is quite nice and in a quite alley. You can see honker street but have less of the noise. Service however was average and the prices higher than normal. From 2 to 7 they have happy hour with discounted drinks. They have free wifi.

Thank Dutchguy_in_Allgau
Bath, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

The food was adequate and the beer reasonably priced. My expectations were so much higher than what I received which is why I scored lowly. I would not return for a second visit

Thank jackmoore93
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016

We came across this place while walking down Junker Street and we are so glad we did. The food was really good and the staff were so friendly and helpful. We were very disappointed as we didn't realise the market would not be on when we were there but finding this place made up for it. My family would recommend... More 

Thank hev444
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

My 2 orders of Nyonya dishes; Otak Otak and Okra with sambal were unpalatable. The setting and beers were fine.

Thank peik1
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

Want something special on your visit to Melaka? Try 1673! Great food well prepared and served in a relaxing environment. Prices are reasonable and the staff were attentive and helpful. Best meal in Melaka.

Thank Paul G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Chinese, European, Asian, Malaysian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups
Open Hours
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Jonker Street, Melaka 75200, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Melaka State  >  Central Melaka District  >  Melaka
  • Phone Number: 606-2881673

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?