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Old China Cafe

11 Jalan Balai Polis, Kuala Lumpur 50000, Malaysia
+60 3-2072 5915
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good47%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“beef rendang” (42 reviews)
“coconut rice” (30 reviews)
“spring rolls” (10 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian, Malaysian, Vegetarian Friendly
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11 Jalan Balai Polis, Kuala Lumpur 50000, Malaysia
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Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

Came here with family. They enjoyed the food but I thought it was average. I've had better rendang at my hotel breakfast buffet. We ordered the Chinese vegetables which was supposed to come with prawns. There were no prawns in it. What annoyed me the...More

Thank Win I
Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

食物非常难吃,还不如街边小吃。而且服务真的是全吉隆坡最差!! 一定不要因为这个餐厅有名气而上当!! Took my business partner to the old China cafe back in February this year. It was a catastrophic disaster. I will never return to the restaurant. Food- everything was tasteless, and we were both especially shocked by how bad the rendang was. it...More

Thank Jinhe L
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Excellent old world charm embodies this cafe which serves excellent “Nyonya” cuisine. Value for money food with good service accompanied with extra cold beer which was heavenly with lunch on a hot afternoon, a place for 2nd must visit.

Thank Ashish B
Reviewed 8 March 2018

Nice surrounding give you a feel for places history.I visited because this restaurant was rated top 10 restaurants in chinatown KL , but left disappointed with the food, the beef rendang was tough and not overly flavousome, the rice ,chcken and entree dishes were just...More

Thank whistleblower42
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

We were the only two couples during our meal and the service was fantastic. Beer was cold, beef rendang sauce was awesome good a the meat was a bit chewy. Decoration makes the place interesting and everything else was fine. Would return if visiting the...More

Thank faos0505
Reviewed 27 February 2018

After reading about this restaurant in the Rough Guide, my wife and 4 year old walked there, avoiding a passing downpour on the way. On entering, we were shown to a table by a waiter. We were about to sit down when another male waiter...More

1  Thank the_hair_thief
Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

I chose the place due to reasonable distance to my hotel. Arrived there around 8pm and there were free tables to choose from but still reasonably many customers in. I ordered the Nyonya Rendang Chicken with Coconut Rice and a couple of beers with my...More

1  Thank Jari J
Reviewed 18 February 2018

It used to be good. My recent trip with my Singaporean friends turned out to be a disaster. The fish was not cooked fully, the dessert - sago gula melaka and santan durian have gone bad and serving is much smaller.

Thank YunJinChen
Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

Nice cosy place, nasi lamak was ok, sambal very delicious. But we went specifically for the much touted beef rendang. The beef rendang, mentioned on various blogs and rated excellent by Time Out, was something else. Maybe rendang flavored stir fry beef? Beef rendang should...More

1  Thank IanSZGD
Reviewed 9 February 2018 via mobile

A rustic type of place, small portions of nearly good food. Left feeling hungry and can only rate this place average. It should not be too difficult to get it right, the owners need to want to

Thank 1982Petrus
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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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