Best Restaurants in Johor Bahru (JB)

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Is it the weekend already? Planning a dinner session out in a restaurant with your family, friends, or partner? Yes, away from your busy schedule, a dine-out during the weekends is one of the best and most relaxing thing to do. But you don’t deserve to have a bad restaurant ruin your rarely obtain occasion, of course not! Having said that, do yourself a favour and save the troubles and risks of going through a bad night by using this opportunity to explore some of the best recommended restaurants around Johor Bahru.

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    Chez Papa Pork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    It’s seldom you get the chance to enjoy a good meal of authentic cuisines in districts like Johor Bahru, but Chez Papa turned the tables by bringing in some amazing French delights that will amaze your local taste buds. The interior is very cozy, although not fancy and wide, the little space actually gives off a very comfortable environment. The food here is simply amazing and is prepared by skilled chefs’ boasting a range of authentic French dishes that will make you forget the feeling of disappointment.
    Tips

    Dress code- No shorts, singlet, and flip flops.

    Things to expect

    Authentic and delicious French cuisine.

    Best with

    Soupe de Tomatoes, Poulet Cordon Bleu

    Price

    RM10.00 to RM60.00

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    Chez Papa View restaurant

    38 and 40 Jalan Jaya, Taman Maju Jaya, 80400, Johor Bahru, Johor
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    073334988

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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
    06:00PM—10:30PM
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    The thought of dining beside a beautiful view of the harbor is always a mesmerizing experience, but Spice Grill decides to add a little bit of, well, spice to that experience. Serving fine and authentic Indian food, you will definitely learn to relish the best of this regal cuisine. The dishes are very well prepared by skill chefs, excelling in both presentation and taste, so if you’re a fan of Indian food, this place will be the premium place for you to go.
    Tips

    The balcony holds an amazing view.

    Things to expect

    Fine Indian cuisine and comfortable environment.

    Best with

    Special Black Chicken, Wagyu Ribeye

    Price

    RM10.00 to RM60.00

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    Spice Grill View restaurant

    Lot 1B & 4B, Ground Floor of Little Red Cube, Persiaran Puteri Selatan, Puteri Harbour, Nusajaya, 81300, Johor Bahru, Johor
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    075096644

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    Every day
    12:00PM—10:00PM
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    Gianni’s Trattoria Halal a81b201f94b2180a29928950eefa06850871fc85c2ba8fcb39753bdbcdfb49cfCertified
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    This finely set up restaurant serves some of the best Italian dishes in Johor Bahru, not to mention its authenticity. Gianni’s focuses mainly in bringing you the experience of dining in a real Italian restaurant, which involves the interior ambience and of course- the food. The dishes here are all served with a very refined flavour; like the savoury Black Ink Pasta and the Tender Alaskan Cod. Paying a visit here will introduce you to a dimly-lit dining experience with appetizing dishes that will satisfy your picky palate.
    Tips

    Check out their other outlet in Permas Jaya.

    Things to expect

    Authentic Italian cuisines.

    Best with

    Mushroom Soup, Black Ink Pasta Olio

    Price

    RM20.00 to RM70.00

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    Gianni’s Trattoria View restaurant

    110 Jalan Serampang, Taman Pelangi, 80400, Johor Bahru, Johor
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    073312230

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    Every day
    11:00AM—01:00AM
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    Grill Bar SteakhousePork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21Alco free 9fb1f2c65edc2c1eaf4e8b24402d108dd33cc2bc71f0fb0022a54c3c390a66c8

    Yes, the biker theme is barely unnoticeable, that’s because the owner of the place is also an avid biker that decides to also pursue his passion for food. But let’s cut to the chase- let the Onion Blossom come in as an introductory appetizer. Thenyour steak cravings will definitely come to an end as you feast on the divine Black Angus Ribeye. Lastly, for those who would miss out on the heavenly dish, you will still get to relish on the succulent and juicy Country Pesto Chicken and Norwegian Silver Codfish. Enough said.
    Tips

    Facebook page has updates of promotions.

    Things to expect

    Nice ambience and premium western food.

    Best with

    Onion Blossom, Black Angus Ribeye, Mushroom and Cheddar Beef Burito

    Price

    RM15.00 to RM60.00

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    Grill Bar Steakhouse View restaurant

    202, Jalan Sri Pelangi, Taman Pelangi, 80400, Johor Bahru, Johor
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    073333400

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    Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
    12:00PM—03:00PM
    Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
    05:00PM—10:30PM
    Saturday, Sunday
    12:00PM—10:30PM
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    7 Spice Indian CuisinePork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    7 Spices India is all about flavours. Their expertise in blending spices to creating something harmoniously delicious, the presentation and vibrancy, everything is spot on. Enjoy an explosion of flavours from their butter chicken, or perhaps a nice chew  from the naan bread, at the end of the day, they're all equally delicious! So if you're in the mood for some spices and flavour, then head on down to 7 Spices India today!

    Tips

    Reservations available.

    Things to expect

    A whiff of curry as you enter this rather spacious place.

    Best with

    Lassi.

    Price

    RM10.00 to RM30.00

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    7 Spice Indian Cuisine View restaurant

    G-01, Block 5, Danga Bay, Jalan Skudai, 80200, Johor Bahru, Johor
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    072356969

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    11:00AM—11:00PM
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    The Grand GemPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21Alco free 9fb1f2c65edc2c1eaf4e8b24402d108dd33cc2bc71f0fb0022a54c3c390a66c8

    The Grand Gem is another great place to dine if you're in search of variety. They offer both ala-carte and buffet options, so both hardcore eaters and regular humans can enjoy a meal or two. Located in Bluewave Hotel JB, The Grand Gem has been the place of celebration for many - be it birthdays, wedding, or even corporate event. As for the food, you're definitely in for a treat as most of their dishes are flavour-packed and delightful. 

    Tips

    Reservations available.

    Things to expect

    A fairly spacious restaurant.

    Best with

    Fresh juices.

    Price

    RM15.00 to RM40.00

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    The Grand Gem View restaurant

    The Grand Gem, Grand Bluewave Hotel, No 9R, Jalan Bukit Meldrum, 80300, Johor Bahru, Johor
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    072210717

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    Every day
    11:00AM—11:00PM
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    24 Festive Drums CafeNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Learn about the culture and history of China in a comfortable and warm environment filled with delicious food and drinks. Everything, or possibly every element here has a sense of Chinese culture in it. To start, the latte has a Chinese word imprinted on top of the standard latte art while drums hang below the ceiling. It is indeed a pretty sight and definitely a place worth visiting!

    Tips

    Reservations available.

    Things to expect

    A very auspicious looking place.

    Best with

    Coffee.

    Price

    RM8.00 to RM30.00

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    24 Festive Drums Cafe View restaurant

    40, Jalan Ibrahim, Bandar Johor Bahru, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia, 80000, Johor Bahru, Johor
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    072200955

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    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
    11:00AM—08:00PM
    Friday
    11:00AM—11:00PM
    Saturday
    10:00AM—10:00PM
    Sunday
    10:00AM—08:00PM
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    Qing's PalaceHalal a81b201f94b2180a29928950eefa06850871fc85c2ba8fcb39753bdbcdfb49cfCertified
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    Fancy an oriental dining experience? Qing's Palace offers an exquisite dining experience with their oriental banquet halls that are perfect for hosting events or gatherings. If that's not enough, you can also give their buffet a try where you can eat-all-you-can with the special Chinese dishes. With many in-house signature dishes such like the Szechuan Hot and Sour Soup, and Smoked Duck, it is no wonder Qing Palace has been the best go-to place for Chinese cuisine. in Johor.  

    Tips

    Monthly promos and reservations available.

    Things to expect

    A pretty fancy place.

    Best with

    Tea.

    Price

    RM20.00 to RM50.00

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    Qing Palace Chinese Restaurant View restaurant

    20km, Jalan Pontian Lama, Pulai, 81110, Johor Bahru, Johor
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    075212121

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    Every day
    12:00PM—10:00PM
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    RbarNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    This Italian-inspired bar does not disappoint diners when their top-notch service and western menu. Most people find it hard to host events in a restaurant that requires prior reservations but fret not, as the team in Rbar is well versed in both planning and hospitality to provide the best dining experience for you. To top it all up, their menu is incredibly unique; with one of a kind dishes like Shashlik Pizza, Wagyu Beef and even in-house cocktails that you can only experience here at Rbar.

    Tips

    Reservations available.

    Things to expect

    A fancy and posh looking dining.

    Best with

    Wine.

    Price

    RM30.00 to RM100.00

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    Rbar @ Renaissance Johor Bahru View restaurant

    1, Jalan Permas 2/11, Bandar Baru Permas Jaya, 81750 Masai, Johor, Malaysia, 81750, Johor Bahru, Johor
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    Every day
    11:00AM—12:00AM
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    261 Bar & Restaurant @ The Els Club Desaru CoastPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    In a golfer’s mind, it is all about making a swing and hit, getting points, driving a golf cart and most definitely food. That is where 261 Bar & Restaurant comes in view, prepared to feed a golfer’s rumbling tummy with its delectable list of local and Western cuisine. Nestled in the vast realm of The Els Club Desaru Coast, 261 goes with a sophisticated twist of a calming cabin-like interior for patrons to dine comfortably while having a delightful bite of their Egg and Bacon Roll at RM12, consisting of veal bacon, fried egg and green leaves sandwiched in a soft roll.
    Tips

    You can make a reservation beforehand via phone call.

    Things to expect

    Huge umbrellas are prepared over outdoor seats.

    Best with

    Mexican Lemonade.

    Price

    RM22.00 to RM90.00

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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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    Every day
    07:00AM—08:00PM
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    Dine Restaurant & The Single Cask Pork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    This modern European restaurant holds quite some features that will certainly make your dining experience here unforgettable. The al fresco dining area gives you a pleasant view of the marina, while the interior emanates a warm and relaxing feeling. As far as food is concerned, the much European menu consists of a variety of dishes from the usual pastas to a finely prepared Lamb Rack, nothing you'll regret having.
    Tips

    Check out their Facebook page for events and reservations.

    Things to expect

    Good service and food, excellent environment.

    Best with

    Rack of Lamb, Marinara Spaghetti

    Price

    RM15.00 to RM60.00

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    Dine Restaurant & The Single Cask View restaurant

    Promenade No14 Level LG Little Red Cube, Persiaran Puteri Selatan, Puteri Harbour, 79000, Johor Bahru, Johor
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    075539964

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    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    11:00AM—12:00AM
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    Olive Kitchen + BarPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    Sure from the outside it just looks like your average bar and dine-in restaurant, but look a little bit closer and you will see the colours of authentic Indian cuisines. Yes, Olive Kitchen + Bar is a North Indian Cuisine restaurant and bar, which is a pretty stand-out combination. The kitchen serves up some amazing dishes that will emanate your olfactory senses, just imagine an aromatic plate of Tandoori Chicken and the fragrance of a freshly baked Chettinad Pizza. If you feel like extending your night, chill out at the bar section for its lively ambience and beverages.
    Tips

    They also have catering and private events hosting.

    Things to expect

    A place for both Indian cuisine and bar sessions.

    Best with

    Chicken Chettinad Pizza, Mixed Tandoori

    Price

    RM20.00 to RM40.00

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    Olive Kitchen + Bar View restaurant

    No 11 & 12 Level LG Little Red Cube, Persiaran Puteri Selatan, Puteri Harbour, 79000, Johor Bahru, Johor
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    0127536654

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    Every day
    11:00AM—01:00AM
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    ROWAN & PARSLEY food atelierNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Who knew that such a hidden gem can be found in an industrial area of Pasir Gudang? Rowan & Parsley may have been founded as a cafe but its standards and quality does not falter behind the other top restaurants in JB. Within the café, you would  notice the spacious cafe is heavily decorated with metal fixing to resemble industrial setup. The best part is that you can opt to either sit in door or admire the night view at the outdoor alfresco area. As for food, many have visited Rowan & Parsley for their famed ranged of sweet cakes and desserts.

    Tips

    Reservations available.

    Things to expect

    A pretty spacious place with mezzanine floor - perfect for events.

    Best with

    Tea.

    Price

    RM20.00 to RM70.00

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    ROWAN & PARSLEY Food Atelier View restaurant

    1-41, Jalan Cenderai 20, Taman Perindustrian Kota Puteri, 81750 Masai, Johor, Malaysia, 81750, Johor Bahru, Johor
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    073821760

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    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    11:30AM—11:30PM
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    Ke Ren Lai

    Treat your mouth to a whole lot of different flavours here at Ke Ren Lai. Their menu consists of delicacies that are prepared with a myriad of ingredients. Take their Drunken Chicken for example; filled with an utmost fragrant flavour and soft, succulent chicken that will have you wanting more. Their sides of Stir Fry Yam and Minced Pork Noodles are also fan favourites, especially when complemented by their signature Chili.

    Tips

    They also have an outdoor area.

    Things to expect

    An extensive array of food.

    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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    Every day
    10:00AM—10:00PM
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    D'ShanghaiNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    A Chinese restaurant that specializes in Dim Sum- D'Shanghai is a widely known establishment among the residents here in JB. Baskets of fresh Dim Sum is a common sight here, where customers get to indulge in various signatures like their Fried Fen Pi, Custard Buns, and Xiao Long Bao. Other choices include different types of Chee Cheong Fun and Dumplings.

    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 Shabu

    Looking for a restaurant to enjoy a weekend night with your family? Perhaps a date with your loved one? Well then, Hotpot Shabu Shabu will be among your top choices. Enjoy a satisfying flow of buffet steamboat where each person gets their own pot! Yes, choose your favourite broth and dishes and enjoy them at your own pace. No more arguing with your siblings or endless deciding between you and your partner. The huge variety of flavours and dishes will also impress you from seafood, beef, pork to snacks and treats at the chiller. 

    Tips

    Try out their ala carte menu.

    Things to expect

    A huge selection of dishes and flavours.

    Best with

    Fried Snacks, Milk Tea

    Price

    RM5.00 to RM50.00

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    MalaHotPotNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Everybody loves a steamboat dinner every once in a while, but hates the preparation behind this otherwise-great meal. Mala Hot Pot sees that problem and fixes the problem of being hot and stuffy in a confined space and cooks the food for you. Mala Hot Pot is also one of the many Sze Chuan hot pot restaurants around that allows you to customize your own order of your bowl of spicy rice or noodles that can be either fried or served with soup, and even choose what level of spiciness you would like!
    Tips

    The price will be based on how much you choose in weight.

    Things to expect

    Spicy, but awesome food Sze Chuan-style.

    Best with

    Start with the lowest spicy level, and bombard the dish with seafood and noodles in soup.

    Price

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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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