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10 Best Malacca Restaurants 2016

Most Popular Dining Experiences in Malacca

Complementing its rich heritage of antiquated shops and remnants of European empires, Malacca also offers an enticing allure of Nyonya cuisine as well as an overabundance of dining venues that offer local and international fare. From an understated Nyonya eatery nestling amongst antiquated shops in Jonker Street to a classy restaurant serving tantalising western delicacies, there are a wide array of eateries to head to after a long day of exploring Malacca's many attractions and shopping for handmade souvenirs. Listed below are ten of Malacca’s must-visit restaurants, most have been drawing crowds from different walks of life for many years, and even generations.

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    Capitol Satay Celup

    Lorong Bukit Cina
    Capitol Satay Celup

    A well-frequented satay celup restaurant and also one of the cheapest eateries in Malacca City, Capitol is always packed with famished diners so make sure to head there early to avoid a long queue. It offers more than four and a half rows of food, consisting over 80 types of skewered seafood and vegetables, like chicken, cockles, abalones, fish balls, cuttlefish, and mushrooms, to vegetables, quail's eggs, shrimps, and fried bean curds.

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    Kedai Kopi Chung Wah

    Kedai Kopi Chung Wah is a modest coffee shop that specialises in one of Malacca’s most unique dishes: chicken rice balls. Conveniently located in Jonker Walk, Kedai Kopi Chung Wah is situated across from San Shu Gong, right at the end of the row of shop lots at Jalan Hang Jebat. With lines of eager diners outside the property from the moment it opens for business, Chung Wah is immensely popular, and for all the right reasons. Read More...

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    Nancy's Kitchen

    Taman Kota Laksamana
    Nancy's Kitchen

    For many years, Nancy’s Kitchen in Jonker Street has long been the number one place to go for delicious Nyonya cuisine. With a homely ambience, Nancy’s Kitchen invokes memories of stepping into a friendly neighbour’s dining room for some delicious food, and dishes come piping hot from the kitchen. Do note that Nancy’s Kitchen is not a Halal eatery, so Muslims might want to head to other Nyonya restaurants.

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    Hard Rock Café Malacca

    Lorong Hang Jebat
    Hard Rock Café Malacca

    Hard Rock Café Malacca is situated idyllically by the Malacca River with a similar layout (outdoor and indoor seating areas, a bar, and a live stage) to the rest of the chain’s outlets worldwide. This outlet, however, has a Straits Malacca-inspired patterned floor for a unique Malaccan flavour to the decor. Read More...

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    Geographer Café

    Jalan Hang Jebat
    Geographer Café

    An award-winning, corner lot pub in Jonker Street, Geographer Café is set in a traditional, pre-war Malaccan shop-house in Chinatown, which is also a historical artefact in itself. Decorated with natural greenery, quirky decor, a trendy bar that dominates the interior, high tables and chairs, Geographer Cafe has been attracting a steady clientele for years. Read More...

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    Restoran Nyonya Makko

    Jalan Merdeka, Taman Melaka Raya
    Restoran Nyonya Makko

    For those visiting Malacca City, a must-go for authentic Nyonya cuisine is Nyonya Makko, with the name "Makko" being an adage that translates into “aunt” in the Baba culture. Taking up a corner lot in Jalan Merdeka, it is easily spotted thanks to a massive yellow signboard against a brown and white painted building. Read More...

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    Restoran Ban Lee Siang

    Jalan Ong Kim Wee
    Restoran Ban Lee Siang

    One of the pioneer satay celup restaurants in Malacca, Restoran Ban Lee Siang was established in 1989 and today, it is almost customary for visitors to savour a taste of its skewers dipped in delicious satay sauce. A speciality native to Malacca, satay celup is another must-try dish where diners dip skewered raw meat, tofu, prawns and vegetables into a communal pot of thick and nutty boiling satay sauce and cook it to their liking. Read More...

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    Limau-Limau Café

    Jalan Hang Lekiu
    Limau-Limau Café

    Situated opposite Kampung Kling Mosque, Limau-Limau Café is a quirky lime green painted bistro with a definite upmarket ambience. Soft jazz music accompaniments and ice cold pints make it a favourite spot for weary visitors to unwind during the scorching afternoons in Jonker Street. Read More...

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    The Baboon House

    Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock
    The Baboon House

    The Baboon House is a laidback burger joint with an open-air courtyard and greenery snaking up the walls, spacious seating arrangements, and eclectic furnishings. Animal lovers will be pleased as visitors are often greeted by the owner’s adorable pet dog and cat. The Baboon House’s peaceful and cosy environment is a pleasant contrast to the busy lanes of Jonker Street, making it the perfect eatery to go for a taste of American cuisine with authentic Malaccan hospitality. Read More...

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    Amigo Steak & Grill

    Jalan Melaka Raya 8
    Amigo Steak & Grill

    Serving tantalising Western and Japanese cuisine, Amigo Steak & Grill is one of the most popular restaurants in Malacca City. Do not be put off by the rather contrasting food choices – Amigo Steak & Grill is well-frequented for its affordable and sizeable portions. If you fancy some sushi or a juicy steak then don’t miss out on the opportunity to dine at Amigo Steak & Grill. Read More...

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