Melaka, Malaysia




There are not many places in Melaka to splurge on meals and mostly at the food and beverage outlets found at the 4-5 star hotels and resorts. Outside the luxury hotels and resorts, most of the upper grade restaurants and cafes in the city are mid-priced establishments. A meal with soft drinks in these establishments should not cost you more than MYR40 per person and usually in the range of MYR20-30.
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Restaurant along the Melaka River

Restaurant along the Melaka River

  • The Seafarer Restaurant - No. 1516, Batang Tiga (Tanjung Kling), nearby Klebang Beach. Enjoy a variety of Baba-Nyonya, Chinese, Western and seafood cuisines accompanied by the gentle breeze of the nearby sea. The place opens daily with nightly live music.
  • Cafe 1511 - No. 52 Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock (Hereen Street). The establishment is housed in a restored heritage building and has been in business since 2000. Serves local specialties including 'laksa', 'Pai Tee', 'otak-otak' and 'popiah'.
  • Geographer Cafe - No. 83 Jalan Hang Jebat (Jonker Street). The restaurant/bar is housed in a renovated old Melaka shophouse. Comfortable and lively (occasional live music) restaurant serving standard Baba-Nyonya dishes. Not for those who prefer a quiet meal.
  • Kapitan House - No. 71 & 73, Jalan Merdeka, Taman Melaka Raya, between Eon Bank and Classic Bridal Studio. The main chef is Kenny Chan, a celebrity chef often seen on local television. The food is truly authentic and on weekends, they serve an array of homemade 'nyonya kueh' (desserts) during lunch.
  • Restoran Peranakan - No. 107, Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock. Enjoy the experience of eating good Baba-Nyonya dishes in the airy courtyard of a huge traditional Peranakan house. You feel like you are walking into a museum when you walk in but as you walk further, there are tables waiting for you to dine.
  • Riverine Coffeehouse - No. 108 Lorong Hang Jebat (1st Cross Street). The establishment opens daily from 11.00 a.m. to midnight, offering river view dining in the evening. Serves home cooked Baba-Nyonya dishes as well as a reasonable range of Western dishes.
  • Sibaraku - Level 2 Mahkota Parade (shopping mall), Jalan Merdeka. There are two branches of the same restaurant i.e. one serving only Japanese cuisine a la carte and the other a buffet serving Chinese and Japanese dishes (mostly sushi). There is a free flow of hot and cold drinks.
  • Sajian Ummie Seafood Restaurant - Located at Umbai Floating Seafood Village, about 14 km from the city. Noted for its fresh seafood (fish, crab, prawn and squids) with your own choice of preparation including grilled, sweet and sour, and steamed. 
  • Coconut House Studio - No. 128 Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock. Popular for its wood-fired, thin-crust pizzas, which you can eat in a renovated Peranakan house complete with courtyard. Service may be slow when there are crowds.
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