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Old China Cafe

11 Jalan Balai Polis, Kuala Lumpur 50000, Malaysia
+603-207-25915
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Ranked #46 of 2,246 restaurants in Kuala Lumpur
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
London, UK
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

I'm not sure how long this will survive as it feels like its in a building that's about to fall down - which is the charm - or that it's standing in the way of some huge developer just a few years away. I hope not. Walls covered in old artwork and photographs with knick knacks in and on antique... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Very yummy food at a decent price. A little cafe that took us a bit of tracking down to find but well worth the walk. The food was reasonably priced and it was delicious. This is a small cafe, therefore groups would be advised to make reservations in advance.

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London, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Just off the end of Petaling Street, this cafe is definitely worth seeking out. Sitting in vintage surroundings and retro decor, we had a great lunch here. With a well priced and clearly explained menu, the service was great and food very tasty. Try the Pie-Tee to start and the Nyonya Laksa with yellow noodles - both really delicious. This... More

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Chennai
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64 reviews 64 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
228 helpful votes 228 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Walking towards Chinatown down Jalan Petaling, a turn to the left takes you on to Jalan Balai Polis. Walk just a little down Jalan Balai Polis and to your left is the Gurudwara Sahib Police Station. A traditional shophouse opposite Gurudwara Sahib Police Station is home to the Old China Cafe. Behind brown bamboo chick blinds and wild west saloon... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Wanted some real local food and found it here. Everything fresh (we arrived at 8.30pm and some starters were already finished) and really, really tasty. Service was excellent and extremely friendly. The setting (once you got in off the street) was very pleasant as well. Best food we had in KL - anywhere that serves spicy fried anchovies for starters... More

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Oranjestad, Aruba
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Old China Cafe is a very small and cozy authentic Chinese Cafe! They have a wide variety consisting of pork, beef, chicken, sea food! The food is good! Not over the top but definitely met my expectations! What stands out about this cafe is the atmosphere! It is very old has a nice history and all of the pictures and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Old China Cafe is a good place to rest after traipsing around China Town or Merdeka Square - within easy walking distance. The decor is nicely olde worlde without being kitsch. The service we received was friendly and attentive. The food is good and the kitchen is very happy to adjust the seasoning to more or less spicy if required.... More

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Perth, Australia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

We visited here after a morning in China Town. Been here before - so no problem finding it. Arrived just before 12 and were seated at a nice table by a friendly waiter. Food and drinks served promptly - but did not feel rushed. Agree - not super spicey - but fine for a nice lunch. Will definitely visit again.

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Kuala lumpur
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

Very good service. Have been twice, and will go again to take visitors. Some tasty food, and delicious desserts! Very quaint restaurant - unusual in KL - so a little gem.

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Lake Tahoe
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Based on some of the other reviews here, we almost didn't go to this restaurant but I'm glad we did. The furniture, decor, background (WW1-era?) music and the general ambiance are unique and worth enjoying regardless of any other qualities. The food is actually fantastic and the service, while not perfect, is totally fine. If you expect to be doted... More

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