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11 Jalan Balai Polis, Kuala Lumpur 50000, Malaysia
+603-207-25915
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Ranked #74 of 2,503 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Visited this great lunch spot after some shopping on Petaling Street. The Ud Pur tea is outstanding and a great caffeine pick me up. We ordered a variety of dishes, and would recommend the Nasi Lemak and pork ribs. The service was prompt and we left very happy. We make a point of coming here every time we visit KL.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

My girlfriend and I were looking for a great little restaurant for dinner, something away from Chinatown for the night. Really it's only round the corner, it's not far outside Chinatown if at all. This is one the best little restaurants I have ever stumbled across! You walk into a cosy yet comfortable size room, to walls of photos and... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

When i came in to the cafe, i felt like time traveling to 70s. Not that im from that era hehe. Its like in the movies. Ambience is really nice. Food good as well. Price mid range but ok since its a specialty cuisine. Good destination while walking in Petaling street as the place is really on the other far... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Nice place near chinatown with untouched early 1900's chinese decor. The place has a great vibe and the food and service is good. The Laksa is the main superstar of this place, the rest of the menu is a mix of malay and chinese and is fairly good but nothing spectacular.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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46 restaurant reviews
206 helpful votes 206 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Old China is in an atmospheric old building off of Petaling in Chinatown. The atmosphere is enhanced by traditional Chinese music. The atmosphere could be described as quaint or even seedy, in a cinema noir kind of way. Don't expect a Ming dynasty pavilion. (See photo). Menu is Chinese-Malay. Rather amusingly, as I was finishing dinner, a group of ten... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Located at the quiet end of Petaling Street housed in a restored laundry filled with lovely paintings and some antiques. Plenty on menu including all the Malay classics. Food and service was excellent. Glad I went back. Thanks for the vote if you found this review helpful.

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Pontianak, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

If you really loved Chinese history, you should visit here! I can say that it was a little bit creepy to be here. Looking for so many (maybe) a hundred years old stuffs and old picture with dynasty fashion. But, if you loved spices food, you have to try food here. A must menu is coconut rice. I don't it... More 

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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

A lovely little restaurant in China Town right next door to our hostel. I loved how the menu gave the history of the building and cafe, with many original features it felt like you had stepped back in time. The food was also lovely, suitable for vegetarians and the staff really polite. A little gem of China Town.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I went expecting Chinese and didn't get anything like it...the Malay was similarly adapted to western tastes. We ordered 4 dishes and all of them were ok but were nothing like the original versions and what we had expected. They are suitably bland for the western taste but in honesty it was a beige food experience. It was not bad... More 

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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Went there for a afternoon tea and didn't regret it all. Such a great atmosphere. Since we had lunch we just ordered an entree to share (I forgot the name) It was great and we totally enjoyed our time there. I usually dine an leave but this time I think I sat just for tea for a good hour. and... More 

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

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