Johor Bahru is the first city that you encounter when you enter Malaysia
from Singapore across the Johor Causeway. There are two major amusement parks and a variety of old sights around the city worth exploring. When looking for something to eat, check out our guide to 10 of the best restaurants in Johor Bahru.
Jeju Korea Barbecue Restaurant
Restaurant, Korean, Barbeque, $$$
Korean BBQ | ©Nick Nguyen/Flickr
concept of barbecuing food at the table is a great draw for those who love to eat piping hot Asian cuisine. At Jeju, the servings are good and reasonably priced. There’s a play area for smaller kids and main courses come with around 15 side dishes, and are very filling.
7 Spice Indian Cuisine
Restaurant, Indian, $$$
Tandoor Platter | © Javier/Flickr
leaves a clear impression of the sub-continent as you sample the variety of Indian cuisine on the menu. The fish head curry, a specialty of Indian restaurants in Singapore, is found here, as are other favorites, such as chicken tikka masala, cheese naan and biryani. Like most Indian restaurants, it has a sizeable vegetarian selection too.
Chez Papa French Bistro and Wine Bar
Bar, Bistro, Restaurant, French, $$$
Escargots de Bourgogne | Escargots de Bourgogne | © Chez Papa French Bistro and Wine Bar
A typical French bistro
-style restaurant, the daily specials here are written on a blackboard. The taste of the food is authentic and the restaurant has a bar attached serving a variety of wines and cocktails. Classics like foie gras and onion soup are well done, and the oysters are the chef’s speciality.
Piedra Negra Mexican Restaurant
Restaurant, Mexican, $$$
is a popular restaurant with staff happy to help you choose your order. The food is of a consistent quality and the handmade tacos and nachos are fresh whenever you go.
Restoran Teck Sing
Restaurant, Chinese, Seafood, $$$
Chilli king prawn stir fry | © Nathan F. / Yelp
If you’re looking for economical Chinese food in a hurry, head to Teck Sing
. It is known for its signature dish: herbal chicken, which comes cooked wrapped in paper. Their drunken prawns and fish head curry are both highly recommended too.
Restaurant, Italian, $$$
At Gianni’s, a love of food is visible in the plating of every dish, from the pizza to the tiramisu. They make their own bread fresh every day, and have an excellent wine list too.
The Grill Bar
Restaurant, Contemporary, none
The Grill Bar
boasts fantastic presentation and quality ingredients. Their lunch menu has a fixed set that is good value, comprising a starter, a main course and a hot drink. The beer menu is pretty good too, with some highly recommended Belgian options.