Best Restaurants in Malacca (Malaysia)
Jonker Street is home to many great restaurants in Malacca. This Chinatown thoroughfare, once renowned for its antique shops has been made one of Malaysia’s most visited tourist destinations.
Malacca is best known for its Nyonya cuisine, but Jonker Street offers a wide variety of food. There are many charming cafes, lively bars, and great restaurants. Malacca offers many options for dining, including delicious burgers and chicken rice balls.
1.Kedai Kopi Chung Wah
Kedai Kopi Chung Wah, a traditional coffee shop that specializes in chicken rice balls is one of Malacca’s most popular dishes. It is located in Jonker Walk, right opposite San Shu Gong at Jalan Hang Jebat.
The cafe has a Malaysian-inspired decor, featuring wooden chairs and marble-top table tops. There are also hawker stalls selling local food. Kedai Kopi Chung Wah, one of Malacca’s busiest restaurants, is a great idea to go early in the morning.
2.Limau Limau Cafe
Limau Limau Cafe in Malacca is a unique bistro that offers a relaxed atmosphere and a high-end menu. It’s located opposite Kampung Kling Mosque and is very popular for enjoying a cold beverage in the afternoon.
Sandwiches and pasta are a favorite, particularly the Mango with Chicken Foccacia or Dragonfruit and Chicken Sandwich. Limau Limau Cafe offers a wide range of beverages, including brewed coffees and teas, as well as 100% fruit smoothies.
Geographer Cafe is an award winning pub that has a lot of Malaccan flair. It is located in a Jonker Walk pre-war shophouse.
Geographer Cafe is spacious and yet intimate. You can choose to eat in the small courtyard or upstairs.
Harper’s Restaurant is Malacca’s most well-known resto-bars. The interior is very relaxed with dark wooden floors, comfortable chairs, and tables placed right next to large French windows. There are also decorative ceiling fans, chandeliers, and ceiling fans. The upstairs bar/lounge has a great view of the Malacca River.
Harper’s Restaurant offers a great selection of Malay-European Fusion food, with a strong emphasis on seafood. We recommend the Japanese-style baked salmon served with baba Ganoush and pickled zucchini.
5.Eleven Bistro & Restaurant
Eleven Bistro & Restaurant specializes in traditional Malaccan and Portuguese dishes. Gula Melaka chicken wings and sambal Prawns are some of the highlights.
This restaurant is located along Jalan Hang Lekiu about 200m west of Jonker Walk Melaka. It’s the perfect place to enjoy a romantic dinner in Malacca, with its warm lighting and vintage decor.
Cafe 1511 is part the Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum, Malacca. It preserves many Peranakan elements such as high ceilings and arched doorsways, tiled floors, and Southeast Asian ornamental items.
The restaurant offers Nyonya and Western dishes. The best dishes include laksa (curry noodles), Otak-Otak (grilled fish cake in banana leaf), and pie tee, a savory pastry tart.
7.Hard Rock Cafe Malacca
Hard Rock Cafe Malacca is located near Jonker Street, right by the Malacca River. There are outdoor and indoor dining areas, a bar and a stage with live music. The floor is inspired by the Strait of Malacca.
Hard Rock Cafe Malacca offers Tex-Mex sandwiches, barbecued chicken, beef ribs and burgers. Malaysian favorites include seafood char kuey-teow (stirfried flat noodles) or asam pedas, which is spicy fish stew.
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