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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 good46%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“beef rendang” (42 reviews)
“coconut rice” (28 reviews)
“nyonya dishes” (5 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian, Malaysian, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
11 Jalan Balai Polis, Kuala Lumpur 50000, Malaysia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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

Thank the_hair_thief
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 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

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
Reviewed 7 February 2018 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 1 February 2018 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
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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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