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.
US$5 - US$10
Lunch, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Chinese, Asian, Malaysian
Takeout, Seating
Reviews (1,189)
Filter reviews
1,053 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
More languages
Traveller rating
Show reviews that mention
All reviews assam laksa noodles fish cakes gula melaka worth the wait baba queue spicy
Selected filters
Updating list...
Reviewed 24 May 2022

Jonker 88's Nyonya Laksa, Melaka By far, this was one of our FAVOURITE culinary experiences in Melaka. We literally queued for half an hour under the blazing hot sun. But it was WORTH it. We went for the Baba Laksa instead of the Nyonya one....It was too good. Spicy, rich, flavoured with herbs.. Complemented with the Crispy Fried Fish Cake and Tofu Skin, it's hard to describe a better meal. The Chendol with Gula Melaka…. Heavenly… Apparently, they've been doing this since 1997.. The location is beautiful.. It's within a rustic colonial building with an open central roof for ventilation. Writing about this, especially when we're all the way in the UK now, is torture to the soul. I will vouch for this spot. Jonker 88 is definitely a must-visit in my opinion.More

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 22 May 2022 via mobile

Visited on a Sunday and they operate till 6pm. Reached only at 5.20pm but the stall owner was good with arranging seats for us. Ordered baba laksa with additional fishcake and stuff... And also durian chedol. Laksa was pretty spicy for me, but the fragrant...from the gravy did not stop me from drinking the gravy. Very special and unique. Not to be missed. Durian chedol it was ok ... Acceptable.More

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 25 April 2022 via mobile

The cendol was a disappointment. The gula Melaka was just extremely sweet without fragrance. The coconut milk was not concentrated . Fortunately the cendol ( green strips ) was okay. The Baba laksa was awesome. So was the fish cake . I read many reviews...about the cendol - over-hyped and overrated. Customer service was poor . There were some waiting for a seat. Well if one goes for cendol then not worth the wait. We ve tried better cendol nearbyMore

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 31 January 2022

I have walked the streets and this is the best place for Baba Nyonya Cendol. A must try! Try the noodles as well, too spicy but cendol soothens it

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 24 November 2021 via mobile

Price - The over price charge to tourist for the food was too much . Example Assam laksa cost Rm 10.50 for three type . Little choice only now .Cendol price Rm 7.00 The taste of the cendol and Assam laksa remain same like last...timeMore

Date of visit: November 2021
Reviewed 31 October 2020

Exactly a place to stop by for foodie. Amazing laksa. The taste is marvellous. The price is reasonable. The queue will be very long and you have to accept that. U cant chat and take your own sweet time to finish up your foods as...people are waiting to take your seat. Compulsory place to visit if you come to visit Malacca.More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 28 October 2020 via mobile

My wife and I had planned to spend an hour or so exploring Jonker Street. We ended up spending more than two hrs here, and returned again few days later to check out other cafes. There are plenty cafes, eating places and shops to browse...and buy locally produced stuff like palm sugar, biscuits and other dried goods. Cafes I recommend are Stolen Cup and Daily Fix...good cafe, friendly service. Eat 18 looks nice from.The outside, but lacks warmth when it comes to service inside. Definitely avoid Hoe Kee Chicken Rice Stall near the entrance. Ranked high by many others, but, personally, it is the worst chicken rice I have ever had in all of Malaysia. Service here is also curt and transactional. Many chendol (local ice dessert drink) is a must try, to cool off after walking about on your feet in humid weather. If you are driving, good luck finding a parking space! May have to park some distance away and walk to the main streets. Enjoy!More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 10 October 2020

The laksa was quite good but the Cendol was highly passable.Being close to the tourist area's was a disadvantage.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed 2 October 2020

The food here is tasty! We ate here for 2 consecutive days, savouring their laksa (we chose the “kahwin” broth - curry + Asam) and also cendol. The 1st day we had to queue whilst the 2nd day, because we were there early; around 11am,...we didn’t have to queue). Worth a visit if you can accept spicy (skip if you can’t take Cili - the broth is pretty spicy). Or alternatively, try the fish Ball noodle. The fish ball is juicy and tasty. don’t forget to order their fuchuk too! We opted to sit inside (longer queue) but there’s no queue if you don’t mind dining outside the cafeMore

Date of visit: September 2020
Reviewed 26 September 2020 via mobile

The coconut taste like from can and gula melaka taste like normal sugar. Does nothing for me. East west cendol is better. The fish ball soup was nothing to shput about. No beansprout or even spring onion on the soup. We ask for cut chile...in soya sauce... none. Then we ask any sambal chile - the worker shouted no chilie at all... bad sevice and rude workers. Don't go..More

Date of visit: September 2020
View more reviews
Best nearby
Best nearby hotelsSee all
Liu Men Melaka by Preference
236 reviews
.13 km away
Hotel Puri Melaka
1,421 reviews
.15 km away
Timez Modern Heritage Hotel
282 reviews
.15 km away
Courtyard @ Heeren Boutique Hotel
1,257 reviews
.16 km away
Best nearby restaurantsSee all
Trois by navy
252 reviews
.05 km away
The Daily Fix
1,164 reviews
.05 km away
The Stolen Cup
179 reviews
.06 km away
Taste Better
182 reviews
.01 km away
Best nearby attractionsSee all
Straits Chinese Jewelry Museum Malacca
441 reviews
.15 km away
Baba & Nyonya Heritage Museum
2,063 reviews
.16 km away
Cheng Hoon Teng Temple
711 reviews
.10 km away
Jonker Street
6,198 reviews
.03 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
18 April 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Roberto-Singapore | Reviewed this property |
9.30am to 10pm.
2 December 2016|
AnswerShow all 14 answers
Response from Beck Iskandar M | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is
Bernadette M
14 November 2015|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from TanCK | Reviewed this property |
I went last Saturday, it was 9.30am.
Is This Your Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Free Listing
Frequently Asked Questions about Jonker 88

Yes, Jonker 88 offers takeaway services.

Jonker 88 is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 3
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5