Must-Try Halal Food Places for Your Johor Itinerary

By Hazirah Jamaludin | 30, Jun, 2023
Must-Try Halal Food Places for Your Johor Itinerary

If you're planning a trip to Johor and looking for delicious halal food options, you're in for a treat! Johor offers a wide range of culinary delights that cater to the Muslim community. From cozy cafes to seafood restaurants, here are nine halal food places that you should definitely add to your Johor itinerary.

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1. Hill & Heal Cafe

Nestled amidst the breathtaking landscapes of Johor, Hill & Heal Cafe Kluang offers a captivating dining experience for those seeking tranquility, connecting you with nature. This gorgeous cafe, housed in an A-frame glasshouse, is a hidden gem that promises a feast for the senses. Located within Gunung Lambak, locals are starting the trek up to this cafe as early as 8am.

If you are traveling from Johor Bahru or Singapore, it is recommended to drive or hire a private car for convenience. Take the North-South Expressway and exit at the nearest exit to your starting point. Follow the well-marked road signs leading to the mountain area, and you'll soon find yourself immersed in the enchanting surroundings of Hill & Heal Cafe. For those preferring public transportation, you can take a taxi or ride-share service from the nearest town to the cafe.

Address: Gunung Lambak, 86000 Kluang, Johor
Opening Hours: Fridays to Sundays 8am to 4pm
Halal Status: Muslim-friendly



2. Nimmies Pastry Cafe
Nimmies Pastry Cafe

An irresistible array of delectable treats, this delightful cafe is a haven for those who crave for mouthwatering pastries, aromatic coffees, and a cozy ambiance. We’re definitely falling for Nimmies’ vibrant pastries, savory ones with a local twist and not forgetting its wide selection of finger foods and mains.

Fret not, coffee lovers are most welcomed at Nimmies along with other crowd favorites like the classic Matcha Latte. If you’re feeling a little fancy, the fun mocktails are a great way to challenge your tastebuds.

Address: 171 Jln Beringin Taman Melodies, Johor Bahru, Malaysia, 80250
Opening Hours: 8am to 11am daily
Halal Status: Muslim-friendly

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3. Shiro-Yuki Dessert Cafe
Shiroyuki Dessert Cafe

Nestled in the heart of Johor Bahru, Shiro-Yuki Dessert Cafe stands as a delightful oasis for dessert enthusiasts. This charming cafe offers a delectable array of sweet treats that will satisfy even the most discerning palates. From indulgent desserts to refreshing beverages, Shiro-Yuki Dessert Cafe has become a go-to destination for locals and tourists alike. With its inviting ambiance and mouthwatering creations, this dessert haven promises a memorable culinary experience.

The cafe's interior is adorned with soft pastel hues, creating a tranquil setting that invites relaxation and indulgence. The cozy seating arrangements, warm lighting, and tasteful decor add to the overall charm of the space.

One of the standout highlights at Shiro-Yuki Dessert Cafe is their impressive selection of Kakigori, a traditional Japanese shaved ice dessert. These icy delights take the form of fluffy snow-like mounds generously drizzled with luscious syrups and adorned with an assortment of toppings. Each Kakigori creation is a masterpiece that combines refreshing flavors and delightful textures.

Address: 63B, Jalan Yahya Awal, Bandar Johor Bahru, 80100 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Opening Hours:
Tuesdays to Thursdays: 12pm to 10pm
Fridays: 12pm to 11pm
Saturdays: 11am to 11pm
Sundays: 11am to 10pm
Closed on Mondays
Halal Status: Muslim-friendly

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4. Mrs. Whó
Mrs Who

Mrs. Whó Cafe is a whimsical retreat that captures the imagination of visitors with its enchanting ambiance and delectable offerings. This charming cafe is a hidden gem that caters to the cravings of both young and young-at-heart patrons. With its delightful menu, playful decor, and warm hospitality, Mrs. Whó Cafe has become a favorite destination for those seeking a whimsical and memorable dining experience.

For those looking for savory options, the cafe offers a variety of comfort foods, such as gourmet burgers, pasta dishes, and sandwiches with a twist. Each dish is prepared with care, ensuring a delightful and Instagram-worthy dining experience. 

Mrs. Whó Cafe is also the place to try traditional Malaysian dishes! We recommend trying their Roti Canai & Assam Pedas Soft-shell Crab and Krabby Bao for a change!

Address: SKS Pavillion Residences, Jalan Storey, Bukit Senyum, 80300 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia, Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Opening Hours:
Tuesdays to Thursdays: 11am to 8pm
Fridays: 2pm to 8pm
Saturdays & Sundays: 9am to 8pm
Closed on Mondays
Halal Status: Muslim-owned

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5. Yard & Co
Yard & Co.

Yard & Co Cafe stands as a charming oasis that beckons visitors with its inviting ambiance and delectable offerings. This cozy cafe is a hidden gem, providing a tranquil escape from the bustling city streets. With its delightful menu, rustic decor, and warm hospitality, we are especially attracted to its location, dining with a beautiful sea view.

Yard & Co Cafe takes pride in its menu, offering a range of delectable culinary creations that cater to diverse palates. Indulge in a variety of breakfast favorites, from hearty egg benedicts to fluffy pancakes drizzled with maple syrup. For lunch, savor delicious sandwiches made with freshly baked bread and filled with gourmet ingredients, or opt for a wholesome salad bursting with vibrant flavors.

Address: Lot 4785, Jalan Siakap, Kampung Sungai Rengit, 81600 Pengerang, Johor, Malaysia
Opening Hours:
Mondays to Fridays: 12pm to 7pm
Saturdays & Sundays: 11am to 7pm
Halal Status: Muslim-friendly (“We serve no pork no lard food from halal sources, no alcohol. Muslim friendly”)

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6. OMG Crab Johor

If you’ve been craving the famous Korean marinated crab, you need to try the Kejang Jeongsik over at OMG Crab.

Address: 27 Jalan Balau Taman Melodies Johor Baru, 80250 Johor, Malaysia
Opening Hours:
Mondays to Fridays: 11am to 10pm
Weekends: 11am to 12am
Halal Status: No Pork No Lard

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7. The FOUNDERS Cafe

This cozy cafe pays homage to the rich history and diverse culture of Johor. Stepping into this cafe almost feels like you’re part of a hideout, connecting locals of all ages to come by and bond over good food and coffee. 

Address: 45, Jalan Tiong Emas Kawasan Perindustrian Tiong Nam Tebrau, Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Opening Hours:
Wednesdays to Mondays: 9am to 10pm
Tuesdays: 10am to 10pm
Halal Status: Muslim-friendly

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8. Wadi Hana
Wadi Hana

This charming restaurant offers an authentic dining experience, where guests can indulge in a rich tapestry of Arabian cuisine, infused with aromatic spices and vibrant flavors. The first time we dined at Wadi Hana, we were so in awe of how good every part of the dish tasted. From the fragrant Arab Mandhy rice to the tenderness of meat and the fresh taste of the Arabic salads. We were also blown away by the famous Baba Ghanoush!

From savory grilled meats and flavorful rice dishes to fragrant stews and hearty kebabs, each dish is meticulously prepared using traditional recipes and the finest ingredients. Delight in the tender and aromatic Lamb Mandi, savor the mouthwatering Chicken Kabsa, or enjoy the rich flavors of Hummus and Baba Ghanoush

The restaurant's interior is adorned with elegant Arabian decor, featuring intricately designed carpets, ornate furnishings, and soft lighting that create an ambiance of warmth and relaxation. Whether you choose to dine in the cozy indoor seating area or opt for the outdoor terrace, the surroundings evoke a sense of Arabian hospitality and invite you to immerse yourself in the cultural experience.

Address: No 1 , Jalan Pembangunan, Taman Desa Rahmat, Johor Bahru, Malaysia
Opening Hours:
Saturdays to Wednesdays: 11am to 10.30pm
Fridays: 2pm to 10.30pm
Closed on Thursdays
Halal Status: Halal

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More Things to do in Johor

Aside from the delicious halal food options, don't miss the sinful burgers at Woodfire Burger. With multiple branches across Johor, you can conveniently satisfy your late-night burger cravings. Visit the branch closest to your accommodation and savor their juicy burgers cooked to perfection.

While exploring Johor, be sure to visit Xpark for a day of thrilling activities. Xpark offers various outdoor adventures, including ziplining, rock climbing, and obstacle courses. Prices vary depending on the activity, ranging from RM30 to RM100 per person. Experience the adrenaline rush and create unforgettable memories at Xpark.

Embark on a culinary journey and immerse yourself in the exciting activities Johor has to offer. With these halal food places and exciting attractions, your Johor itinerary promises to be a memorable one!

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