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“Lontong” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Chawan

Chawan
Jalan Telawi 3, Kuala Lumpur 59100, Malaysia
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Ranked #1,004 of 2,476 Restaurants in Kuala Lumpur
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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77 reviews 77 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
“Lontong”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2012

It's not everywhere in KL you find lontong so we come here for brekkie when we feel like lontong. Prices here's higher than a real kopitiam. Iced coffees are approx RM5.90 but it's a big glass so I don't feel it's a rip off. Taste, just so so and they have all kinds of local coffees. Have tried 70% of their menu, just ok, nothing out of the ordinary or that great but not horrible.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Nice place for small group of 4”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2011

I discover chawan sometime ago. This restaurant has all kind of local malaysia coffee from all states. Not only that they have the local delicacies which i recommend like lontong, nasi lemak (sambal sotong, rendang ayam), pisang with sambal etc. If you are craving for kampung coffee, do stop by here.

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“Nice place for food and to chill”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2011

Really nice nasi lemak and awesome choice of local coffees which shows you the blends from various states in Malaysia.

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“Only go for the coffee”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2010

An alright place to hang out and have some thick and sweet cofeee... not much else going for it.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Why Chawan when you can go somewhere else?”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2009

Really do not see the hype about this eatery; despite it trying its best to be different than the other Bangsar spots.

Nasi lemak bungkus - sambal too sour.
Rojak buah - fruits soggy & tasteless.
Coffee - honestly I would prefer Starbucks or the cheap coffee offered at cheaper stalls.
Keropok lekor - this is a nice and tasty treat, but expensive.
Tahu bakar - presented badly with a simple taste.

I would go to another spot to have my afternoon tea.

    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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