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Old China Cafe

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11 Jalan Balai Polis, Kuala Lumpur 50000, Malaysia
+60 3-2072 5915
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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134 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited for dinner with my girlfriend, we ordered chicken rendang and beef rendang for our mains. Both tasted good, maybe less spicy than other ones we had eaten but still nice. The decor in this place is really cool and gives it an authentic Chinese feel. Westerners will appreciate this, it looks good. I don't think it's as bad as... More 

Thank drwols
Lausanne, Switzerland
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great malaysian food (follow the chef's recommendations). Nice ambiance and staff. Definitely recommend it.

Thank Arnault W
Singapore, Singapore
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5 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here for lunch few days back and ordered the nasi lemak which there is nothing to shout about. Portion was small especially the ikan billis which they gave so little. Ordered the Kangkong which is average at best. Most of the more popular dishes like the lo bak and salted veg duck soup was sold out. If you really... More 

Thank dereklee91
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dont understand why they charge the service fee, the service is so terrible ,food is just ok, nothing surprised,wont visit again, the service in icc pudu is much better even i only spent RM10

Thank Kelly C
Oxford, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017

We had read a number of 'reviews' in various of the Guide Books ,all suggesting that the Old China Cafe was an authentic cafe/restaurant from the turn of the century(19th)....and so it proved in appearance...unique ,unusual, authentic. What was not expected was the standard of cuisine, or indeed the service. The former was 'poor' although admittedly cheap; and the latter... More 

Thank DavidR180647
Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017 via mobile

Excellent food and nice atmosphere, like the fact it retains its traditional decor. Would definitely recommend the Kapitan chicken curry.

Thank caitlinmccabe2016
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Outstanding nonya food at excellent prices in a quaint old shop house by Chinatown. They have stainless steel in the kitchen. Simple. Old fashioned decor with historic pictures. Popular with back packers but it should appeal to anyone.

Thank Richard E
Suffolk, UK
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120 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2017

We enjoyed a good dinner in this relaxed and atmospheric restaurant. It is popular but not all the customers by any means were tourists when we visited. We had spring rolls, Assam prawns and coconut rice, followed by a dish of fried noodles. Just right.

Thank KitSuffolk_UK
Kota Kinabalu District, Malaysia
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30 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

This cafe was a great find. The old building is very interesting and the food was delicious. We had the beef rendang, sweet and sour pork and nyonya fried rice to share. The location is great as it's just off Jalan Petaling. Another point is that they have a western toilet and toilet paper....always a bonus in Asia! I would... More 

Thank Natasha H
Bristol, United Kingdom
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172 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Well worth a visit, we had a fantastic noodle and rice lunch. Really interesting building and lovely staff. Very busy and full of locals and tourists alike, well deserving of its great reputation.

Thank minikitten

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Chinese, Asian, Malaysian, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 Jalan Balai Polis, Kuala Lumpur 50000, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Wilayah Persekutuan  >  Kuala Lumpur
  • Phone Number: +60 3-2072 5915

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?