Best Nasi Lemak in Johor Bahru (JB)

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One of the culinary wonders of Malaysia, it's no surprise that the beloved nasi lemak is the national dish of Malaysia. A popular breakfast dish traditionally consisting of steamed coconut rice, sambal, anchovies, peanuts and boiled egg, many versions of this hearty meal can be found offering spectacular sides such as rendang, cockles, squid, and the ever-popular fried chicken. Without further ado, scroll down for a list of some of the most amazing nasi lemak down south in Johor Bahru.

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    Warong Pokok Ceri Pork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21Alco free 9fb1f2c65edc2c1eaf4e8b24402d108dd33cc2bc71f0fb0022a54c3c390a66c8

    The many cars parked along the road indicate something good nearby. Hidden under a clump of leafy trees, Warong Pokok Ceri serves a really good traditional breakfast of nasi lemak with fragrant coconut rice, perfectly spiced sambal, and crispy fried chicken. A most perfect way to start the day. What more could you ask for?
    Tips

    Look out for the many cars parked around a junction, or key in its name in Google maps.

    Things to expect

    An all-time classic Malaysian breakfast.

    Best with

    Fried Chicken, Lontong

    Price

    RM2.00 to RM10.00

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    Warong Pokok Ceri View restaurant

    23, Jalan Inche Besar Zubaidah, Kampung Mahmoddiah, 80100, Johor Bahru, Johor
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    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    07:30AM—02:30PM
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    Wak Kentut Nasi LemakPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21Alco free 9fb1f2c65edc2c1eaf4e8b24402d108dd33cc2bc71f0fb0022a54c3c390a66c8

    Despite the funny name, Wak Kentut produces some of the best nasi lemak in town. With coconut rice so fragrant, your olfactory senses will go into overdrive before your taste buds get their turn. Top that off with their “double-fry” fried chicken, which goes through the same process twice to ensure you gain maximum crisp on the outside, yet still retaining a juicy and succulent inside.
    Tips

    Do check out their process of preparing the fried chicken.

    Things to expect

    Great nasi lemak with refined flavours.

    Best with

    Fried Chicken

    Price

    RM3.00 to RM10.00

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    Wak Kentut Nasi Lemak View restaurant

    Jalan Susur Kulai 2, Taman Kulai Besar, 81000, Kulai , Johor
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    0127543818

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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
    05:00PM—12:00AM
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    261 Bar & Restaurant @ The Els Club Desaru CoastPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    Golf takes up quite a heap of energy so before you head to the golf course for a swing and hit, a plate of Nasi Lemak will definitely do the trick. Located in the realm of The Els Club Desaru Coast, 261 Bar & Restaurant gives out a gives out an uplifting ambience while patrons dine comfortably in its stylish yet laid-back cabin-like interior. A breakfast fit for a rumbling tummy in the morn, their Nasi Lemak includes all from aromatic steamed rice cooked in coconut milk, chicken rendang, hard-boiled egg, sambal along with ikan bilis and kacang for a scrumptious filling meal.

    Tips

    Have a seat outdoors in the evening to catch the view of the sunset.

    Things to expect

    Huge umbrellas are prepared over outdoor seats.

    Best with

    Americano.

    Price

    RM12.00

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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 Mana LagiPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21Alco free 9fb1f2c65edc2c1eaf4e8b24402d108dd33cc2bc71f0fb0022a54c3c390a66c8

    Pump your day with a well-deserved plate of Nasi Lemak for breakfast at Restoran Mana Lagi. In English the name easily deciphers to “where else”, simply a catchy name to go along with their scrumptious Nasi Lemak and other side dishes. Donning a signature green hue, this humble restaurant serves a swamp of people every morning for their aromatic steamed rice cooked in coconut milk with their sweet yet spicy sambal and the best part is you can pile this plate of goodness with a choice of fried chicken, beef rendang, sambal sotong, paru goreng and more. Their Lontong Sayur is also a hit among patrons.
    Tips

    Try to go as soon as they open before their Nasi Lemak sells out.

    Things to expect

    Crowded with people.

    Best with

    Teh Tarik.

    Price

    RM3.50

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    Restoran Mana Lagi View restaurant

    559, Jalan Persisiran Perling 1, Taman Perling, 81200 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia, 81200, Johor Bahru, Johor
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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday
    06:00PM—12:00AM
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    Coconut Milk CafeHalal a81b201f94b2180a29928950eefa06850871fc85c2ba8fcb39753bdbcdfb49cfCertified
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    You know what is in store for you when the name of the eatery is Coconut Milk Café. Proof your love for Nasi Lemak by indulging a plate of everyone’s favourite local dish at Coconut Milk Café as they too offer one of the best of the best. With a large signboard with their name stapled on it, you will not miss this restaurant as it also adorns itself with a number of plants and tables outdoors. Pile on a heap of Rendang Daging, Sotong King, Paru Goreng and fried chicken to their aromatic Nasi Lemak and you are good to go.
    Tips

    Try to go as soon as they open before their nasi lemak sells out.

    Things to expect

    Outdoor seats available.

    Best with

    Coconut Shake.

    Price

    RM4.00

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    Coconut Milk Cafe View restaurant

    147, Jalan Adda 3/1, Adda Heights, 81100, Johor Bahru, Johor
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    0127277734

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    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    10:30AM—12:00AM
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    Yellow Corner Nasi LemakPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21Alco free 9fb1f2c65edc2c1eaf4e8b24402d108dd33cc2bc71f0fb0022a54c3c390a66c8

    A staple dish not just for the country but for this particular area in Johor, Yellow Corner Nasi Lemak is a favourite among locals. Consistently producing the same delicious Nasi Lemak, you can see how they live up to their name. Choose from fried chicken, egg or anything else to go with the fragrant coconut rice for a truly satisfying meal.
    Tips

    A bright corner house and huge crowd indicates you’re at the right place.

    Things to expect

    Vibrant area serving delicious nasi lemak.

    Best with

    Fried Chicken.

    Price

    RM2.00 to RM5.00

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    Yellow Corner Nasi Lemak View restaurant

    Jalan Pinang 1, Taman Kota Kulai, 81000, Johor Bahru, Johor
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    Every day
    08:00PM—12:00PM
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    Nasi Lemak Ros Merah

    If you see a swarm of people devouring Nasi Lemak on the side of the road then you have come to the right place. Nasi Lemak Ros Merah is just a simple and humble hawker stall that serves simple yet mouth-watering Nasi Lemak. Have it to go or dine-in, patrons are welcome to pile on other of their delectable side dishes such as fried chicken, vegetables, quill eggs and more to complete their wholesome Nasi Lemak dish. Steamed coconut milk rice with sweet yet spicy sambal - who knew simple food go such a long way?
    Tips

    Go as soon as possible before your favourite lauk sells out.

    Things to expect

    Tables are set on the side of the road.

    Best with

    Fried Chicken.

    Price

    RM4.50

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    Warung Zai Nasi Lemak (Kak Zai)Halal a81b201f94b2180a29928950eefa06850871fc85c2ba8fcb39753bdbcdfb49cfCertified
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    Having served nasi lemak for decades, you can expect nothing but excellence here. Choose from two types of sambal to spice up this dish of steamed coconut rice. The fried chicken - crispy on the outside yet moist and tender inside, is your perfect protein option.
    Tips

    A choice of sweet or spicy sambal is available.

    Things to expect

    Amazing nasi lemak and fried chicken.

    Best with

    Teh Tarik, Fried Chicken

    Price

    RM2.00 to RM7.00

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    Warung Zai Nasi Lemak (Kak Zai) View restaurant

    Low Piak, Taman Nira, 83000, Batu Pahat, Johor
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    0127570548

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    Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    07:00AM—12:30PM
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    32 Melaka Nasi Lemak @ 777 Food CentreHalal a81b201f94b2180a29928950eefa06850871fc85c2ba8fcb39753bdbcdfb49cfCertified
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    Located in 777 Food Centre, you will easily spot this stall with the beeline of punters. Welcome to the humble stall of 32 Melaka Nasi Lemak where you will enjoy turmeric and pandan rice served with a side of aromatic and spicy sambal. Add on the fried chicken covered in a light, crispy batter and you have yourself a hearty true-blue Malaysian meal.
    Tips

    There might be a long queue.

    Things to expect

    Freshly prepared nasi lemak.

    Best with

    Fried Chicken Feet

    Price

    RM3.00 to RM10.00

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    32 Melaka Nasi Lemak @ 777 Food Centre View restaurant

    Restoran 777 Food Centre, Jalan Perkasa 4, Taman Ungku Tun Aminah, 81300, Johor Bahru, Johor
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    06:00AM—12:00AM
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    Malam Indah Selalu @ Senibong Seafood VillageHalal a81b201f94b2180a29928950eefa06850871fc85c2ba8fcb39753bdbcdfb49cfCertified
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    Located in the ever-popular Senibong Seafood Village, the locals usually call it the Senibong Nasi Lemak. The plate of fragrant coconut rice here comes with a dollop of mild sambal and the many choices of side dishes ranging from Chicken Rendang to Fried Fish.
    Tips

    Look out for some blue and green stilt houses over the water's edge.

    Things to expect

    A view of the sea, stilt house village environment.

    Best with

    Chicken Rendang, Ayam Masak Merah

    Price

    RM2.00 to RM7.00

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    Malam Indah Selalu @ Senibong Seafood Village View restaurant

    Senibong Village Seafood, Permas Jaya, 81750, Johor Bahru, Johor
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    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    05:00PM—01:00AM
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    Simple Nasi Lemak

    What about having breakfast for dinner? Nasi Lemak is usually consumed for breakfast however Simple makes it possible for one to have for dinner. Simple serves Nasi Lemak and such at their humble adorned space along with a reserved area where live bands or buskers play a few tunes to enlighten your evening. As you enjoy the starry night, indulge on their simple Nasi Lemak – fragrant steamed rice cooked in coconut milk served with yummy spicy sambal and other side dishes such as fried chicken to enhance the experience to every bite.
    Tips

    Get two servings of Nasi Lemak if you are a big eater.

    Things to expect

    Live music.

    Best with

    Fried Chicken.

    Price

    RM4.50

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    Simple Nasi Lemak View restaurant

    Jalan Dato Abdullah Tahir, Taman Abad, 80300 , Johor Bahru, Johor
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    05:00PM—02:00AM
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