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Selvam

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No 2 Jalan Temenggong, Melaka 75000, Malaysia
+60 6-281 9223
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Takeout

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Affordable and nice food

We went there at night,around 9+p.m. The food was so cheap you would not believe it. The taxi driver who brought us there said "Tak cukup nasi,tambah sampai cukup" which translates into:"Not enough rice, add till your hearts' content" And we sure did. We practically stuffed ourselves with banana... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Neesha N
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Penang, Malaysia
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Bangkok, Thailand
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211 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This joint seems popular with the locals and has a good selection of curries, indian breads, deserts and fruit shakes. Very cheap, you can expect to eat a big meal + drink for less than 20 ringit. They seem to offer certain parts of the menu at different times of the day, I couldn't really get my head around it.

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Thank 276JAMES
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We are here twice in our three days in Melaka and loved it. Great service, they even went out to find some beer for us. Food is delicious.

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Thank pzam184
Penang, Malaysia
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went there at night,around 9+p.m. The food was so cheap you would not believe it. The taxi driver who brought us there said "Tak cukup nasi,tambah sampai cukup" which translates into:"Not enough rice, add till your hearts' content" And we sure did. We practically stuffed ourselves with banana leaf rice and some naan with tandoori chicken. Some were spicy... More 

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Thank Neesha N
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went to this Indian restaurant to have lunch, since i like spicy food and meat, i chose lamb and rice, it was delicious. Didn't try any other food, but the staff are friendly. The price also quite cheap. They also serve banana leaves

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southernengland
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118 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Easiest way to locate is to walk up river path past Hard Rock Cafe and when you see St Francis Xavier church cross over bridge and Selvam is on the corner in front of you. Food here was simple but good. No frills restaurant with good range of rotis. We had breakfast here and the mango lassi was superb. The... More 

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Thank garlic1927
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

simple cheap banana leaf food that doesnt disappoint. You've got ur basic banana leaf veg n then add ons as u may.. just close to jonkers park..

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Thank RAJ_Grewal23
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55 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016 via mobile

Must have if you are eager to eat South Indian cuisine after tasting the Malay food. Good variety in vegetarian & non-vegetarian dishes. Food served on banana leaf best enjoyed with hands(throw away the forks n spoon). They even serve chappatis & butter milk. Finger licking tasty. Would definitely eat there if we visit Melaka again!!!!!!

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Thank snehalduttm
Singapore, Singapore
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88 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Made 2 visits here during my trip. 201/12/15 - was here for an early dinner. Order the Vegetarian Banana leaf set which cost RM 4. Although it wasn't fantastic it doesn't disappoint either. Any add-on (meat dishes) costs extra. 21/12/15 - Came here for breakfast. Ordered two plain pratas, putu mayam (vermicelli hoppers), masala thosai and washed it all down... More 

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Thank lonelyrunner_91
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015 via mobile

Had the lunch time banana leaf meal. Service comes to you first with the rice, then a choice of spicy or mild sauce, then the vegies, then various meat options. I enjoyed the service, but can imagine some people not liking it. The food was simple and tasty at a reasonable price. Pineapple juice excellent. Worth the walk from the... More 

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Thank Bruce C
Melaka, Malaysia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

.. since they move across the road next to the bank, the already popular indian restaurant got better, vegetarian banana leaf only 4 ringgit, buttered naan 2.50, Tandoori chicken 6 rm, small dish of spicy chicken 5 rm, and mutton 6 rm. If you are on a tight budget or with money to splash out it's worth a visit, it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: No 2 Jalan Temenggong, Melaka 75000, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Melaka State  >  Central Melaka District  >  Melaka
  • Phone Number: +60 6-281 9223

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 2
  • Cuisine: Asian, Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget

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