Besides traditional handmade delicacies such as hiong peah, noodle cuisines and coffee ,what other food that would appeal in your mind when talking about Johor ?
Yes, its seafood.
Situated at the southern corridor of Malaysia, Johor Bahru has some of the most amazing seafood you can find. These seafood ingredients are caught and prepared fresh from the sea and you will be served with dishes that were alive literally minutes ago! Cooked with a wide array of methods and styles, you will always be amazed upon some pretty delicious flavours and tastes of the seafood. The only question is: where do you find the right one?
In today’s topic, MPVTRANSPORT are ready to bring you on a seafood journey by recommending some wort-to-try seafood restaurants available in Johor Bahru. Do bring along your beloved family and friends on this seafod hunting trip ya.
11 Best Seafood Restaurants In Johor Bahru
1. Grand Bayview Seafood Restaurant
Grand Bayview Seafood Restaurant, the most popular seafood restaurant in located in Danga Bay, Johor Bahru. It offers guests a complete dining experience with its relax ambience and top-of-the-notch culinary expertise. You can use your hands to taste their sumptuous oatmeal prawns and salted egg crabs while enjoying the breathtaking and wonderful sea views of the Straits of Johor and Singapore.
Take in the cooling breeze while savouring a feast of the best. The restaurant is very big and it can accommodate up to 1600 diners. This latest banqueting venue is most suitable for the avid diners who are looking for perfect dining pleasure for corporate annual dinner, wedding, banquet, buffet dining, dinner party as well as birthday party.The wide menu selections is most suitable for all races.
Address: Convention Centre, Lot PTB 21350, Malayia, Jalan Bertingkat Skudai, Danga Bay, 80200 Johor Bahru, Johor
Phone: 07-226 1688
2. Jade Garden Seafood Corner
Jade Garden Seafood Corner is a restaurant located in Sungai Rengit. Jade Garden is the most successful of the seafood restaurants in Sungai Rengit and has moved from its humble street corner location to Sungai Rengit. Jade Garden’s new seafront home is just a stone’s throw from its previous location. This seafood restaurant has made quite a name for itself in the Johor area, especially for their lobsters, which have attracted many people from all over the country and Singapore.
The most attractive thing in this restaurant is their freshness and quality of the seafood that is available at Jade Garden Seafood Corner. This is evident when you get the chance to see the lobsters freshly caught, and placed in the display tank ready for consumption.
Besides that, the experience of eating the lobsters are further heightened by the different preparations available. Customers can experience this amazing crustacean in the signature superior broth. The other preparations include “Fragrant Fried Lobster”, Marmite Lobster and “Golden Sand Lobster” to name a few. Other seafood items such as crabs, clams, geoduck and pomfrets can be found here too. You definitely cannot miss the chance to grab them.
Address: Jalan Hee Seng, 81600, Johor
Phone: 07-826 5460
3. Anjung Senibong Malay Special
Senibong Seafood Village is a stretch of six or seven seafood restaurants in Kampung Senibong in Permas Jaya. All the seafood restaurants here have dining sections over the beach and face the Straits of Johor. Anjung Senibong Malay Seafood is one of the restaurants there. Anjung Senibong Malay Sea Food is very well appointed and there are varies of seafood choice you can choose here.
The la la fried in spicy sambal were fresh and well cleaned and there is no trace of sand or dirt at all. The la la were not plump but were nicely chewy and the spicy sambal was savoury, fragrant and not overly spicy hot. Next, mussels, sotong and prawns that are fresh and juicy can be found here. Among all of the seafood, cereal prawns won the most praise. The flesh was fresh, thick, firm yet tender. The cereal batter was crispy and helped brought out the naturally sweet flavours of the fresh succulent flesh very well. The deep fried cereal batter was crisp and not oily.
If you are seafood lover, you definitely need to try it out.
Address: no 4, Jalan Persiaran Senibong, Bandar Baru Permas Jaya, 81750 Masai, Johor
Phone: 013-784 9476
4. Ong Shun Seafood Restaurant
Ong Shun seafood restaurant is one of the most people’s favourite in Johor Bharu. It is located at Jalan Abdul Samad, just behind the Thistle Hotel. It specialises in serving a fresh seafood that their taste is super good and with a complete range of delicacies dish made from fresh seafood and ingredients.
Ong Shun Seafood Restaurant is an open space restaurant that will giving you an unpretentious surrounding. Most of the traveller and seafood hunter will come to this seafood restaurant to try their delicious seafood. Among all of the seafood dishes, their popular dishes are salted Egg Crab, Butter Cream Prawn and Indonesian Curry Prawn. The seafood price are reasonable and most important is this is a Halal Chinese Seafood restaurant. For those Muslims who want to try it, do not be afraid and you are welcome to it.
Address: 67, Jalan Abdul Samad, Kampung Bahru, 80100 Johor Bahru, Johor
Phone: 07-223 8953
5. Chua Kee Restaurant , Gelang Patah
Chua Kee are the oldest established kampung style seafood restaurants in Gelang Patah. Chua Kee Restaurant is set up like many seafood places of this genre. Popular, informal, family friendly a la carte restaurants serving a full range of fish, chicken, pork, prawn, crab and vegetable dishes can be found in this seafood restaurant and all sell at reasonable prices.
The famous dishes here including Chua Kee’s Signature Black Pepper Crab, Butter Pork Cubes, Honey Taste Chicken Wings, as well as Lala soup. The black pepper sauce here is savoury sweet with an aromatic, spicy peppery kick. The fresh crab meat was tenderly firm and juicy with a briny natural sweetness. The shells were all cracked in the kitchen, so you need not struggle to get to the juicy white flesh.
For the buttery, savoury sweet pork cubes, it is crispy outside and stiff spongy chewy inside. Chua Kee Restaurant is a must try seafood restaurant especialy for those seafood lover.
Address: No 1 Jalan Kacang Panjang, Gelang Patah 81550, Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Tel: +60 7 510 3198 | Mr Chua +60 12 761 0529 | Lily +60 12 762 8255
Hours: 11:30am to 11:00pm (closed on alternate Weds)
6. Todak Seafood Restaurant, Johor Bahru
Restoran Todak (Orang Asli) is a well-known kelong seafood restaurant located in Johor Bahru. As the name suggest, this restaurant is most probably originated from the indigenous people who relied heavily on seafood hunting, have now turned this into a lucrative businesses to cater to the palate of hungry locals and even Singaporeans!
Although this restaurant is located around 30 minutes’ drive away from the checkpoint, it is popular among Singaporeans. The unique part of this seafood restaurant is the whole restaurant located along the coast on kelong stilts. The restaurant is located directly opposite Singapore’s Sembawang Coast and provides a picturesque view. You can fill up your empty stomach here while enjoying the breath-taking scenery.
The live seafood are displayed with the prices indicated. For their crabs, they have different pricing depending on the prices. The cheaper ones typically get sold out before 730 pm. After 7.30pm, either you need to wait and see if new stock comes in in the next couple of hours or order a more expensive crab. The most unique dishes here is Salted Egg Crab. This seafood restaurant is a must try in Johor Bahru.
Address: 1, Kg. Orang Asli, Telok Jawa, 81750 Masai, Johor
Phone: 07-386 3696
7. Kim Cheong Restaurant
Kim Cheong restaurant in Johor Bahru primarily specializes in seafood and Chinese dishes. The restaurant maintains a clean and comfortable environment. The price of majority of the dishes is quite reasonable which is complemented by their delicious taste and quick service of the restaurant.
The signature dishes of this restaurant include steamed prawns, salted egg crab, fish head soup as well as curry fish head. If you want non-seafood meals, you can always try their salted chicken, egg custard pork ribs or chicken floss.
Address: 40, Jalan Ros Merah 2/11, Johor Jaya, 81100 Johor Bahru, Johor
8. Yi Jia Seafood Restaurant, Bukit Indah
Yi Jia Seafood Restaurant is one of the popular seafood restaurants in Johor Bahru. This restaurant is just a 20 mins drive from the custom of Singapore. Through their many years of experience and innovative efforts, they created their very own unique taste for each dishes, from local culture classic dishes, to the chef’s ingenious cooking techniques.
They provide the best quality seafood at reasonable price to customers. The popular dishes in this restaurant include Eggplant with Otak Otak, Salted egg sotong and black pepper crab. If you are a lover of seafood, you should try out Yi Jia seafood as the seafood they serve there is of a higher quality as compared to the usual zi char stalls in JB.
Address: No. 21 & 23, Jalan Indah 25/1, Taman Bukit Indah 2, Johor, 81200 Johor Bahru
Phone: 07-232 7137
9. San Low Seafood, Taman Pelangi
San Low Seafood is one of the standard bearers of Johor’s larger seafood restaurants. The popular San Low is located at the junction of Jalan Biru and Jalan Merah in Taman Pelangi, just 10 minutes’ drive from JB CIQ. This restaurant is famous not just for its cuisine, but also its late opening hour. The Teochew-style steamed fish is an excellent choice, but their drunken prawn are the perfect for a cold night out. The heady broth of Chinese herbs will warm you right up, while the fresh tiger prawns are cooked so well that their skin will peel right off.
Other than the affordable and tasty seafood, most of the crowd are coming for San Low’s famous signature dish San Low Fried Mee Hoon. The fried bee-hoon is really special in Johor. It simply famous with the creative idea and the good skill of frying it. After the quick-fried in the wok, it was left in the wok for a while to enable the bottom part forms a layer of crispy. It is worth to come San Low Seafood to try out their seafood dishes as well as bee hoon.
Address: Jalan Merah 1, Taman Pelangi, 80400 Johor Bahru, Johor
Phone: 07-332 3869
10. Restaurant Tian Lai Johor Bahru
Tian Lai Seafood Garden is the most popular and best known seafood restaurant in Gelang Patah. It is easy to locate Tian Lai Seafood Garden once you are on Jalan Leong Bee in Gelang Patah. Just look out for the most crowded restaurant along Jalan Leong Bee. There will also be cars parked along the street.
The popular dishes in this restaurant are steamed Ikan Patin with fried chopped preserved vegetables (tong chai) and chili crab which the sauce is savoury and tangy but not overly spicy. If you are seafood lover, you should try it out.
Address: Gelang Patah, 81550 Gelang Patah, Johor
Phone: 07-510 1521
11. Restaurant SPOA, Telok Kabong
There are few famous aboriginal seafood villages situated near to the sea in Johor Bahru, respectively in Perling, Permas and Pasir Gudang. The restaurant is sitting alongside the sea, enable the diners to enjoy the breeze and also the city view of our neighbour, Singapore. The restaurant is built on stilts with a creaking plank floor extended out to the sea facing Pulau Ubin, Singapore.
Live fishes and crustaceans can be chosen from the many aquariums or straight out off floating cages by the sea. The signature dishes of restaurant SPOA include Lala soup, Deep Fried Squid with Butter as well as Salted Egg Fried Crab. All of the seafood are sell at reasonable price.
Address: Telok Kabong, Kg Pasir Puteh, Johor
Tel: 013-7099399 / 07-216 2798