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“Best Indian food outside of India”
Review of Selvam

Selvam
Ranked #26 of 681 Restaurants in Melaka
Price range: US$0 - US$2
Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Best Indian food outside of India”
Reviewed 14 December 2013

Honestly some of the best comfort Indian food I've had outside of India. There's a large selection of food, we tried two types of rotti, two types of naan, chapati and thosi and it was all excellent. Dishes are inexpensive as well, the most we spent on a meal for two people was 10.80MYR, with four dishes and two chai teas. Definitely a place to eat.

Visited December 2013
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Melaka, Malaysia
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“An old award winning place”
Reviewed 13 December 2013

When I arrive, most of the dishes already finished. It was arround 7-8pm that time. Do come early~ good tosai and banana leaf rice with chicken dishes... Missed the tandoori and other dishes~ gonna be earlier next round.

  • Visited December 2013
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Don't be put off by appearances”
Reviewed 10 December 2013 via mobile

When we entered this eating house we were a little taken aback. We sort of expected a "restaurant" in the formal sense but this place is nothing like that. Food is served on banana leaves and delivered to the table in various pots. But the food is delicious and exceptional value. Staff very friendly

  • Visited December 2013
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“Delicious Indian food!”
Reviewed 28 November 2013 via mobile

The tandoori chicken was great with unique mint/coriander sauce. The butter naan was a real WOW moment! Absolutely delicious with a tasty Dahl side sauce. The banana lassi was also very good. The service wasn't the best but this isn't an a la carte restaurant. It's authentic Southern Indian grub served in a canteen environment. A filling meal with drinks only cost £6 for two. Amazing food for cheap prices. Perfect. Enjoy.

Visited November 2013
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Melaka trip on 09 & 10 Nov13”
Reviewed 10 November 2013

The location in google maps is incorrect. It is actually much closer to Melaka River and Discovery cafe on the same road.

I don't understand why this restaurant has a great rating on tripadvisor, probably because it is the nearest Indian restaurant to main tourist areas. It is no different from any other south indian restaurants in Singapore and Malaysia.Menu was very limited, just meals and few basic tiffin items.

Food quality was good, but cleanliness needs to be improved. We visited on two days, customer service was good during first visit and very poor during second visit.

Would recommend this only if you are short on time and can't walk long distance from main tourist areas of Jonker street and Red square. Otherwise there must be better options for Indian food. I didn't have time to explore various dining options in Melaka, so can't suggest a better alternative.

  • Visited November 2013
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