Melaka is a popular short getaway destination in Malaysia, particularly for its historical and tourist attractions. Dubbed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the vibrant and historical city is also abundant with a variety of food finds if you know where to look 😉

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Here the 16 best halal eateries for you to begin your food adventure in Melaka!

1. Asam Pedas Claypot Laksamana

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What’s a better way to start your Melaka food trip than having this delicious fiery and sour local dish for lunch? Asam pedas is a dish made of chilli paste, spices and tamarind juice, seasoned to perfection to create a dish that has a delicate balance of sweet, sour and salty.

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Served in clay pots to retain its freshness and heat, Asam Pedas Claypot Laksamana is a popular asam pedas destination, even among the locals because of its thick and spicy gravy (Melakans love their chillies!).

#HHWT Tip: The most popular dish would be asam pedas ikan pari (sting-ray) and asam pedas daging tetel (beef shanks).

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Address: 86, Jalan Laksamana 5, Taman Kota Laksamana, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia
Operating hours: Tue – Fri, Sun, 6pm – 4am, Sat, 6pm – 8.15am, closed on Mondays

2. Kuih Keria Antarabangsa Haji Jalil

Kuih keria is definitely a must-try if you’re in Melaka!

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Kuih keria is a traditional doughnut shaped Malay kuih made from flour and sweet potatoes, which are then fried and glazed with sugar. What’s different about Kuih Keria Antarabangsa is that they use palm sugar syrup (gula Melaka) to make the glaze – a clever way that adds more taste as compared to the conventional kuih keria 🤤

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Queues are very long though, so be sure to have lots of patience, stay hydrated and use an umbrella in the line. Trust us, you won’t regret the wait!

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Address: 3123C, Jalan Limbongan, Kampung Limbongan, 75250 Melaka, Malaysia
Operating hours: Open daily except Friday; 1PM-7PM

3. Klebang Original Coconut Shake

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As cliched as it sounds, no visit to Melaka is complete without a sip of the original Klebang Coconut Shake. This refreshing drink is made from fresh young coconut water and flesh and creamy milk and topped with vanilla ice-cream. Sounds perfect for a sunny day, doesn’t it?

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Have this refreshing tropical concoction with a side of keropok lekor and enjoy the busy atmosphere of Pantai Klebang!

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Address: Klebang, 5, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia
Operating hours: Mon – Thur, Sat-Sun; 11AM-6.30PM, Fri; 2.30PM-6.30PM

4. Jonker 88

Bask in the historical vibes of Jonker Street and then drop by Jonker 88, a modern kopitiam that is famous for its creamy and satisfying cendol 😋

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Cendol is a kind of dessert made from rice flour served with ice-shavings, red beans, and drizzled with a generous amount of coconut milk and palm sugar syrup.

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Besides cendol, Jonker 88 is also famous for its scrumptious Nyonya Laksa. Since you are there, why not have both!

Halal status: Halal meat available

Address: 88, Jalan Hang Jebat, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia
Operating hours: Mon – Thur, Sun; 9.30am – 5.30pm, Fri – Sat; 9.30pm – 8.30pm

5. Kocik Kitchen (Nyonya food)

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Nyonya food, or also known as Peranakan food, are unique flavours that came from the kitchens of the Peranakan – families with a mix of Chinese and Malay parentage. In the 15th century, many traders from China stayed on in Melaka and started families by marrying local Malays, resulting in a fusion of Chinese and Malay culture that trickled down to their food.

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Kocik Kitchen is a great halal alternative for authentic Nyonya food. Try the timeless favourite dishes such as chicken pongteh and Nyonya asam fish. Delicious!

Halal status: Halal meat available

Address: No. 100, Jalan Tun Tan Cheng Lock, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia
Operating hours: Mon, Tue, Thur; 11am – 6.30pm, Fri – Sat; 11am – 10pm, Sun; 11am – 7.30pm, closed on Wed

6. LeQue (Western)

We have a strong suspicion that this restaurant name is inspired by Hang Lekiu, one of the companions of Hang Tuah in the famous Malay folklore 😉

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Listed as one of the best Western restaurants by Trip Advisor, Le Que offers a wide array of Western and fusion food such as pasta, burgers and steaks.

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A favourite dessert is waffles with grilled bananas and gula Melaka (that’s palm sugar syrup, the Melakan version).

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Address: No.14, Jln Lagenda 3, Tmn 1 Lagenda, Melaka
Operating hours: 5PM-11PM, closed on Sun

7. Roti Canai Kayu Arang

How about skipping the hotel’s spread and head out for a local breakfast instead?

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Situated only 15 minutes away from downtown Malacca, Roti Canai Kayu Arang offers roti canai that are cooked with in a classic charcoal oven that gives the food a unique smoky taste.

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Other than roti, they also have traditional Malay breakfast such as Nasi Lemak and traditional Malay kueh.

#HHWT Tip: Try the cheesy gooey Roti Nachos (which has no nachos in it!) when you’re here!

Halal Status: Muslim-owned

Address: Lot 459 Kg Bakar Batu Mukim, Kampung Bakar Batu, 75350 Bachang, Melaka, Malaysia
Operating hours: Open daily; 7AM-12PM

8. Restoran Sup Lembu Tangkak

Yes, you read it right!
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Everything is about “lembu” (that means beef!) here, presented in a delicious Chinese style noodle or meatball soup. People rave about their beefy, flavourful soup, so if you are a soup and beef lover, a visit to this joint is an absolute must!

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Disclaimer: We’ve received confirmation from the eatery that while they did not renew their halal certification, they use halal meat and have a Muslim chef.

Halal status: Halal meat available

Address: 8C, Jalan Laksamana Cheng Ho, 75000 Melaka, Malaysia
Operating hours: Open daily; 8.15am – 5.15pm

9. Mee Goreng Hassan (Mee Tengkera)

The name may suggest that it could be yet another simple fried noodle meal.

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But, what is special about Mee Goreng Hassan is that it serves simple fried noodle with sunny-side-up egg and a special homemade sambal tumis on its side that keeps people coming back for more!

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The stall is only open for breakfast and some nights though, and be prepared for the crowd as it is also a hit with the locals!

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Address: 390, Jalan Tengkera, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia
Operating hours: Mon – Wed, 7.30am – 10.45am, 8pm – 10pm, Fri – Sun, 7.30am – 10.45am, closed on Thur

10. Ee Ji Ban Chicken Rice Ball 

Chicken rice may sound way too ordinary, but there is something special about it when it is rolled into delicious little balls 😋 Served with crispy and juicy roast chicken, Ee Ji Ban takes chicken rice to a new level for any foodie to enjoy! It’s also the only place you can get halal-certified chicken rice balls in Melaka!

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Besides chicken rice, they are also known for Nyonya delicacies such as such as cili garam, sambal petai, cincalok omelette and asam pedas.

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Halal status: Halal-certified

Address: 275, Jalan Melaka Raya 3, Taman Melaka Raya, 75000 Melaka
Operating hours: Open daily; 10AM-9.30PM

11. Medan Ikan Bakar Parameswara, Umbai

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The coastal village of Umbai is particularly a hotspot for fresh seafood restaurants, but among many, Medan Ikan Bakar Parameswara has earned rave reviews for its overwhelmingly huge and sumptuous menu.

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One may find it tough to decide on what to order, but Parameswara’s staff are happy enough to suggest delicious dishes for you to try. Choose your own seafood to ensure that you get the freshest catch 😍

#HHWT Tip: Make sure you try their grilled fish such as stingrays and siakap (seabass), as well as fresh squids or prawns fried in batter.

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Address: Medan Ikan Bakar, Pengkalan, Kampung Umbai, 75460 Ayer Molek, Melaka, Malaysia
Operating hours: Tue – Sun; 5PM-12.00AM, closed on Mondays

12. Barkat Roti John

Roti John might be a common dish that can be found at any night market in Malaysia, but what makes Barkat’s Roti John special is its generous fillings.
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Instead of being soaked in mayonnaise and chilli sauce, the Roti John here is made with minced meat and freshly pounded anchovies and parsley, with a side of special dipping sauce.

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They also serve ayam golek here, another one of their specialties!

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Address: No. 26 Jalan BU 4A Taman Bachang Utama, Jalan BU 4, Taman Bachang Utama, 75300 Bachang, Melaka
Operating hours: Thur – Tue; 5pm – 12.30am, Wed; 5.30pm – 12.30am

13. Pak Putra Restaurant

It is said that the naan here at Pak Putra is the best anyone can get in Malaysia. For that, it absolutely deserves a try!☺️

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Their specialty is their soft and fluffy naan, and their tandoori chicken that is succulent and juicy even after being grilled in a hot tandoor oven.

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They also have other kinds of Indian food as well, such as roti canai, palak paneer and lassi.

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Address: 56 & 58, Jalan 4, Taman Kota Laksamana, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia
Operating hours: Tue – Sat 5PM-5AM, Sun, 5pm – 1am, closed on Mon

14. Noah Art Cafe

Tired from all the walking around Melaka and looking to chill out? Head over to Noah Art Cafe, a quaint and cosy cafe located at Jonker Street.

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Their extensive menu includes Grilled Chicken Mandy rice, gourmet sandwiches like the London Salt Beef Sandwich and Soft Shell Crab Panini sandwich as well as good old Chicken Noodle. We hear their Chicken Chop is super yummy too!

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For those of you intending to start the day right, their Western breakfast spread, served with a cup of coffee is also available there. You can also opt for the Nasi Lemak with Beef Rendang for a change!

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Address: No. 25 Jalan Hang Lekiu, Jonker Walk, Malacca Town
Opening Hours: Mon, Tues, Thur, Sun; 8am – 4pm, Fri; 3pm – 11pm, Sat; 8am – 12am, closed on Wed

15. The Daily Fix

Here’s another hipster cafe located at Jonker Street! The Daily Fix is known for its highly instagrammable interior and the eatery is popular with both travellers and locals.

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One of the must-try dishes here is their Pandan Pancakes! This soft and fluffy pancake is made using pandan extract and served with gula melaka. The gula melaka is mixed into the pancake too. Definitely a treat to your taste buds 🤤 Their durian pancakes are a hit with visitors too!

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If you’re looking to fill your tummy, try their Big Breakfast or Eggs Benedict (until 6pm) or indulge in some yummy burgers and pastas.

P.S. Looking for more halal cafes in Melaka? Check out our list of 10 halal hipster cafes!

Halal status: Halal meat available

Address: 55 Jalan Hang Jebat (Jonker St), Malacca Town
Operating hours: Mon – Fri; 9am – 11.30pm, Sat – Sun; 8.30am – 11.30pm

16. Long Feng Chinese Restaurant

If you’re looking to satisfy your dim sum cravings in Melaka, Long Feng Chinese Restaurant is the place to go! Serving halal authentic Cantonese and Szechuan dishes, this restaurant has been ranked as one of Malaysia’s top Chinese restaurants.

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Be sure to try their Weekend Buffet Dim Sum (RM65 nett) and eat to your heart’s content! Siew mai, har gow, spring rolls and more – you name it, they have it 🤤 Other than dim sum, you can also dine ala carte here.

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Halal status: Halal-certified

Address: Ramada Plaza Melaka, Jalan Bendahara, 75100 Malacca, Malaysia
Operating hours: 
Lunch: Tue – Fri; 11am – 2.30pm, Sat – Sun; 8am – 2.30pm
Dinner: 6pm – 10.30pm
Reservations: +60 6-284 8888

There you go! A full list of mouthwatering, delicious delicacies waiting to be savoured during your next trip to Melaka. Now, we know that there is more to Melakan food than just asam pedas, right? 😉


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