We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Old China Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
11 Jalan Balai Polis, Kuala Lumpur 50000, Malaysia
+60 3-2072 5915
11:00 - 23:00
Closed now
See all hours
Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

585 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 400: English reviews
Level Contributor
71 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We found this lovely little establishment after reading some good reviews on ta. We hadn't booked (which IS advisable!) We shared a table with three other people which was fine and they were very pleasant. The place 'oozed' character and the food was very good to, and very very reasonable. I would definitely come back if we find ourselves back... More 

Thank cabdriverLondon
Level Contributor
56 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I can say this place is more for tourists than locals. None of the diners I saw is local. Waited for 30 minutes for our lunch as there was a group order before us. Place is rather narrow. Food are acceptable and we ordered a pork dish, not too sure vinegar was added to it or the pork was spoiled.... More 

Thank doraemonger
Level Contributor
85 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A great little Chinese restaurant just a few Km from KLCC. Real old world charm, with some great images and art on the walls. Food was tasty and the selection was standard Chinese with a heavy Malaysian feel. Spring rolls were great as to was the randang and sweet and sour. I will be back.

Thank Doug G
Wangaratta, Victoria, Australia
Level Contributor
100 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had chicken wings, Brinjal, steamed sea bass with sweet and sour sauce and rice. The service was good and the food fresh and delicious. Nicely tucked away from the noisy China town streets too.

Thank Denise H
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Level Contributor
20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a dinner with my girlfriend on Valentine 2017 in this restaurant. We ordered: 1> Appetizers: Jujuchar (vege wrap vege) and stuffed tofu 2> Main dishes: Steam fish with soy sauce, honeyed pork ribs & stir fried vegetables 3> Rice: Famous coconut rice 4> Dessert: Sago with gula Malaka Foods ordered were tasty. I extremely satisfied with the foods... More 

Thank Kampongboimy
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was good, but the service was soooooooo bad. We waited for a long time for a table for two, but the waiters just said that three tables were booked, so we had to share a table with a family. Three tables remained empty for the duration of our time at the restaurant and despite asking the waiter multiple times... More 

Thank mamiface123
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We waited in line to get a seat as the restaurant was busy. We had a lady, who arrived after us, get seated before, taking a table for two people. We told the waiter who didn't seem to care. Good start. We then got seated at a large table and had to share with a group of four, this was... More 

Thank Simon S
Level Contributor
78 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here with our guide, Jeremy Mak, who is a definite foodie while visiting KL. The Cafe is pretty unassuming in character and quite clearly showing its physical age. The decor is a serious scene settler with images of old Chinatown. Similarly with fixtures and decorations. So one cafe, with older decorations, looks like it has paid it's dues.... More 

Thank coppermike
Level Contributor
13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been here twice, both meals were absolutely delicious. Wonderful setting. Super crowded for lunch which makes the service slow. They'd do well with one or two less tables.

Thank Lavinia I
Level Contributor
156 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great 'old-world' charm this is well worth a visit. Service was friendly and the food was good, especially the deep-fried anchovies starter which was a revelation. House wine was reasonably priced and drinkable. Recommend it

Thank Crustyoxford

Travellers who viewed Old China Cafe also viewed

Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan
Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan
Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan
Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan

Been to Old China Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

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, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Romantic
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

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Old China Cafe and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Old China Cafe staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?