12 New Restaurants and Cafes that Popped Up in Johor Bahru [May 2019]


If you seem to run out of idea where you eat good food, there is nothing to worry about because we have prepared a list of restaurants and cafes that have recently opened in Johor Bahru this May 2019!

1. Morihana Pastry 森花手工烘培

In a colorful European-style building in Spring Labs at Iskandar Malaysia hides a French dessert house, Morihana Pastry, which sells a wide variety of luscious desserts. Among the set of sweets, the store mostly recommends the black beauty dessert, which is made of 70% dark chocolate mousse base combined with multi-layered of caramel tweezers and Hazelnut Praline.

Location: Lot B, Jalan Ekoflora 1, Taman Eko Flora, Johor Bahru

Hours: Tue-Thu, 11:00am – 8:00pm; Sun-Mon, 11:00am – 10:00pm

2. OneZo Malaysia 丸作

OneZo is a milk tea brand from Tainan, Taiwan that finally opened a branch in Mount Austin, Johor Bahru! The store provides natural, healthy, and additive-free handmade pearl. Also, in line with the Pokémon Detective Pikachu, OneZo has two pearl drinks to offer: Baby Pill Fruit Tea and Baby Pill Milk Tea.

Location: 99, Jalan Austin Heights 3, Taman Mount Austin, 81100 Johor Bahru, Johor

Hours: Mon-Sun, 11:00am – 1:00am

3. Lion Rock Cafe

What makes Lion Rock Cafe special from other cafes is the fact that the chefs in this store are from Hong Kong. Also, the cafe uses fresh fruit in making desserts—take note, there are no preservatives added so you can enjoy both healthy and delicious desserts. Aside from desserts, the store also sells staple food.

Location: 25, Jalan Pendekar 16, Taman Ungku Tun Aminah, 81300 Skudai Johor, Johor Bahru

Hours: 11:00am – 9:00pm; Closed on Mondays

4. 蜀大侠火锅 Shudaxia HotPot – 马来西亚

At last! Southeast Asia’s first Sichuan hot pot has settled a branch in Skudai, providing its specialties.

Location: 99 & 101, Jalan Sutera Tanjung 8/2, Taman Sutera Utama, 81300 Skudai, Johor

Hours: 1:00pm – 9:00pm


This new drink shop is perfect for beating the hot weather in Malaysia. It features more than 20 kinds of juice drinks, special fruit shakes, and fruit smoothies.

Location: Mercu 1, Jalan Tanjung Puteri 1, Johor Bahru 80300 (R&F Mall R&F Plaza #01-077)

Hours: 10:00am – 10:00pm

6. The Corner Cafe JB

Located in the corner of Trove Hotel in Johor Bahru is a store selling a wide variety of desserts including strawberry refrigerated cheesecake, matcha red bean mousse cake, glutinous rice soup, red bean soup, and more.

Location: Ground Floor, Trove Hotel, Jalan Dato Abdullah Tahir, Taman Abad, 80300 Johor Bahru, Johor

Hours: 11:00am – 7:00pm

7. TIP, The Ice-Cream Project

When it comes to ice cream, TIP, The Ice-Cream Project which uses Liquid Nitrogen is no longer stranger to many. The good thing is it finally has a branch at R&F Mall! The signature ice cream delights include Brownie & Cream, sweet and non-greasy Raspberry Granola, chocolate-flavored Rocher Fudge, and etc.

Location: 1/F, R&F Mall, R&F Plaza — 1-106

Hours: 10:00am – 10:00pm

8. 水手西餐厅Pohpai Restaurant

This Western-style restaurant in Johor Bahru offers RM9.90 commercial lunch and a variety of food choices that will definitely make your money worth it.

Location: No. 38 & 40, Jalan Sutera 3, Taman Sentosa, 80150 Johor Bahru, Johor

Hours: 11:00am – 1:00am

9. Original Taste House (原味馆 特鲜自助烧烤火锅)

Calling the attention of hot pot lovers! This newly opened buffet BBQ hot pot in Kulai District will definitely satiate your cravings given that the store has a variety of ingredients to choose from.

Location: No. 40, Jalan SME 2, Kawasan Perindustrian SME, 81000 Kulai, Johor

Hours: 5:00pm – 11:00pm; Closed on Mondays

Booking Hotline: 0107994040

10. Tea Garden 茶园 Tasek

Unlimited fries? You can enjoy that at Tea Garden 茶园! In addition to unli fries, there is also a variety of dishes to enjoy like Japanese-style lunch, Western cuisine, local cuisine, and more.

Location: 32, Jalan Pendekar 13, Taman Ungku Tun Aminah, 81300 Skudai, Johor

Hours: 12:00nn – 12:00mn

11. Chicken Q Steamboat

If you’re a non-pork eater, Chicken Q Steamboat is a Halal restaurant offering a buffet hot pot. The restaurant has a variety of soup bases to choose from including, clear soup, spicy, milk soup, and tomato soup, plus the store features freshly imported beef every day.

Location: No. 79, Jalan Anggerik Emas 1, Taman Anggerik Emas

Hours: 12:00nn – 10:00pm

Contact: 017-751 5855

12. 古巴三明治 Cuban Sandwich

If you fancy sandwiches, this newly opened specialty store offers a variety of sandwiches including Manchu Shrimp, Indian Red Chicken, Lamb, Mexican Chicken, Teriyaki Beef, and Cuban MOJO Sandwiches.

Location: 31, Jalan Austin Heights 8/8, Taman Mount Austin, Johor Bahru

Hours: 12:00nn – 3:00am

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