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Coliseum Cafe

98-100 & 102 Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman | Little India, Kuala Lumpur 50100, Malaysia
+60 3-2692 6270
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Overview
  • Excellent24%
  • Very good42%
  • Average19%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible7%
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Open Now
10:00 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
Malaysian, Asian
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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98-100 & 102 Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman | Little India, Kuala Lumpur 50100, Malaysia
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1 - 10 of 227 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

it is historical itself. the food is so good. especially their steak is nice and the price is dreaming. if I travel KL again, I must go there.

Thank Anne Heekyoung L
Reviewed 28 June 2017

What an historic gem - surely unchanged since the 1920's ...and that's the main reason for coming here! Whilst there's nothing wrong with the food there's nothing wonderful about it either but the prices are high for KL. Worth a look and a drink to...More

Thank Doc888
Reviewed 22 June 2017

NIcely presented food and drinks, in good location, with pleasant cafe atmosphere, at reasonable prices

Thank happysheepChina
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

We are excited to try their hyped bread but it was disappointing! Maybe next time i'll ask for hot bread. This place deserves a second chance☺️

Thank Michii F
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

Service was gr8. Fish n chips excellent as fish fresh hotly served and crispy. Oxtail was more akin to oxtail in curry sauce. Hainanese bread sadly wasn't fresh and we r used to the good stuff served fresh everyday. Hainanese coffee was also disappointing being...More

Thank maghani1
Reviewed 22 May 2017

One of the very few old-style cafes remaining in KL. You should try out their sizzling steak or Hainanese chicken chop. They had waiters who've worked there for 50+ years! Most of them have since retired.

Thank Daesi
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

Was here way back then and finally we were back again. We had mix grill, chicken sizzling and watermelon laicy juice. Service was good. What I can say that the ambience and deco was nice, simple and classic. The food was not that nice compare...More

Thank Pamzinzi
Reviewed 1 May 2017

This is a good steak place, but I think the real draw is the history.  (There're a few outposts around the city, and a visit to them might be a true test of taste vs. history.)  The bar is well-worn and very pretty, inundating you...More

Thank JohnsonIV
Reviewed 22 April 2017

Since I was young Coliseum Cafe was the place to go to for good food. This might be so for the outlet in Jalan TAR but definitely not for their outlet in Mid Valley. The service is horrendous because the waiters and waitress ignores you...More

1  Thank annebr28
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

There are few outlets for this cafe in KL but we chose the one at Jalan TAR because it retained the original layout and interior design of the shop back in 1920. So if you want to experience dining in the 20s like the rich...More

Thank Eaglestravel
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 30
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:00
Monday
10:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 22:00
Thursday
10:00 - 22:00
Friday
10:00 - 22:00
Saturday
10:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 98-100 & 102 Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman | Little India, Kuala Lumpur 50100, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Wilayah Persekutuan  >  Kuala Lumpur
  • Phone Number: +60 3-2692 6270
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Description
Established in 1921, Coliseum Cafe & Grill Room is one of the oldest in the country and is a walk down memory lane for KL in the early 1920s. Nearly a century old and it's one of the best examples of the city's colonial heritage. To tourists discovering Malaysia and its cultural diversity, we welcome you to the country that many call 'Truly Asia'. Over the past 500 years, sea-faring missions sailed past this peninsula onwards to their destinations, east or west-bound; many broke journey to rest, replenish stocks, whilst some chose to stay on, being tired of the perilous adventures besides wanting to seek both fame and fortune in this new land. Then, there were those which came and colonised the land, wherein Portugal conquered Malacca in 1511 followed by the Dutch in 1641. The last were the English from 1824 right up to Malaysia's independence in 1957.Malaysia is a wonderful living example of how many races and their colourful traditions-cum-cultures have assimilated to present a wonderful, unique ethnicity and a quaint palate of cuisines. The Coliseum Cafe and Grill Room is a fine example of how West and East have assimilated tastefully to present a unique Western Hainanese cuisine. 'Selamat Datang' as we welcome you to enjoy a tasty selection that has evolved over the years through the influence of the British Colonial Era and the assimilation of Asian taste buds. The Coliseum Cafe and Grillroom started in 1921 and some nine decades later, still continues to operate in the same premises at one of the city's oldest streets, Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman. The restaurant's ambiance is atypical of a colonial grillroom, retaining many of its original wood interior and trimmings. Customers, diners and guests alike, locals and tourists, have forged a special connection to the place, the people and its varied menu spread. In the early days, the restaurant served the British who worked and lived in then Malaya. It was patronised by government officers, tin miners, planters, traders and military personnel together with their families who swung by for tea, cocktails and dinner. Over time, the Western Colonial cuisine evolved into its own unique style as the Hainanese chefs, immigrants from China, concocted their own interpretation of many a western dish. One would detect delicate influences of ingredients synonymous of the Malay, Chinese and Indian cuisine in certain dishes as the chefs gamely mixed local spices and style. With time, what is now served at the Coliseum Cafe and Grillroom is famously known as Western Hainanese Cuisine. Its signature dishes, then and now, include the ever popular Oxtail Soup, Baked Crab, sizzling steaks served with a choice of 4 different sauces, Hainanese chicken chop, chicken Maryland, Hainanese Meehoon, Mamak Mee, Fried rice and also fried sambal rice. Desserts include banana fritters, fried ice cream, creme caramel and Hainanese coffee.
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