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Top 10 Best Restaurants in Johor Bahru, Malaysia

If you’re in Johor Bahru and looking for a good place to eat, look no further! This article will guide you to the 10 best restaurants in the area. From Malaysian cuisine to Italian fare, there’s something for everyone’s taste buds. So sit back, relax, and let us take you on a culinary journey through Johor Bahru’s best eateries.

 Best Restaurants Johor

#1 – The Banana Leaf Kitchen

Introduction:

The Banana Leaf Kitchen is set to open its doors and bring you a whimsically enticing visual treat and a tantalising food escapade that unites the best of both traditional South Indian and our Malaysian Indian homemade favourites which have a touch of our local fare, planted right in the heart of Eco Botanic beside Educity Iskandar where some of the major schools and Universities such as Southampton, New Castle, Marlborough College and Raffles American school are located. It is just a ten-minute drive away from the Second Link, Nusajaya.

They have homemade Indian dishes that have been the favourites among many of us for countless decades now. The idea of Banana Leaf Kitchen was derived when they decided to cause a revolution in the F&B industry with an authentic array of dishes that is worth your every dollar to satisfy your palate, in a botanical ambience of a green and lush feel, and essentially ‘service from the heart which is something that everyone can relate to. The unique concept is one of its kind and most assuredly the first in the whole of Malaysia. 

Menu Items:

  • Kuthu Mutton Paratha
  • Kal Dosa
  • Rava Onion Dosa
  • Madurai Kari Dosa
  • Kima Dosa (Chicken)
  • Butterscotch Dosa
  • Sambar Vadai 
  • Bhathura
  • Kabali Roti John Chicken
  • Uppuma
  • Egg Appam
  • BL Tsunami
  • Chettinad Tomato Uttapam
  • Chicken Tiffin Combo

Location: 2, Jalan Eko Botani 3/2, 79100 Gelang Patah, Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia

Contact: +607-596 4747

Website: Website Link Here

 


#2 – The Spice Kitchen

Introduction: An authentic Indian-Chinese, Indian and Thai restaurant where traditional Hakka recipes infused with Indian spices take dishes to another level of culinary delights and are set to tickle your palate with blends of flavours in which recipes are mixed and matched. Since its introduction to Indian Cuisine in the 14th Century, the “Kebab” has been grilled to perfection at the hands of talented Indian Chefs. Today, it is relished in all parts of the world for its characteristic flavour and distinctive taste. At the Spice Kitchen, they draw out inspiration from India’s famed North West and “Awadh” regions, to offer you some of the most exotic Indian cuisine.

Exotic preparations, marinated to perfection and grilled to succulence, await you at The Spice Kitchen. A wide variety of Kebabs, biriyanis, Dals, and Chutneys, complicated by a selection of fine cuisine, complete your culinary journey. Witness our master chefs put on an exciting visual display, The Indian Tandoor unfolds before you amidst plush interiors and a tasteful ambiance.

Menu Items:

SOUP

  • Hot and Sour-Vegetable/Chicken
  • Manchow

STARTERS

  • Thai Mango Salad
  • Corn with Salt and Pepper
  • Gobi 65
  • Punjabi Chicken Tikka
  • Prawn Angara Kebab
  • Lamb Sheekh Kebab

INDIAN MAIN COURSE

  • Chicken Madras
  • Andhra Dry Chilli Chicken
  • Laal Mas
  • Keema Mattar
  • Sri Lankan Sizzling Prawns
  • Pepper Squid
  • Channa Masala
  • Kadai Vegetables

INDIAN CHINESE MAIN COURSE

  • Kung Pao Chicken
  • Chicken Lollipop
  • Hunan Lamb
  • Fish Manchurian
  • Teppanyaki Prawns
  • Chilli Mushrooms
  • Thai Beancurd Ginger

BRIYANI

  • SK Briyani Goreng
  • Fish Tikka Dum

CHEF’S SPECIAL

  • Pav Bhaji
  • Masala Chicken Burger

Location: Wisma S P Setia, No. S3-0120, Jalan Indah 15, Bukit Indah, 81200 Johor Bahru, Malaysia

Contact: +607-237 3311

Website: Website Link Here

 


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#3 – Tosca Trattoria Italiana at DoubleTree by Hilton

Introduction: Enjoy the stunning view of the Straits of Johor while dining in at our Italian trattoria, Tosca, DoubleTree by Hilton Johor Bahru, which offers rustic Italian food prepared with a contemporary flair for lunch and dinner. Have a drink at the bar before your meal by the sparkling poolside.

Wood-fired specialties and the extensive antipasto table are popular features of the restaurant. Private dining rooms are available for special get-togethers. Bookings are recommended.

Menu Items:

STARTERS

  • Buffalo Mozzarella
  • Oven Roast Giant Sweet Water Prawn
  • Herb Garden Salad

SOUP

  • Signature Mushroom Soup
  • Fisher Man’s Soup

MAINS

  • Local Seabass
  • Scottish Salmon
  • Free Range Chicken Parmigianna

PASTA

  • Fettuccine
  • Beef Bolognaise
  • Turkey Carbonara

PIZZA

  • Margarita
  • Mushrooms
  • Seafood

SIDE DISHES

  • Oven Baked Potatoes
  • Grilled Seasonal Local Vegetables
  • Saueraut
  • Mac & Cheese

DESSERTS/DOLCI

  • Panna-cotta
  • Cameron Highland Apple
  • 70% Dark Chocolate
  • Gelato

Location: Lobby level, 13, Jalan Ngee Heng, Bandar Johor Bahru, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia.

Contact: +60 (7) 268 6868

Website: Website Link Here


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#4 – The Marcopolo Kitchen

Introduction: The Marco Polo Kitchen is a family-themed restaurant that focuses on great value with a hearty ‘No Pork, No Lard, No Alcohol’ menu that combines the best of Italian and Asian favorites. It‘s a culinary adventure that needs to be experienced.

The Marco Polo Kitchen is set to open its doors and bring you along for an epic gastronomic adventure that combines the best of both the worlds-Italian and Asian; chronicling the travels of Marco Polo.

Their interior décor is conceptualized towards simplicity with a modern twist; with raw finishing from the ceiling to the floor with dusty grey and red stones, this creates a contemporary feel and sets the atmosphere for a culinary experience.

Menu Items:

APPETIZERS

  • Appetizer Platter
  • Bruschetta
  • Peri-Peri Chicken
  • Nachos
  • Chicken Mango Salad

PASTA, HOMEMADE RAVIOLI & RISOTTO

  • Five Cheese Chicken Lasagna
  • Penne Arrabiata
  • LinguineMarinara
  • Angel Hair Tiger Prawn
  • Fettuccini Alfredo
  • Ricotta Ravioli with Crispy Spinach
  • Seafood Paella
  • Parpadelle with Lamb Ragu

MAIN

  • Grass Fed Tenderloin
  • Angus Sirloin
  • Grilled Seafood Platter
  • Duck Leg Confit
  • Creamy Dijon Chicken
  • French Roast Chicken
  • Lamb Stew
  • Salmon Capers Cream Butter Sauce

SANDWICHES & BURGERS

  • Fried Chicken Burger
  • Smoked Beef
  • Baked Chicken Jumbo Wrap

PIZZA

  • MP Sailorman
  • Anchovies Pizza
  • Tandoori Chicken
  • Chicken Calzone

Location: No. 35, Jalan Indah 15/2,Taman Bukit Indah 81200, Johor Bahru, Malaysia

Contact:  +60 7-234 3111

Website: Website Link Here


#5 – Chez Papa French Bistro and Wine Bar

Introduction:

When Chez Papa opened its doors in 1999, our mission was simple – Serve good food, with friendly service, in the right ambience for a reasonable price. Many years later, their mission remains the same, that is, to give their customers the best possible dining experience that they are able to.

Chef-owner Dominique Muller is from Nice, France. Chef Dominique has worked in many restaurants around the world including Maxim’s de Paris, Singapore, Le Beaujolais, Bahrain and Le Souffle Restaurant in London. Siding to settle down in Johor Bahru. Dominique’s Malaysian wife and business partner Shereen Devendran has a degree in hotel and restaurant management and their team of three passionate local Chefs make up the Chez Papa kitchen crew.

Menu Items:

APPETIZERS

  • ESCARGOTS de BOURGOGNE – French snails baked the traditional way with garlic butter and parsley
  • FOIE GRAS CHAUD – Pan-seared foie gras with port wine reduction over a bed of mesclun greens
  • MOULES PERSILLADE – Half dozen baked New Zealand mussels with herb-garlic butter and parsley

SOUP

  • SOUPE des BOIS – homemade mushroom soup
  • ASSIETTE de SAUMON FUMÉ – Norwegian smoked salmon with condiments

SALADS

  • SALADE NICOISE – Cucumbers, tomatoes, olives, tuna, egg, potatoes, anchovies, onions and mesclun
  • SALADE de SAUMON FUMÉ – Mesclun with smoked salmon and garniture

PASTA

  • SPAGHETTIS aux CREVETTES a la PROVENCALE – Spaghetti with fresh tomato sauce tossed with onions, white wine and prawns
  • PÂTES aux POULET – Linguine tossed with chicken in a pesto cream sauce with  emmental cheese
  • PÂTES au POISSON FUMÉ – Hickory-wood smoked fish tossed with linguine cream and emmental cheese

DESSERTS

  • Chocolate Mousse
  • Banana Flambe
  • Bailey’s with Vanilla Ice-Cream
  • Apple or Lemon Sorbet

Location: 38 and 40 Jalan Jaya,Taman Maju Jaya, 80400 Johor Bahru, Malaysia.

Contact: + 607-333 4988

Website: Website Link Here



#6 – Cafe BLD At Renaissance Johor Bahru Hotel

Introduction:

Treat yourself to tantalizing local and international cuisine at our lively all-day dining HALAL restaurant in Johor Bahru. Enjoy delicious breakfasts, extensive à la carte menus and large buffet spreads daily. A lively open kitchen invites restaurant patrons to observe the chefs in action. Our international buffet features seafood on ice, sushi, sashimi, pasta, homemade pizza and more!

Our restaurant is now open. All set up will adhere to hygiene SOPs and social distancing as outlined by the local authorities. We look forward to welcoming you back!

Menu Items:

APPETIZERS & SANDWICHES

  • MIXED HIGHLAND GREEN SALAD
  • CAESAR SALAD WITH GRILLED CHICKEN
  • TORTILLA CHICKEN WRAP
  • RENAISSANCE TRIPLE CLUB SANDWICH

MAIN COURSE

  • STREET BEEF CHEESE BURGER
  • KYOTO CHICKEN BURGER
  • SPAGHETTI PRIMAVERA
  • SPAGHETTI CARBONARA
  • HOMEMADE CHICKEN TIKKA HAWAIIAN PIZZA
  • HOMEMADE MEDLEY SEAFOOD PIZZA

LOCAL SELECTION

  • NASI GORENG ISTIMEWA
  • NYONYA CHICKEN CURRY RICE
  • TOM YAM SEAFOOD FRIED RICE
  • MEE GORENG HAILAM
  • AYAM MASAK MERAH RICE

WAN LI SELECTION

  • GOLDEN CRISPY FISH SKIN WITH SALTED EGG YOLK
  • HOT AND SOUR SEAFOOD SOUP SZECHUAN STYLE
  • STIR-FRIED LAMB RIBS IN BLACK PEPPERCORN SAUCE
  • CRISPY FRIED CHICKEN SZECHUAN PEPPER CHILI
  • SZECHUAN KONG PO CHICKEN RICE

Location: 2 Jalan Permas 11 Bandar Baru Permas Jaya Johor Bahru, Johor 81750

Contact: +6073813333

Website: Website Link Here


#7 – Restaurant Teck Sing

Introduction:

At Restaurant Teck Sing, you can enjoy a delectable array of more than 70 Chinese cuisine ,their foremost and famous Teck Sing Paper Baked Chicken, exquisitely made Curry Fish Head, specially flavoured Deep Fried Fish with Sambal, sumptous seafood, home made dishes like Sweet Potato Leaves, Kang Kong with Sambal Chilli, varieties of delicacies, for instance, Hakka delicacies Stew Pork with Salted Vegetable, Hok Chew delicacies,Claypot Chicken with Chinese Red Wine and Brinjal in Hok Chew Style.

Amidst a pleasant ambiance with air conditioning and their warm service, you will have a very satisfying meal, feasting on their tantalizing delicacies at a very reasonable price

Menu Items:

  • Fried Crab with Pepper
  • Paper Baked Chicken
  • Steamed Fish In Spicy Sauce
  • Curry Prawn in Indonesian Style
  • Yellow Wine Prawn
  • Drunken Prawn In Claypot
  • Fried Crab with Chilli Sauce
  • Sizzling Beancurd
  • Mixed Beancurd
  • Deep Fried Sotong in Thai Style
  • Stewed Pork with Yam
  • Hot Plate “Ota”
  • Sambal Kangkong
  • Sambal Petai

Location: 3 & 5, Jalan Sutera Satu, Taman Sentosa, 80150 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia.

Contact: + 07-3347025

Website: Website Link Here

 


#8 – Wan Li Chinese Restaurant

Introduction: Dine on fresh seafood dishes and authentic Cantonese cuisine with a seasonally-inspired menu in a relaxed setting for lunch or dinner at Wan Li Chinese Restaurant in Johor Bahru.

Their restaurant is now open for dine-in for fully vaccinated guests. All setups will adhere to hygiene SOPs and social distancing as outlined by the local authorities. We look forward to welcoming you back.

Menu Items:

APPETIZER

  • Crispy Bean Curd with Salt and Pepper
  • Golden Fish Skin with Salted Egg Yolk and Curry Leaves

CHINESE SEASONAL SOUP

  • Double-boiled Village Chicken Consommé with Cordyceps Flower
  • Hot and Sour Seafood in Szechuan Style
  • Double-boiled Ginseng Soup with Village Chicken
  • Braised Dried Scallop with Fish Lips Soup

BARBEQUE

  • Wan Li Roasted Chicken with Prawn Cracker
  • Cantonese Roasted Duck with Chinese Herbs

MEAT

  • Wok-fried Chicken Sliced with Dried Shrimp and Curry Butter Milk Sauce
  • Stir- fried Chicken Sliced in Black Pepper Sauce
  • Wok-fried Australian Beef Sliced with HK Kai Lan

SEAFOOD

  • Crispy Baked Sea Prawns with Avocado and Homemade Creamy Egg Sauce
  • Stir-fried Prawns Fritter with Curry Butter Milk Sauce
  • Crispy Atlantic Cod Fillet with Golden Garlic and Superior Soya Sauce

VEGETABLE and BEANCURD

  • Crispy Enoki Mushroom with Homemade Bean Curd
  • Braised Nai Pak Cabbage with Lily Bulb and Gingko with Bean Curd Skin

RICE and NOODLES

  • Cantonese Style Fried Flat Rice Noodle with Sea Treasure
  • Longevity Noodles with Chicken and Fresh Vegetables

DESSERTS

  • Homemade Tropical Mango Pudding
  • Chilled Lemongrass Jelly with Passion Fruits
  • Fresh Fruits Platter

Location: 2 Jalan Permas 11, Bandar Baru Permas Jaya Johor Bahru, Johor 81750

Contact: +6073813388

Website: Website Link Here

 


#9 – Restoran Absolute Thai

Introduction: Absolute Thai Group of Restaurants has more than 20 years of experience since its humble inception in 1999 for bringing Malaysian Flavour authentic and contemporary Thai cuisine.

​To date, it prides itself with owning Thai restaurants in Malaysia which are mainly concentrated within the Klang Valley, Genting Highlands, and Johor, and its business vision has also led to two outlets created abroad with one in Australia and one in Singapore.

Menu Items:

STARTERS

  • Mieng Kam
  • Crispy Spring Rolls
  • Absolute Thai Combo

SALAD

  • Spicy papaya Salad
  • Glass Noodle Salad with Seafood

SOUPS

  • Hot and Spicy TomYam Chicken Soup
  • TomYam Soup Served in Firepot

CHICKEN & BEEF

  • Stir Fried Chicken/Sliced Beef with Ginger
  • Stir Fried Chicken with Cashew Nuts & Dried Chillies

SEAFOOD

  • Plain/Prawn Omelette
  • Sizzling Ming Prawns with Thai Chilli Herbs
  • Crispy Prawns/ Squids served with Thai Chilli Sauce
  • Steamed Siakap with Soya Sauce
  • Deep Fried Garoupa with Sweet & Sour Sauce

BEAN CURDS

  • Stir-Fried Bean Curd with Hot Basil Leaves
  • Sizzling Japanese Beancurd with Minced Chicken and Prawn

SINGLE BOWLS

  • Kway Teow Ball Soup
  • Thai Beef Noodle Soup

SINGLE PLATES

  • Tom Yam Seafood Fried Rice Served with Chicken Wing
  • Stir Fried Rice Noodle with Prawns

DESSERTS

  • Sago Honeydew in Coconut Milk
  • Mango with Sticky Rice

Location: T-035A, The Mall, Mid Valley Southkey Persiaran Southkey 1, Johor Bahru

Contact: +607-3383 570

Website: Website Link Here


#10 – Restoran Pekin

Introduction: Restoran Pekin is a well-known Chinese restaurant chain in Johor Bahru that serves premium Chinese cuisine at very reasonable prices.

It was founded in Taman Sentosa and has since expanded to five branches across Johor Bahru: Taman Sentosa, Taman Desa, Taman Sutera and Taman Johor Jaya.

The restaurant is also an extremely popular venue for Chinese wedding banquets, birthday celebrations, etc.

Menu Items:

SOUP & BROTH

  • Hock Chiew Broth
  • Fish Maw Broth
  • Bittergourd Soup

PRAWNS

  • Wasabi
  • Traditional Chinese style
  • Double Flavoured

CRABS

  • Chilli
  • Salted Crabs
  • Braised Crabs In Master Stock

CHICKEN & DUCK

  • Herbal Chicken
  • Lotus Chicken
  • Pekin Duck
  • Seacucumber Duck

MIXED ITEM

  • Parsley Beancurd
  • Vegetarian Dish
  • Claypot Turtle
  • Yam Basket
  • Lotus Mixed
  • Asparagus

DESSERTS

  • Hock Chew Yam

Location: 38 Jalan Baldu 5 taman sentosa 80150 johor Bahru johor

Contact: +60 7-333 2928

Website: Website Link Here

 


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