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The River Grill

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88 Jalan Kota Laksamana | Casa del Rio Melaka Hotel, Melaka 75200, Malaysia
+60 6-289 6888
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27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tried Nyonya food at this restaurant. Pleasant place by the river. European style service and atmosphere. Food quality not the best but foreigners it is worth trying. As it is clean, moderate taste and friendly service. Expensive than other options.

Thank Zafer S
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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74 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016 via mobile

The buffet menu have been changing to suit the needs of locals like me here. A wide range from rice, noodles, tandoori as well as western and BBQ items on offer. Great atmosphere for those looking to eat outdoors.

Thank FreshprinceofBA
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

We came here around 9pm and were looking for a place that would provide quick food. This was the place to be, as the have a really large buffet. The big range of foods were great and tasty, and even the dessert range was amazing. The place also offered 'a la carte' if you prefer that. Downside would be that... More 

Thank Frederique B
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016 via mobile

The dishes are sumptuous and succulent. Great staff and always welcoming with a smile. The man who started this concept Mr Chew Chert Fong is always obliging to any requests. Music plus great food and nice ambience for the whole family. Overlooking Malacca River gives the cosy outlook to the restaurant.

Thank Rsn M
Hereford, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016

We popped in for two mango lassis and two local lunch dishes. The mango lassis looked and tasted like broccoli over flavoured with mint...beyond bad, almost comically so. They did look a bit nonplussed and ashamed and took them away and took an alternative order without baulking or arguing, so full marks for that. we then had a local dish... More 

1 Thank Froggydatjive
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

It was our very first time to visit a Portuguese buffet dinner that available every Saturday. But we are quite disappointed with the foods as we don't see much Portuguese selections. Waiter approach asked how is the food , we just frankly comment that the crabs they served are over cooked ! It tasted like a spoil meat texture it... More 

1 Thank Alexis T
Dublin, Ireland
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2015 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch after walking around the older parts of town and to avoid a heavy rain shower. Very nice setting along by the river. Service was very efficient and friendly, food (pizza and Chinese fried rice) was tasty and well presented. Nice cold beer was a good addition too.

1 Thank Micky3885
Brighton, Engand
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53 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2015 via mobile

The Casa del Rio River Grill is not the place to go for local food and ambience. However it provides European-style 'fine dining' with the style, service and prices to match. Sitting on a candlelit terrace watching the lights on the river, it is a wonderful location to eat. I had mushroom soup followed by salmon with risotto, drinking white... More 

1 Thank Brightontraveller-2
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536 reviews
294 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 454 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2015 via mobile

Visited this place for dinner while touring Melaka with my family. They have pretty limited selections for local dishes. Was hoping to have local food for dinner but since we had been seated, we decided to give it a try. Server by the name of Shen was very helpful and attentive. One of the best service I've experienced in Melaka.... More 

1 Thank alanyeo76
Singapore, Singapore
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2015

Worst BBQ buffet ever!!! Was there last Saturday with my family of 11 person .Satay not replenished, imagine going for a buffet and they can tell you the food is finished before 8pm. BBQ items very limited ie lamb, steak , chicken wings, squid with a very slow pace of cooking where people need to queue. Dessert limited, hot items... More 

1 Thank DYYMS2

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, International, Malaysian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 88 Jalan Kota Laksamana | Casa del Rio Melaka Hotel, Melaka 75200, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Melaka State  >  Central Melaka District  >  Melaka
  • Phone Number: +60 6-289 6888

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?