Melaka’s Top 10 Halal Eateries That Will Leave You Craving for More

Are you on the hunt for the ultimate halal culinary adventure in Melaka? Wondering where to find the most mouthwatering halal delights? Look no further! Join us as we reveal the top 10 irresistible halal culinary destinations in the city. From savory seafood feasts to tantalizing sweet treats, these spots are guaranteed to leave you craving for more. So, are you ready to embark on a delicious journey through Melaka's vibrant food scene? Let’s go!


  1. Ikan Bakar Parameswara


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A popular destination for grilled fish is Umbai, Melaka. While there are many options to choose from, the most popular and recommended one is Ikan Bakar Parameswara.  They offer a wide variety of dishes including Thai-style seafood, salads, fried items, and other favorites like Melaka's otak-otak. They also serve packed nasi lemak alongside plain rice. It's a unique but delicious combination.

Located facing the Melaka Strait, it's a great spot for capturing beautiful sunset photos. The dining area is spacious and open, perfect for couples or groups. It's always busy, so if there's a wait, just relax and look forward to a fantastic meal!


Address: Ikan Bakar Parameswara, Jalan Medan Ikan Bakar Umbai, Pernu Pengkalan, 75460 Ayer Molek, Malacca, Malaysia

Opening Hours: 5.00 pm–12.00 am (closed on Monday)


  1. Asam Pedas Pak Man

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Exploring Asam Pedas Pak Man, a beloved Malaysian dish renowned for its tangy and spicy fish stew infused with Minangkabau and Malay flavors. With options like ikan semilang, pari, and jenahak, as well as tasty extras like telur ikan or daging tetel, it's a hit for lunch, especially on weekends and holidays. 

But there's more to it than just the food. Asam Pedas Pak Man is also a Bumiputera company founded by Encik Abdull Rahman bin Hj Hasan in 1990. Producing various Malaysian food products, including convenient packets of Asam Pedas Pak Man and other delectable treats like Sambal Ikan Bilis Pak Man, it's a staple in Malaysian cuisine, enjoyed both at home and in local eateries.


Address: No 51, Jalan Knmp 2a, Kompleks Niaga Melaka Perdana, 75450 Ayer Keroh, Melaka, Malaysia

Opening Hours: 7.30 am–9.00 pm (closed on Wednesday)



  1. Roti Canai Terbang Mizan Kampung Enam


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This Malaysian roti canai is quite the showstopper, thanks to its unique preparation method. Imagine the dough being flipped and stretched in the air to create that thin, layered texture we all love. That's where the term "terbang," meaning "flying" in Malay, comes into play. It's like a magic trick in the kitchen! Yet, worry not, the flying dough is just for show, it will not be served to you!

Now, what exactly is roti canai? Well, it's an Indian-influenced flatbread that has won the hearts of Malaysians and Southeast Asians alike. Made from a mix of fat (usually ghee), flour, and water, the dough undergoes a series of kneading, flattening, oiling, and folding before it's proofed. The result? A crispy, flaky delight that's enjoyed by folks of all ages across Malaysia. Talk about a tasty tradition!


Address: Kampung Enam, 75300 Malacca, Malaysia

Opening Hours: 6.00 pm–2.00 am (close on Sunday)


  1. Cendol Kampung Hulu

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No matter the weather, the traditional dessert cendol is always a treat. Its creamy richness delights the palate, especially when expertly crafted.

In Melaka, a must-visit spot for cendol is Cendol Kampung Hulu. Here, the cendol has a unique taste, with thicker and creamier coconut milk compared to others, thanks to a different preparation method.

Interestingly, they use frozen coconut milk instead of fresh coconut milk and ice to create this cendol. The result? An intensely creamy flavor you won't forget.

While enjoying your cendol, take in the scenery along the Melaka River, where tourist boats ply. It's a truly fascinating experience.


Address: 26, Jalan Kampung Hulu, Kampung Hulu, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia

Opening Hours: 10.30 pm ⋅ Opens 3.30 pm Tue


  1. Putu Piring Tengkera

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In Malacca, satisfying your cravings with quick, tasty snacks is easy. This small stall, run by a dedicated couple, offers a delightful selection that rivals luxury dining.

Their star item, the putu piring, is best enjoyed warm and fluffy. But don't worry, you won't be able to resist diving in right away!

For those in a hurry, they offer humble rice cakes and two other "putus" – putu mayam and putu buluh. These sweet treats, served on banana leaves, will keep you satisfied and cheerful, all at an affordable price and ready in minutes.

You can also grab pre-packed Gula Melaka and Nyonya Curry Powder for added flavor.

Address: 252, Jalan Tengkera, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia

Opening Hours: Daily: 1:00pm – 04:00pm (Closed on Sunday)

  1. Donald and Lily’s

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Established in 1980, this Nyonya cuisine restaurant gained recognition when it was featured in the New York Times Magazine—an impressive achievement for a place known for local delicacies. Thanks to its delicious traditional Nyonya cuisine, it has become one of the most popular restaurants in Malacca, always bustling with crowds and endless queues.

Some of its standout dishes include Laksa, a flavorful curry infused with coconut milk and spices, and Taukwa Rojak, a delightful mix of rojak with pineapples, cucumber, tofu, fish balls, and their signature sweet and spicy sauce. Don't miss out on their Curry Chicken Rice, a flavorful dish that's sure to satisfy any appetite.


Address: 147, Jalan Bendahara, Pengkalan Rama, 75100 Melaka, Malaysia

Opening Hours: Open only from Thursday - Saturday 10.00 am - 5.00 pm


  1. Yong Tau Foo Tokmer


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If you're a fan of Yong Tau Foo, make sure to visit Yong Tau Foo Tokmer restaurant when you're in Melaka. With branches in Merlimau and Bukit Lintang, this spot is always bustling with satisfied customers. The clean and cozy atmosphere adds to the dining experience. Their simple yet delicious menu offers a variety of affordable options that are sure to please. 

Don't miss out on their unique sauce and soup, which have earned praise from even celebrities like Amar Ashraf. Head over to Yong Tau Foo Tokmer in Merlimau and treat yourself to a delightful meal!


Address: 121, Jalan SP 1, Taman Semabok Perdana, 75050 Melaka, Malaysia

Opening Hours: 4.30pm-10.45pm closed on monday


  1. Cengkerang Seafood Jumble


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Cengkerang Seafood Jumble is a charming spot with its black-themed walls and warm wooden furniture, offering both a delicious dining experience and a laid-back atmosphere for hanging out.

Beyond its stylish decor, the real draw is the mouthwatering seafood served here. With a shell-out concept, you can indulge in a wide variety of fresh catches, including crabs, prawns, lobsters, and more, all brought right to your table.

And after savoring the seafood delights, don't forget to treat yourself to some delectable desserts available on-site.


Address: No 10, Jalan KLJ 1A, Taman Kota Laksamana Jaya, Melaka, 75250 Malacca, Malaysia

Operating Hours: Tuesday–Sunday (05.00pm–11.00pm) | Monday (Closed)


  1. Nasi Beriani Haji Tamby


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Established since 1969, Nasi Beriani Haji Tamby is a legendary eatery that's definitely worth a visit, especially if you happen to be in Melaka once in a while.

What makes this eatery stand out is that you can enjoy the rice for free, yes, you only need to pay for the side dishes.

But why? This is because the owner of Nasi Beriani Haji Tamby believes in the promise of Allah that we will not become poor by giving charity. That's double the reason for you to stop by, isn't it?

Craving something other than beriani rice? This eatery also offers roti tisu, nasi mandy, and murtabak.


Address: 73 55, Jalan PJ 1, Taman Pertam Jaya, 75050 Melaka, Malaysia

Opening Hours: 09.00am–04.00pm


  1. Hard Rock Café Malacca

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Hard Rock Cafe, located on Jonker Street, is a classy spot for classic American cuisine, right at the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage Zone. Offering a range of delicious dishes and fantastic music, it's a must-visit for locals and tourists alike. However, please be aware that despite serving halal food, alcohol is also available.

Indulge in their mouthwatering options like chicken and chips, chicken Caesar salad, nachos, and steak. The lively atmosphere and occasional live concerts make it a favorite among visitors. Plus, the spacious venue provides plenty of room for dining, dancing, and entertainment.

Whether you're seeking a meal, nightlife, or cultural experiences, Hard Rock Cafe has it all. Ensure to make a reservation for breakfast, brunch, or late-night bites to secure your spot at this popular destination.


Address: 28, Lorong Hang Jebat, 75200 Melaka, Malaysia

Opening Hours: Monday to Thursday: 12.00pm – 12:00am


To Wrap It Up

As your culinary adventure in Melaka wraps up, keep in mind there's plenty more to explore in this vibrant city. From local favorites to renowned dining spots, Melaka's culinary scene offers a rich array of flavors waiting to be savored.

For convenient exploring, consider using WAHDAH. With its simple booking process and diverse car options, WAHDAH makes getting around Melaka a breeze. So, hop in and continue your foodie journey with ease!


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