[Updated 10 September 2020]
Explore a medley of the finest that the ocean has to offer in Johor Bahru! Crabs, cockles, mussels, fishes of numerous varieties and other seafood all make for a scrumptious meal and what better way to enjoy such delectable food than with your loved ones? So gather your family and friends, and show them this list of halal seafood restaurants in Johor Bahru for an irresistible feast the next time you're in town ?
1. Anjung Senibong Seafood Village
Senibong Seafood Village is actually a stretch of several waterfront restaurants offering their catch of the day at value for money prices. One of the more popular restaurants here is Anjung Senibong Seafood. A real seafood haven, feast on a variety of fish and crustaceans that are cooked to your liking– be it drenched in savoury sambal, doused in fiery black pepper or smeared with sweet and sour “tiga rasa” sauce!
Butter prawns, salted-egg crabs, grilled cockles, lightly battered calamari – you’re likely to order a little bit of everything and soon your table is teeming with so much deliciousness! The alfresco section is built on stilts, making it a great place to dine at with the dazzling waterfront views adding a lovely ambience to your dinner as the sea breeze cooling you down from the tropical humidity. ?
Open daily; 3.30PM-12.30aAMAddress
: Stall No. 4, Bandar Baru Permas Jaya, 81750 Masai, Johor, Malaysia
: +6013-784 9476
2. Selera Senibong Seafood
Another spot within the village is Selera Senibong Seafood restaurant! Choose from a selection of fresh fish, prawns and squid; then decide on how you'd like for it to be cooked. Dishes range from the usual seafood fare such as butter prawns, steamed fish and sotong goreng tepung
(fried squid with batter – almost like a “squid tempura!); right up to local favourites like chilli crab! With a fun and casual atmosphere, it is also a place to bring along your family and friends for a good night of eating!
Open daily; 4.30PM-2AM
Lot 1055, Kg. Senibong, Jalan Persiaran Senibong, 81750, Mukim Plentong, Johor, Bandar Baru Permas Jaya, 81750 Masai, Johor, Malaysia
+6012-755 7327 / +6019-705 5543
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3. Ong Shun Seafood Restaurant
Ong Shun Seafood is a casual tze char diner that serves up not only great Chinese-style food but also delicious seafood dishes. Open-spaced and unpretentious in its surrounding, Ong Shun Seafood makes a great stop for an affordable meal with your friends and family. It has a pretty extensive menu that would sure placate even the fussiest of palates.
Apart from the usual favourites of salted egg yolk crabs and butter cream prawns, an Ong Shun Seafood must try is their Indonesian Curry Prawns. Rich and savoury with a kick of spice, this is the dish that would best complement the sweet freshness of the prawns. And one way to soak up all that flavourful curry is by dipping in with their fresh and fried mantao-like dumplings!
Tue-Sun; 4PM-12AM (closed on Monday)Address
: 67, Jalan Abdul Samad, Kampung Baru, 80100 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
4. Restoran D'Qaseh Thai Seafood
A favourite hang out for local seafood lovers, Restoran D'Qaseh Thai Seafood offers yummy treats at affordable prices that will keep everyone feeling well-fed and happy ? They have an extensive menu that includes Western Cuisine like chicken chop and the addictive tom yum soup on top of seafood fare that you can choose your preferred method of preparation. Some of your many options include squid, fish and chicken slightly fried with turmeric, slathered in sambal sauce or spiced with ginger!
Mon-Sat; 5PM-3AM, Sun; 5AM-12AM
: 248, Jalan Persisiran Perling 1, Taman Perling, 81200 Johor Bahru, Johor
Contact: +6017-700 6047
5. Leva Leur Cafe & Trading
For a different seafood experience that you won't get enough of, head on over to Leva Leur Cafe & Trading. Imagine this: a row of slipper lobsters, baby crabs, prawns, squid, mussels and other seafood each cooked in your sauce/s of choice with mounds of rice lining the sides. There are no plates or utensil as you and your party dig right into the feast with your bare hands. Yup, that’s right! This restaurant offers one of the popular food trend of “shell out”!
Unlike other shell out restaurants, Leva Leur cooks each seafood type in a different sauce so your experience is varied. Nevertheless, it is all going to be mouth-watering and nothing beats eating with your hands for that communal dining experience!
Leva Leur is a cosy place with air-conditioned indoor seating that is sure to be a hit with your dining companions so be come on an empty stomach with lots of friends! All ingredients here are halal-certified! ?
Tue-Sun: 11AM-10PM (closed on Mondays)
: No. 110, Jalan Sierra Perdana 4/1, Taman Sierra Perdana, 81750, Masai, Johor.
: +607-386 2622
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6. Yeo’s Family Seafood Restaurant
Another over-the-water built-on-stilts restaurant is Yeo’s Family Seafood in Gelang Patah! It may be a long walk on the bridge leading to Yeo’s Seafood but check out the gorgeous low tide view ?
Yeo’s Family Seafood Restaurant takes pride in serving only the freshest and most delicious seafood dishes. Owned by a Chinese-Muslim revert, there are elements of Chinese-style cooking methods that patrons can enjoy. Some classics include the 3 Rasa
fish, cereal prawns (or locally known as nestum
prawns) and saliva-inducing chili crabs!
Open daily; 11AM-2AMAddress:
Jalan Tanjung Kupang Gelang Patah Johor 81550Contact:
7. Saujana Restaurant
Located on the coast of Tanjung Adang, Saujana Restaurant not only offers drool-worthy seafood dishes but also stunning views to accompany your meal with ? Imagine tucking in to an assortment of tantalising dishes all while staring at this lovely scenery ?
Seafood restaurants like Saujana’s are great for dining in large groups because of the large portions you can request the dishes to be served in. This way, your sambal prawns, fried sotong rings, stir-fry kangkung and local seabass cooked in Thai-styled lemon chili won’t go to any waste!
Sat to Thu, 12noon to 10pm. Closed on Fridays.
Jalan Sembilang, Kampung Pok, 81550 Gelang Patah, Johor, Malaysia
Imagine the seafood satisfaction you’d feel after a meal at any one of this seafood havens! The best thing about these restaurants is that they often cater to large groups. As they say, food tastes better when shared, so gather your pals and makan kakis for a seafood feast you wouldn’t want to miss!