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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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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Coffee & Tea, Late Night, Reservations

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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
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Slightly off the beaten track but the meal was enjoyable although a little pricey for KL. Our family of four had an enjoyable dinner. The servings are average size and flavoursome. I cannot recall all that we ate but we all enjoyed the Nonya cuisine. The Cincalok Omelette is exceptional (Cincalok... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
BFKiwi
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Sydney, Australia
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  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
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Sydney, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Slightly off the beaten track but the meal was enjoyable although a little pricey for KL. Our family of four had an enjoyable dinner. The servings are average size and flavoursome. I cannot recall all that we ate but we all enjoyed the Nonya cuisine. The Cincalok Omelette is exceptional (Cincalok is fermented shrimp) and tastes like cheese.

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Porvoo, Finland
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5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Went there for dinner after reading all the posts here and I can say that you get better and cheaper dinner on food court in central market.

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Brisbane
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We were in Chinatown and the follow the Lonely Planet's recommendation. This place is fantastic! It's quirky, it's fresh, it's authentic, it's friendly, I would be there every other day I we were living in KL. Great job!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

I really enjoyed our visit here, the cafe is so cute, it is a really enjoyable experience! The food was very tasty and the staff were quite attentive (even let us sample durian, which was an experience in itself)...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We went here for dinner on our last night in Asia after 4 months backpacking. I thought my partner would moan as he often does when we go somewhere a bit more upmarket than usual and he doesn't like chinese food. We both loved it though. We had the top hats & pork stuffed tofu to start. The top hats... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 via mobile

It's one of those hidden charms which most "tourist" will not look for or just give it a miss. Visited this cafe with some local friends and I was not disappointed. Blend of Mainland china and south east Asia on your plate. Can get busy at anytime and I could see many regulars. Give a try to Rendang Chicken &... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

It is located close to petaling street. It is infornt of the Sikh temple polis station. they serve pernakan food (nyonya) from malacca. It is the chinese baba style of cooking. the building is old but this are one of the few old building left with its original heritage. they have old pictures on the wall with simple wooden tables... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

A quirky olde world café a short distance away from the bustle of China Town lovely staff & food. Prompt service & inexpensive. lots to look at - old photos, furniture. Fascinating.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

This Café looks like an old, colonial place. I stopped for a tea brake and choose tea from the menu with variety. The waiter was polite and refilled the teapot with hot water for free.

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Carmarthen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We like this café and try to have lunch there whenever we are in K.L. The building is rather less modern than much of K.L. but cannot be accused of being soulless. Much of the menu is Nyona in style from the Straits, we love this. They do simple standard dishes. A step up from a hawker stall, but not... 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: Chinese, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine

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