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10 Mouthwatering Ramadan Buffets For Iftar in Johor Bahru

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Cheng Sim  •  Jun 09, 2016

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Say hello to the month of Ramadhan when the countdown to Hari Raya Aidilfitri begins. In the land of good food, we explore and narrow down the culinary field in Johor Bahru to the seasonal Ramadhan buffets where Malaysian flavours and international delicacies co-exist. Of course, by sifting through this list, fully-booked restaurants will be a thing of the past when you have an advance reservation in your pocket.
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1. Infusion Cafe & Restaurant
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1 - Infusion Cafe Restaurant
The selections at Infusion will spoil you silly[/caption] Credit: kslresorts  What to expect: Ah, there’s nothing more inviting than a freshly cooked meal from the live open kitchen at Infusion Cafe & Restaurant. The food selection is formidable and it features roast lamb ribs, naan bread, wok-fried noodles, nasi padang, pasta and roti john that will have your appetite yearning for a taste of everything. Just remember to leave plenty of room for coconut ice cream shake and kurma juice for dessert. #HHWT Tip: Score a 10% discount for their ‘Early Berbuka Deal’ and senior citizens (60 years and above) can enjoy a 15% discount from the standard adult rate. Both promos are available from 6 - 16 June 2016. Where : Infusion Cafe & Restaurant, Ground Floor, KSL Resort, 33 Jalan Seladang, Taman Abad, 80250 Johor Bahru. When: 6 June - 5 July 2016 Time: Daily: 6:30pm – 10:30pm Price: Adult - RM100 nett, Child - RM45 nett (5-12 years old) Reservations: +607 288 2688 or [email protected] More info: Website  
2. Gleneagles Terrace Restaurant
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The homegrown chefs of Gleneagles will bring the classics back into Iftar
The homegrown chefs of Gleneagles will bring the classics back into Iftar[/caption] Credit: Pulai Springs Resort  What to expect: Live cooking stalls are part of the charm in this year’s Ramadhan buffet at Gleneagles Terrace Restaurant. With a whopping 100 dishes and 6 rotational menus, there’s plenty of delicious selections to go around. Go for Melaka chicken rice ball, laksa Penang, seafood biryani, barbecued meats and roasted whole lamb for mains then let the chef’s signature soups, from sup gear box to sup ayam, to leave a lasting impression. #HHWT Tip: Dine from 6 - 13 June 2016 to enjoy an early bird rate of RM90 per adult. [caption id="attachment_8577" align="alignnone" width="900"]
Food presentation that reminds you of grandma’s cooking.
Food presentation that reminds you of grandma’s cooking.[/caption] Credit: Pulai Springs Resort  Where: Gleneagles Terrace Restaurant, Pulai Springs Resort, 20km, Jalan Pontian Lama, 81110 Pulai, Johor Bahru. When : 6 June - 4 July 2016 Time: Daily: 7:00pm - 9:00pm Price: Adult - RM105, Child - RM52.50 Reservations: +607 521 2121 or [email protected] More info: Website  
3. Fern Pine Cafe
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A Ramadhan buffet without a finish line
A Ramadhan buffet without a finish line[/caption] Credit: Holiday Villa Johor Bahru City Centre What to expect: Rekindle memories of heart-warming Iftar classics with your family and friends at Fern Pine Cafe. If Holiday Villa JB will mirror the selections from their sister franchise, we hope to feast on Japanese sushi, nasi kerabu and roasted lamb this upcoming Iftar. [caption id="attachment_8579" align="alignnone" width="900"]
Heavenly desserts for diners with a sweet tooth
Heavenly desserts for diners with a sweet tooth[/caption] Credit: Holiday Villa Johor Bahru City Centre Where: Fern Pine Cafe, Level 9, Holiday Villa Johor Bahru City Centre, No. 260, Jalan Dato’ Sulaiman, Taman Abad, 80250 Johor Bahru. When: 6 June - 4 July 2016 Time: Daily: 6:30pm - 10:30pm Price: Adult - RM105 nett, Child - RM65 nett (4-12 years old) Reservations: +607 290 3388 or [email protected] More info: Website  
4. New York Hotel
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Nasi pulut with a modern presentation
Nasi pulut with a modern presentation[/caption] Credit: New York Hotel, JB What to expect : Presented with a contemporary flair, New York Hotel unites the best of traditional recipes and Middle Eastern flavours in their annual Ramadhan buffet. Dine away with lip-smacking selections such as home cooked curries, grilled satays, roasted lamb and not forgetting this year’s special, the durian fritters. Where: New York Hotel, No.22, Jalan Dato' Abdullah Tahir, 80300 Johor Bahru. When: 6 June - 5 July 2016 Time: Daily: 6:30pm - 10:00pm Price: Adult - RM80 nett, Child - RM45 nett (4 - 11 years old) Reservations: +607 331 1588 or [email protected] More info: Website  
5. Ishwara Asian Brasserie & Terrace
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Tender beef rendang straight from the wok
Tender beef rendang straight from the wok[/caption] Credit: Le Grandeur, Palm Resort  What to expect: A refreshing concept from the standard buffet dining, Ishwara Asian Brasserie & Terrace’s Gulai Kawah theme is a definite stand-out. Featuring a long line of local curries, rendang and other traditional cuisine served in massive metal woks, this dining experience will definitely ignite your balik kampung excitement this Raya. [caption id="attachment_8582" align="alignnone" width="900"]
Save a corner on your plate for succulent roasted lamb
Save a corner on your plate for succulent roasted lamb[/caption] Credit: Le Grandeur, Palm Resort #HHWT Tip : A fantastic promotion for reunions - dine in a group of 9 and an additional guest gets to enjoy the buffet dinner for free. Where: Ishwara Asian Brasserie & Terrace, Le Grandeur Palm Resort Johor, Jalan Persiaran Golf, Off Jalan Jumbo, 81250 Senai, Johor. When: 6 June - 5 July 2016 Time: 6:30pm onwards Price: Adult - RM72, Child - RM42 (below 12 years old) Reservations: +607 599 6000 or [email protected] More info: Website  
6. Restoran Malay Village
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Malay Village
Fresh traditional Malay herbs and salads[/caption] Credit: @malayvillagerestaurant What to expect: Restoran Malay Village pretty much encapsulates authentic Malay delicacies. With a selection of 40 dishes, expect no-fuss and mouth-watering assam pedas, rendang madura, kambing golek, nasi briyani, sup tulang, ayam panggang, cendol and more. [caption id="attachment_8585" align="alignnone" width="900"]
10 - Restoran Malay Village
One of the 40 Iftar selections in this year’s Ramadhan[/caption] Credit: Restoran Malay Village #HHWT Tip: You can perform your Maghrib prayers at Masjid Kolam Air that is located next to the restaurant. Where: Restoran Malay Village, No. 9A, Jalan Kolam Air, Taman Kolam Air, Johor Bahru. When: 6 June - 5 July 2016 Time: Daily, 6:30pm onwards Price: Adult - RM45, Child - RM20 Reservations: +607 221 1221 or +6017 733 7303 More info: Website  
7. Grand Paragon Hotel
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How inviting is this buffet spread at Grand Paragon Hotel?[/caption] Credit: Grand Paragon Hotel What to expect: Presenting a whopping 100 selections this Ramadhan, celebrating Iftar in Grand Paragon Hotel is an unmissable experience. We foresee fragrant curries, nasi biryani, grilled meats and refreshing thirst quenchers coming our way and we’re always open to other surprises. [caption id="attachment_8587" align="alignnone" width="900"]
Yes kind sir, a few slices of delicious lamb please?
Yes kind sir, a few slices of delicious lamb please?[/caption] Credit: Grand Paragon Hotel #HHWT Tip: During the first week of Ramadhan (until 11 June 2016), enjoy 10% discount on standard rates. If you’re lucky, you might score room and dining voucher giveaways throughout the month. Where: Grand Paragon Hotel, No.18, Jalan Harimau, Taman Century, 50250 Johor Bahru. When: 6 June - 5 July 2016 Time: Daily: 6:30pm - 10:00pm Price: Adult - RM108 nett, Child - RM65 nett (4 - 12 years old) Reservations: +607 268 5326/5255 or [email protected] More info: Website  
8. Restoran Sri Bayu Perdana
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Sri Bayu Perdana goes for the nasi campur concept this Ramadhan
Sri Bayu Perdana goes for the nasi campur concept this Ramadhan[/caption] Credit: Restoran Sri Bayu Perdana What to expect : A departure from the standard buffet layout, Sri Bayu Perdana goes nasi campur-style to give a wisp of freshness in this year’s Ramadhan. We love the inviting placements of ceramic plates that consists of local delights from chicken and fish curries to tasty tempeh. [caption id="attachment_8589" align="alignnone" width="900"] 
14 - Restoran Sri Bayu Perdana
Oh yes, we want repeated servings of those![/caption] Credit: Restoran Sri Bayu Perdana Where: Restoran Sri Bayu Perdana, No. 15 & 17, Jalan Susur Dewata 1, Larkin Perdana, Johor Bahru. When: 8 June - 4 July 2016 Time: Daily: 2:30pm - 9:00pm Price: Varies according dish selections Reservations: +6011 1074 3118 or +6011 1074 2118 More info: Website  
9. Olla Restaurant
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The warm and inviting interior of Olla Restaurant
The warm and inviting interior of Olla Restaurant[/caption] Credit: Hotel Granada Johor Bahru What to expect: For days when you can’t decide between an Iftar of Asian classics or international cuisine, leave it to Olla Restaurant to dish out the best of both worlds. The selections are endless here and we certainly have an eye for beef rendang, nasi kerabu, flavourful curries and nasi biryani this year. [caption id="attachment_8591" align="alignnone" width="900"]
16 - Olla Restaurant
This will be starting point of our buffet browsing[/caption] Credit: Hotel Granada Johor Bahru Where : Olla Restaurant, Hotel Granada Johor Bahru, No 55, Jalan Indah 15/2, Taman Bukit Indah, Johor Bahru. When: 6 June - 3 July 2016 Time: 6:30pm onwards Price: Adult - RM90 nett, Child - RM48 nett (4 - 12 years old) Reservations: +607 231 8888 ext 6605 More info: Website  
10. Salt 'n' Pepper Cafe Restaurant
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Diner’s dilemma: Where do we begin?
Diner’s dilemma: Where do we begin?[/caption] Credit: mydeliciousfoods What to expect: When it comes to Ramadhan buffets, Salt ‘n’ Pepper never fails to impress. If a selection of 100 dishes isn’t enough, the restaurant pushes the number to 150 specialities consisting grilled whole lamb, barracuda fish with sauce, gulai kawah, sup gear box and even, spaghetti goreng mamak. Keep your eyes peeled for durian goreng and traditional Malay desserts that are lurking around the corner. [caption id="attachment_8593" align="alignnone" width="900"]
Enjoy Iftar with a view of the Johor waterfront
Enjoy Iftar with a view of the Johor waterfront[/caption] Credit: Berjaya Waterfront Hotel Where: Salt 'n' Pepper Cafe Restaurant, Level 5, Berjaya Waterfront Hotel, 88, Jalan Ibrahim Sultan, Stulang Laut, 80300 Johor Bahru. When: 6 June - 6 July 2016 Opening Hours: Daily: 6:30pm - 10:30pm Price: Adult - RM88 nett, Child - RM45 nett Reservations: +607 221 9999 ext 5106 More info: Website  There you have it, folks! And these Ramadhan buffets are just a teaser to the slew of local and international flavours to savour this upcoming month. Whether your cravings lean towards beef rendang and curries or grilled meats and seafood fry-ups, these buffets will definitely broaden your palate to the familiar and new. Remember to take only as much as you can eat! It's the month of moderation, not of wastage 😉