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Splurge in Johor Bahru

  • Anna's Kitchen, No.18K Jalan Abdul Samad. It is right across the street from the Villa de la Rose service apartment building, about 500m north of the Thistle (formerly Hyatt Regency) Hotel and 350m northwest of the Jalan Abdul Samad/Jalan Lingkaran Dalam junction. The entrance is inconspicuous (look to your right as you walk northwest along Jalan Abdul Samad from the Thistle Hotel) and the restaurant is actually about 2.5m below street level at the basement of a row of shop houses. Established in 2005. The restaurant serves a variety of oriental delicacies and western staples. It also offers fusion delights. Among the restaurant's best-sellers is the cordon blue squid(RM29.90++) stuffed with chicken and cheese in a batter and deep fried, giving it an overgrown look. Australian sirloin steak RM35.90RM++, grilled salmon 35.90++, Penang prawn mee/Penang fried kway teow/Penang asam laksa each RM6.90++, soft drink RM2.90++. Open Mon to Sat 1330 to midnite, closed on Sundays. Tel +607-2242168.
  • Selasih Rrestaurant, Persada Johor International Convention Centre, Jalan Abdullah Ibrahim. Tel. +607-219 8888 (ext 7389). Website: . Upmarket restaurant specializing in Johorean cuisine; it also serves specialties from other parts of Malaysia. Open 1130am to 1030pm daily. There is a steamboat buffet dinner (8.30 to 10.30pm) only on Thu, Fri and Sat for 45RM++
  • Chakra Restaurant, No. 1, Jalan Yusof Taha (150m southwest of the junction of Jalan Lingkaran Dalam and Jalan Yahya Awal), tel/fax: 07 223 9991, email: [email protected], [email protected]. Website: . Housed in a converted 2-storey, colonial bungalow built about 120 years ago, it has been in operation for more than 60 years. It serves cuisine from all parts of the Indian subcontinent. It also offers catering services. Open daily 11am to 3.30pm, 6 to 10.30pm.
  • Sizzle Dining & Bar, 47 Jalan Perang, Taman Pelangi, tel 07-332 9179. Japanese restaurant. Ramen 15 to 23 RM, maki 8 to 22 RM, temaki 6 to 10 RM, sashimi 18 to 30 RM, set lunch 18 to 30 RM. A range of Japanese alcoholic drinks is served in the restaurant. All prices are subject to 6% government tax and 10% service charge. Open - Sun 12pm-10.30pm; Mon,Wed-Sat 12pm-2.30pm, 6pm-10.30pm. Closed on Tue.
  • Ayukawa Grand Japanese & Italian Buffet Restaurant, Level 6 ZON Regency Hotel, tel 07-223 8223. This restaurant opened in July 2010. It offers a combined Italian and Japanese buffet with over 100 types of Japanese and Italian delights in a classy and cosy setting. It can seat 200 diners. Weekday(Mon-Fri, 12-3 pm) lunch 41 RM, weekday(Sat-Sun, 6-10 pm) dinner 65 RM, weekend(Sat-Sun, 12-4pm and 6-10pm) lunch or dinner 65 RM. All prices are subject only to a 10% service charge.
  • Chez Papa French Bistro and Wine Room , 38 and 40 Jalan Jaya, Taman Maju Jaya, 100 m north of Plaza Pelangi. Tel: +607-3334988; Fax: +607-2373888; Email: [email protected]. Authentic French cuisine and a fine selection of wines. Established in 1999 by Dominique Muller. The restaurant also offers a cosy and intimate wine bar with music. Bistro: open Mon to Sat 6-10.30pm, closed on Sundays. Wine Room: open Mon to Sat 5:30pm to midnight (or later), closed on Sundays. Hors d'oeuvres 15-28 RM++, salads 16-18 RM++, soups 9-10 RM++, sides 8 RM++, main courses 32-48 RM++, pastas 18-26 RM++, cheese plate 18-28 RM++, desserts 8-16 RM++, plats du jour 10-68 RM++. The Wine Room has a wine list of more than 80 wines, over 20 different types of imported beer, serves cocktails and tapas. Note: '++' means 6% government tax and 10% service charge.
  • Coffeetrap Restaurant & 'Juicytrap Restaurant, located at 7,11 & 15 ,Jln Permas Jaya. A sidewalk alfresco dining with live music featuring famous Billy Lee probably the best guitarist in johor bahru together with local artists and a filipino band from early as 7:30PM. Best signature dish, lamb shank, grill salmon, chicken chop with real gravy. Popular with local and expatriates from early as 12PM from F-M and weekdays Tu-Th at 3PM with happy hour promotions till 9PM. open daily since year 2000. Free ample parking space and expect RM 40 onwards per person for dinner & a drink. Fresh juices and vegetarian dishes available. Location information tel 07-3861991.
  • Cafe Downtown, on the first level of the Tropical Inn. Open 7am to 12am daily. High-tea (12-4pm) local cuisine buffet (includes dessert, cut fruits, free-flow coffee and tea) only on Saturdays for 22 RM net. It also serves a la carte Western, Malay (15-20 RM net) and Chinese (15-20 RM net) main dishes. Prices (all net) of selected items: beef steak or chicken chop or lamb chop or chicken cutlet or fish and chips 25 to 38 RM, spaghetti 17 RM, salad 15 RM, sandwich 13 or 17 RM, soup 8.50 RM, fresh fruit juice 10 RM, hot and cold drinks 6 or 7 RM, ice kacang 7 RM, ice cream single scoop/double scoop 3/5 RM.
  • The Orient Express Coffee House, on the first level of the Grand BlueWave Hotel. It has an international weekday buffet lunch (Mon-Fri, 1200-1430; adult/child 5 to 12 years old - 32/20 RM net) and a weekend/public holiday (Sat and Sun, 1200-1530; adult/child 5 to 12 years old - 35/20 RM net) high-tea buffet (international cuisine). You can also order a la carte (0600-1030 breakfast, 1030 to midnite lunch, dinner and supper; prices of selected dishes - Johor or Penang laksa/char kway teow/Hokkien mee 18RM++ each, Italian pasta 15-22RM++, Australian beef steak served with vegetables 40-55RM++, grilled salmon steak with spinach cream, grilled vegetables and potatoes 35RM++).
  • Palm Garden Cafe and Poolside Terrace restaurants on the ground floor and 11th floor respectively of the New York Hotel. They serve buffet and a la carte local and western meals. The Palm Garden Cafe has several television screens and provides local newspapers. Local noodle dishes (laksa, prawn mee soup, wanton mee, char kway teow, etc.) 16 RM++, local rice dishes 18-26 RM++, Italian and Western dishes 21 to 48 RM++, soups 12-15 RM++. Daily buffet breakfast (6-10 am) 23/15 RM++ for adults/children under 12; weekend (Sat-Sun) high-tea buffet (12-4 pm) 25/12 RM++; weekday (Mon-Fri) buffet lunch (12-2.30pm) 26/12 RM++; steamboat buffet dinner (6-10pm) Sun-Thu, not available on public holidays (about 80 steamboat items cooked in chicken broth or tom yum soup, plus non-steamboat items like tempura fish/crab/chicken/mushroom/vegetables, teppanyaki chicken/beef, chicken curry, Hainanese chicken rice, nasi goreng, white rice, teppanyaki noodes, fried bee hoon served with fried chicken, waffles with jam and butter, rojak, ice kacang, 5 flavors of hard-packed ice-cream, cut fruits, free-flow coffee and tea) 35/18 RM++ for adults/children 3-11 years old; Cita Rasa Malaysia buffet dinner (6-10pm) Fri-Sat and all public holidays 35/18 RM++ for adults/children 3-11 years old. Buffet breakfast, buffet high-tea and buffet dinner are held in the Palm Garden Cafe, buffet lunch is held in the Poolside Terrace. Wi-Fi Internet 10 RM net per 2 hours. Note: '++' means 10% service charge and 6% government tax.
  • Gianni's Trattoria, 110 Jalan Serampang Taman Pelangi (mid-way between the Tebrau Highway and Pelangi Leisure Mall. Tel 607 331 2230 Fax 607 331 7230 Email [email protected]. Fantastic Italian Cuisine. Pizzas (each of these are of one size only) 19-38 RM++, pastas 19-38 RM++, soups 12-18 RM++, meat and fish dishes 28-85 RM++, appetizers 12-26 RM++. Daily set lunch consisting of soup, main course and iced lemon tea at 25RM++ (weekends) and 22RM++ (weekdays). Open daily 11am to 11pm.
  • Il Giardino, , 65A Jalan Perang, 200m south of Pelangi Leisure Mall; Italian cuisine, the cheapest of the four Italian restaurants in Johor Bahru; pasta 12.90-17.90 RM, pizza 12.90-18.90 RM, fish and meat dishes 13.90-32.90 RM. All prices are subject to 10% service charge. Open 12pm to 10pm Mon and Wed-Fri, 12pm to 10.30pm Sat-Sun, closed Tue. Free Wi-Fi
  • International Restaurants Danga Bay , Marina Club, Kawasan Danga Bay. A collection of three restaurants - Kong Inn Seafood Restaurant, Lazio Italian Restaurant & Cafe and Asiana Penang & Western Cuisine - can be found housed on the first level of the same building ('Marina Club'). Free parking are readily available here. Lazio (open daily 1100-1500, 1800-midnite; main course 33 to 45 RM++, pasta 16.50 to 26 RM++, pizza 15 to 28 RM++, salad 11.50 to 14.50 RM++, soup 10.50 to 14.50 RM++, appetizer 8.50 to 20 RM++); Kong Inn (open daily 12:30PM-3PM, 6PM-11PM; classic business set meal per person 48/68/98 RM++, min. two persons); Asiana (open daily 11AM-midnight; all-day steamboat buffet 29.80RM+).
  • Ros Marino, 123 Jalan Damai, tel 607-222 7123 (located on the ground floor of a unit of a row of three-storey white-colored shophouses, approximately 400m northeast of the junction of Jalan Lingkaran Dalam and Jalan Setulang Darat). Authentic Italian dishes like osso bucco. Breads and bruschettas 4-18 RM++, starters and salads 8-28 RM++, pizzas (each of these are of one size only) 18-30 RM++, pastas and risottos 16-32 RM++, soups 6-18 RM++, meat dishes 28-75 RM++, fish dishes 32-42 RM++, house wine per glass 16 RM++, soft drinks and fruit juices 4-5.80 RM++. Open Tue to Fri and Sun 1200-1430, 1800-2230; Sat 1800-2230; closed on Mon
  • Tai Son Chinese Restaurant on level 5 of the ZON Regency Hotel by the Sea, tel 07-221 2148 fax 07-221 2149. The premises were previously occupied by the Lotus Garden Chinese Restaurant. It serves seafood, meat dishes, noodles dishes, rice dishes, vegetable dishes, bean curd dishes, soups, dim sum and dessert. Open daily 11am to 3pm, 5 to 11pm. All prices are only subject to a 5% service charge. Credit cards (Mastercard and Visa) are accepted. The restaurant's parent company also operates two seafood restaurants in Johore Bahru at Taman Molek and beside the ZON jetty.
  • Meisan Szechuan Restaurant, Located on the second level of the Mutiara Hotel, along Jalan Dato' Sulaiman. It has been in business for over 20 years. The restaurant is well-known for its popular spicy Szechuan cuisine. This charming restaurant has a very unique setting. Its rich, dark wood-paneled wall and latticed screens are subtly detailed in gold to project the charm of old-world China. 5-course individual set meals at 35, 45 or 55 RM++ per person. Menus for groups of 5 to 10 persons, total price: 438 RM++ (5 to 7 persons), 698 RM++ (8 to 10 persons), 998 RM++ (8 to 10 persons). Open daily: lunch from 11.30am to 2.30pm, dinner from 6.30pm to 10.30pm
  • Restoran New Hong Kong, Located at 69-A Jalan Ibrahim Sultan (next to the orange-colored Heritage Hotel) and housed in a green two-storey building, about 20m east of the T-junction consisting of Jalan Ibrahim Sultan, Jalan Tanjung Puteri and Jalan Lingkaran Dalam. It was established in 1954. Probably one of the best Chinese restaurants in Johor Bahru. Their hot sweet yam paste dessert with pumpkin is highly recommended, albeit a little steep (RM8++ per bowl). Their appetizer (RM 2.60++), a cucumber dish in sauce, is also very good. Eating there starts off with the appetizer, RM2++ for peanuts, RM 1.50++/pax for tea and RM 1++/pax for towels. Prices for selected dishes - Hongkong noodle 15/23/30 RM++ (small/medium/large), Szechuan hot and spicy soup 18/27/36 RM++, sauteed ginger chicken 18/27/36 RM++, Buddha Jumps Over the Wall 288 RM++ per bowl (minimun 6 bowls), superior braised shark fin soup 980RM++ (recommended to be shared among 10 persons). There are lao po bing (wife cakes) available for takeaway here. The traditional flavour costs 90 sen and the red bean flavour costs RM 1.10. The traditional flavour is recommended over the red bean flavour. Open daily 11am-2.45pm (Sun 9am-2.45pm), 6pm-9.45pm; Visa/Mastercard accepted.
  • Grand Straits Garden Seafood Restaurant, No.3, Jalan Persiaran Danga, Danga Bay, tel: +607-2388118, Fax: +607-2375799, Email�: [email protected]. Website: . Non-seafood dishes are also served here. The complete a la carte menu is listed in the restaurant website. 'Super value Menus' (for 8-10 persons) - set menu A 398RM++ and set menu B 498RM++ per table. Wedding meal packages can be booked with the restaurant. Indoor and outdoor seating available. Open daily 11:30am to 12.00am
  • Kong Inn Seafood Restaurant, 155&155A/157&157A, Jalan Sutera (at the junction of this road and Jalan Songkit 5), Taman Sentosa, tel: +07-334 3232 fax: +07-333 1566, , email: [email protected]. Besides seafood, this 2-storey restaurant also serves noodle dishes, vegetables dishes, bean curd dishes, chicken dishes, pork dishes, etc. Meal packages (10 persons) for Chinese New Year, weddings, birthdays, etc. are available. All prices are subject to a 6% government tax and a 5% service charge. Aircon and open daily 1130am to 3pm and 530pm to 11pm. There is another branch at 23, Jalan Kampung Jawa, Masai (tel: +07-387 7330).

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