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Old China Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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11 Jalan Balai Polis, Kuala Lumpur 50000, Malaysia
+60 3-2072 5915
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Christchurch, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is an ideal restaurant to visit especially if you are staying close to KL Sentral railway station being just one stop away at Pasar Seni on the LRT line. From there it is just a 5 min. walk. It use to be the old guild hall. The walls have many interesting Chinese paintings and photographs which give the restaurant... More 

Thank Bru1
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I love this cafe. the food is good, the service is prompt, and the decoration of the cafe makes me feel like I'm in a Wong Kar Wai film. I particularly like the beef rendang. In fact, any nyonya cuisine is good here. I have to admit, having dinner here on a rainy evening, enjoying the food, with the sound... More 

Thank Khalid M
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85 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

After arriving in Kl and staying in Chinatown, ran a near me now search on trip advisor and this place came up just round corner and it sounded amazing. WRONG !!!!!! Went around 19:00 and place was totally empty which was ok as was hungry after trip and easily seated but food was just same old as you get at... More 

Thank cliff1608
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had dinner at Old China Cafe after hearing some good reviews. I'm disappointed with the menu really - would have expected more unique peranakan dishes particularly those from Melaka. It's more of run-of-the-mill nyonya dishes like nyonya laksa, pie tee, etc. Was expecting ayam buah keluak next to their babi pong teh and itik tim. We ordered kari kapitan, stir... More 

Thank pinkgiwaffe
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved Old China cafe. Beef rendang and sweet and sour chicken for main course were both delicious and you need to try to 'top hats' as an appetiser - we loved them.

Thank tomghenderson
Subang Jaya, Malaysia
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Whenever I have overseas guests in town I always try my best to suggest an outing to try nyonya food and since we happen to be showing some Americans Chinatown. The option for this cafe popped up and we all weren't disappointed at all. Entering this cafe with wood doors was like a classic scene from a cowboy movie, the... More 

Thank drdove
Province of Barcelona, Spain
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nice old-school setting, and the food was great. Took coconut laksa, loved it, as well as various cold teas. Highly recommended.

Thank yelenamm
London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Venue: 5/5 Food: 3/5 For those interested in seeing historic, cultural environments in KL, this restaurant is definitely worth a visit. As this appeals to me, this more than made up for some 'ok' food. I wont go into detail on the setting as plenty of pics available but suffice to say it is brilliant. We ordered the top hats... More 

Thank VDV11
Hamilton, Montana
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180 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots of atmosphere, a touch of old KL that is rapidly disappearing. Usually crowded but service not bad. Nyonya dishes are worth a try--kari kapitano(?) chicken was tasty and just spicy enough. Iced coffee was delicious. Plenty of fruit juice options. Reasonable prices.

Thank chuckatbigsky
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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138 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we overall enjoyed the ambience and the food there, and we were the only local during the dinner time. and the only Chinese male waiter, really unfriendly and no patience in explaining the menu and service too, but the other are fine.. if you are only giving good service for tourists or foreigner, sorry no next time !

Thank ngsiewcheng

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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
Dining on a budget, Local cuisine, Families with children
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: +60 3-2072 5915

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