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Best Places for Seafood in Johor Bahru

Best Places for Seafood in Johor Bahru

JB's got a solid rep for fresh seafood at good prices, so it's only right that you squeeze in a meal or two at some of the city's best seafood restaurants. From chilli crabs to steamed fish and salted egg squid, here are 8 spots for a seafood feast.
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Crossing the bridge just for a meal at this massive seafood restaurant might sound like a radical idea, but the Burpple community assures it’s worth it. This restaurant is located near a local fish farm, so look forward to produce at its freshest. Crabs (from RM5 per 100g) are a must-order, especially the thick and eggy chilli sauce or spicy black pepper. Don’t stop there! Share some Butter Squid (from RM15), Curry Prawns (from RM10 per 100g) and Steamed Fish (MP) too. Dinner service gets a bit crazy here, so take Burppler’s Dex Neo’s advice and drop by for before 6pm to beat the crowd.
*Grab from City Square, ~SGD13, ~17-min ride
Photo by Burppler Marcus Lee

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If you’re ever caught in this city on a rainy day, find comfort at this cosy restaurant in Taman Mount Austin for heartwarming Seafood Porridge (from RM90). Served bubbly and piping hot, the seafood porridge is chock-full with prawns, clams, crab and more. Burppler Vanessa Kou enjoyed the super savoury broth, which has a tinge of sweetness thanks to the fresh crustaceans. Pro tip: The portion is mighty generous, so Burppler Veronica Phua suggests to minus one person’s order for this dish so you’ll have tummy space for other great dishes like the Steamed Fish Maw (from RM25) and Fried Fish (a piece, RM2).
*Grab from City Square, ~SGD11, ~12-min ride
Photo by Burppler Vanessa Kou

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There’s something for everyone at this popular zi char restaurant known for simple Chinese-style cooking and fresh seafood. Some standouts recommended by the Burpple community include the creamy Salted Egg Crabs (MP), Nyonya Steamed Seabass (MP) and the Signature Ong Shun Fried Beancurd (from RM7.50). Also order the Seafood Fried Rice (from RM10) filled with prawns, squid and egg to complete the meal.
*Grab from City Square, ~SGD4, ~3-min ride
Photo by Burppler Stella TYT

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Seafood lovers — make a stop at this famous Bukit Indah spot for crabs and prawns. We love the variety of dishes and cooking styles, such as the Fried Crab with Salted Egg (MP) featuring crunchy salted egg bits, the refreshing Steamed White Clams With Lime and Chilli (from RM16) and super fresh Steamed Fish With Nyonya Sauce (from RM36). If you'd like a true seafood feast, go for the Seafood Combination Platter (RM248) brimming with crabs, prawns and mussels. For something unique, try their dried seafood dishes, like the Braised Dried Seafood In Claypot (from RM60).
*Grab from City Square, ~SGD12, ~14-min ride. (Psst. It's located near the Second Link!)
Photo by Burppler 铭 杰

This local haunt has to be on your seafood eat-list. Burppler Gavin Chan even braved a two-hour traffic jam just for a satisfying meal here! Go straight for the Burpple community’s spot-on recommendations like the Chilli Crab (from RM90) and the Salted Egg Sotong (RM28). The must-order Signature Bee Hoon (RM20) comes loaded with prawns, pork and fish cake and boasts a wonderfully fragrant, wok hei-laden mee hoon with a surprisingly crispy texture. Burppler Wen Qi advises ordering two large plates because it’s just that good! Service tends to be a little slow during peak hours, so don't come too hungry.
*Grab from City Square, ~SGD4, ~3-min ride.
Photo by Burppler Wan Ping Ho

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This stylish restaurant along Jalan Beringin takes on seafood hot pot, and the star Baked Fish Hotpot (from RM70) that comes in a variety of soup flavours like tomato, sweet corn and Sichuan, is stellar. The fish (choose between red snapper, pomfret, grouper and barramundi) is marinated in spices and is baked to order. You should also make room for their Seafood Platter (RM49.90) filled with fresh squid and prawns, clams and sliced abalone, as well as the Fresh Mud Crab (from RM45.90).
*Grab from City Square, ~SGD5, ~3-min ride
Photo by Burppler Atteleth Don Shane

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We can't guarantee there won't be a line when you drop by for a meal at this restaurant, but we can say that wait is worth it. Pro tip: They are actually open from 8am, so come for brunch. Have their famed Curry Fish Head (from RM20), where an addictive broth brims with delicate flavours from spices. Burppler Mr. Digester gives a thumbs up for the soft and flaky fish. Pair this with a bowl of White Rice (from RM0.70) or two, and you're set for the day.
*Take a 2-min walk (235m) from City Square
Photo by Burppler Mr Digester 😋

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Spot the giant red lobster and it will lead you to great seafood. After a fun day at Danga Bay, fuel up with a solid meal of crabs, prawns and more with the family at this spacious joint that overlooks the Straits of Johor. Signature dishes to try include the superb Deep-Fried Crispy Oat Coated Prawns (from RM40), Salted Egg Squid (from RM20) and the sweet-spicy Black Pepper Crab (from RM100). You don't have to worry about reservations as the restaurant fits up to a thousand people, but we highly suggest swinging by for an early dinner to catch the sunset while you dig into those meaty crustaceans.
*Grab from City Square, ~SGD7, ~6-min ride
Photo by Burppler Skyangel Lim

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