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Old China Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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11 Jalan Balai Polis, Kuala Lumpur 50000, Malaysia
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Nasi-Lemak was very delicious and good coffee if you prefer traditional coffee they also have it almost food are Chinese food but thai people can take well.

Thank Poramat B
Chiang Mai, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

A regular lunch stop of mine on frequent visits to Chinatown KL for 10 years. The perling paint, seedy atmosphete and rude service all add to the attraction! Menu consists of Baba-Nonya and Malaysian cuisine, well cooked, delicious and well presented, Prices on the high side, but it is aleays full. An experience not to be missed.

Thank Paul_CNX
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went here because a friend of mine recommended it and also because we were in the area. We had top hats, Siu Yok devil curry, rice and Sago gula melaka. The layer of fat on the Siu Yok was not rendered nicely and was pretty much raw and tough. Sago gula melaka did not use pure gula melaka and... More 

Thank Kimi J
Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were recommended this place and we were not disappointed. So yum!!! Try the spring rolls and the top hats... they are so good!! Also nice and close to Petaling street so you can shop before or after if you want.

Thank laura_kiwi83
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Two Malaysian friends took me here. We shared some dishes. Delicious. Relaxing atmosphere and great service too! Big thumbs up!

Thank FKerr34
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

if you are tired from the heat and street flea market in Chinatown, head here for a refreshing taste for local Malaysian dessert and Air-conditioned restaurant. They also have long list of Malaysian dishes for you to savour

1 Thank KYGan777
Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of my favorite places in Kuala, the decor is "dusty vintage with a twist" and the saloon-style doors and many mirrors contribute to the atmosphere in a nice way. The food is also very good, laksha is definitely a dish to choose as well as the sago dessert. I keep coming back.

1 Thank Elena M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's good to see that this sort of place has been retained in basically the same condition that it was in the 'old' days. The decor and furniture were certainly original and the food was a good selection of old favourites that were reasonably priced. Friendly service and conveniently placed opposite a good sized car park make it a good... More 

1 Thank BeijingWayne
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Authentiek Chinese cuisine Locaties on the end of Chinatown. Correct staff. We had chicken rendang maleysian style, sweet and sour fish, the fish was a little dry and Chinese mixed vegetables accompenied with White and cocos rice. Fresh pineapple and lime juice. No complains. Tastefull and richer than the the food in Petaling street.

1 Thank Rik v
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is full of tourist, the food is not as good as its high rating. The nyonya chicken supposed creamy but watery and over cook. The bubur cha cha supposed smooth n silky with full of coconut fragrance and right size of ingredients with texture bites but it was too thick and not much ingredients inside and don't taste... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian, Malaysian
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?