Dine at Coliseum Cafe, Kuala Lumpur

Due to my passion in dining out, I would like to share my experiences dining at various places. I hope these jottings of mine regarding the restaurants and their food will at least help those first-timers out there intending to dine at these places.

For my first dining entry, let me share with you my experience at Coliseum Cafe, Kuala Lumpur. This restaurant has been in business since the colonial days. It is situated at Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, Kuala Lumpur – right next to the old cinema. I recall in the biography of the late Dato’ Sir Onn Jaafar, when he was MP and whenever he is in KL, Coliseum was one of his favourite dining place.

View from outside...


Once you enter the restaurant, you can feel the environment almost similar to the Malayan Colonial days. In those days, only Europeans and well-to-do locals are the regular customers of such restaurants. I sat and told the waiter what are my orders. Mushroom Soup for starter, Sizzling Rib-Eye Steak and Ginger Beer.

Feels like an exclusive club during the Malayan Colonial days


First food to arive was my Mushroom Soup. Honestly speaking, the presentation is horrible! Not so creamy and looks just like one of those instant soups you buy at supermarkets. The taste, out of 5, I give a 3 to the mushroom soup.

Mushroom Soup (Rating 3/5)


As usual, when you order steaks, they will first serve you salad. When the salad dish arrived, they brought me a bowl of salad and some thousand island sauce. Just like the mushroom soup, the presentation is bad. But, the taste was great. Hence, I rate the salad at 3.5 out of 5.

Salad (Rating 3.5 / 5)


Finally, the main dish arrived. The presentation was not up to my expectation. On the sizzling plate, there’s only the meat and baked tomato. The vegies and potatoes are served in a separate plate. Anyway, although the looks of it is abit awkward, but the taste is superb! I rate the steak at 4 out of 5.

Sizzling Rib Eye Steak (Rating 4 / 5)


All in all, in my opinion, the presentation of food in general is not up to general standards. But the taste was good. With the colonial-era environment, it’s something worth trying. My overall rating for the restaurant is 3.5 out of 5.

About Megat Iskandar At-Terawis

Born 18 February 1979. Received primary education at King Edward VII School, Taiping, Perak and continued his secondary education at Sekolah Tuanku Abdul Rahman (STAR), Ipoh, Perak (1992-1996). He was awarded a scholarship by the Public Service Department to further his studies in the United Kingdom. Completed his A-Levels at Brooke House College, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, United Kindom in 1999 and gained entry to the University of Kent at Canterbury, United Kingdom. Graduated with a Joint Honours Degree in Computing and Accounting & Finance in 2002. He later pursued his post-graduate studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London in 2003 specialising in Malay Aristocratic Genealogy. Former Chairman of the United Kingdom Executive Council for Malaysian Students (UKEC) from 2001-2003. He was a banker by profession – specialising in Cash Management & Islamic Finance. He is now heading the corporate affairs of a technology company based in Putrajaya. An appointed member of the Community Representative Council for Putrajaya (MPPWP Sub-Zone H) by the Minister of Federal Territories. He is also an elected member of the Executive Committee for Persatuan Darul Ridzuan, heading its Heritage Bureau. He is also the founder and currently serving as Secretary of the Persatuan Keturunan Megat Terawis Malaysia (The Megat Terawis Clan Association of Malaysia). A Grade 8 holder in Pianoforte, he is an active musician, composer and arranger. He married his 3rd cousin – Puteri Nuur Khadijah Binti Megat Ramli in 2004 and was blessed with two children – Megat Idris Naquiyuddin and Puteri Mariam Sophia.
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4 Responses to Dine at Coliseum Cafe, Kuala Lumpur

  1. Mrs. Bubu says:

    bila nak bawak Mrs. Bubu makan kat sini? 😉

  2. shazi says:

    bila lagi mau makan sini? helo la aku..

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