We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Simply Mel's Malacca-Portuguese Cuisine - CLOSED

Unit 1-1A First Floor, The Sphere, No. 1, Avenue 1, Bangsar South | No. 8, Jalan Kerinchi, Kuala Lumpur 59200, Malaysia
+60 3-2241 4525
Call
Save
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Overview
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good37%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
Travellers talk about
“keluak” (7 reviews)
“fritters” (5 reviews)
“baked fish” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
CUISINES
Asian, Malaysian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
Unit 1-1A First Floor, The Sphere, No. 1, Avenue 1, Bangsar South | No. 8, Jalan Kerinchi, Kuala Lumpur 59200, Malaysia
All Details
Reviews (56)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

1 - 10 of 55 reviews

Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

Intended to dine here but was not able to locate the restaurant at the advertised location. Thus unable to taste the cuisine.

2  Thank SK9999
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Better than most Kristang food I've had even in Melaka, this place is quite good, if pricy. My only advice would be stick to the Portuguese/Malay dishes, as the dishes that are similar to Nyonya dishes (like kangkung belacan, and the sambal buah keluak) aren't...More

Thank Niubility78
Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

Place was a bit difficult to find (first time in KL!) but had a good time. Very homely, cosy environment. Owner wasn't in but service was very friendly. Good good at a fairly reasonable price.

Thank Christophe L
Reviewed 2 October 2016

My husband and I had cincalok fritters; Assam laksa; and vegetarian curry debal. The food was great! Mel came to speak to us and she is just such a down to earth friendly person. When she found out that I was a vegetarian - out...More

Thank Kaviperiasamy
A TripAdvisor Member
Tiverton, United Kingdom
5
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

The food was acceptable quality but only one member of staff was remotely friendly . The worst aspect was that there was a family of 8, four of which were noisy children playing with the toys provided by the restaurant . I can see that...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Food was pleasant to the eye and to the taste buds. Price was mid-range to slightly on the pricey side. Service was reasonable. Owner was not in. We had dinner -lemongrass chicken, seabass, and curry laksa. We also bought back an assortment of jars of...More

Thank KarenHappuch
Reviewed 25 July 2016

The food was just ok. For lunch (weekday), was informed that only the set lunches were available. Find it disappointing as would have preferred more options. Ordered the nasi lemak with assam prawns. The prawns were countable and small and the flesh was dry. However,...More

Thank MisheruT
Cheryl V, Owner at Simply Mel's Malacca-Portuguese Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2016

Hi MisheruT, Thanks for your feedback! I guess you would have visited us somewhere between 12-24th July...I am sorry that you were offered the limited menu during this time. Mel was away for her youngest daughter's wedding in Germany and we made the decision to...More

Reviewed 28 June 2016

I was pleasantly surprised by their wide selection of lunch sets. I had the Nasi Lemak and my husband had the Devil Curry Rice set. We ordered a Chicken Seybah ala carte for us to share. The food was a healthy wholesome serving of wonderful...More

Thank Sylvia G
Cheryl V, Owner at Simply Mel's Malacca-Portuguese Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2016

Hi Sylvia G! THanks for your feedback and happy that you enjoyed Mel's cooking. Looking forward to serving you again soon !

Reviewed 20 June 2016

Its actually a Portuguese cuisine specially joint also identified as Kristang. The owner is Mel and she is real nice and was on site when we ate. She even have a cookbook for her recipes. Food was great and special. One of the gems in...More

Thank KYGan777
Cheryl V, Owner at Simply Mel's Malacca-Portuguese Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2016

Thanks KYGan777 for your kind words! Looking forward to serving you again!

Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

We had the pleasure of meeting Mel while dining. Mel is pleasant and personable. We enjoyed the curry dishes including the baked fish. It takes about half-hour, be sure to plan ahead if you're time conscious. The belacan Kang Kong is also a favorite.

Thank Baking_Love
Cheryl V, Owner at Simply Mel's Malacca-Portuguese Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2016

Hi Baking_Love! THanks for your feedback and glad you enjoyed Mel's Kristang (Malacca-Portuguese) Food. Looking forward to feeding you again soon !

Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
Botanica+Co Restaurant & Bar
91 reviews
.08 km away
Edo Ichi
41 reviews
.25 km away
Nyonya Colors
102 reviews
.55 km away
Amber Chinese Muslim Restaurant
24 reviews
.12 km away
Nearby Attractions
KL Taxi Service
7 reviews
1.35 km away
Mid Valley Megamall
757 reviews
1.39 km away
The Gardens Mall
109 reviews
1.30 km away
Museum of Asian Art
19 reviews
1.35 km away
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Unit 1-1A First Floor, The Sphere, No. 1, Avenue 1, Bangsar South | No. 8, Jalan Kerinchi, Kuala Lumpur 59200, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Wilayah Persekutuan  >  Kuala Lumpur
  • Phone Number: +60 3-2241 4525
  • E-mail
Description
MEET MEL...“I remember it so clearly…I was 8 years old. We lived in an area in Malacca known as Garden City at the time. My mother gave me a book on baking called ‘Sally’s Recipes’. I chose the Ginger Cake to be my very first solo baking experience.The result was more than a well-turned out cake! All our neighbours and friends enjoyed it so much. This experience I had creating something myself, that was enjoyed by so many, led me to discover my passion for cooking and baking.I remember my mother as being the person who nurtured my love for baking and cooking. She was incredible, strong and capable. Eurasian in every sense of the word.Christmas and almost every other get-together was spent with family and friends, with me cooking and baking and adding to the already extensive menu my mother would have created.While many have offered their generous compliments, I’ll tell you why I think what I make is special. Everything I make, comes made with a little bit of ‘me’.I realize that I have much to give and share. Each dish or cake I make is an extension of myself, my heart and my love. The feelings I experience when creating something, knowing it will be enjoyed, feeds my soul. It is like none other.This is why I cook and bake. It always has been, it always will be”.-Mel
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing