Top 10 Best Japanese Restaurants in Johor 2022

Japanese cuisine is best known for its nutritious, fresh, unique ingredients to create delicious and appetising meals. The exceptional visuals and presentation also contribute to why traditional Japanese food is among the most popular cuisines worldwide. Japanese food also has been added to the list of UNESCO’s ‘Intangible Cultural Heritage’. 

Johor has a great collection of Japanese restaurants worth visiting, but how are you supposed to know which one you should try? Checking out the website or social media, comparing the menus and reading the feedback left by previous patrons are some tips that you may want to consider while searching for a Japanese restaurant to spend time in. Check out the top 10 Japanese restaurants in Johor to limit your options. 

What Are Japan’s Most Popular Foods?

There are a lot of Japanese foods you can find in Johor, but what are Japan’s most popular foods? Sushi is undoubtedly the most well-known food in Japanese cuisine, followed by Ramen, Tempura, Japanese curry, Shabu-Shabu, Soba, Yakiniku and many more.

What Do Japanese People Eat Every Day?

An everyday meal of Japanese people includes rice, noodles, tofu, fish, batto, seaweed, pickled fruits and vegetables, and miso soup. If you wish to indulge in authentic Japanese cooking, use Japanese short-grain rice, which is one of the main elements of most Japanese meals. 

10 Best Japanese Restaurants in Johor 2022

1. Warakuya Japanese Garden

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Warakuya Japanese Garden is Johor’s most famous Japanese restaurant, and you can find several other branches scattered throughout Johor. The one at Taman Sutera, Skudai, Johor, is a well-loved dinner destination for locals and tourists, especially Singaporeans who shop at the nearby Sutera Mall. This restaurant serves a broad selection of delectable Japanese cuisines at reasonable costs, catering to the budgets of all patrons. You are able to sample the extensive menus, featuring Sashimi Mori, Special Warakuya Roll, Mango Salmon Maki and Chashu Ramen in a cosy and family-friendly setting. 

Operating Hours: 11:30 am – 11:00 pm (Daily)

Address: 2, Jalan Sutera Tanjung 8/4, Taman Sutera Utama, 81300 Skudai, Johor

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Google Review: Here

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/people/Warakuya-Japanese-Garden-Sutera-Utama/100054387915924/ 

2. Sushi Mentai

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Yearning for the taste of savoury sushi? Swing by Sushi Mentai for an exquisite dining experience with your family and friends. This sushi restaurant holds onto a philosophy of bringing affordable and best-quality Japanese food to everyone as well as enabling them to enjoy Japanese meals in a modern environment. Each plate of sushi on the conveyor belt is only offered as low as RM1.80 and RM2.80. The sushi is made on the premises, so you can taste the best and freshest sushi. Aside from sushi, you can also find Donmono, Teppanyaki and Sashimi. 

Operating Hours:
11:30 am – 9:30 pm (Monday – Friday)
11:30 am – 10:00 pm (Saturday – Sunday)

Address: No. 0116, Level 1, Jalan Indah 15/3, Bukit Indah, 81200 Johor Bahru, Johor

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Google Review: Here

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sushimentaimalaysia 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sushimentaiofficial/ 

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3. Tanba Japanese BBQ

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Tanba Japanese BBQ was inspired by the unique square cooking hearth used back in the ancient era in Japan. This Japanese restaurant serves top-grade A5 wagyu beef. Skills and techniques are required to maintain the high-quality and ultimate freshness of each cut of beef, so rest assured that your beef will be in the hands of experienced professionals. Tanba also utilises ingredients from Japan and a grilling method for selected fresh ingredients to deliver a more enjoyable Japanese BBQ experience to all customers. This restaurant offers pork, so it is not suitable for Muslims. 

Operating Hours: 12:00 pm – 12:00 am (Daily)

Address: 31&33, Jln Molek 3/20, Taman Molek, 81100 Johor Bahru, Johor

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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TanbaBBQMolek/ 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tanbabbqmolek/ 

4. Nijyumaru Japanese Restaurant

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Nijyumaru Japanese Restaurant is a kid-friendly Japanese restaurant in Masai, Johor, with an ample dining area to accommodate several customers. It offers many options for set meals, such as Unagi Set, Saba Shioyaki Set, Toti Karaage Set and much more, allowing people to choose according to their preferences and consumption. Each meal’s price fits the portion and quality, making it value for money. It also opens every day; therefore, you are able to satisfy your hunger for Japanese food. 

Operating Hours: 
11:30 am – 3:30 pm, 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm (Monday – Thursday)
11:30 am – 10:00 pm (Friday – Sunday)

Address: 24, Jalan Permas 10/5, Bandar Baru Permas Jaya, 81750 Masai, Johor

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Google Review: Here

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Nijyumaru-Japanese-Restaurant-112325900462208 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nijyumaru.my/?hl=en 

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5. Sushi Zento

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Stop by Sushi Zento for a pleasurable meal with your family, as it is a Japanese restaurant that provides quick meals in a lovely environment. Upon arrival at the location, you will be welcomed with warm-lighted decorations and a reviving ambience. The bonus part is the menu available in this restaurant is a combo of imported ingredients made into a business/casual meal package. It will be prepared traditionally to serve every customer delicious non-Halal meat, noodles and other dishes. Buta Kakuni Ramen, Hamachi Sashimi and Shake Oyako Don are some of the menus you can try on your next visit to this restaurant. 

Operating Hours:
11:30 am – 2:30 pm, 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm (Monday – Thursday)
11:30 am – 10:00 pm (Friday – Sunday)

Address: 1, Jalan Austin Heights 8/4, Taman Mount Austin, 81100 Johor Bahru, Johor

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Google Review: Here

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ZentoSushi/ 

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sushizentomalaysia/ 

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6. Yaoki

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Have no idea how to spend your free time? Plan your schedule to spend time at Yaoki for a Japanese Izakaya meal that you will never forget for a long time. This restaurant serves a wide variety of Japanese Izakaya-influenced dishes at fair prices. It is located on the second floor of a shop lot building, so if you are a first-timer, you may overlook the less prominent signboard. The trick is always looking out for the convenience store, P Mart, to know that you are at the right place. Pair your Tonkatsu Ramen or Ramen Shoyu with a big glass of beer for a more tasty meal. 

Operating Hours:
12:00 pm – 2:30 pm, 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm (Wednesday – Monday)
Closed on Tuesdays 

Address: 67A, Jalan Perang, Taman Pelangi, 80400 Johor Bahru, Johor

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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yaoki.restaurant/ 

7. Kirishima Shuzou Japanese Restaurant

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Kirishima Shuzou Japanese Restaurant is unique compared to other Japanese restaurants in this list as it is located on the first floor of Crystal Crown Hotel, Johor Bahru, Johor. It was founded in 1998 by a Japanese owner and has been favoured by locals for its mouth-watering Japanese cuisine. It is another Izakaya-style restaurant that offers various foods and skewers to complement your sake, creating a harmonious aftertaste. Savouring the incredible taste of Hanchan & Gyoza Ramen Set with your favourite sake or beer is a great idea to unwind after a hectic day at work. 

Operating Hours:
12:00 pm – 2:30 pm, 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm (Tuesday – Sunday)
Closed on Mondays 

Address: 1st floor, Crystal Crown Hotel, 117 Jalan Tebrau, Taman Century, 80250 Johor Bahru, Johor

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Google Review: Here

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KirishimaJB/ 

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8. Furusato Japanese Restaurant

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Furusato Japanese Restaurant is a Japanese restaurant in Johor Bahru, Johor, established in 2001. It has been serving local communities and travellers with an array of traditional Japanese cuisines, ranging from traditional set meals, Sushi, and Sashimi, to the most expensive Japanese Wagyu. These extensive options entitle you to try a new menu each visit. Furusato aims to please your palates with its exceptional food quality and culinary skills. Sample its popular meals like Salmon Aburi Maki Tempura Shrimp and Garlic Fried Rice for a fulfilling dinner with your beloved ones. 

Operating Hours: 11:30 am – 9:30 pm (Daily)

Address: 53, Jalan Kuning 2, Taman Pelangi, 80400 Johor Bahru, Johor

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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FurusatoJapaneseRestaurant/

9. Kokomo

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Kokomo is the first outlet of Sushi Restaurant KOKOMO ever opened in the Southeast Asian region in 2018. It strives to bring the opportunity for locals to wallow in authentic and renowned Japanese delicacies from the Shikoku region. The speciality of this restaurant is the traditional sushi and wagyu, among other dishes on its menu. A fun fact about this restaurant is that it was awarded “JB Most Popular Japanese Restaurant”. Get a taste of its flavourful and tasty meals, such as Yakiniku Don, Katsu Don and Kaisen Don, which will be served on a cutting-edge train-shaped machine on a conveyor belt. 

Operating Hours: 11:00 am – 10:00 pm (Daily)

Address: 52 & 56, Jalan Permas 10/7, Bandar Baru Permas Jaya, 81750 Bandar Baru, Johor

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Google Review: Here

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KokomoSushi/

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10. Hayashi Japanese Restaurant

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Looking for a place to have a family gathering? Hayashi Japanese Restaurant is an ideal spot to visit as it has a charming ambience and many seats. Let’s not forget its comprehensive selection of dishes: Udon, Ramen, Sushi, Itamemono and Japanese Sake. All menus will be served fresh and in the best quality to ensure you enjoy delicious Japanese cuisine that you cannot get enough of. Previous customers had left a few comments about how most dishes’ prices are on the higher side. Hence set aside your budget to avoid complications during payment. 

Operating Hours:
5:00 pm – 12:00 am (Monday – Friday)
12:00 pm – 12:00 am (Saturday – Sunday)

Address: Molek Pine 4, Lot B3-01-02, No 7, 3 Apartment,, Jalan Molek 1/27, Taman Molek, 81100 Johor Bahru, Johor

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Google Review: Here

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/people/Hayashi-Japanese-Restuarant/100057517206858/ 


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