10 Best YuSheng/YeeShang Restaurant in JB This CNY 2024

Embark on a culinary journey in Johor Bahru this Chinese New Year 2024, as we present the 10 best YuSheng/YeeShang restaurants. From traditional classics to innovative twists, these dining establishments promise an exquisite blend of flavors and festive ambiance, creating a perfect setting for family and friends to come together and usher in prosperity during the auspicious season.

1. Dragon-i Peking Duck Restaurant @ Johor Bahru City Square

Dragon-I Peking Duck features Szechuan, Huaiyang, Hangbang, Shanghainese dim sum, and Chinese regional cuisines in addition to its focus on Northern Chinese cuisine. Each dish served here is a culinary masterpiece, created with the finest ingredients, genuine flavors, and an abundance of love. Dragon-i employs the best quality duck, which is roasted to crispy perfection with bronze, crispy skin and delicate, delicious meat. This is especially true for their original Peking Duck, which has been famous since the imperial dynasty. The rich flavor of the meat is authentically savored thanks to the smokey scent infusing the juicy meat.

Address: City Square, Lot No. J3-36 Level 3 106-108 Johor Bahru, Jalan Wong Ah Fook, 80000 Johor Bahru

Contact: 07-222 1288

Opening Hours:  Monday – Thursday: 11 am–2:30 pm, 5–9:30 pm; Friday – Sunday: 11 am–9:30 pm

2. Restaurant Teck Sing

Restaurant Teck Sing offers a delightfully traditional taste, perfect for bringing together generations, especially catering to those who prefer milder flavors. Despite occasional queues, the service is notably swift. Some find the dishes a bit bland, while others appreciate the authentic stir-frying techniques that add fragrance to the vegetables. The affordability and scrumptiousness of the fare make it a popular choice. Although minor order discrepancies were observed during peak hours, the overall experience is praised for its super-tasty offerings and a welcoming environment.

Address: 3&5, Jalan Sutera 1, Taman Sentosa, 80150 Johor Bahru, Johor

Contact: 07-334 7025

Opening Hours:  Daily: 11 am–8:30 pm; Closed on Thursday

3. Restaurant Pekin

Restaurant Pekin stands out for its exceptional offerings, with the steam soon hock being a highlight for its incredibly fresh fish. The must-try roast pig is delicious, but it’s advisable to order in advance due to its popularity. While the food maintains its standard over the years, the service has been criticized for being disengaged and inattentive. For a delightful Chinese New Year celebration, patrons can indulge in the recommended dishes, including the flavorful duck and a unique vegetarian rice dish with crunchy fried bits. The staff, known for being nice and helpful, enhances the overall dining experience.

Address: 38, Jalan Baldu 5, Taman Sentosa, 80150 Johor Bahru, Johor

Contact: 07-333 2928

Opening Hours: Daily: 11 am–10:30 pm

4. Restoran Ya Wang

Restoran Ya Wang, renowned for its exceptional duck dishes, offers a delightful dining experience. The quarter duck and roast meat come with fragrant rice, showcasing succulent meat with a crispy skin. The roast meat, surprisingly good, features moistness and a savory taste. The duck is a highlight, known for its well-crisped skin and accompanied by a slightly herbal and sweet sauce. Despite the restaurant’s busyness, prompt service ensures a satisfying experience. The tangui duck, considered the best, is a must-try, and arriving early is recommended to secure this flavorful delight.

Address: 44, Jalan Segget, Bandar Johor Bahru, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor

Contact: 07-224 8624

Opening Hours: Daily: 8 am–6 pm; Closed on Wednesday

5. Restoran Liang Chen

Restoran Liang Chen impresses with its delicious fare and attentive service. The staff is highly attentive, ensuring a seamless dining experience. A standout dish, the salted egg butter prawns, receives high praise for its exceptional taste. The generous portion of fresh and well-cooked crab adds to the culinary delight. All dishes ordered boast a rich wok hei flavor, enhancing the overall dining experience. The recommended salted egg bittergourd showcases the restaurant’s diverse and delightful offerings. With consistent positive reviews, Restoran Liang Chen promises a return visit for its delectable cuisine.

Address: 2-4, Jalan Simbang, Taman Perling, 81200 Johor Bahru, Johor

Contact: 011-3611 6696

Opening Hours:  Daily: 11 am–2:30 pm, 5–11 pm

6. Restoran Swee Ang

Credit: Kheo Tham/Google Maps

Restoran Swee Ang, a family-owned establishment, exudes a warm and friendly atmosphere. The owner and attentive staff provide exceptional hospitality. While the food may take a bit to arrive during peak times, the wait proves worthwhile as every dish delights the taste buds. Highly recommended are the flavorful spring onion meat and the delectable sweet and sour prawn. With a long-standing history, this restaurant stands out for offering a unique Teochew-style crabmeat bowl stewed soup—a rarity in Johor Bahru. The reasonable prices make it a must-try for those seeking authentic and affordable seafood cuisine.

Address: 70, Jalan Kuning, Taman Pelangi, 80400 Johor Bahru, Johor

Contact: 07-333 7828

Opening Hours: Daily: 11:30 am–9 pm; Closed on Tuesday

7. Wen Hua Restaurant

Wen Hua Restaurant, owned by an Ipoh native, exudes a welcoming ambiance. The pig stomach soup with pepper earns a tasty rating of 7/10, while the shark fin’s soup follows suit. Noteworthy dishes include the delectable pork ribs with Zhen Jiang Sauce and the flavorful stewed chicken in a claypot, both earning an 8/10. The overall rating stands at 8.2/10. The restaurant offers a pleasant dining experience with attentive service and reasonable prices. Fresh seafood, particularly the steamed fish and crispy noodles with prawn, adds to the culinary delight. Notably, bringing your own wine incurs no corkage charge. A return visit is anticipated for another delightful meal.

Address: 2 & 4, Jalan Molek 1/9, Taman Molek, 81100 Johor Bahru, Johor

Contact: 07-355 4889

Opening Hours:  Daily: 11 am–3 pm, 5–10 pm

8. Grand Seafood Senibong Seafood Restaurant 海霸王海鲜楼

The origins of Grand fish may be traced back to Johor Bahru in the 1980s, when a modest family-run sea platform business started offering genuine, flavorful fresh fish. Grand fish Senibong, located in Permas Jaya, takes pride in its extensive worldwide sourcing network and varied product offering, which enable our clients to consistently receive high-quality and reasonably priced fish items from all over the world. Our goal is to become Johor Bahru’s (JB town) top seafood restaurant. Our restaurant is ideal for banquets, weddings, events, and celebrations with a ballroom and private area in addition to casual dining.

Address: Grand Seafood, RT7-01-01, Stellar Walk, Jln Persiaran Senibong, 81750 Masai, Johor

Contact: 019-737 7556

Opening Hours: Daily: 12–2:30 pm, 5:30–11 pm

9. 中华风味湘菜馆(新山分店)Tiong Hua Restaurant

Tiong Hua Restaurant, a haven for Hunanese and Sichuanese cuisine enthusiasts in Johor Bahru, offers an authentic and diverse menu. As recommended by patrons, the Mala crayfish and spicy sour fish stand out, delivering delightful flavors. The restaurant’s ambiance is complemented by friendly staff who readily provide recommendations for those undecided. Reasonable prices contribute to the overall positive experience. The pear-flavored bottled drinks are a special highlight. With an enticing array of dishes, the restaurant embodies the rich and savory spiciness of Hunanese and Sichuanese culinary styles, making it a must-visit destination.

Address: 18 & 20, Jalan Serampang, Taman Pelangi, 80400 Johor Bahru, Johor

Contact: 07-331 5144

Opening Hours: Daily: 10 am–11 pm

10. Wan Li Chinese Restaurant

A sanctuary for foodies where the charm of Chinese customs is brought to life. Open for lunch and dinner, Wan Li Chinese Restaurant is housed in the Renaissance Johor Bahru Hotel. Enjoy traditional Cantonese cuisine and delicious seafood dishes in a casual setting with a menu inspired by the seasons.

Address: 2, Jalan Permas 11, Bandar Baru Permas Jaya, 81750 Johor Bahru, Johor

Contact: 07-381 3388

Opening Hours: Daily: 11 am–3 pm, 6–10 pm

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