Johor Bahru food has, over the years, gained a reputation for being of unparalleled diversity and quality and much like other regions throughout Malaysia, JB is home to a melting pot of different cuisines. It appears that delectable Western food is no exception.
Whether it’s a good steak, a steaming plate of ribs or well-prepared roast chicken, who can resist scrumptious Western dishes?
Still, with all the dining establishments scattered around, it can be pretty difficult to choose so here is a short list of some of the most highly-recommended Western food spots that you should pay attention to in Johor Bahru.
Restaurant Lemon Tree
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Location: 63, Jalan Eco Cascadia 6/1 Taman Setia Eco Cascadia 81100 Johor Bahru, Johor
Opening Hours: 11am-10:30pm, Opens Daily
Contact No.: +60 7-3615965
This little shop lot situated along Jalan Eco Cascadia may not seem like much before you enter but once you do, prepare to be amazed.
The Lemon Tree is renowned for its signature dishes such as the Chicken Chop, set to have you craving more. If you’re a meat lover, you can opt for some steak flown-in from New Zealand to satisfy your inner carnivore.
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Location: 48, Jalan Hang Tuah 4, Taman Skudai Baru, 81300 Skudai, Johor
Opening Hours: 12pm-12am, Opens Daily
Contact No.: +60 7-556 7366
Looking for a neat little place that serves fresh and wholesome Western style dishes? Vilaggio offers a huge list of meticulously prepared meals that come in very (very) generous portions.
So, if you’re feeling famished, how’s this sound? Codfish fresh off the boat, Lamb Shank that melts in your mouth with every bite and a sweet and indulgent Tiramisu are just some of the amazing dishes this restaurant has cooking.
Projek Maging Steakhub
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Location: 26, Jln Padi Emas 1/7, Bandar Baru Uda, 81200 Johor Bahru, Johor
Opening Hours: 12–2:30pm, 6–10:30pm. Closed on Monday
Contact No.: +60 17-721 4398
This list wouldn’t be complete without a true-blue steakhouse that offers quality meat for all you Western-food lovers. Projek Maging Steakhub is filled with visitors by the droves simply because they deliver amazing steak with impressive portions.
Popular selections on the menu include Matsusaka, Wagyu meat, Beef Ribs, Lambs, Salmon, Grilled Chicken, Pasta and Tortilla among other delectable delights. It just can’t get any more Western than this.
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Location: No. 28, Jalan Impian Emas 7, Taman Impian Emas Skudai, Johor
Opening Hours: 11:30pm-12:30am. Opened Daily
Contact No.: +60 7-562 7492
This restaurant has garnered quite a reputation. Here, you can find a showcase of Johor Bahru's food culture, made up of a good mix of Western, Mediterranean and Mexican delights.
The options are affordable and are apparently every bit as good as they look, with Western Grills featuring seafood, farm poultry, premium cuts of beef and juicy lamb dishes complemented by fresh garden salads garnished with the experienced chef's recommended homemade sauces.
If you're looking for good old Western cuisine that is as wholesome as it is healthy, head on down to the Tribus for a chance to seriously whet your appetite!
George & Dragon Cafe
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Location: No. 1 & 3 Jalan Glasiar, Taman Tasek 80100, Johor Bahru, Johor
Opening Hours: 12pm-11:30pm. Opened Daily
Contact No.: +60 7-232 3761
If you're looking for a fun blast from the past, this charming cafe offers a quaint little glimpse into bygone days of ‘ye olde’ England.
With simple yet tasty dishes in an ambience that can mentally whisk you away to another era, this spot is intriguing (especially since it's situated in the middle of Johor Bahru).
The cafe features architecture and interiors that resemble a historical tavern. Menu selections include names like the Lancashire Hot Pot (chunks of tender lamb and vegetables stewed in gravy) and the Ultimate Fish 'n' Chips.
The DreamLiner Airways Café
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Location: 7, Jalan Harmonium 35/1, Taman Desa Tebrau, 81100 Johor
Opening Hours: 11am-11pm. Opened Daily
Contact No.: +60 7-288 1708
The mention of airplane food doesn’t always bring tasty gourmet dishes to mind. However, the Dreamliner Airways Cafe is one “airline” that could just change that perception. No, you won’t be enjoying your meal 30,000 feet off the ground but the eatery’s interior could just get you feeling like you are.
This unique café in JB lets you enjoy a meal in an aircraft-like setting as you mentally whisk yourself away to your dream destination. A 20-minute drive from the Woodlands Checkpoint, this aviation-themed spot offers a huge variety of yummy Western dishes that could make you never want to touchdown!
The Macro Polo Kitchen
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Location: No. 35, Jalan Indah 15/2,Taman Bukit Indah, Johor Bahru, Johor
Opening Hours: 11:30am-11pm. Opened Daily
Contact No.: +60 7-234 3111
If it's a great atmosphere and even better Western delights you're looking for, consider The Marco Polo Kitchen. This family-themed restaurant features a hearty ‘No Pork, No Lard, No Alcohol’ menu (suitable for Muslims).
Try the Breakfast Burger filled with beef patties and a sunny side up egg or the poached egg and smoked salmon combo.
Waffles with maple syrup and ice cream are also available for those craving a little dessert.
So, the next time you’re in Johor Bahru for a visit and you’re craving some meaty treats or Western-style chicken chop, drop by one (or all) of the restaurants mentioned on this list. You could very well come away with a brand new favourite.
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