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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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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were seated quickly and served fairly swiftly too. Really good singers made the atmosphere. My husband had Seafood & Pineapple Fried Rice and I had the Mozzarella & Tomato starter. Both were well presented and delicious and took very little time to arrive. We also had three drinks and shared a local ice cream dish (that was a little... More 

Thank Gill P
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived at our hotel and was not impressed with the menu. And a local told us about this restaurant Had a great meal with relaxed atmosphere It caters for groups that if you want western food it is there if you want local it is there. We tried nyonya and was not disappointed the staff product knowledge was good... More 

Thank trevor j
Oslo, Norway
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent food, either Nyonya or Western cuisine. A must try is their cocktail drinks. Relax in the ambience of the place while being entertained by singers.

Thank Cathylee98
Sentosa Island, Singapore
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

It is amazing that an establishment with such great location and expansive real estate could be so poorly managed! The restaurant gets full marks for location. It is right on Jonker street and we were there on a busy weekend. Every other place on the street was packed and as we walked past this place, we saw a few empty... More 

Thank whatitsaysonthecan
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

Having visited this restaurant earlier on the day where we just had beverages. Due to the lovely courtyard setting we decided to go back this evening for dinner, however was so disappointed. We were given A menu and ordered drinks 15 mins later we were still waiting for the drinks and no one came near us to take a food... More 

Thank Carmel G
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 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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77 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016

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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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016

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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, European, Asian, Malaysian, Vegetarian Friendly
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?