Best Chicken Rice in Johor Bahru (JB)

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Sure, you must have heard wonders about famous Chicken Rice up north, but there are places in Johor Bahru that just can't be brushed aside from your mark. These places are definitely noteworthy with an array of Chicken Rice from Hainanese, Fried, to Guang Xi styles. But with choices abound, coming to a conclusion can be a hassle at times; that's where this list of the best recommended Chicken Rice in Johor Bahru comes into play. 

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    Chang ManNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    It might be a surprised to know that Chang Man serves their own share of Chicken Rice, alongside their bustling dim sun business. Thick, succulent, and smooth to the centre are what you would use to describe the chicken. Drizzled lightly with seasoning, genuine flavours are the only sensation lacing your palate. Of course, no Chicken Rice can stand alone without a bowl of fragrant rice and voracious chilli. 

    Tips

    There’s also an air-conditioned area.

    Things to expect

    Hot and fresh dim sum.

    Best with

    Carrot Cake, Char Siew, Lau Sar Pau

    Price

    RM3.00 to RM10.00

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    Restaurant Changman View restaurant

    24G, Jalan Bestari 5/2, Taman Nusa Bestari , 79150, Nusajaya, Johor
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    0167651190

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    08:00AM—06:00PM
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    Sin Bee Hiang @ Agape Food CourtNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    The natural and bouncy chicken here is definitely the bomb if you’re looking for some great chicken rice. The poultry is freshly chosen on a daily basis to ensure you receive only the best. Each serving is also drizzled in a concoction of soy sauce and sesame oil, and comes with little dips of homemade chilli sauce to tingle your taste buds a tad. 

    Tips

    It is located in Agape Food Court.

    Things to expect

    A selection of roasted and poached chicken.

    Best with

    Chicken Soup

    Price

    RM4.00 to RM10.00

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    Sin Bee Hiang View restaurant

    49, Jalan Kuning, Taman Pelangi, 80400, Johor Bahru, Johor
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    0167159372

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    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    09:30AM—01:30PM
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    Olla Restaurant Halal a81b201f94b2180a29928950eefa06850871fc85c2ba8fcb39753bdbcdfb49cfCertified
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    Your search for a Halal version of chicken rice has finally come to an end here at Olla Restaurant, which is snugly tucked in the beautiful Hotel Granada. The poached chicken are seen being hung to be air cooled, proceeded to be prepared by the chef’s adept skills. This dish holds a subtle and natural flavour to it, with smooth and delicate features as it is gobbled down with fluffy aromatic rice. 

    Tips

    It’s in Hotel Granada.

    Things to expect

    Halal Hainanese Chicken Rice.

    Best with

    Ayam Percik.

    Price

    RM10.00 to RM22.00

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    Olla Restaurant @ Hotel Granada View restaurant

    55, Jalan Bukit Indah 15/2, Taman Bukit Indah, 79100, Johor Bahru, Johor
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    072318888

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    07:00AM—11:00PM
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    Pantry by Pot'sPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21Alco free 9fb1f2c65edc2c1eaf4e8b24402d108dd33cc2bc71f0fb0022a54c3c390a66c8

    When indecisiveness struck you in your rumbling tummy, chicken rice is the perfect way to go and one of the best can be found at Pantry by Pot’s. Located in Kilang Bateri, this sister branch of Pot’s Industries holds a trendy yet comfy interior seamless for chilling out with friends and family over a list of delectable food and coffee. Have a bite of their signature dish which is the Pantry Chicken Rice that includes flavoursome fragrant chicken rice, seamlessly poached and baked chicken along with sweet yet spicy sambal – all homemade by the owner’s very own mother to make you feel like home.
    Tips

    You can organise private parties at the restaurant.

    Things to expect

    Menu changes every three months except for your favourites!

    Best with

    Agogo Blended.

    Price

    RM7.00

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    Pantry by Pot's View restaurant

    83, Jalan Tampoi, Bandar Baru Uda, 81200 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia, 81200, Johor Bahru, Johor
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    0127515713

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    12:00PM—12:00AM
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    Heng Heng Chicken RiceNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    The two step method- charcoal roasted and then fried, is used here in Heng Heng, with an end result of shimmering and caramelised chicken. The flesh is sweet and tender on the inside, while the skin does justice with its aromatic flavours. Pairing this with their chicken broth infused rice will only yield satisfaction beyond your imagination. 

    Tips

    They are closed on alternate Tuesdays.

    Things to expect

    A passed down recipe of chicken rice.

    Best with

    Ginger Sauce.

    Price

    RM4.00 to RM7.00

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    Heng Heng Chicken Rice View restaurant

    Jalan Ibrahim, 81000, Kulai, Johor
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    06:30AM—03:30PM
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    Yuan Ji Chicken RiceNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Don’t let the typical sight of chicken hanging through a glass fool you here. On closer inspection and taste, one will realise that these poultry are deep fried, preceded with a session of charcoal grilling. This explains the tawny crisp you’ll enjoy on the skin, while the flesh remains moist and subtly sweet with a majority of natural flavours. 

    Tips

    It’s a stall in Yee Chia Ler Kopitiam.

    Things to expect

    A quick sell out.

    Best with

    Chinese Tea.

    Price

    RM4.00 to RM6.00

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    Yuan Ji Chicken Rice View restaurant

    Jalan Temanggong 11, Taman Ungku Tun Aminah, 81300, Johor Bahru, Johor
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    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    09:00AM—02:00PM
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    Sam KongNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    A unique and refreshing type of chicken rice you most definitely have to try here in JB is the Guangxi Chicken Rice in Sam Kong. The poached chicken possess a delicate and layered meat, which is infused with a drizzle of soy sauce and sesame oil. But what makes this place different is their ‘Nam’, a concoction of parsley, chopped ginger, fried garlic, spring onions, chives, soy sauce, and sesame oil. How could you not be tempted after hearing that? 

    Tips

    They also have half and whole chicken portions.

    Things to expect

    Guangxi Chicken Rice.

    Best with

    Guangxi Tofu.

    Price

    RM6.00 to RM40.00

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    Sam Kong View restaurant

    8-H, Jalan Ungku Mohsin, Kampung Ungku Mohsin, 80350, Johor Bahru, Johor
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    072375743

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    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    11:00AM—11:00PM
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    261 Bar & Restaurant @ The Els Club Desaru CoastPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    After a long and tiring yet engaging day of golf, one will certainly end up with a hungry tummy so head on over to 261 Bar & Restaurant for a chicken rice affair. Located in The Els Club Desaru Coast, the restaurant bar holds an exquisitely adorned cosy cabin-like interior that comes with a warm and homely atmosphere as well as a magnificent sunset view. One can never go wrong with their Char Siew Chicken Rice  roasted five-spice chicken is served alongside pandan steamed rice, with chicken broth and condiments for a satisfying and fulfilling meal.
    Tips

    You can make a prior reservation via phone call.

    Things to expect

    Smoking is permitted indoors near the open area section.

    Best with

    Mango Chilled Juice.

    Price

    RM24.00

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    261 Bar & Restaurant @ The Els Club Desaru Coast View restaurant

    No. 4, Jalan Danau, Desaru Coast, Desaru, 82200, Kota Tinggi, Johor
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    078780000

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    07:00AM—08:00PM
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    Restoran Chai LeeNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    If your palate is craving for something more different than just a typical plate of white rice, one will truly appreciate the existence of chicken rice. This simple yet scrumptious plate of goodness can be devoured at Restoran Chai Lee, a usual Chinese restaurant specialising in the art of chicken rice. Get their Hainanese-style poached chicken that is cooked thoroughly until tender and juicy to a single bite – the perfect accompaniment to a generous portion of aromatic rice cooked in chicken broth. Top further with drizzles of sweet yet savoury soy sauce and sambal and you are good to go.
    Tips

    Pour some more soy sauce on your chicken for more flavour.

    Things to expect

    Roasted chicken also available.

    Best with

    Bean Sprouts.

    Price

    RM6.50

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    Restoran Chai Lee View restaurant

    37, Jalan Anggerik 2/7, Taman Anggerik, 81200, Johor Bahru, Johor
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    075569646

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    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    09:30AM—03:00PM
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    09:30AM—03:00PM
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    Beijing Chicken RiceNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Every spoonful of chicken rice is a delightful burst of flavours. If you are a fan of succulent chicken paired with fragrant rice then head on to Beijing Chicken Rice for a dose of poultry goodness on a plate. Tucked away in Taman Setia Indah, a row of roasted chicken and other roasts can be seen in this Chinese restaurant. Have a spoonful bite of their fragrant rice cooked in chicken broth along with tender and juicy chicken for a flavourful adventure in your mouth. It also would not be chicken rice without sweet soy sauce, spicy sambal and clear chicken soup.
    Tips

    Try to reach there as soon as it opens before chicken rice sells out.

    Things to expect

    Crowded during lunch hours.

    Best with

    Bean Sprouts.

    Price

    RM6.00

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    Beijing Chicken Rice View restaurant

    31, Jalan Setia 3/2, Taman Setia Indah, 81100, Johor Bahru, Johor
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    0167937880

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    Every day
    10:00AM—06:00PM
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    Restoran Swee KeeNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Hailing from the land of Singapore, Swee Kee now makes a debut in Johor Bahru with its well-known Hainanese Chicken Rice. Nestled in Taman Bintang, now Johorian would not need to drive all the way to Singapore to have a taste of their famous chicken rice. With a choice of either American broiler chicken or kampong chicken, have a bite of their tender yet juicy chicken along with a spoonful of fluffy aromatic chicken rice with the rice being imported all the way from Thailand – this simple classic dish will surely curb your hunger.
    Tips

    Accompany your chicken rice with their sambal, ginger sauce and chicken soup for more flavour.

    Things to expect

    Condiments such as red chilli, cili padi and ginger sauce are served along the dish.

    Best with

    Bean Sprouts.

    Price

    RM7.00

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    Restoran Swee Kee View restaurant

    Jalan Bintang, Taman Bintang, 81400 Senai, Johor, Malaysia, 81400, Johor Bahru, Johor
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    075984231

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    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    09:00AM—07:00PM
    Monday
    09:00AM—03:00PM
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