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“Best Naan in Malacca.. or not?”

Pak Putra Tandoori & Naan Restaurant
Ranked #5 of 681 Restaurants in Melaka
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner
Melaka, Malaysia
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“Best Naan in Malacca.. or not?”
Reviewed August 17, 2014

In a few weeks ago i had this Naan in Melaka Raya which is pretty good. It is situated just opposite station one cafe. The Naan i had was puffy, not greasy and it compliments the tandoori chicken very well. I always thought that was the best naan in melaka. But when i ask all my friends which restaurant serves the best naan in melaka, all of them unanimously agreed that the restaurant Pak Putra.

Unwilling to believe it just yet, i went to pak putra to check it out with my friends. According to my friends i learnt my dinner would cost probably up to 15 ringgit and above, so I was expecting a fancy restaurant with tablecloths and fancy cutlery, accompanied by air conditioned environment. But when i reach i was honestly shocked to see the restaurant looks like a typical mamak stall. But granted, i was being judgmental before i even tasted the food.

I ordered a naan cheese with a chicken thigh tandoori and a butter chicken as a side. Being a hungry man that moment, i hated the wait, especially when i see the man beside me was happily munching on his naan. After a 20 minute wait my naan and tandoori finally arrived. The naan i must say was a little more thinner than the one i had in Melaka Raya. Nonetheless, it managed to live up to its reputation. The Naan was still quite puffy. It was not greasy and it was not too chewy, and it compliments well with the tandoori. Although so, the main point in this restaurant is not the naan, but the tandoori. The tandoori is (hands down) one of the best tandoori i had. it wasnt dried up nor was it too greasy; and it was not too flavourful as compared to the ones i had in Melaka Raya. This tandoori was cooked to perfection. The butter chicken was pretty tasty, but for this i still think the ones i had earlier was better.

And to end the naan dinner, what's better than a cup of fresh mango lassie?

For the total of the meal, mine cost a little bit over 20 ringgit. It was a reasonable price for such a great food.

All in all, great food and reasonable prices. The only thing that bothered my dining experience is the wait and the environment. But then again, those are forgotten after the first bite of that chicken tandoori.

  • Visited July 2014
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“Get your curry fix here”
Reviewed August 17, 2014 via mobile

Sometimes only a delicious curry will do and in this case the curry was a mutton rogan josh. Alongside that we had the tandoori chicken, which was heavenly and a soft-as-a-cloud Kashmiri naan. The food is incredibly cheap for the quality. The staff were working their socks off as more and more people continued to arrive to enjoy this top grub. The word is certainly out about this restaurant as there were lots of western tourists like us. The other appeal of this place is watching the naan and tandoori chicken being made and cooked in one of three clay tandoor ovens out front on the pavement.

Visited August 2014
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“Great tandoori chicken, amazing handmade naan”
Reviewed August 13, 2014

This place is a jewel in Melaka. It is a bit hard to find as it is past the night market and around a couple corners, but well worth making the trip. The naan is so fresh and comes with really good curry. The tandoori chicken was delicious.

Note: no alcohol is allowed at this restaurant.

  • Visited August 2014
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“Nice tandoori chicken”
Reviewed July 29, 2014

good food but need to wait long time.
always full house, not enough waiter & don't have much patient.
in door and out door seating.

Visited June 2014
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“Favourite Food”
Reviewed July 28, 2014

Trust me, this restaurant serve good Tandori Chicken and Cheese Naan
Should try this out, and the price is reasonable too

  • Visited July 2014
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