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Jalan Telawi 3, Kuala Lumpur 59100, Malaysia
08:00 - 02:00
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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58 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very traditional, local meals. Adequate size portions with fresh ingredients and well presented. The menu is easy to read. The service initially very prompt however once served it is hard to get the attention of the staff. If you are looking for local food served in a Hygenic pleasant location this is the place for you. Frequented by locals so... More 

Thank Amico V
Level Contributor
11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the one in Bangsar. I used to like this place because the food was good and location was ideal. Been back few times in the past few months and food has deteriorated. Roti butter and kaya was served with margarine and not butter. Asked the waiter and they told me it was BUTTERCUP. I told them the... More 

Thank Jesamine Andrea... S
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 March 2017

Located at the prime area of publika with decent ID outdoor no air conditioning. Food was ok but service was bad.

Thank Valenie O
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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617 reviews
447 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Simple layout. Open & airy with wooden tables & chairs. Their call to fame being the varieties of coffee. Think close to 10 types from around Malaysia. Coffee is pretty good. Tried 2 types and both were strong & made well. Food is average kopitiam (local coffee shop) stuff like toast with kaya, packed nasi lemak & half boiled eggs.... More 

Thank poopshooter
Hong Kong
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49 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Malaysians are very particular with their food and there are so many good food places everywhere. As an Asian tourist, i think this place is very good. Road-side, nicely renovated, no air con, there are 10 kinds of coffee to choose from and so many different variations of rice dishes. It's great for me.

Thank itsalltim
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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492 reviews
261 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

An average meals, but the location makes it popular. The choice can be highlighted probably is, local tea time choices such as cucuk udang, tapioca, sweet potato, tofu bakar etc.

Thank lsg181
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Level Contributor
179 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

I went to the one in Publika. The food was ok. It's ok... just ok. Not that big a deal. The food won't shock you, neither will it wow the pants off you.

Thank Danny C
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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99 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Went for lunch with office colleagues. The day specials look like normal Malay dishes. Tried the Lamb Biriyani and it was very good. The Restoran is very open with ceiling fans. Wished it had non smoking sections..

Thank JTCruz69
Klang, Malaysia
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Dropping by to have my favourite nasi kerabu almost every afternoon. Big portion, great taste, nice and strategic place. If you want to dine in here, better be early or else you will have to wait in line. Always packed during peak hour.

Thank HaziqR48
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

We have eaten at different locations at Bangsar. Recently, we decided to try Chawan, as we immersed ourselves into the Malaysian cuisine. The atmosphere is relaxing, place impeccable. Our meal consisted of 4 pieces of samosa, 2 chicken and 2 of beef with Teh Tarik for me and Honey lemon tea for my gf. Then our course meal, Nasi putih... More 

Thank Cece S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Cafe, Asian, Malaysian, Halal
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
08:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Jalan Telawi 3, Kuala Lumpur 59100, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Wilayah Persekutuan  >  Kuala Lumpur

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?