Melaka Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Melaka

July 23, 2017 Timmy Ribble

This charming city is a UNESCO world heritage site, with a rich trading history and multicultural heritage. Melaka is a rewarding town to explore and is about two hours from Kuala Lumpur.
Things to do in Melaka

1. Pak Putra Tandoori & Naan Restaurant

Jalan Laksmana 4, Melaka, Malaysia Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible Indian, Asian, Pakistani, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal Dinner, Late Night +60 12-601 5876
Excellent
53%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Pak Putra Tandoori & Naan Restaurant

Reviewed By A TripAdvisor Member

Have nothing bad to say about food, it was good but the whole experience was marred by the fact we were served food we didn't order as well as twice as much chicken as we ordered. The handwritten bill came without any explanation and we had to pay the amount the invented. Not clean guys, not clean.

2. Selvam

No 2 Jalan Temenggong, Melaka 75000, Malaysia Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Indian, Asian, Malaysian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$24 +60 6-281 9223
Excellent
39%
Good
46%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 280 reviews

Selvam

Reviewed By gita73 - KL

This has got to be the filthiest eatery ever. ..place is strewn with rubbish and has and odd stench...soiled tissue paper and spilt curry on the floor with grimy tables...
Food is average. ..I really hope they do something about the cleanliness and hire someone to sweep and mop the floor. ..
Will never return!

3. The Baboon House

The Baba House No. 89 Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, Melaka 75200, Malaysia Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Cafe, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch HK$16 - HK$78 +60 12-601 0363
Excellent
55%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 696 reviews

The Baboon House

Hub of art & culture inspired by nature, kafe attached, located in the heart of the heritage.<br><br>The Baboon House is =<br><br>1. An art gallery to provide the opportunities for artistes to discuss and showcase their works and ideas without any kind of prejudices or discrimination.<br>2. A long term and sustainable restoration project in creating a deeper understanding and appreciation towards cultures and traditions.<br>3. A community hub for continuous learning of like-minded individuals to create a better dining and environmental conditions and not only for profit making purposes. (includes creating a shelter & awareness for abandoned furry animals on the street)<br>4. And a "home" as what it is initial built for 250 years ago......<br><br><br>The Concept of Baboon House is to provide the best dining experience to all our beloved customers in regard of the ambiance, art, food or services. Every Customers do play a big part in helping us to create a peaceful and tranquil experience during your visit. Thank you for your never ending support.<br><br>The Baboons.<br>For Love, Peace & Harmony

Reviewed By TheNayzer - Phuket, Thailand

Baboon house located in the heart of Melaka, parallel street with Jonker walk. I was amazed by how they turned historical building to nice restaurant but still preserving its old charm. I definitely fell in love with the place. Service was fast. Staffs were really welcoming. BUT I was disappointed by the food. The cheese burger was just average. I didn’t like that they put some kind of spice in the meat. Mint ice tea was excellent though.
In conclusion, I would come here for the ambient, but surely not for the food.

4. restoran saravanna

18 Jalan Bendahara, Melaka, Malaysia Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff Indian, Asian, Malaysian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch +60 6-283 0295
Excellent
48%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 103 reviews

restoran saravanna

This is a south indian restaurant I stumbled across in the Little India district of Melaka. I love south indian vegetarian food and this was one of the best. I spoke with the manager afterwards and he gave me a card as my cousin who lives in Singapore is thinking of visiting.

Reviewed By Chiariyees - Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

I had the banana leaves there twice, I quite like it.
The roti masala is good! If you like something spicy. Quite filling too.
The masala tea was average for me, though. As I prefer stronger spice.
Another thing I don't fancy for most Indian restaurants in Melaka:they like to serve some cold beverages in takeaway plastic cup, and rasam in paper cup even if you dine in.

5. Veggie Planet

41&43 Jalan Melaka Raya 8, Melaka 75000, Malaysia Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available Chinese, Asian, Malaysian, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch HK$39 +60 12-656 5783
Excellent
64%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 163 reviews

Veggie Planet

Its been opened since July in year 2010.Its takes deep pride and effort in serving delicious, nutritious and healthy organic food with a myriad of tasteful delights and surprises. With its cosy and warm contemporary setting and fully-air-conditioned, it thrives on bringing the best on the table with a wide range of delectable menu which based on five healthy cooking mantras: NO MSG NO Preservative NO Artificial Coloring NO Artificial Flavors & Fragant NO Microwave & Irradiation SUITABLE for ALL Vegetarian.

Reviewed By jadesheridan25 - Grasmere, United Kingdom

We have been travelling for some time now and this place is a little haven of vegetarian food. The staff are wonderful and the service is great. The restaurant is clean and comfortable. We have been here 3 times in our 4 night stay, we...MoreWarmest greetings from Veggie Planet! Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We're glad you enjoyed your meal at our restaurant. We hope that you will drop by again the next time you visit Melaka.

6. The Daily Fix

55 Jalan Hang Jebat, Melaka 75200, Malaysia Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi European, Fusion, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +60 13-290 6855
Excellent
61%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 793 reviews

The Daily Fix

The Daily Fix is located inside a batik/souvenir shop called Next KK on Jalan Hang Jebat (Jonker Street). The menu includes pancakes, sandwiches, espresso and local coffee, fruit juice + beers.

Reviewed By Steviekerr88 - Newmarket, United Kingdom

You receive a very warm welcome when entering, it's always busy and you may not even get a seat straight away! Always a good sign though.
We've been twice already and had smoked ducks salads and chicken ciabattas which both were incredible. The mango and passion smoothie was fresh and delicious. We will be back for their renowned homemade pancakes and great coffee. Thanks for the good service.

7. Kaya Kaya Cafe

32 Jalan Tukang Besi, Melaka 75200, Malaysia Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations Cafe, Malaysian, American, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Drinks +60 6-281 4089
Excellent
57%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 130 reviews

Kaya Kaya Cafe

The name of Kaya-kaya Cafe comes from a local spread known as “kaya”. It is generally rich in flavor and thick in texture. As such, our menu is created using the two keywords – richness and thickness. Our key vision is to promote more local specialties to foreigners. We elaborately design our fusion menu using our own local ingredients, such as salted egg chicken and sambal prawn, to serve with pasta. We serve food with kaya as well. Unlike the usual kaya that can be found everywhere, our kaya is especially homemade with duck eggs and Malacca sugar. One of the signature dishes that are served with kaya is “Malacca Elvis”; a pancake stack with sliced banana and kaya sandwiched in between, drizzled with homemade chocolate and peanut butter sauce. We also serve traditional dishes like “Yin Yong Toast” with kaya and butter and “Kaya Cheese Toast”.

Reviewed By tzeeweei - Melaka, Malaysia

I've tried their French toast which was served with blueberry purée, a scoop of ice cream and some almond chips. It was nice as it's not too sweet. However, it's a little too pricey for me. Anyway, it was a nice visit!

8. SALUD Tapas Bar & Restaurant

94 Jalan Tun | 94, Heereen Street, Melaka 75300, Malaysia Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi Bar, Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Wine Bar, Vegetarian Friendly Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$31 - HK$102 +60 6-282 9881
Excellent
62%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 208 reviews

SALUD Tapas Bar & Restaurant

Salud means &apos;cheers&apos; in Spanish and also, &apos;good health&apos;. Salud Tapas is the newest restaurant in Malacca, where you can try really authentic Spanish food! You have the option to try the famous dishes of Spain, as TAPAS! Tapas, are small bites with big flavours. Salud Tapas, is a casual tapas bar with a fun atmosphere and has an open kitchen where you can see the chef cooking for you. It is a great place to socialise over drinks and exquisite, authentic Spanish tapas. Salud blends modernity with tradition, with authentic food presented with the modern style, and the decor with different spaces-like the long Terrace along the Street, to the open kitchen, to the voluminous bar upstairs, the traditional Malaccan centre courtyard, and a chillout area under the stars. Have you ever tried Spanish food? Now, you have the best opportunity to try authentic Spanish food, in the Malacca&apos;s heart! So come by to Salud and Salud! Salud Tapas Bar Where Spain comes to Malacca!!

Reviewed By darkfibre - Perth, Australia

Great food and fantastic Spanish wine. The owner was really friendly the rest of the staff were doing their job. My only complaint is that some music would really help with the atmosphere

9. River View Cafe Melaka

82 Jalan Kampong Pantai, Melaka 75200, Malaysia Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi Bar, Cafe, European, Asian, Malaysian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch HK$16 - HK$55 +60 12-327 7746
Excellent
55%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 233 reviews

River View Cafe Melaka

Experience dining at a Retro-styled cafe backing the Melaka river in the Heritage Zone. One could choose to dine by the river and watch the cruise boats pass by; or at the indoor fan or air conditioned area. We serve cafe food : &apos;All Day Breakfast Sets&apos;, local Malaysian favourites and Western Food. Open daily from 8am to 10pm (kitchen closes at 9.30pm) and closed on Wednesdays.

Reviewed By ERDFirefighter - Edmonton, Canada

We came upon the Riverview while walking along the river. Sat down for a beer and enjoyed the quietness of the location. We returned here two more times once for breakfast and once for dinner. Both meals were very good. Dinner we had 2 meals 4 beer and a dessert and the bill was 80 ringgit.

10. Bulldog

145 Jalan Bendahara, Melaka 75100, Malaysia Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Accepts Credit Cards Asian, Malaysian, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Drinks +60 16-303 3970
Excellent
57%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 99 reviews

Bulldog

A contemporary take on Peranakan dinning. Smaller portions, more options. Act Fast. All items are limited. Reservations will only be taken before operation hours.

Reviewed By Nuve21 - Singapore, Singapore

We visited this place due to its good reviews.Food was not bad.But was not fantastic either,especially for its price range.Most of the people who came either a foreigner or married to a foreigner, whom don't really know the authentic original taste.
Service is very good. Staffs are polite and nice. Place is also good. But we came for the food...

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