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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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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Make sure you check the restaurant's website for accurate address and direction. When you enter the restaurant you are immediately taken into an old world with its charm and simplicity.from the dim lighting, a refuge from the bright sun oitside, to the old chinese music, to the pictures on the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Sydney
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
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Byron Bay, Australia
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65 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Easy 5 minute walk from train. Extensive authentic menu. Great fresh flavours. Excellent service. If in KL must try

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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194 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

First time visiting even live here all my life. Thanks to TA. Worth the visit. The restaurant is quirky, old and ancient. Had Top Hats, Lobak and Ju hu Char....all very nice indeed. Liking the chilli and balacan dip. Much better than little penang chain. Nasi Lemak here serve with blue-ish rice (butterfly pea flower). Kapitan chicken curry is mild,... More 

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Sydney
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72 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Make sure you check the restaurant's website for accurate address and direction. When you enter the restaurant you are immediately taken into an old world with its charm and simplicity.from the dim lighting, a refuge from the bright sun oitside, to the old chinese music, to the pictures on the wall, this is a modernesque interpretation of peranakan eatery of... More 

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London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Recommended by a friend for trying the blue rice which is actually coconut rice the food was amazing the service was brilliant and not too in your face. A lovely meal with my lovely husband. A large family group arrived whilst we were there and also seemed to enjoy the food and setting.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Wow what a lovely place for dinner whenever you are in KL. Close to Chinatown , serves great food in a nice romantic atmosphere Don't miss it !

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Very tasty food, nice atmosphere and absolutely polite and friendly waiters! Of course a lot of tourists.. but that didn't harm the nice atmosphere!

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

The restaurant has a fantastic atmosphere. The setting is very quaint and authentic. The food was fantastic and the price was very reasonable. The steamed fish was delicious. I can definitely recommend the deserts as well! Upon walking in it looks like you stumbled upon a local gem that no one could possibly know about. The place was empty when... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

tucked in at the edge of the old town in an area that will hopefully be sensitively developed in future, this place is a wonderful step back into an older style of establishment, reminiscent of the Peranakan establishments of Georgetown and Malacca. Best of its kind we've come across in KL. Quite touristy, but wouldn't regard that as a negative... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Great food and charismatic place. Very rustic. Well used by the locals. Trip Advisor reviews pay off again. We had lunch with 8 of us.

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Sri Kembangan, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This cafe shop not only enjoying by tourist as well local people which in a Shophouse. It serve with the local dish and Nyonya dish. You may enjoying the "Lemak" rice with mixture of purple colour on the rice. Avoid crowded at the lunch time of 12:30pm - 2pm in weekdays. Try the Nyonya Curry Chicken, it is highly recommended... More 

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Additional Information about Old China Cafe

Address: 11 Jalan Balai Polis, Kuala Lumpur 50000, Malaysia
Phone Number: +603-207-25915
Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Wilayah Persekutuan  >  Kuala Lumpur
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisine: Chinese, Asian

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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: Chinese, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?