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“Best in Chinatown” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Eleven

Eleven
Ranked #281 of 655 Restaurants in Melaka
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: Asian, Portuguese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Late Night, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Airlie Beach, Australia
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49 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Best in Chinatown”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 20, 2012

For some inscrutable reason, the Chinatown area of Melaka doesn’t have any great restaurants. There are multiple open-fronted ‘beer halls’ with rice-based snack meals, plenty of street vendors and numerous nefarious hawkers, but no restaurants 3 ½ star or better. There is however the 3 star ‘Eleven Bistro’.

Situated in a narrow lane (Jalan Hang Lekir) off Jonker Walk that is unbelievably even narrower than the Walk, Eleven Bistro has three adjoining front entrances and is (wait for it ! ) number 11 in the street. Following the local custom of not having any great Chinese restaurants in Chinatown, 11 Bistro serves Malacca Portuguese food. What is that you may ask. It is Portuguese Sambal Crabs (MR40). Portuguese style Fried Chicken Wings (MR10) Vinegar Lala (clams) (MR12), Portuguese style Fried Rice (MR8), home-made Vegetable Spring Rolls (MR8) and their signature dish Portuguese Special Curry Dable Chicken (MR15). And, it is all delicious !

As would be expected, Sambal crabs and Special Curry Dable chickens do have a bit of spice flavour, not to mention a slight ‘after-burn’. To counter this phenomenon, there is ice-cold Carlsberg (MR12), refreshing Coca-Cola (MR8) and Chivas Regal (MR18).

The tables are bare, but the staff are friendly, young and very attentive. There are several rooms, the one we choose was air-conditioned. All in all, the food was excellent, good value, and well presented. The drinks were cold, the venue clean and cool. I’d go back again, and give my recommendation to friends – and TA members.

  • Visited January 2012
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Melaka, Malaysia
2 reviews
“PERFECT TOUCH”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2012

I come to this restaurant with 4 of my friend... we just want to eat a little snack and have a chit chat together.. We come here on Monday, so the restaurant is not too crowded. The server was very helpful, we choose to sit inside, but the Air con was to cold (because the air con was very close to the table).

We order a fried rice, fried noodle, and toast bread.. The taste was nice, but not too special..

The best part is when we just want to take a picture together inside the resto, want of the server offered a help for us to take a picture with his camera. He said that the picture is for documentation, and a few minutes later he came back and bring a piece of photo that already being printed for us. I think it is a small things but matter..

we definitely will came back and try other signature dish

  • Visited January 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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“Nice cozy place, good seafood”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2011

Nice east meets the west bistro. Seafood is fresher than the others we had in melala. Good for both lunch and dinner. Reasonable price( relatively expensive than other Melaka restaurant, but considering the environment still worth it). About 40-50myr/head

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Thank YangXY
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UK
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65 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Interesting Asian Portuguese fusion”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2011

Sat outside perched on their high chairs. Interesting food and fair prices. Definitely worth a visit.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Tysons Corner, Virginia
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47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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“Good Food, Open Late!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2011

We arrived to Melaka late at night and found Eleven was still open as we walked around looking for some local cuisine. The food was very yummy and the serving area was small and personable. We were happy with our meal at Eleven and would recommend it!

Visited December 2011
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