New Restaurants In Johor April 2022

It's almost the end of April, so let's look back at what has recently opened in Johor

With the borders opening, it is safe to assume that business is going to return to our pre pandemic glory days, and with good business comes more restaurants, so read on to find what has popped up in Johor in March.

Jobox Food Truck ParkPhoto by Burppler Klay Eats

For Variety While Dining Under The Stars
With over 16 food trucks which sell anything from drinks, to nachos Jobox is slowly becoming a rather popular spot among Johoreans. Upon entry diners will be greeted by light fixtures that make great backdrops for your #ootd or reels. Food here ranges from local to western and everything in between, and we would recommend trying out everything that you can. Some of our recommended eats are the Siakap Ghebor (a whole chilli fried barramundi served with rice, RM23) at Mark Hayam, RM1 fried chicken at Mak Ngah BBU, and Rojak Petis (RM7) at Lok Lai. For drinks, it is advised to get a large cup of Thai milk tea (RM6) from Nnego, and we aren't joking when we say it's large, as a cup is more than twice the size of every other drink being sold at Jobox.

Fascination & KitchenPhoto by Fascination & Kitchen

For Affordable Fine Dining
Now this is not a new place, but they just had a relaunch of their restaurant, so you can now savor a multitude of beautifully plated meals for a reasonable price. Recommended dishes are their Guinness pork belly (pork belly marinated in Guinness stout RM38.80), smoked duck with home made blueberry sauce (RM38.80), and the Hokkaido scallop mushroom Rigatoni (RM36.80). The prices do seem higher than regular western food, but do bare in mind, this is fine dining and the dishes require a lot of care and effort to prepare, ensuring that each plate is pleasing for both the eyes and palate. If you visit during lunch or dinner you can order any of their set meals which come with a free drink (either iced lemon tea or hot green tea).

Sunday Morning Coffee ShopPhoto by Sunday Morning Coffee Shop

For Japanese Food And Coffee
Hidden above a row of shop lots along the busy street of Jalan Trus is Sunday Morning Coffee Shop. A cozy café filled with vintage cameras as it is also a film development studio, that's right, analogue shutter bugs can get their film developed here while enjoying great food and coffee. The caffeinated beverages come hand dripped either hot or chilled. The regular hand dripped black (RM7), is a great way to sample the expert roast and brew that goes into their coffee, slightly mild and entirely smooth it was definitely an enjoyable cup. The coffee goes really well with their pudding (RM6.50), silky smooth and sweet enough to compliment your beverage. Do try out their dishes too, especially their Japanese curry, which you can have with Udon (RM15.50) or with rice (RM13), either way it's a comforting and savory dish filled with carrots, potatoes and most importantly, flavor!

LaCasa Bar + RestaurantPhoto by LaCasa Bar + restaurant

For Draught Beer
Fancy a late night drink? Head on over to LACASA, which serves up crisp Guinness and more. Not really a new venue, as this bar was previously called Dragon I, which then reopened with a new swanky interior and name. Five half pints of Guinness or Heineken go for RM79 here, which is a rather reasonable price for Johor city center standards, similarly you can get Tiger for RM69, and the best part is that this is not a limited time offer. However the star of the show would be their Honey Beer (RM50 for 5mugs), which is a sweet and refreshing mixture of what we think are malted grains and honey. The bar also serves up Sake (RM39.90) in traditional Japanese ceramic ware and whiskey (RM17 per shot, RM60 for 4 glasses).

Choco NekoPhoto by Burppler John Barry

For Cakes And Waffles
This cat cafe hidden in the suburbs of Permas Jaya allows you to enjoy their menu of drinks and waffles while being in the company of some furry friends. Probably the only cat café in Johor at the moment, the ambiance is entirely calming with it's minimalist "Muji" style décor and the relaxing demeanor of their adorable kitties. Try their crisp on the outside and soft on the inside waffle (RM14), which comes with either chocolate or matcha ice cream, which goes so well with their Houjicha Latte (RM12). Slices of cakes are also on the menu at RM12 per slice, with different cakes each day, we had a slice of their coffee cheese cake and it was an absolute delight.