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Indian, Malaysian, Asian
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the satisfied meal we ate during our visit to Melaka. Very tip top service and also the price are reasonable.⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 14 November 2021 via mobile

Food is tasteless, service is below average. Waiters were annoyed whenever we ask for our curry or drinks. Not many choices of curry for a banana leaf and they are not happy to serve us when we ask for a top up.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 14 November 2021 via mobile

The banana leaf was pre- served in a plate, they did not ask what we want and how much we want. So stingy wit the portion. The number of ppl serving was one two many and they hv no proper communication. Food : bland and...tasteless, even the sambal was flat. Service: they all look annoyed everytime we ask for drink, sambal or even top of for curry Variety: only two curry options which was so boring My last visit for sureMore

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed 7 March 2020

If you are looking for plush decor and sophisticated ambiance, this is not for you. If you want to feel the real atmosphere, here it is! This is a great place to go for genuine south Indian food. The curries are delicious and served in...the traditional manner. The service is excellent, and the location is very close to the main tourist attractions. Not only is the food good, but this restaurant (frequented by local people - a good sign) is the absolute best value for money I think I've ever encountered.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 19 February 2020 via mobile

Favorite place for the locals. Inexpensive tasty Indian food. Thought was a vegetarian restaurant but it's not. Though there are enough choices for vegetarians. Gets 4 stars because of cheap prices.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 26 January 2020 via mobile

Experience dictates that where locals of different races, outstation visitors and tourists comes regularly to this particular restaurant for breakfast and lunch does say a lot about the place itself. Serving South-Indian food, It is clean, airy and they are quite prompt in their services....The pricing is reasonable and the food is good. Be prepared to do the ‘waiting time’ as it can get packed over the weekends ..More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed 31 December 2019 via mobile

Very inexpensive but delicious food. Great selection. It’s clearly a spot that locals love and it gets busy I had the set vegetarian lunch and was very happy with my meal.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 21 December 2019

Highly recommended. Onion rawa thosai was delicious. Regular thosai, apam, and nasi lemak were very popular with other diners.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 12 December 2019 via mobile

Food here is served on a banana leak on he table. Dal, curry, raita served from large pots then rice piled on with sambhar. The only place ive eaten lke this before was India itself!. We also had tandoori fish piece and chicken paratha served...with coconut and tomato chutneys. Delicious. And all less than MR25!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 3 December 2019 via mobile

It serves the best banana leaf meal with free flow of rice & sauces, pappadomg & vegetables. You only pay for the extra meat or drinks you ordered. The food is just delicious & yummy, white rice soft as well. Price reasonable. Place is always...packed even when I was there at 2:30pm. The staff are friendly keep moving around to serve the free flow food. A must visit if you love banana leaf meal.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 28 November 2019 via mobile

We visited on account of rave reviews and the TA sticker the place earned. As Im from Subang, I wanted to rate the place against Nirwana and Kanna, two of recommended banana leaf establishments in Subang. My verdict: those 2 fare better. But if ur...in Melaka craving for banana leaf fare, no doubt that Selvam is your place. They have an array of dishes and reasonably priced. Their chai tea however is too richly brewed. Do ask for hot water if u prefer milder version. Upside: polite waiters and cashier. Downside: parking is a bane. There is one at Tabung Haji around the corner pass the Public bank.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 19 November 2019 via mobile

Just arrived in Melaka and this restaurant was five minutes away. Thought I'd give it a go since they had vegan options. The staff seemed to be uninterested in everything around them and even dismissive of my desire to dine in. The food itself was...great and a nice change of pace from Singapore where anything under ten dollars is probably fast food or not very good. Cleanliness could use some work. There were ants on the counter when I paid.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 9 October 2019

Open little restaurant serving a small menu of extremely cheap Indian street food. Have eaten here a couple of times. Naans are good and so are the stuffed rotis. Tandoori chicken is served in big portions but is a bit dry.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 3 October 2019 via mobile

Food getting from bad to worst...dal & spinach served were tasteless. Other family members & friends also complaint the same. Would stop patronage this place once & for all if food were found to be inferior in quality come the next visit.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 11 August 2019

I had a lovely time at Selvam this Sunday evening tasting a delicious masala tosai and a banana tosai but I'll be back for the appam !! Thank you so much for the delicious food !

Date of visit: August 2019
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This place is Halal and not closed yet! You can still enjoy a decent and Honest Banana leaf rice here.
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I'm not sure bro but i was there at 8am for bfast they were open
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Yes, Selvam offers takeaway services.

Selvam is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5