Best Chinese Restaurants in Johor Bahru (JB)

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The congregation of Chinese restaurants in Johor Bahru is a legacy of family recipes and brand new ideas that challenge old age traditions. Many styles and techniques abound with each dish contrasting in taste from another, making dining at these restaurants a delightful experience. Without further ado, we present to you some of the best recommended Chinese restaurants here in Johor Bahru.

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    Ming JiNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Continuing the legacy by being handed down the recipe for the famous San Low Fried Bee Hoon, Ming Ji attracts customers from all over to taste their celestial dishes. Using special techniques and select ingredients, the dishes are cooked perfectly well and will definitely appease the hungry soul within. You can also opt for their delicious Fried Chicken and Signature Tofu too if your appetite is feeling exceptionally enormous.
    Tips

    Packed during peak hours.

    Things to expect

    Signature dishes cooked to perfection.

    Best with

    Fried Bee Hoon, Fried Chicken, Signature Tofu

    Price

    RM10.00 to RM30.00

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    Ming Ji View restaurant

    24, Jln Rosmerah 2/12,Taman Johor Jaya, 81100, Johor Bahru, Johor
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    0127870711

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    11:00AM—10:00PM
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    Swee Ang RestaurantNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Everyone loves crab, but at the same time, it’s frustrating getting the meat out from the hard shell. Swee Ang has decided to do the world a favour by eliminating that troublesome step. Introducing their signature Crab Ball - flesh of crabs compressed into a huge ball (like a fish ball) served in soup. Add this precious ball to the other dishes like pork tendons and different styles of fishes, and you will have a jolly good dining experience.
    Tips

    Located behind Leisure Mall Pelangi.

    Things to expect

    Clean and air-conditioned interior.

    Best with

    Crab Ball

    Price

    RM10.00 to RM40.00

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    Restoran Swee Ang View restaurant

    70, Jalan Kuning, Taman Pelangi, 80400, Johor Bahru, Johor
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    073337828

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    Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    10:30AM—04:00PM
    Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    06:00PM—09:00PM
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    Hua MuiHalal a81b201f94b2180a29928950eefa06850871fc85c2ba8fcb39753bdbcdfb49cfCertified
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    Stepping into this humble shop will give you the feeling of having coffee in the olden days - it's as if time stood still here. Best known for their Hainanese Chicken Chop and Coffee, you won’t have other places in mind after eating here. If you’re not up for a heavy meal, they also have French toast, Ying Yong (kaya and butter) toast, and other types of kopitiam food.
    Tips

    This restaurant is certified halal.

    Things to expect

    Classic kopitiam dishes and coffee.

    Best with

    Hainanese Chicken Chop, Hainanese Coffee

    Price

    RM4.00 to RM12.00

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    Hua Mui View restaurant

    15-25, Jalan Trus, Bandar Johor Bahru, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia, 80000, Johor Bahru, Johor
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    072247364

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    08:30AM—05:30PM
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    Ban Heong Seng Non halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Ban Heong Seng is known for many of their signature dishes, with the Beggar Chicken and Duck being the apex dishes. This dish requires preparation time of up to 8 hours so pre-booking is required. However, other signature dishes are available for walk-ins such as the Melon Soup, Fried Fish, and Oyster Rice. This is definitely the place to taste some of the best in fine Chinese cuisine.
    Tips

    Best to book your table and meal a day before.

    Things to expect

    A small restaurant serving amazing dishes.

    Best with

    Beggar Chicken/Duck, Melon Soup

    Price

    RM10.00 to RM33.00

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    Ban Heong Seng View restaurant

    34-B, Jalan Skudai, Batu 3 1/4, Off Jalan Tahar, 80200, Johor Bahru, Johor
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    072375194

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    06:00PM—10:00PM
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    Woon KiangNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Renowned for their silky-mooth kuey teow, Woon Kiang is a neighborhood favourite for Kuey Teow Kia (Kuey Chap). This dish of flat rice noodles in a light herbal sauce is served with pork offal. The offal is perfectly done without a gamey taste - just subtle tasting and tender. An assortment of other side dishes are available if you’re not in the mood for offal; for instance, Braised Duck is also a popular pick.
    Tips

    Pork offal is a must try at this restaurant.

    Things to expect

    Well prepared dishes and great service.

    Best with

    Kuey Teow, Braised Duck

    Price

    RM6.00 to RM15.00

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    Woon Kiang View restaurant

    G-06, Jalan Pandan 1, Pangsarpuri Impian, 80300, Johor Bahru, Johor
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    05:00PM—04:00AM
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    Restaurant Wen Hua

    Styled after banquets, Restaurant Wen Hua is a well-known Chinese restaurant in the busy town centre of Taman Molek. An interesting signature dish of theirs include the fruit eating Wild Patin Fish, though other dishes such as the Steamed White Chicken, Fried Prawn, Beancurd and Shrimp, Boiled white pepper Pork Maw Soup are also must tries of this establishment. Because of this signature fish, they are especially busy and booked up during festive times such as Chinese New year. While the food and service might be great, the same can be said of the price as even a small family would find meals here quite satisfactory. The banquet hall for events is on the 1st floor, and on the ground floor is where customers usually have their meals.

    Tips

    It is located at a corner.

    Things to expect

    Best with

    Wild Patin Fish

    Price

    RM16.00 to RM70.00

    Restaurant Wen Hua View restaurant

    2-22, Jalan Molek 1/9, Taman Molek, 81100 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia, 81100, Johor , Johor Bahru
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    073554889

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    11:00AM—10:00PM
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    Resturant On Kee

    Restaurant On Kee has been around for a while, and is home to award-winning gold medalist master chefs in International Fine Food "The Star of Arts and International Smart Chef Cooking Competition of Fabulous Food 1Malaysia 2012 Restaurant Food Festival & Cooking Competition. The restaurant prides itself in food that enhances the palette and service that exemplifies hospitality in Chinese culture. Some dishes you would find here are; Soya sauce squid, Claypot pork with salted fish, sweet and sour pork, Claypot beancurd, salted-egg prawns, sambal squid and double mushrooms with vegetables. The restaurant has a very nice traditional design and layout too with wooden, red, and gold themes, events such as wedding dinners have been had.

    Tips

    Make a Booking

    Things to expect

    Best with

    Price

    RM7.00 to RM70.00

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    Restaurant On Kee View restaurant

    96, Jalan Permas 10, Bandar Baru Permas Jaya, 81750 Masai, Johor, Malaysia, 81750, Masai, Johor Bahru
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    073882261

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    Every day
    11:00AM—11:00PM
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    IT Roo CaféNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Having received an award back in 2003, this place has certainly maintained its standard up till this moment. Boasting a much-famed Hainanese Chicken Chop as their signature dish, you will see plates of this meal served at almost every table. But that’s not all is it? They also serve up some other simple, but superbly delicious meals such as their Fried Rice, for one.
    Tips

    Choice of deep fried or grilled chicken for your chicken chop.

    Things to expect

    A legacy of amazing dishes.

    Best with

    Hainanese Chicken Chop

    Price

    RM4.00 to RM15.00

    IT Roo Bistro View restaurant

    90a, Jalan Sutera Tanjung 8/4, Taman Sutera Utama, 81300 Skudai, Johor, Malaysia, 81300, Johor Bahru, Johor
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    072227780

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    10:00AM—09:30PM
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    Restoran PekinNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    A long lived restaurant that has many loyal customers over the years, Restoran Pekin has been known for the delicious chinese cuisine that they serve. From the roast chicken, suckling pig, flavourful shrimp, fishes, yam basket, and ofcourse the Peking Duck; which is in the name. The restaurant's original building, though a little outdated in design and layout, was a nice and had posh look; on the other hand, recent expansions of up to 4 shop lots in the many years of service has definitely kept the restaurant's prestige and looks on par with the modern day.  

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    RM10.00 to RM100.00

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    Restoran Pekin (Johor) View restaurant

    Jalan Masai Baru, Johor Jaya, 81100 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia, 81100, Johor Bahru, Johor
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    073560737

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    11:00AM—11:00PM
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    Meisan Szechuan RestaurantHalal a81b201f94b2180a29928950eefa06850871fc85c2ba8fcb39753bdbcdfb49cfCertified
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    A long established restaurant in the oriental cuisines especially in Johor Bahru, is the Meisan Szechuan at Mutiara Johor Bahru Hotel with a very good reputation among many of the locals. The Pekin duck is a signature and many flock to Meisan just for that dish. Other dishes include fried prawns, roasted chicken, fried cod fish, brasied fish oup with pumpkin and dim sum. Looking for the perfect traditional oriental ambiance? Well, they provide this by having a classic chinese style design with lots of wooden panels, flooring, beams, and furniture The decor of ornamental vases and Chinese scroll paintings can be seen in the corners and along the walls. Apart from the large dining hall for customers, private dining rooms with full length windows are also provided for any private functions.

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    RM20.00 to RM100.00

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    Meisan Szechuan Restaurant View restaurant

    Level 2, Mutiara Johor Bahru, Jalan Dato Sulaiman, Taman Century, 80990, Johor Bahru, Johor
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    073300300

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    Every day
    11:30AM—02:30PM
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    06:30PM—10:30PM
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    Ke Ren Lai

    Lei Cha, Noodles, Soup, Chicken, you name it, they have it. Ke Ren Lai is your go-to for a dashing lineup of Chinese cuisine. Lace your palate with a myriad of flavours from their Claypot Drunken Chicken to a bowl of Noodles, topped with their signature Chili for a delicious spice. Side dishes are also mouth-watering treats here, where dishes like their Stir Fry Yam will double your appetizing levels. 

    Tips

    They also have an outdoor area.

    Things to expect

    An extensive selection of dishes.

    Best with

    Coffee, Tea.

    Price

    RM5.00 to RM25.00

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    Ke Ren Lai Restaurant View restaurant

    Sutera Mall, 1, Jalan Sutera Tanjung 8/4, Taman Sutera Utama, 81300 Skudai, Johor, Malaysia
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    10:00AM—10:00PM
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    D'ShanghaiNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    A Chinese restaurant that specializes in Dim Sum, D'Shanghai is no stranger to those who fancy this Hong Kong delicacy. Prepared fresh daily, people flock this place for a taste of their steaming hot baskets of dumplings, buns, and many other choices! Unique dishes like their Fried Fen Pi, Lau Sar Bao, and Xiao Long Bao are often customers' favourites; which isn't a surprise, they just taste that good! 

    Tips

    Located on level 2.

    Things to expect

    Lot's of choices to choose from.

    Best with

    Chinese Tea

    Price

    RM3.00 to RM10.00

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    D’Shanghai Dim Sum View restaurant

    KSL City Mall Branch, 33, Jalan Seladang, Taman Abad, 80250 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia, 80250, Johor Bahru, Johor
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    072890050

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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
    10:30AM—10:30PM
    Saturday, Sunday
    09:00AM—10:30PM
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    Hotpot Shabu ShabuNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    A great Chinese Restaurant that fulfills your every need for a buffet steamboat. Pick from a huge selection of dishes from seafood, beef, pork, to fried snacks and delectables from their chiller. They can cater to families and couples, making this the perfect place for a family reunion or a date. Also, you can forget about sharing a hotpot, because each gets their own! Choose your own broth and preferred dishes and you can enjoy them at your own pace, now isn't that a deal?
    Tips

    Try out their ala carte menu.

    Things to expect

    Lots of flavours and dishes to choose from.

    Best with

    Fried Snacks, Milk Tea

    Price

    RM5.00 to RM50.00

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    Hotpot Shabu Shabu View restaurant

    71, Jalan Anggerik Emas 1, Taman Anggerik, 81200 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia, 81200, Johor Bahru, Johor Bahru
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    0182123933

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    12:00PM—10:30PM
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    Restaurant Ah Koong

    Restaurant Ah Koong, a name that almost everyone knows due to different branches all around Malaysia. Signature dishes from this restaurant include Yong Tau Foo with Fishball Noodles and the on the spot made Fried fish cakes. They also have laksa, fish soup, porridge, fresh oyster soup, and abalone soup. The restaurant itself, is very much like a hawker store/shop lot type place so customers might find it stuffy with all the hot food around. Definitely worth checking out if you're a big fan of seafood, noodles, and fried fish cakes!
    Tips

    Things to expect

    Crowds and difficult parking during Peak hours.

    Best with

    Yong Tau Foo with Fishball Noodles.

    Price

    RM5.50 to RM359.00

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    Restaurant Ah Koong @ Johor View restaurant

    236-266, Jalan Sutera, Taman Sentosa, 80150 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia, 80150, Johor Bahru, Johor Bahru
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    6073313621

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    06:30AM—11:30PM
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    Good Family Steamboat

    A great steamboat place for great company and various kinds of gatherings. They have a simple, no frills and all that, just good top quality fresh food for the whole family in a comfortable place. Fresh ingredients is what makes them stand out so much from the others. As per the norm, there are the 2 soups; one spicy and one not, or broths that ingredients are dipped or cooked in. You can be sure that almost, if not, all of the ingredients are fresh and are so delicious once cooked in with the savoury or spicy soups. They also have sambal chili and shallot oil dips that add an extra dimension to your meal.

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    RM40.00 to RM80.00

    Good Family Steamboat 好一家海鲜火锅餐厅 View restaurant

    97, Jalan Molek 3/10, Taman Molek, 81100 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia, 81100, Johor Bahru, Johor Bahru
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    0197115572

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    05:00PM—12:00AM
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    MalaHotPotNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    So you're dwelling within the realm of Cinese cuisine, but there are only so many different types of Chinese cooking and you don't know which to choose. For the bravest and most resilient of tongues, you can try your hand by starting out with one of the hottest cuisines currently trending all over Malaysia, the Sichuan hot pot in Mala Hot Pot. Here, you can pick whatever ingredients you like to customize your dish, but it doesn't stop there! You also get the option of choosing noodles or rice, and whether or not your want it to be dry or wet, and even choosing your own level of spiciness!

    Tips

    Bill is based on how much you take and measured.

    Things to expect

    No matter how spicy you don't want it to be, it's gonna be hot!

    Best with

    Noodles, soup, and seafood.

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    MalaHotPot @ JB View restaurant

    185, Jalan Sri Pelangi, Taman Pelangi, 80400 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
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    0165905900

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    Every day
    11:00AM—11:00PM
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    Yi He Feng Food & Tea Cultural 壹禾豐人文茶館Non halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Looking for Taiwanese food? Yi He Feng is definitely the place you should visit! They serve fresh and tasty handmade noodles with their homemade sauce. They also offer many other options for you to choose. You will surely fall in love with their signature spicy noodles and fried dumplings. 

    Tips

    Try their tea and mix flavors toast

    Things to expect

    Surrounding decorations

    Best with

    Fried wonton with spicy vermicelli

    Price

    RM10.00 to RM18.00

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    Yi He Feng Food & Tea Cultural View restaurant

    No.58, Jalan Austin Height 8/2, 81100, Taman Austin Height, Johor Bahru
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    07-3615197

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    11:00AM—10:00PM
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    11:00AM—11:00PM
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