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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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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good43%
  • Average18%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“sizzling steak” (28 reviews)
“fried rice” (4 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Malaysian, Asian
$$ - $$$
98-100 & 102 Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman | Little India, Kuala Lumpur 50100, Malaysia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It has been a number of years since I last was here, so with friend in tow I decided to take him to have a look at something from the past. The old rustic feel is still there with furnishings and photos complimenting the general...More

Thank Ian S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

trust me they have great food and the price is reasonable as for what you will receive. the place is cozy and nostalgic.

Thank manjusrisivakumar29
Reviewed 18 December 2017

Last i come here when i 12 yrs old. My uncle bring me here. Chicken chop and rib eye steak its still same taste. Location at Jalan TAR, Price : Valuable, Recomended. Thumb up.

1  Thank Razreena R
Reviewed 24 November 2017

The Coliseum becomes my local when in KL. Over the years little has changed, and thats a good thing. Its not fancy or pretentious, it simply does what it does well. The staff are friendly and attentive and the food good, its not fine dining...More

2  Thank SuffolkLucchese
Reviewed 14 November 2017

Looking for a historical place to have a decent meal...here you go. Its been years since myself visited this place and it has not change a bit, the decoration and setting (may be they have....), nice, comfy, spacious and great staffs. You could try their...More

Thank wellselect
Reviewed 14 November 2017

At the door entrance ...already felt I have time travelled ! So nostalgic ...already felt I have achieved by making my way here to this café! As I was too full to eat any more ....I didn't ordered any main course but tried their signature...More

1  Thank leetena
Reviewed 30 October 2017

A part of Malaysia's history endures in this enclave of characters and artifacts. It's a welcome escape from the bustle and modernity of the downtown core.

Thank Bill B
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Sept.2017 . I have been here many Times over the Years and it is still excellent . Very friendly Staff , great Ambiance and the Steaks are very good . This time i ate a Tenderloin Steak sizzling , it was fantastic . If you...More

1  Thank Elmar R
Reviewed 8 October 2017

we hated our meals. Pity as it such a good looking restaurant. It was a memorable meal but not in a good way. Food needs to be modernised and improved. This type of cooking is so much more delicious than what is served here.

Thank tomkate
Reviewed 26 September 2017

old-world chic restaurant. established nearly 100 years ago!! (1921-now). western food is good w/ reasonable portions. reminds me of chinese chefs having worked in foreign embassies in beijing in the 80s and who had set up their own restaurant or worked in hotels for foreigners......More

1  Thank gl0ugl0u
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Foong Mey C
17 January 2018|
Response from Elmar R | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I would say : The Food and the History . I ve been here many times over the Years , the Steaks are always very good . And I know about the History from this Restaurant
21 October 2017|
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Response from maghani1 | Reviewed this property |
Yeah, not a problem at all. don't recall them serving anything alcoholic tho 😂
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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