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“High end mamak joint” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Chawan

Chawan
Jalan Telawi 3, Kuala Lumpur 59100, Malaysia
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Ranked #939 of 2,502 Restaurants in Kuala Lumpur
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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“High end mamak joint”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013 via mobile

Good local food, especially prawn fritters, nasi lemak. Crowded in the evenings. Must try for all. Teh Tarik is consistent all the time

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Kuala Lumpur
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60 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“poshy 'mamak'”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

nothing too spectacular. smoking to non smoking area too close. the sago pudding is good, maybe just a tad too sweet.

Visited November 2012
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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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110 reviews 110 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
“Best soto ever”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

I have tried the bi hun soto both in Solaris Publika and Citta Mall, and they do not differ at all in taste. This is my constant favorite and when teamed with a hot teh tarik, is to die for. I tend to stick to the same, but may add some steamed banana/keropok lekor etc for variety. I love this Citta mall location as it tends to be very breezy and roomy compared to the Publika location.

Visited April 2013
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
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“Good choice of local coffee”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013 via mobile

The food served here is as expected from a "kopi tiam". You can get everything from roti Kaya to nasi lemak. Taste , is average but acceptable.
If you are a local coffee buff, then this place is for you. They carry 14 different local coffee varieties from all over Malaysia. It is served in the mandatory old fashioned cups, with the ceramic Chinese spoon. The condensed milk is left unstirred at the bottom of the cup and it is served at the right temprature. Try the"Hang Tuah"and the"Tupai"coffees. It also comes with 2 pieces of Osborne biscuits as a palate cleanser. In the northern states, this biscuit is referred to as "biskut kapai" which means ships biscuits as it was a staple for the sailors of days gone by. This review is on the Publika Solaris branch. The downside of this branch is that it isn't airconditiond, so it feels humid after 9 am. Remedy: have your kopi before 9 am !

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Chawan Review”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

The place looks Clean & decent & upscale, Food was good. Mostly Malaysian. The Menu was varied. Service was good.. Price was reasonable.

Visited January 2013
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