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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%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“beef rendang” (40 reviews)
“coconut rice” (27 reviews)
“nyonya dishes” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 11:00 pmAll hours
Chinese, Asian, Malaysian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
11 Jalan Balai Polis, Kuala Lumpur 50000, Malaysia
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1 - 10 of 453 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago 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

Thank Jari J
Reviewed 6 days ago

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 2 weeks ago 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

Thank IanSZGD
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The waiter told us the kitchen was closed even though the restaurant was still open for another 2hrs and people were eating there. Came across as very rude.

Thank snatteringlimp
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for dessert the sago gula Melaka after having lunch at Chocha cafe nearby , the air conditioner not really working here as it's hot & stuffy inside the cafe . I came here before for lunch some months ago and it was not...More

Thank kenkeh
Reviewed 11 January 2018

This restaurant is housed in a lovely old building with plenty of old prints on the walls and it's pretty atmospheric. Service was friendly and quick. I had the chicken rendang and rice, which was delicious - fairly spicy but not overly so, and served...More

Thank Joanne H
Reviewed 9 January 2018

had our lunch on Christmas Day here and the food was exceptionally good. Great ambience and service. well worth a visit.

Thank russelld49
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Really popular place but the dish serving sizes are getting smaller whilst the prices are rising. I guess that’s the way of many restaurants these days as they improve in popularity...! In my opinion the food is ok but not the tastiest you can get,...More

Thank malzy
Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

This is the best dish of all, beef rendang! Must try! The place is indeed an old cafe at at an old street...chinatown.

Thank Dklnicholas
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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
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
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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