28 responses

  1. ciki
    August 17, 2010

    the caesar salad looks mouth watering.. also the red meats.. bloody is good!

  2. Azam
    August 17, 2010

    The grilled Japanese Kobe Steak price sure is an eye popper. Do they serve halal food or just pork free?

    • vkeong
      August 17, 2010

      hi Azam, they’re Pork Free

  3. jason
    August 17, 2010

    I have not been to their first outlet in Ipoh yet and they’re in PJ already!
    .-= jason´s last blog ..Shooting With Canon EOS 1000D – Eastern’s Brasserie- Ipoh =-.

  4. jeffrey
    August 17, 2010

    RM175, hmmm..worth it?

    • vkeong
      August 17, 2010

      must try this once in ur life.. it’s super damn worth it. just diff from the normal beef.. the flavor.. omg

      • jeffrey
        August 20, 2010

        i wonder if this is better than angus steakhouse on the top floor in pavilion, because i also heard so many good reviews on angus steakhouse. have vk tried angus steakhouse?

  5. wyyv
    August 17, 2010

    nice photo, the restaurant really looks very good, well-decorated and organised =] of course, the food is extremely good-looking too.. hmmm.. but the beef is abit expensive for me.. haha..
    .-= wyyv´s last blog ..Pun Chun Restaurant@ Bidor- Perak =-.

  6. Badmonkey
    August 17, 2010

    tried their black angus and also the pumpkin soup late last year. no bad, although i would prefer my pumpkin soup to be a bit thicker.

    and oh, that place is kinda hard to find! but i will definitely go there again!
    .-= Badmonkey´s last blog ..Ramadhan Dinner =-.

  7. J2Kfm
    August 18, 2010

    The daughter is still there? Ipoh’s Maria’s Cafe is not doing that well, sadly. Though they still have lunch sets, at about the same price as the ones you wrote.
    .-= J2Kfm´s last blog ..Satay Kajang Nyok Lan @ Restoran Malaysia =-.

    • Liew
      August 22, 2010

      Hiya, you know about Maria’s Ipoh too? :-) I’m a fan too!

      Take note that Maria’s Ipoh is now open for dinner only. Truly miss their budget lunch sets. :(

      I think they’re doing ok. Was rather busy the other night. The steaks are my favorite! :DDD

  8. flizzardo
    August 19, 2010

    wow thank god i opened your blog

    i happen to be going to KL today to pick up my Giorgio Armani suit in KLCC and drop by in Kota Damansara …

    hopefully i can find this Maria Cafe really interested to try the Kobe Steak. prolly will takeaway the pies lul
    .-= flizzardo´s last blog ..My Fashion Mistake =-.

  9. flizzardo
    August 19, 2010

    LOL some interesting fact… i always open your blog during RAMADHAN lul
    .-= flizzardo´s last blog ..My Fashion Mistake =-.

  10. Simon Seow
    August 23, 2010

    Wow, that’s a huge jump from RM 7.50 soup to RM 175/100gm Wagyu steak. Will surely drop by to have a try of their food.
    Simon Seow´s last blog post ..Repo Men

  11. Claire
    August 25, 2010

    Great post. You’ve really captured it in a very mouth watering blog! I’ve had Maria’s food for about 15 years now! We used to order pies and cakes from Maria back then in Ipoh and I’m telling you, once you’ve had one, you’ll never want anything else.

  12. Bernardine
    September 1, 2010

    Trust me, once u’ve had Maria’s steaks, no other steak house matter anymore !! It’s that good!

    • vkeong
      September 1, 2010

      Great to know you enjoyed their steaks. May I know if you are a first time customer?

  13. pingmouse
    September 28, 2010

    i was there a couple of months ago… i swear i will never go back! no doubt the food was above average, but it took us 45min to get our food, on a Saturday nite, only 2 tables b4 us. . When I asked the girl (one of the owner I suspect) why it’s taking so long, she just says “its coming, at least you got your sphagetti first (for my toddler son)” Then i ordered 3 items from the menu, and all of them were sold out! We could tell they were understaffed. I just didnt like the way she spoke to me. It’s like she doesnt need my business.

  14. Maria’s Cafe
    September 29, 2010

    Dear Pingmouse,

    I am incredibily sorry that you were upset and appreciated that you’ve highlighted all the problems. We will try our best to improve whatever we can. We have never meant to offend you and every customer means a lot to us.

    Manager of Maria’s
    Maria’s Cafe´s last blog post ..Marias Ipoh have new specials! Check out their pesto pasta and chicken supreme! Not availabe in PJ yet- though More info- call 05-2424133

  15. Kelvin
    April 16, 2011

    Food is ok. Oxtail soup rm18 is very expensive
    Coke diluted.
    Food taking more than 30mins to cook . Is taking too long . Don’t know why.

  16. Anonymous
    March 10, 2012

    DONT EVER GO TO Maria’s cafe ipoh for food! They have the WORST Service and staff! We waited for more than half and hour and we were told that the food were not ordered! The staff were not attentive, worst still they did not apologise even we complained! We have no idea how this cafe will survive in the long run!

  17. Anonymous pink
    March 16, 2012

    U can try zest cafe at bangsar south for some nice, good quality grilled chicken at a very reasonable price :)

  18. Disappointed Customer
    March 24, 2012

    I don’t know how I missed this review when it was posted 2 years ago. And no, its not because I’m filled with the same sense of longing “to try the best steak in town” like most of the comments here, its because I cannot believe I missed “Pingmouse’s” comments, which should have served as a BIG WARNING to all who have yet to try out this restaurant!

    Needless to say, my ignorance has backfired BIGTIME!! Expecting to have a fine dining experience yesterday with a few of my buddies, we were instead greeted with exceptionally POOR SERVICE. We waited for AN HOUR & 1/2 for our food to be served!! And when it did come, it wasn’t all that spectacular. The steak cuts were not all as advertised (4 of us ordered Angus beef – 200g), and we could tell immediately by just looking at the portions that they were NOT of the same size OR weight. In other words, we were shortchanged!

    Thinking it was just our luck, we asked a couple of our buddies who ordered the New Zealand Lamb, and they BOTH mentioned that it tested BLEND at best!!

    So here we are, having waited for an abnormal amount of time, in a restaurant, promising the best taste and cuts in town, but served what proved to be neither!

    To make things worse, the ambiance was appalling. There was a party of 20 there last night, and they were behaving like they were working overtime at the New York Stock Exchange! We couldn’t even hear ourselves speak amidst their ignorant, bullish voices!

    This is BY FAR, the lousiest and most UN-customer centric restaurant I’ve been too! Needless to say, it’s the first and LAST time we’d ever dine there. I think it’s safe to say that OLD TOWN (just a few lots down the road) would have offered a WAY better dining experience! ABSOLUTELY APPALLING!!

  19. Manager of Maria’s
    March 26, 2012

    We have to explain in regards to Disappointed Customer’s comments.

    Maria’s serves freshly cooked dishes which may need a longer waiting period. However, they only waited for less than 45 minutes. We informed them that there may be a long wait due to another large table. We apologized and served them 2 of our best-seller desserts free of charge.

    We are not a fine dining restaurant. We are a casual dining restaurant and we still puts priority in quality service.

    They did not order Angus beef. They ordered four orders of Aus Rib Eye. We explained that the weight is approx 180-210gm.

    We asked for feedback of food quality. They responded that our food is good. We are surprise by the complain on the blend NZ Lamb.

    As a casual dining restaurant, we do not limit the volume of our customers. We accept and respect our customers unless exceptional cases (violent behavior, etc.)

    We are sorry that you were disappointed. We admit that we are not a fine dining restaurant neither do we serve fast food. We are a family run casual dining restaurant that serves mostly freshly cooked dishes. Waiting time can be from 15minutes to an hour depending on the choice of food and number of customers.

  20. May
    March 26, 2012

    Thanks vkeong for the post!! I went to celeb my mum’s bday te other day and ordered their wagyu steak for my mum which was heavenly!! The pasta i ordrred was also good and i particularly like the spicy mussels :)

  21. jean
    June 27, 2012

    I love their black angus steak so much. Saving up to try their Wagyu 7. Cant imagine how good their wagyu can be when the angus is already so good ! Thank you for recommending this restaurant Vkeong :D . I also like their aglio olio seafood pasta that my sister ordered. reasonably priced too !

  22. J Edwards
    February 7, 2014

    During my trip to Malaysia, I tried all of their steaks (tenderloin, grass-fed rib eye, grain-fed rib eye Angus & Wagyu) and Maria’s deserve high commendation for serving the best steaks in the world. I can forgive the occasional misses in the meat quality as I do understand it is beyond their control, and they did explain the same. But the way the steak is cooked is perfect. I approached the owners & had great conversation with them. Really enjoyed my stay in Malaysia.

    Have written a more thorough comment on your other blog post.

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