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Old China Cafe

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11 Jalan Balai Polis, Kuala Lumpur 50000, Malaysia
+60 3-2072 5915
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11:00 - 23:00
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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169 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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.

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Sydney, Australia
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242 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a very old school charming Chinese restaurant with Malaysian touches (eg the drinks they serve). The Nyonya fried rice was very good with some spicyness but the chicken it was served with was dry and cold. Maybe a touch too much oil in the rice but certainly had "breath of the wok". The laksa is mediocre. What really stood... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here twice during our time in Kuala Lumpur. We tried multiple dishes but the sweet and sour pork was my favorite! If you're brave- you can try the durian dessert (but I don't recommend it). This is a smaller venue but it transports you back in time.

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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nothing special out of 6 starters only spring rolls available! Lol! Tourist trap not friendly staff either. Go to the mall and have proper food!

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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580 reviews
374 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Decorated with plenty of collectibles and antiques. Very nice to give the old feeling of the old days. However, the food, Nyonya style, is really disappointing. Ordered Me Siam, Nasi Lemak with fired chicken, skin fried taufu, Pork Pongteh, and nasi Goreng. One word for the food - very very salty. Price wise - Paid MYR95 for the total bill.... More 

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London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found this lovely little establishment after reading some good reviews on ta. We hadn't booked (which IS advisable!) We shared a table with three other people which was fine and they were very pleasant. The place 'oozed' character and the food was very good to, and very very reasonable. I would definitely come back if we find ourselves back... More 

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Singapore
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59 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I can say this place is more for tourists than locals. None of the diners I saw is local. Waited for 30 minutes for our lunch as there was a group order before us. Place is rather narrow. Food are acceptable and we ordered a pork dish, not too sure vinegar was added to it or the pork was spoiled.... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A great little Chinese restaurant just a few Km from KLCC. Real old world charm, with some great images and art on the walls. Food was tasty and the selection was standard Chinese with a heavy Malaysian feel. Spring rolls were great as to was the randang and sweet and sour. I will be back.

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Wangaratta, Victoria, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

We had chicken wings, Brinjal, steamed sea bass with sweet and sour sauce and rice. The service was good and the food fresh and delicious. Nicely tucked away from the noisy China town streets too.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

I had a dinner with my girlfriend on Valentine 2017 in this restaurant. We ordered: 1> Appetizers: Jujuchar (vege wrap vege) and stuffed tofu 2> Main dishes: Steam fish with soy sauce, honeyed pork ribs & stir fried vegetables 3> Rice: Famous coconut rice 4> Dessert: Sago with gula Malaka Foods ordered were tasty. I extremely satisfied with the foods... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian, Malaysian
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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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