Best Grilled Fish (Ikan Bakar) in Melaka

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Grilled fish is a typical Portuguese dish and is very popular in Melaka. They are also known as "ikan bakar / ikan panggang" to most Melakans. It is a common norm to use sting ray fish for this dish and it tastes even better when wrapped with banana leaves or grilled in a foil wrap (ala-Portugeuse-style). You can try this dish in either seafood restaurants or Malay warongs in Melaka.

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    Restoran Ikan Bakar MalimPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    Restoran Ikan Bakar Malim is a simple place with a variety of mouth-watering local cuisines. Bearing the phrase “Pasti Tinggal Tulang”, literally means eating to the bone, you can definitely expect the best out of the grilled fish here! The grilling methods vary from an all time favourite spicy flavour “Masak Pedas” to a creamy, sweet, sour and salty “Tom Yam Pok Tek”. If you do not fancy spicy food, opt for the “Stim Limau” grilling version.

    Tips

    May be quite crowded at times.

    Things to expect

    A satisfying meal.

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    Murtabak Singapore.

    Price

    RM10.00 to RM50.00

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    Restoran Ikan Bakar Malim View restaurant

    2 & 4, Jalan TU 40, Taman Tasik Utama Air Keroh, 75350, Melaka, Melaka
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    0172964283

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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
    07:00AM—01:00AM
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    03:00PM—01:00AM
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    J & J, Portuguese SettlementPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21Alco free 9fb1f2c65edc2c1eaf4e8b24402d108dd33cc2bc71f0fb0022a54c3c390a66c8

    Another famous stall is J & J Seafood Corner, which is located at the very end of the row of stalls in Portuguese Settlement. They are actually more notable for their mango drinks but the seafood prepared by them are as good as their drinks, too. The grilled fish is cooked in an aluminium foil and upon opening the foil, you would be greeted with a fragrant grilled fish, infused with a thick red chili sauce. A good plus point to note is that their fish is really tender, so it was very easy to eat.
    Tips

    Look for the last stall if you have trouble looking for J&J.

    Things to expect

    Friendly service from the owner.

    Best with

    Mango juice.

    Price

    RM8.00 to RM15.00

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    J & J, Portuguese Settlement View restaurant

    Portuguese Settlement, Melaka, 75050, Portugeuse Settlement, Melaka
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    0126185082

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    05:30PM—12:00AM
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    Seri Muara Alai Nasir Ikan BakarPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21Alco free 9fb1f2c65edc2c1eaf4e8b24402d108dd33cc2bc71f0fb0022a54c3c390a66c8

    A must-try item from Seri Muara Alai Nasir is their Grilled Stingray as well as grilled Kembong Fish with Sambal. As it is a village restaurant located far from town, they utilize a very traditional cooking method. The fresh seafood is cooked directly on top of a large concrete stove with fiery fire, so the place can get pretty hot sometimes. If you're running low on money, here's the place for you as their seafood is pretty affordable.
    Tips

    Without GPS coordinates, this place will be a bit of challenge to reach unless you come with a local.

    Things to expect

    Not a place for the cosy and quiet eater. Be prepared to face the warmth!

    Best with

    Their dipping sauce (consisting of kicap manis, onions, lime and bird eye chili) is to die for. Great to go with the seafood.

    Price

    RM12.00 to RM30.00

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    Seri Muara Alai Nasir Ikan Bakar View restaurant

    Jalan, Km 8, 75460 Melaka, 75460, Alai, Melaka
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    062634612

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    05:30PM—12:00AM
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    Terrace 1, Portugeuse MelakaPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    There are many well known spots in Melaka offering grill fish but Portugeuse Settlement is the common favourite for both tourists and locals. Portuguese Settlement consists of many various stalls that offer seafood; and Terrace 1 is just one of the very exceptional few that serves amazing grilled fish. Their grilled fish utilizes fresh "ikan jenak" with a thick and spicy sauce drenched all over the fish. This is suitable for spicy food lovers as the grilled fish is truly fiery hot!
    Tips

    The grilled fish may take a while to prepare, so you can opt for the fried chicken wings while you wait! They taste really good, too.

    Things to expect

    Fiery hot grilled fish.

    Best with

    Ice-cooling drink in case your mouth burns.

    Price

    RM7.00 to RM12.00

    Terrace 1, Portuguese Settlement View restaurant

    Terrace No.1, Portuguese Settlement, Melaka, 75050, Portuguese Settlement, Melaka
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    04:00PM—01:00AM
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    Perkampungan Ikan Bakar Terapung Umbai BaruPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    Just like any other ikan bakar joints, Medan Ikan Bakar Terapung Umbai Baru offers a unique way of indulging into ikan bakar, boasting its floating exterior structure. It is also one of the most inexpensive places where you can get a divine variety of fresh seafood! There are over 20 seafood restaurants here, whereby all of it offer its own uniqueness in presentation and choices of menu items. Apart from the scrumptious grilled fish, you are complemented with a scenic river view of its surrounding and there are homestay accommodations as well. A staycation with a seafood feast perhaps?

    Tips

    Most stalls are opened at 6pm onwards.

    Things to expect

    There are Malay traditional wooden houses for you to take some great pictures.

    Best with

    Nasi Lemak.

    Price

    RM10.00 to RM50.00

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    Ikan Bakar ParameswaraPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21Alco free 9fb1f2c65edc2c1eaf4e8b24402d108dd33cc2bc71f0fb0022a54c3c390a66c8

    Being the most famous shop in the Umbai Grilled Fish Village (yes, that's actually what the village is famous for!), any seafood fan should give this a try for the best grilled fish experience. Situated deep inside the village, your food is prepared firsthand after you choose your fish from the fresh market and your prefered method of cooking.
    Tips

    If the place is packed, get a table first, then proceed to the fish counter to order and pay only after eating.

    Things to expect

    Halal seafood eatery.

    Best with

    Ikan Jenahak is a must-try as a grilled fish dish as it is hard to find it in KL.

    Price

    RM15.00 to RM30.00

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    Ikan Bakar Parameswara View restaurant

    Pengkalan Pulau Besar, Pernu, Umbai, 75460 Melaka, 75460, Umbai, Melaka
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    06-2616106

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    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    05:00PM—10:00PM
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    Ikan Bakar Rose & AliPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    Grilled Fish at Rose and Ali's is certainly catered more towards the locals as it is located further out of town. The stall is situated in a food court-styled known as Medan Ikan Bakar, with various stalls displaying their catch to customers. It's pretty much easy to eat here as you can just proceed to choose from a variety of fresh seafood from their catch of the day (be spoilt!), choose the style of cooking from the board, and finally, just wait for the fish to be cooked. Their grilled sambal-style fish is prepared with "ikan pari", where it is deep-fried and topped with a spicy, salivating sambal.
    Tips

    Ikan Bakar Rose & Ali is store No.7 at Medan Ikan Bakar.

    Things to expect

    Classic Malay Warong.

    Best with

    There are plenty of sides to order and also nasi lemak in a basket for those who need their carbs.

    Price

    RM10.00 to RM25.00

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    Ikan Bakar Rose & Ali View restaurant

    No. 7, Crystal Bay, Sungai Punggur Alai, 75460 Melaka, 75460, Alai, Melaka
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    06:00PM—12:00AM
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    Medan Ikan Bakar Muara Sg. DuyungPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21Alco free 9fb1f2c65edc2c1eaf4e8b24402d108dd33cc2bc71f0fb0022a54c3c390a66c8

    The restaurant is located right beside the fishing jetty, so you can expect fresh fish on your plate. The queue here is long at almost every point of dining. You have to queue to enter, queue for the selection of seafood and also queue for your seats if the restaurant is full-house. But fret not, because its worth the wait. Luckily, the food is served quite fast once you are seated. Their signature grilled fish is the Bakar Bercili (which basically means Grilled Chilli) and to our surprise it is more sweet and sour instead of spicy.
    Tips

    It is almost (always) packed, hence you need to be here early for dinner.

    Things to expect

    Long queues. Long queues everywhere.

    Best with

    Nasi lemak bungkus!

    Price

    RM15.00 to RM40.00

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    Medan Ikan Bakar Muara Sg. Duyung View restaurant

    KM4-5, Jalan Padang Temu, 75460 Permatang Pasir, Melaka, 75460, Permatang Pasir, Melaka
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    0123051204

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    05:00PM—12:00AM
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    Bert's GardenPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    Tucked away far from the bustling area of the city, you definitely wished that you knew this place sooner. We reckon Bert's Garden is a perfect hideout for lovebirds! It features a glorious seaside view for you to dine and watch that beautiful sunset with your loved ones. Apart from the perfect ambience, it is a place that serves fresh seafood, local and western cuisine, including one of the most tastiest and finest ikan bakar! Satiate your taste buds with the lip-smacking Grilled Golden Pomfret here. Just squeeze out some calamansi and you’re good to go with the homemade spicy sambal. And for what is worth, it is a good value for money!

    Tips

    Caters for company functions and private occasions too.

    Things to expect

    Dedicated parking spaces available.

    Best with

    Australian Striploin Steak.

    Price

    RM10.00 to RM80.00

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    Bert's Garden Seafood View restaurant

    2078-C, Jalan Kampung Pinang, 76400, Melaka
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    0196686623

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    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    04:30PM—12:30AM
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