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Old China Cafe

11 Jalan Balai Polis, Kuala Lumpur 50000, Malaysia
+603-207-25915
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Ranked #56 of 2,362 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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84% Recommend
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    Food
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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
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
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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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The food is nice. 7/10 I would give. The atmosphere is so nice and it brings you back to the ancient times. Brought my Australian clients there and they love the place and also food!

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christcurch new zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Nise place in a pretty grotty city ...just needs to sort out its drinks menu and get rid of snooty older waiter(in his 40s perhaps)....I ordered a rum and coke from the menu snooty says no rum.....I opt for the g+t....no gin...finally I try for masala chai...right same....lol...and of course no apology from snooty.....was like faulty towers...incidently the food was... More

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Hong Kong, China
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Delicious food in a beautiful old shophouse. A real step back in time and respite from dirty, noisy Chinatown. I hope it survives all the development happening around it!

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

I was visited this cafe last night , I ordered a coconut juice but found the coconut juice is spoilt. I had feedback to the staff, they exchange another coconut to me. unfortunately, I was diarrhea for whole midnight, guess the coconuts all in the fridge are not fresh. Banned this restaurant!!! Although their atmosphere feel good, but the FOOD... More

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Tawau, Malaysia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Quaint and cosy place with excellent food and cold beer. Lots of variety and good options for vegetarians. Definitely a winner.

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Feeding 5 tends to come with a high price tag but Old China Cafe not only ticked all the boxes on the food front, but also on price. The cafe is small and decorated in a vintage style. It's out of the way of the Chinese Market but easy to get to by foot. The food was really tasty and... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Quick review... We've been to much better. Food and service OK, but nothing to rave about. Food was served quick which is good, but the content was very lacklustre. Certainly not a master chef restaurant. 3 stars is about right.

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perth
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This place was quite hard to find, and when we did, I it certainly was not worth the effort. For a start, every single person in the restaurant at lunch time were tourists with guide books in their hands...that should tell you something right there. No a single local in the place.. A lot has been made of the decor,... More

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Forres, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We visited the cafe thanks to a tip off from our Lonely Planet guide and couldn't have been happier. Nestled on the edge of China town, stepping into the Old China Cafe was like stepping back in time into a Chinese themed saloon. With an interesting decor, great service, and an even better menu we really enjoyed the whole dinning... More

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