Malaysian in Johor Bahru

Night Market

Open-air stalls selling all manner of local dishes line the T-shaped alleyway here, which links Jln Siu Chin, Jln Meldrum and Jln Wong Ah Fook, and which heaves with customers come early evening. Many of the stalls …
Hawker in Johor Bahru

Medan Selera Meldrum Walk

Every late afternoon, the little food stalls crammed along this alley (parallel to Jln Meldrum) start frying up everything from ikan bakar to the local curry laksa. Wash down your meal with fresh sugar-cane juice or…
International in Johor Bahru

Roost Juice & Bar

JB's most chillable spot uses recycled wood, bottles and more to create a cafe/bar that feels like someone's (very hip) living room. And the food is great too. Try the Hainanese noodles, fish 'n' chips, mutton ribs …
Malaysian in Johor Bahru

Restoran Huamui

This airy, fan-cooled coffeeshop with delightful mosaic-tiled flooring is also very popular with locals. The menu is a mix of Malay, Indonesian and Chinese. We loved the kampong fried rice. Also does kaya-toast set …
Indian in Johor Bahru


An authentic vegetarian Indian restaurant run by volunteers of the Temple of Fine Arts, with the motto ‘eat what you want and give as you feel’. Meals are a set and the ambience is classy.
Indian in Johor Bahru

Restoran Nilla

An excellent South Indian eatery with some of the best chicken you've ever had. Ask for the 'vegetarian chicken' – it is, in fact, tofu but it's so good you'll hardly believe it.
Bakery in Johor Bahru

Hiap Joo Bakery & Biscuit Factory

For over 80 years this little bakery has prepared delicious buns, cakes and biscuits in a charcoal oven just as the founder had done in his native Hainan, China.
Seafood in Johor Bahru

Kam Long Fishhead Curry

Indian in Johor Bahru

Reaz Corner

You can't go wrong with the yellow rice topped with a spicy chicken curry at this clean, open-air curry joint. The ginger tea is a not-to-be-missed-nor-soon-forgotten accompaniment.