Romantic Restaurants In JB

If you and boo are planning to make a trip down to JB soon, check food off your list of worries. In this list, we explore 7 romantic restaurants for you to enjoy a hearty meal with your partner. 

Furthermore, they’re all within 35 minutes from the Johor Bahru customs by car!

1. Tropique Cafe & Restaurant

romantic-restaurants-jb (8)Bask in the Wes Anderson vibes at Tropique Cafe & Restaurant. The abundance of plants, wooden furniture, #aesthetic green colour scheme and tall glass windows overlooking more greenery make this place extra chill and cosy. 

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You’ll be treated to an extensive French-inspired menu, as well as a selection of wine to go with your mains. Recommended dishes include the Cassoulet Duck Confit (RM29.90/~S$10.71) for dinner, and Scallop Laksta (RM28.90/~S$9.41) for brunch. Herbivores will be pleased to know that it has vegetarian-friendly options as well. With board games available, your dining experience is guaranteed to be fun and memorable.

Address: Lot D, Jalan Ekoflora Utama, Taman Ekoflora, Johor Bahru 81100, Johor, Malaysia
Estimated travelling time from JB customs by car: 35 minutes
Opening hours: 11am to 10pm (Mondays to Fridays) | 10am to 10pm (Saturdays and Sundays)
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2. Flowers In The Window

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Immerse yourself in lush greenery and romantic floral decor at Flowers In The Window. This humble eatery is conveniently situated right by the Causeway, tucked away in an unassuming alley of shophouses. A zen outdoor balcony awaits on the second floor for you to cosy up and enjoy an intimate dining experience.

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Serving up western fusion dishes, you can find a wide variety of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options available on the menu. Try the Seafood platter with Lemon Dill Mayonnaise. Meant for 2 people, this seafood dish comprises prawns, scallops and mussels tossed in a lemon dill dressing, with cucumber ribbons on the side.

Address: 9 Jalan Dhoby, Johor Bahru 80000, Johor, Malaysia
Estimated travelling time from JB customs by car: 12 minutes
Opening hours: 10am to 8pm (Wednesdays to Mondays) | Closed on Tuesdays

3. L’amuse Coffee

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With its minimalist interior and vibrant colour palette, stepping into L’amuse Coffee will lift your spirits instantly. Complete with an adorable mural, the whole place looks like it’s been coated in honey, butter and everything sweet.

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Get the best of both worlds by trying the eastern and western delicacies on its menu. Its chef recommendations include the Satay Chicken with Rice (RM9.90/~S$3.22) and Fish and Chips (RM13.90/~S$4.53). If you’re looking for something light to snack on, it also has a coffee and dessert menu for tea.

Address: 28, Jalan Harmonium 23/13, Taman Desa Tebrau, 81100 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Estimated travelling time from JB customs by car: 25 minutes
Opening hours: 7.30am to 6pm (Daily)
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4. Mok Mok Brunch and Bistro

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Mok Mok Brunch and Bistro is a highly Instagram-worthy bistro decorated with ferns, marble tables and rose gold light fixtures. In the day, the glass windows allow light in, brightening up the interior. In the evening, fairy lights strung from the ceiling make your dining experience an intimate affair.

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You’ll find a wide repertoire of Japanese mains and desserts here. Its bestsellers include the Gyutan Bowl (RM28/~S$9.12), a bowl of pearl rice served with sliced beef; Unagi Rice Bowl (RM38/~S$12.37) and Kumo Ultimo (RM22/~S$7.16), a cream cheese souffle pancake with cookie crumbs, mousse and ice cream.

Address: 78, Jalan Pingai, Taman Pelangi, Johor Bahru 80400, Johor, Malaysia
Estimated travelling time from JB customs by car: 11 minutes
Opening hours: 11.30am to 11pm (Daily)

5. People & Places Cafe

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For couples who love cafe-hopping, People & Places Cafe will surely fit the bill as one of the most romantic restaurants in JB. One look at this hotspot and you’ll feel as if you’re in Brooklyn or Melbourne. The use of stone, brick and cement at the entrance and counter contrasted with the high ceilings gives off a rustic, rugged feel. 

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Many of the dishes incorporate fresh and organic ingredients, which translates to healthier options than at typical cafes. Some recommended items on the menu include the Quesadilla Brekkie (RM25/~S$8.14), Rainbow Salad Bowl (RM25.50/~S$8.30) and Pan Fried Salmon with Kimchi Cauliflower Rice (RM34.90/~S$11.37). 

Address: 6, Jalan Kencana Emas 2/3, Kawasan Perindustrian Tebrau 3, Johor Bahru 81100, Johor, Malaysia
Estimated travelling time from JB customs by car: 26 minutes
Opening hours: 10am to 6pm (Mondays to Thursdays) | 10am to 9pm (Fridays to Sundays)
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6. The Sugar Pantry

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The Sugar Pantry is a date-worthy spot that looks to be inspired by confectionery joints in Japan. But don’t be fooled by the sweet treats displayed on the ground floor—a restaurant with heartier fare lies on the second floor. Furnished with birch and flooded with natural light, this eatery is ideal for those seeking a cosy and spacious dining experience.

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Its value-for-money lunch menu is available from 11.30am to 2pm for RM13 (~S$4.25). You can choose from 7 mains and each set comes with one hot or iced lemon tea. Save space for dessert as this restaurant offers almost every Japanese dessert under the sun, from mochi to giant macarons. 

Address: 47, Jalan Molek 1/9, Taman Molek, 81100 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
Estimated travelling time from JB customs by car: 25 minutes
Opening hours: 10am to 10pm (Daily)

7. Tosca Trattoria Italiana

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Enjoy a candlelit dinner on the roof of DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Johor Bahru, accompanied by a breathtaking view of the star-spangled sky. Tosca Trattoria Italiana is situated on the 13th floor and serves Italian dishes by the pool. We recommend dining outdoors—it’ll be so much more romantic when bae pops the question under the stars. 

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You can’t go wrong with its menu of classic Italian dishes. Order the Antipasto to start (RM32/~S$10.45), then follow that with its bestseller, the Ossobuco di Agnello (RM58, ~S$18.95), slow cooked lamb shank served with polenta.

Address: 12 Jalan Ngee Heng, level 13, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Johor Bahru, Johor Bahru 80000, Johor, Malaysia
Estimated travelling time from JB customs by car: 8 minutes
Opening hours: 12pm to 2.30pm (Mondays to Saturdays) | 12pm to 3pm (Sundays) | 6.30pm to 10.30pm (Daily)

Romantic Restaurants In JB

These 7 romantic restaurants in JB are perfect regardless the occasion—a proposal, honeymoon, or just a regular date after thrift shopping

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