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“10 Curry Friday - Noon 'til 2” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Selvam

Selvam
Ranked #19 of 655 Restaurants in Melaka
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $2
Cuisines: Indian, Asian, Malaysian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Bideford, United Kingdom
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141 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
“10 Curry Friday - Noon 'til 2”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2011

Every Friday they have their 'Lunchtime Special'. A banana leaf with rice and 10 small helpings of a variety of vegetarian curries. With plain rice its 7RM with Byriani rice its 8.50RM.

All the food was delicious. Sure its not haute cuisine but it gives you the chance to taste a variety of different veggie style dishes. Also besides the 'Special' there are loads of other dishes you can choose - meat, egg etc and of course chapatis!

The restaurant has recently had a 'refurb' so is in much better condition than just 9 months ago.

For something a bit different try the Friday 10 Curry Special. It from noon until 2pm I believe.

  • Visited June 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank MM2H
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Chiang Mai
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“I was ill after eating here.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2011

I was ill with diarrhea after eating here. I didnt eat any other food that day - as i had slept in late. It was definitely Selvam that made me ill.

When i went to the toilet before leaving i noticed that the restaurant floor was covered in slippery grease. Aside from this not being very safe to walk on, it also showed just quite how dirty the restaurant was.

Finally the food didnt taste anything special. Ok sure this is just a regularly priced indian 'dhaba' but others manage to make tasty food at a reasonable price. Not here i'm afraid.

  • Visited April 2011
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank chazontour
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Gibraltar
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“money, money, money !!!!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 30, 2010

I've been there a few times !!!
each time I ended up arguing about the price.

But the straw on camel's back was when they charged us for our 2 yr-old kid, whereas I gave some food from my share.
Unbelievable !!!

For sure the food is good, but the taste I kept in my mouth was the frustration rather than their food.

    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank flip-flop88-66
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Berlin, Germany
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“delicious banana leaf curry”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2010

lovely food, very authentic and super cheap. I had the vegetarian banana leaf curry, my BF the tandoori chicken, and mango lassi all round. Delicious.

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank nasi_ayam_search
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The World
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28 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“Best Indian restaurant in Malaysia”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2010

I stayed Melaka for a week, and everyday I went to Selvam. The food is simply amazing, specially the set menus served after 7 pm. Nice staff and, best of all, really cheap - you can have a decent sized meal for only RM 7! If you're in Melaka, you'll have to go!!!

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank flaviosimonetti
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