If you want to enjoy the greatest Izakaya in JB, here are few eateries that you should try during your visit.
1. Kinnokura Izakaya Japanese Restaurant
A thoroughly fulfilling dish with high-quality ingredients. The sauce does not dominate the unagi don, which is delicious. It comes highly recommended. The ebi tempura is crunchy and retains the shrimp’s freshness. The atmosphere is pleasant, and the personnel is courteous.
Address: 85, Jalan Harimau Tarum, Taman Century, 80250 Johor Bahru, Johor
Opening Hours: 12-2.30pm and 6pm-9pm daily closed on Friday
2. Kyu Izakaya
Elegant interior design, soothing background music, and cozy lighting. The sashimi is freshly prepared. This is an excellent spot to unwind after a long day at work.
Address: 46, Jln Sri Pelangi 4, Taman Pelangi, 80400 Johor Bahru, Johor
Opening Hours: 12pm-2.30pm and 5.30pm-10.30pm daily
3. Tan Izakaya
A cozy Japanese snacking restaurant. A spot for light snacks and drinks. A great venue for a get-together. Excellent Japanese beer is served. The pork katsu with truffle fries is highly recommended. Seating is limited, therefore reservations are strongly advised.
Address: 1-01, Jalan Austin Heights 8/1, Taman Mount Austin, 81100 Johor Bahru, Johor
Opening Hours: 6pm-12am closed on Mondays
Yaoki has never let me down in all these years! Fresh meal, high-quality service, attractive presentation, and prompt service despite the restaurant’s large size! Highly recommended for high-quality Japanese cuisine!
Address: 67A, Jalan Perang, Taman Pelangi, 80400 Johor Bahru, Johor
Opening Hours: 12pm-2.30pm and 6pm-10pm daily closed on Tuesdays
5. Kirishima Shuzao
The cuisine is delicious and fresh, especially the tender cube beef and the fresh, juicy, omega-rich salmon head. It comes highly recommended.
Address: 1st floor, Crystal Crown Hotel, 117 Jalan Tebrau, Taman Century, 80250 Johor Bahru, Johor
Opening Hours: 12pm-2.30pm and 6pm-10.30pm and closed on Mondays
6. Kemuri Japanese Izakaya Restaurant
A good Japanese restaurant. Okonomiyaki, yakitori, and cold hirashi chuka were on the menu. They were all quite good. Without any barbeque sauce, the yakitori was barely seasoned. If you enjoy sauce, you may substitute the 4 sticks chicken.
The service was excellent.
Address: Permas Jaya, 81750 Masai, Johor
Opening Hours: 11.30am -10pm daily closed on Mondays
7. Warakuya Japanese Restaurant
The best Japanese I’ve ever had. They have a huge selection of meals across three menus! The food is fantastic of this world. It was a little difficult to attract the server’s attention at first, but it was well worth it. This is without a doubt the best culinary experience in JB, both in terms of quality and pricing.
Address: 43, Jalan Kuning 2, Taman Pelangi, 80400 Johor Bahru, Johor
Opening Hours: 11.30am-11pm daily
8. Tanba Japanese BBQ
Overall, it’s fairly delicious, but unfortunately, we only have a limited selection of sashimi today. The steak and the fish are served at a premium quality level, thus the somewhat greater price is kind of worth it when compared to others. The quality of the food is satisfactory.
Address: Twin Galaxy, 01-03 #01-05 #01-06, Jalan Dato Abdullah Tahir, Taman Abad, 80300 Johor Bahru, Johor
Opening Hours: 12pm-12am daily
9. Hayashi Japanese Restaurant
Overall excellent location and excellent cuisine! Good ambiance and a respectably large piece of other cuisine are both visible.
Address: Molek Pine 4, Lot B3-01-02, No 7, 3 Apartment,Jalan Molek 1/27, Taman Molek, 81100 Johor Bahru, Johor
Opening Hours: 12pm-2.30pm and 5pm-11pm daily
10. Uotaro Japanese Restaurants
To begin with, their chawanmushi was excellent. The food was incredibly good and beautifully prepared! The owner, who is also the sushi chef, was very welcoming and gave us recommendations for all of their top dishes. We had a fantastic time there and enjoy the meal, however it’s best to make reservations before you go because each item is served slowly.
Address: No.18, Jalan Austin Heights 8/6, Taman Mount Austin, 81100 Johor Bahru, Johor