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Famosa Chicken Rice Ball Restaurant

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Off Jonker Street 28-30 Jalan Hang Kasturi, Melaka 75200, Malaysia
+60 6-286 0121
09:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Thu 09:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sun 09:00 - 22:00
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My fist impression for chicken rice ball is it's over-rated. The rice balls here are getting smaller & its salty. The chicken tasted ok & the roasted pork is not very crispy. However, the restaurant is not crowded which is a good thing especially when you want to eat & chit chat with friends.

Thank Adrian L
Level Contributor
4 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food if you like this style of chicken rice. Rice comes in balls. There are other food you can order besides chicken too. Try the peranakan deserts. Reasonable price. Used to be cheaper until Melaka became so touristy

Thank Yee J
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The chicken is so cold, not warm enough for the empty stomach. Besides, these rice balls are so bad, not firm. Still think the Vietnamese chicken rice at Hoi An and the Hainam chicken rice of Chinese are the best ones.

Thank minhkhang1701
Singapore, Singapore
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am a avid chicken rice lover and I do love my food. Hungry after much walk along Jonker street saw this restaurant with a HK celebrity Chef endorsement of culinary outside the restaurant, thought it would be nice food served as I heard much hype about Melaka chicken rice balls. Tried half of the white and fried chicken together... More 

1 Thank jamesjacoberg
New York City, New York
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163 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Easy place to pick up a bite in your walk around town. Nice chicken satay with a real good peanut sauce. Be aware that the bathrooms need to be updated and kept a bit cleaner, along with soap and tissue.

Thank lreyes
Singapore, Singapore
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145 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Restaurant was full, when we took a peek. There was a short queue of people waiting to be seated, so we joined the queue thinking it should be good given all its publicity. I was not impressed with the food. First of all, the rice balls tasted almost like plain rice lacking any flavour or fragrance. Then the chicken was... More 

Thank mlbk888
Hanoi, Vietnam
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 March 2017

The chicken tasted good and had nice seasoning. The rice balls were quite normal, just a cute look for snack. Considering for a meal, there's no way to be full with it.

Thank Huyen7192
Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

We were mislead by famous food critics advertisement placed outside restaurant. The chicken rice balls taste so bad!! Not recommended! Definitely not worth the queue!!

1 Thank Kim Yong L
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239 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Located along Jonker Street, we dined for lunch. The restaurant was packed but the waitresses were quick and efficient. We ordered prior to seating down from the menu presented at the door and we only had to wait about 5min before we were escorted to our table. What seemed to be a grand-looking-well-run establishment soon showed its cracks when we... More 

Thank Joyman L
Wigan, United Kingdom
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343 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Closes quite early so only useful for early evening dining. Has a reasonable menu at prices comparable to elsewhere, without being spectacular. Served decent satay and barbecue pork.

Thank PeterLanky

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian, Malaysian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Off Jonker Street 28-30 Jalan Hang Kasturi, Melaka 75200, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Melaka State  >  Central Melaka District  >  Melaka
  • Phone Number: +60 6-286 0121

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