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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 good44%
  • Average18%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“sizzling steak” (48 reviews)
“baked crab” (6 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
CUISINES
Malaysian, Asian
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
98-100 & 102 Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman | Little India, Kuala Lumpur 50100, Malaysia
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1 - 10 of 259 reviews

Reviewed April 2, 2018

This is an old style restaurant that takes you back to old Malay! The restaurant has been in existence for over 45 years and the decor and feel of the place reminds you of that. Their speciality is their sizzling meat dishes, brought to your...More

Thank George C
Reviewed March 30, 2018

We were there on our last night in KL, 17th March 2018. Walked from SOGO and it took us about 8-10 minutes to reach Coliseum Cafe for dinner. I love the colonial, old school feel of the cafe. It's great that they maintained the decor;...More

Thank Yatiizzati1981
Reviewed March 13, 2018

I have been a loyal diner at this establishment for almost 45 years! It's an institution by itself and an icon among the older generation. It's serves hailam and continental cuisine in an environment that harks back to the colonial days. I love the sizzling...More

1  Thank Razman R
Reviewed March 5, 2018

We went here for the first time last Sunday night after a walk around Kampong Bahru ( which was also excellent) so we were dying for a cold drink and something to eat! What a wonderful surprise to find this little part of KL's history...More

Thank BeijingWayne
Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

planters ritually gathered here since colonial time. good place for a drink and cigar. the food are great. a lot of nostalgic memory and most of the time you can see an iconic individual having lunch at the cafe such as the mother of malaysian...More

Thank castiel21
Reviewed February 28, 2018

Authentic but perhaps disappointingly austere colonial premises with very friendly staff. Steak was very well cooked but not prime meat . Sauces were tasty and plentiful. Frebch fries were specified but not delivered until second attempt and then rather sparse. House wine was very acceptable...More

Thank johncrittenden
Reviewed February 12, 2018

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 January 22, 2018

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 December 21, 2017

Coliseum's steak is one of the popular among the western food. Let enjoy the food with authentic feel at 70's ..but bear in mind if you order a sizzling steak & ventilation of the restaurant not so Good.

Thank sipm2017
Reviewed December 17, 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
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Foong Mey C
January 17, 2018|
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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
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OKeeffe55
October 21, 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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Monday
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Tuesday
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Wednesday
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Thursday
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday
10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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