[2024 Update] Motorist Guide to JB | 7 most popular seafood restaurants in JB

Published by on . Updated on 4 Apr 2024
Editors%2 Fimages%2 F1653985937530 Featured+RestaurantFood prices have been on the rise recently in Singapore. Recent hawker stall rent hikes have forced stall owners to follow suit in increasing prices for their dishes.

Seafood, especially in Singapore, doesn’t come cheap. While we hope you continue to support local hawkers and eateries, heading up north to get your seafood fix remains a more economic decision. Hence, we will be sharing 7 of the most popular seafood restaurants in Johor Bahru for you to satisfy your seafood cravings. Do take note that this list is in no particular order.

1. Fat Fish JB

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Don’t let its rather comical name throw you off. Fat Fish is a hotpot-style restaurant known for their soup bases and seafood pots. Seafood enthusiasts will salivate at their enticing seafood platter which includes prawns, abalones, clams, and other delicacies.

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With a few soup bases like the spicy mala soup base and the non-spicy sweet corn soup base, there is something for everybody! The ambiance and service are great and the restaurant is air-conditioned. They even provide hair ties for people with long hair!

Address: 97, Jln Beringin, Taman Melodies, 80250 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia 
Opening Hours: 4:30pm - 2am Tues - Sun, Closed on Mon 
Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/ocoUa9TKeeqkUous7

2. San Low Seafood

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The salted egg craze has taken over both SG and MY, with many restaurants incorporating it into their menus to varying results. San Low Seafood does it well though. Their salted egg crab balances the savoury salted egg flavour with the fresh taste of crab well. leaving you longing for more.

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Their bee hoon is also another crowd puller. It may look pretty average but looks are deceiving. There's a reason why it's well loved by their regulars!

Address: Jalan Merah 1, Taman Pelangi, 80400 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia 
Opening Hours: 4:30pm – 12am Thu – Tue, Closed on Wed  
Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/zLDZ6QP27tAsKVuz8

3. Restoran Tian Lai 

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The general consensus of customers is that Restoran Tian Lai serves extremely fresh and juicy crabs. It is one of, if not the most, popular seafood restaurant in Gelang Petah. The chili sauce isn't overly sweet, which is a welcome change as sweet chili has the potential to overpower the delicious crab meat.

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Another dish that is unique is their Kam Heong crab, which uses a sauce made from dried shrimp and curry powder, giving it a unique taste. Try it out!

Address: 158 Jalan Leong Bee, Gelang Patah, 81550 Gelang Patah, Johor, Malaysia 
Opening Hours: 12pm – 10:30pm Wed – Sat, 12pm – 12am Sun & Tue, Closed on Mon
Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/nwBFFCYKzsFSD2qn6

4. Ong Shun Seafood

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Ong Shun Seafood is extremely popular among visitors and locals, not only because of its supposed halal status which is a rarity with regards to Chinese-style restaurants in JB but also because of how tasty it is. 

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It's akin to a zi-char stall in Singapore, but with an additional range of seafood. Be sure to come early as it can get pretty packed during peak periods.

Address: 67, Jalan Abdul Samad, Kampung Bahru, 80100 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia 
Opening Hours: 1pm – 1am Tue – Sat, 1pm – 12am Sun, Closed on Mon
Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/q2EotLoiKFgirVMG9

5. Anjung Senibong 

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Dining at Anjung Senibong gives you an al fresco dining experience by the sea. There's just something so alluring and assuring about engorging yourself with seafood while the sea breeze caresses your face.

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Their menu includes seafood favourites like cereal prawn and chili crab. They also claim to catch the seafood themselves, so you can be sure that your meal is fresh!

Address: Lot 1055, Kg. Senibong, Jalan Persiaran Senibong, 81750, Mukim Plentong, Johor, 81750, Malaysia 
Opening Hours: 2:45pm – 12am Mon – Sat, 2:45pm – 1am Sun
Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/9jDheda45D9LPttz9

6. Jade Garden Seafood Corner 

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Jade Garden is well known for its lobsters and their exotic seafood like their la-la and shellfish. It is also halal certified, which means that you can bring your Muslim friends here to enjoy a seafood feast!

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They serve dishes such as lobster cooked with buttermilk, steamed fish, and squids. Such a wide array of fresh seafood will appeal to the foodie inside every one of us!

Address: Lot 4785, 1, Jalan Siakap, Kampung Sungai Rengit, 81620 Pengerang, Johor, Malaysia
Opening Hours: 11am – 10pm Tue – Sun, Closed on Mon
Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/dS64jrREDoMZ1itN8

7. Restoran Todak (Orang Asli)

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For the last entry on our list, Restoran Todak is yet another restaurant by the sea just like the aforementioned Anjung Seningbong. 

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They have delicious crab options such as chili crabs, salted egg crabs, and black pepper crabs. 

Address: 1, Jalan Dedaru 11, Kampung Teluk Jawa, 81750 Masai, Johor, Malaysia 
Opening Hours: 11:30am – 11:30pm Daily
Google Maps: https://g.co/kgs/BbVKa1W

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