11 Best Dim Sum in Johor Bahru (JB) (Suggested By Local People)

Johor Bahru Dim Sum (点心)

Originated from Canton, dim sum are small and delightful snacks that come with wide variations, probably more than 2000 throughout the world.

Steaming dominates the cooking style of dim sum but some are still deep-fried, pan-fried and baked.

Thus, it is hard that you couldn’t find any that suit your taste.

For dim sum lovers, good news for you all is that Johor Bahru offers many dim sum restaurants that serve authentic yet extensive spread of dim sum.

And here’s our list!


11 Best Johor Bahru (JB) Dim Sum

1. Restoran Gui Yuan (桂苑港式点心茶楼)

Restaurant Gui Yuan uses only the freshest ingredients to make Dim Sum to ensure a delightful dining experience. All Dim Sum are steam cooked so that it brings out the natural sweet flavour.

Restoran Gui Yuan Dim Sum in Johor Bahru

Offering wide selections of Dim Sum, the well-marinated fried chicken feets that boasts tender cartilages and tendons is their bestseller. Each serving costs around RM3 – RM3.30, which is considered low price in Johor Bahru.

Restoran Gui Yuan Dim Sum

Location: 27, Jalan Dedap 8, Taman Johor Jaya, 81100 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia.
Tel: +6012 – 723 5560 / +6012 – 713 8327
Opening Hours:
Tuesday to Sunday: 6:00am – 12:00pm & 7:30pm – 11:00pm
Closed on: Monday


2. Restoran New Hong Kong (新香港點心樓)

Opened in 1954, Restaurant New Hong Kong was founded by Hong Kong people and nowadays it still offers the taste resembles old days.

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Restoran New Hong Kong Dim Sum at JB

Siew Mai, dumplings, all of the common Dim Sum you can name, can be enjoyed here at the most authentic taste. The restaurant also offers a la carte menu and different package meals to cater wide range of needs of customers.

Restoran New Hong Kong Dim Sum Johor Bahru

Authenticity and quality of Dim Sum is guaranteed at New Hong Kong.

Location: 69A, B, C, Jalan Ibrahim Sultan, 80300 Johor Bahru, Malaysia.
Tel: +607 – 222 2608 / +6607 – 222 3719
Opening Hours:
Monday to Saturday: 11:00am – 3:00pm & 6:00pm – 10:00pm
Public Holiday & Sunday: 9:00am – 3:00pm & 6:00pm – 10:00pm


3. Restoran Gim Cheng (锦成茶楼)

You feel yourself travel back in time while dining at Gim Cheng Restaurant – open air, push carts and shady trees. Here, steaming hot dumplings and buns are placed neatly on push carts for customers to order.

Restoran Gim Cheng Dim Sum JB

They offer extensive selections of Dim Sum. So, if you wonder what to eat, choose any of them that catch your fancy and we believe it turns out to be enjoyable. It’s true as many have tested before.

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Restoran Gim Cheng Dim Sum

Location: 2, Jalan Sagu 36, Taman Daya, 81100, Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia.
Tel: +016 – 712 1257
Opening Hours:
Daily: 7:00am – 2:00pm


4. Restoran Tasixi Hong Kong Dim Sum (大四喜香港点心楼)

Restaurant Tasixi Hong Kong boasts a perfect place to enjoy dim sum due to its spacious dining area and clean environment.

Restoran Tasixi Hong Kong Dim Sum

Specialising in wide array of authentic dim sum – Hong Kong style dim sum, the restaurant is able to bring you to dim sum paradise. Chee Cheong Fun is their must-try dim sum which is so smooth that it can literally sliding down everyone’s throat.

Restoran Tasixi Hong Kong Dim Sum JB

Location 1: 11 & 11-01, Jalan Dedap 4, Taman Johor Jaya, 81100 Johor Bahru, Malaysia.
Location 2: 11, Jalan Camar 1/3, Taman Perling, 81200 Skudai, Johor, Malaysia
Location 3: 5 Jalan Impian Emas 5, Taman Impian Emas, 81300 Johor, Malaysia
Tel: +6016 – 778 9933
Opening Hours: 6.30am – 5:00pm


5. Kedai Makanan Hao You (豪友点心楼)

At Hao You, you’ll see most of the tables present a bowl of congee – the signature dish here. Steamed bums and other classic Dim Sum can be ordered here as well.

Kedai Makanan Hao You Dim Sum Johor Bahru

Also, try their highly recommended “char siew bao” that has a slightly different texture and taste from others. Keep in mind that dim sum are usually sold out before noon time.

Kedai Makanan Hao You Dim Sum

Location: Jalan Bakawali 76, Taman Johor Jaya, 81100 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia.
Tel: +607 – 354 2708
Operating Hours:
Monday to Saturday: 6:00am – 4:00pm
Closed on: Sunday


6. Restoran Chang Man (常满点心)

While sampling the Dim Sum at Chang Man, you can actually notice that the chef has put much effort in making them. Despite tasting delicious, the Dim Sums have a tantalizing appearance that urges customers to devour them.

Restoran Chang Man Dim Sum

One of the must try Dim Sum would be Crab Roe Siew Mai. Made by minced pork and shrimps, it comes with 3 pieces per serving and truly offers you an exquisite taste.

Restoran Chang Man Dim Sum Johor Bahru

Location: 24G, Jalan Bestari 5/2, Taman Nusa Bestari, Skudai, Johor Bahru, 81200, Johor Bahru, Malaysia.
Tel:  +6016 – 765 1190
Opening Hours:
Daily: 8:00am – 6:00pm


7. Wan Li Chinese Restaurant @ Renaissance Johor Bahru (万利轩)

Nestled in Renaissance Hotel, Wan Li Chinese Restaurant offers you the prefect dim sum but the prices are much higher compared to other dim sum restaurant. However, you can expect a private and luxury dining experience here.

Wan Li Chinese Restaurant Dim Sum

The restaurant’s allure would definitely be the extensive spread of dim sum and its cosy ambience. On the menu, the star symbolises the chef’s recommendation and the must-eat dim sum at Wan Li.

Location: 2, Jalan Permas 11, Bandar Baru Permas Jaya, 81750 Masai, Johor Bahru, Malaysia.
Tel: +607 – 381 3333
Opening Hours:
Daily: 12:00pm – 10:00pm


8. D’ Shanghai 大上海

Stepping into DShanghai, you’ll be embraced by elegant furnishings and a cosy ambience. With a spacious and comfortable dining area, it’s suitable for a large group gathering.

D' Shanghai Dim Sum at JB

The restaurant is renowned for “xiao long bao”(mini bun), which has a very thin outer skin that you can actually see the fillings inside. Apart from “xiao long bao”, golden lava bun and lotus leaf rice are the most ordered Dim Sum here.

Location: Lot L1-501, Sutera Mall, No. 1, Jalan Sutera Tanjung 8/4, Taman Sutera Utama, 81300, Johor Bahru, Malaysia.
Tel: +607 – 557 6388
Opening hours:
Monday to Friday: 10:30am – 10:30pm
Saturday to Sunday: 9:00am – 10:30pm


9. Restoran Kak Kak (佳佳点心茶楼)

Restaurant Kak Kak offers you excellent service by presenting you extensive selections of dim sum on a cart once you manage to find a seat.

Restoran Kak Kak Dim Sum at JB

The place is often crowded because you can get a plate of delicious dim sum at the most reasonable price. The dim sum here has rich fillings and most of them tastes sweet and savoury. Most ordered food here is seaweed dim sum.

Location: No. 9, Jalan Maju, Taman Maju, Johor Bahru, Malaysia.
Operating Hours:
Daily: 5:00am – 12:00pm
Closed on: Tuesday


10. Restaurant Chao Yuen (潮苑海鲜楼)

At Chao Yuen, every serving of dim sum comes in big portion, which means every single buns or dumplings are served in large size. All of them have savoury taste that can definitely satisfy your craving.

Restaurant Chao Yuen, Johor Bahru

Heard of Yam Paste Bun before? It is their self-identified dim sum and it tastes excellent. Other dim sum such as egg tart, congee, char siew and siew mai are also available here.

Restaurant Chao Yuen Dim Sum

Location: 1, Jalan Jati 2, Taman Nusa Bestari Jaya, 81300 Kulai, Johor Bahru, Malaysia.
Tel: +607 – 512 5898
Operating Hours:
Daily: 7:30am – 5:30pm


11. Kedai Makanan Hock Chiang Hin (福振兴餐室)

Dim Sums at Hock Chiang Hin are handmade daily so you get to enjoy the freshest Dim Sum here. Most importantly, it tastes wonderful.

Kedai Makanan Hock Chiang Hin Dim Sum at JB

Here, the dim sums are veering to local taste instead of serving authentic Hong Kong’s one. Serving dim sum at the most affordable price, Hock Chiang Hin even offers buns and dumplings that come with large fillings. It makes you feel full with just 2 to 3 plates of dim sum.

Location: 18, Jalan Siu Nam, Bandar Johor Bahru, 80000 Johor Bahru, Malaysia.
Operating Hours:
Monday to Saturday: 6:00am – 1:00pm
Closed on: Sunday

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