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“Only if you have to”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Far East Cafe

Far East Cafe
Ranked #273 of 662 Restaurants in Melaka
Cuisines: Asian, Malaysian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Queensland
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Only if you have to”
Reviewed April 25, 2014

We were here on a night when they were training a new waitor - poor fellow - kept getting into trouble and getting things wrong. Food was pretty average - didn't look anything like the photos in the menu - and no wine available.

Visited April 2014
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
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  • French first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Mich
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717 reviews
337 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
“Food was average but good”
Reviewed April 16, 2014 via mobile

Nice to sit on the street and eat, waiter was very nice. Quiet but nice. Nice to try different dishes. Average prices for the Jonker area. Nyonya dishes. Many places to eat in Melaka and there was nothing wrong with the Far East Cafe.

Visited April 2014
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Sydney
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138 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“It's ok... A lot of potential to be great ”
Reviewed March 3, 2014 via mobile

Really wanted to go to Nancy's Kitchen, but it was closed. This place was a couple of doors down and looked ok.

There seemed to be one guy who was working there who was run off his feet.

Food was pretty good without being outstanding.

Quite a good menu, but don't go here thinking it's a genuine Nonya restaurant.

Price is very reasonable and it should cost about, 30RM per head for a decent meal.

You can sit inside or outside.

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Manchester
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1,151 reviews
806 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 584 helpful votes
“Very good in difficult circumstances”
Reviewed March 3, 2014 via mobile

We expected the worst here to be honest as it seemed to be the only restaurant open in town and was groaning under the pressure. They reacted really well though and, against the odds, exceeded our expectations.

The reason for this was the food(as daft as that sounds!!). We ordered three dishes, two were excellent and one ok. The average one was some rather ordinary thai belly pork, the good ones duck with ginger and also the sweet potato leaves. Subtle, spicy and thoroughly enjoyed.

Sure it would be even better on a quieter night and well worth a visit.

Visited March 2014
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Melaka, Malaysia
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Decent meal and prices”
Reviewed February 7, 2014 via mobile

Whilst not the highlight of our culinary journey through Malaysia, this place has decent food for the right price. To use as a backup solution in case other places are closed

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