Top Choice International in Johor Bahru

The Replacement

With a fantastic brunch menu, this good-looking, elegant but minimalist restaurant is overseen by attentive staff serving a host of trendy lunchers, brunchers, diners and people photographing their food. The breakfa…
Top Choice Cafe in Johor Bahru

Roost Juice & Bar

Super salad and quinoa bowls, avocado and salmon bagels, fresh juices and great coffee are on offer at this chilled cafe/bar, where recycled wood, mismatched furniture and bottles create something akin to a hip livi…
Chinese in Johor Bahru

Din Tai Fung

The signature dish of smart Din Tai Fung is xiaolongbao, gorgeous Chinese dumplings with various fillings, including crab roe, pork and chicken, but there are many other dishes on the menu. Devouring xiaolongbao req…
Indian in Johor Bahru


One of several international restaurants overlooking Puteri Harbour, Olive is a good choice to enjoy Indian cuisine, cooking up a wonderfully tender Lahori seekh (lamb kebab with cinnamon, mace, nutmeg and green car…
Cafe in Muar

434 Kopi House

Running since 1953, busy 434 Kopi is the best cafe in town, its marble-topped tables overlooked by a large copy of the Mona Lisa. Delicious coffee (brewed from Malaysia Liberica Elephant beans and other varieties) i…
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. Join the queue spilling out the bright blue door for …
Seafood in Johor Bahru

Kam Long Fishhead Curry

The lunch line snakes up the road so if you want to get a taste of this seriously addictive, mildly spicy fish curry, aim to get here before 11am. There's only one dish on the menu, but you can choose from fish head…
Indian in Johor Bahru

Restoran Reaz Corner

You can't go wrong with the yellow rice topped with spicy chicken curry at this clean, open-air, often-packed and long-standing curry joint that's open round the clock. The very refreshing and smooth ginger tea is a…
Chinese in Mersing

Loke Tien Yuen Restaurant

Mersing’s oldest Chinese restaurant is one of the friendliest and busiest places in town. You may have to wait for a marble table to enjoy the deliciously prepared prawn and pork dishes. The speciality, whole steame…
Hawker in Mersing

Mersing Harbour Centre

As well as housing a collection of stalls selling hawker food, this new centre opposite the ferry terminal is where you go to book ferry tickets and resorts on Tioman as well as to pay the marine park entrance fee.