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Old China Cafe

11 Jalan Balai Polis, Kuala Lumpur 50000, Malaysia
+603-207-25915
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Ranked #59 of 2,385 Restaurants in Kuala Lumpur
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Asian
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night

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English first
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

I call in to book a table for my client and they has committed the price. When we send them the email to reconfirm they offer the difference price. When we ague about the quoted rate, their reply is just like either take it or leave it. So at the end I decided to cancel the table and book with... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

My friend and I came to Old China Cafe around 2 p.m., so we were between the lunch and dinner rush. The service was quite attentive and quick. I loved the atmosphere of the small interior - you feel like you have stepped back in time. The old sepia photographs on the wall, antique clocks and narrow staircase charmed me... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Nice place, really cool that the building is still in its original state. Nice staff, simple but tasteful food. Worth a visit!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I was told this is one of the oldest restaurant in KL, and the interior is well reserved to reflect the bygone era. However food is average but the price is very reasonable so i think it is worth a visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

My girlfriend and i had been to visit China Town and were looking for a place to eat. We happened to stumble across this small restuarant with small western style saloon doors. We were intrigued! So we went in and the food was really good. Nice atmosphere, quite relaxing. Would recommend!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Lovely restaurant setup. Food normal but acceptable. Overall is a good evening experience. Due to limited of seat, so either come earlier or make the reservation first.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

... the food was not bad and the service was careful, too. We had Kari Captain Chicken and Black Pepper Beef as mains and we were satisfied with it. The bill is a pleasant surprise, too as it was just over 100 RM with beers.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Being a local, I would say you do not go to the old china cafe for amazing food. HOWEVER, you won't find anywhere else with a look and a feel as authentic and organic as the old china cafe. There is also a secret tea room upstairs which you should try to visit, however you have to call first to... More

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The interior of this place is just perfect, a well preserved piece of old chinatown, a little ramshackle, dimly lit, buzzing with people but not too hectic. Best of all, they play old 1920s/30s style Chinese music, making you feel like you've stepped back in time. Despite the name, the menu is Malay rather than Chinese. The customers were a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This restaurant was recommended by our guide and a good choice. The name of the restaurant was misleading as having travelled through China we found the food more Malaysian and spicy than Chinese and simply delicious. We had a set menu which included Top Hats and blue rice. It was a friendly, buzzing but relaxed atmosphere and great service.

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