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Old China Cafe

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11 Jalan Balai Polis, Kuala Lumpur 50000, Malaysia
+603-207-25915
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Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Quirky and fun

This café is just off Chinatown and decorated in 1930s old colonial style. Its a fun place to eat and the food seemed authentic and was good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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London UK
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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321 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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London UK
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70 reviews 70 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

This café is just off Chinatown and decorated in 1930s old colonial style. Its a fun place to eat and the food seemed authentic and was good.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Very nice, old old building, tasty menu, everything is comfortable, super fast service. Toilet needs to be updated, but it is just because of the hundred years old building. Loved it! Everyone must visit!

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Sydney
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43 reviews 43 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

A few of the reviews had mentioned bad service so I was a bit concerned when we went to this restaurant. We found the service to be great and the food was excellent. It can be a little difficult to find the restaurant.

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Singapore, Singapore
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The waiters decided to close the restaurant at 9.45 pm so brought us the dessert before we even finished our dinner. They hovered around waiting for us to pay the bill witch made the whole evening very rushed and unpleasant . They were also very rude. The food is nothing special and is not as good as in their other... More 

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UK
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13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Took us a while to find this place(it is just off Petaling, look for the car park if you get off at Maharajalela MRT as you walk toward Petaling, then take a left....). The food was great. We had jasmine tea, sour plum juice, nyonya chicken, and a pork stew like dish with fragrant coconut rice. The old building with... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Whenever i yearned for something different to taste and when I am in Chinatown Central Market, I usually will choose here. Unique with many old furnitures, Chinese Miniatures, Old Chinese Medicine Hall Racks, been told many if it are being put there by owners friend to decorate the restaurant instead of putting at home where no one can see and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015 via mobile

Great centrally located restaurant with fantastic cuisine. Really good range of fresh juices as well, all in an original setting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Tantalizing food and the environment reminds me of the old nostalgic days as you stepped into the cafe! I like the dessert served and tried all of it and super yummy!

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Right from the menu to the ambience...you can feel the history! The food was amazing, the staff was really friendly and helped us pick the best selling dishes. Interesting mix of drinks. You will want to go back a second time!

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Da Nang, Vietnam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

I popped in for a quick meal at the end of the day. The service was friendly and prompt. The food was served quickly and was quite good, I wouldn't say it was excellent. It was lovely to eat there as the ambience of the place is something else and makes a change from the sterile plastic services so common... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 11 Jalan Balai Polis, Kuala Lumpur 50000, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Wilayah Persekutuan  >  Kuala Lumpur
  • Phone Number: +603-207-25915

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine

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