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.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.


Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
No 2 Jalan Temenggong, Melaka 75000, Malaysia
+60 6-281 9223
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

232 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 189: English reviews
Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Read a lot about Selvam and finally managed to find this place very close to St FX church during my trip last weekend.. We had Saturday dinner with some variety of things, with lime juice and nescafe coffe.. their Lime Juice is very cheap and of great taste.. Need to admit that the lady who serve us was friendly and... More 

Level Contributor
773 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 310 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For having been in India many time, yes it taste India, on Tamil Nadu side. So the food was good, as was the service and the price. Just the lassi, I wouldn't recommend it...There is no ice in a lassi, and no milk..So try something else

Thank Road20years
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was okay only and edible. Lots of improvement need to be done. Cleanliness is not satisfactory. They were moving serving tables while customers are still eating and hit a customer's table with food without even apologizing.

Thank Suhanesh C
Singapore, null, Singapore
Level Contributor
16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Unfriendly Staff :) but bee hoon goreng was good. Ordered Roti Canai which was so so. Ginger tea above average :) Will not return unless stay at The Pine hotel again.

Thank Stanley789
Level Contributor
15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Love this place.. food is good, the service, fast and friendly. We esp like the big young guy who served us. He was polite, friendly and very helpful... too bad we forgot to ask his name. The only problem to this place is, to look for parking.

Thank Azimah C
Level Contributor
71 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

They have updated their street sign so I have posted the latest. Have had breakfast and lunch there today. Friendly attentive staff. We are vegetarian and the have a great spicy Indian vegetarian food. We will be back.

Thank Gypsytwitchers
Level Contributor
37 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Selvam is a nice spot at the entrance of Little India of Melaka. They serve banana leaf food of southern India. Nice food and value for money place. Do not expect high end service but still ok and friendly place.

Thank Zafer S
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

The food was really nice. The staff also very friendly *thumbs up* Btw i stayed at The Sterling Hotel. It's only 5 minutes walk from the hotel.

Thank Erina S
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Very bad service with spicy food!!! Server is rude. Didnt expect this. Went there after read review from trip adviser but all upside down!

Thank Tasha G
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

It's an authentic South Indian restaurant, and Not a Malaysian (Mamak) restaurant. Extra points to the excellent service and very friendly and courteous staff.

Thank Musaaphir

Travellers who viewed Selvam also viewed

Melaka, Central Melaka District
Melaka, Central Melaka District
Melaka, Central Melaka District

Been to Selvam? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

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
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Indian, Asian, Malaysian, Halal
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No 2 Jalan Temenggong, Melaka 75000, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Melaka State  >  Central Melaka District  >  Melaka
  • Phone Number: +60 6-281 9223

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Selvam and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
7 months ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Selvam staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?