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.

Thean Chun

Certificate of Excellence
Coffee Shop
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
73 Jalan Bandar Timah, Ipoh, Malaysia
Add hours for Thean Chun and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 86 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 25
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
A great place to come in the morning!

Should try out the dumpling(6 in 1 chinese dumpling)!!! I would personally recond it. Other than than that you might want to try a little of everything they serve. Try to get a seat at the back instead of inside the shop, might feel the different!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
A TripAdvisor Member
Add Photo Write a Review

86 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Singapore
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I love their shredded chicken flat noodles (Ipoh Kai See Hor Fun), it is the soup chicken-based stock with some prawns flavour added. The chicken based broth accompanies with the silky smooth hor fun very well. Another best food here is charcoal grill-based Satay that served with peanut sauce and rice cake. Their Caramel custard egg pudding taste insanely when... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sydney, Australia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Beware of the waitress here. They will cheat your money unnoticed. Gave RM10 and they short change and when asked why they said I only gave RM2. Very dishonest restaurant.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Thean Chun is famous for its hor fun (rice noodle) served with sliced chicken and prawn, Chinese styled satay and caramel custard. I decided to bring some guests over at about 4 pm one day. To our frustration, we had to wait for about 25 minutes for our hor fun to be served and the place was only half full.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Malaysia
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This kopitiam is definitely an old school coffee shop serving local street foods and surprisingly tasty caramel puddings! The coffee shop next door actually serves the better foods besides the caramel puddings. These 2 coffee shops actually allow the pork satay to serve both premise withou any issues. The satay stall is only so-so in terms of taste. So get... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
A TripAdvisor Member
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Should try out the dumpling(6 in 1 chinese dumpling)!!! I would personally recond it. Other than than that you might want to try a little of everything they serve. Try to get a seat at the back instead of inside the shop, might feel the different!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Plymouth, England
Top Contributor
200 reviews 200 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Busy, low-key and authentic. In addition to the very good chicken and prawn signature dish we also had currlefish with beans, steamed chicken and a spicy desert. All in all a very good lunch stop

Was this review helpful? Yes
Malaysia
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The white coffe sold there quite smooth and i like the custard which is cold especially in the hot weather. The soup of the hor fan sold thr also full of taste of prawn

Was this review helpful? Yes
Malaysia
Top Contributor
314 reviews 314 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
198 helpful votes 198 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

What started as a local haunt decades has now fallen prey to commercialization. You will see hordes of weekend tourists flocking to this restaurant from as early at 11ish for lunch. Why? Because the seating capacity is insufficient to cater to the mountain of vacationers, making the waiting time for your food, at least half an hour or more, if... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Really too many similar type of ancient "kopitiam" at Ipoh. Food also similar, not very impressive. Weird thing to see in Ipoh, every chinese style kopitiam (coffee shop) is pack-filled with people . Food almost the same , coffee almost the same. Weathet always too hot, every one sweat like hell.. Still people willing to stay and eat. The worst... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Kuala Selangor, Malaysia
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

The ipoh noodles & cream caramel is a must have every trip back to my hubby's hometown. This time around we waited an hour for our noodles. It was worth the wait! The silky soft "hor fun" or rice noodles especially from ipoh is excellent plus the clear chicken broth was yummylicious! The egg custard is another hot selling dessert.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Thean Chun also viewed

 

Been to Thean Chun? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 73 Jalan Bandar Timah, Ipoh, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Perak  >  Kinta District  >  Ipoh

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Coffee Shop

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Thean Chun staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?