Ranging from local delicacies to international cuisines, the area surrounds KSL Shopping Mall have everything that you’ve been craving for.
So, nowadays KSL is not only renowned as shoppers’ paradise but foodies’ paradise as well.
These restaurants are built near the shopping mall to ensure a wonderful shopping experience with a full stomach.
If you have done your shopping but don’t know where to eat, this article aims at helping you to find one that can satisfy your tummy.
What To Eat At KSL Mall JB
1. You Kee XO Restaurant (有记XO烧腊之家)
With two eye-catching urns at shopfront, You Kee XO boasts the first restaurant in JB using urns to boil soup under charcoal fire.
Simmering for around 15 hours, the nutritious tonic soup is overloaded with various herbs and ingredients. Many ordered roasted meat, the combination of roasted duck, chicken and pork to complement with the soup. Every bite has a right balance sweetness and juicy.
2. D’Laksa @ KSL City
Serving asam laksa in a takeaway bowl, D’Laksa does provide seating area beside their stall. But if you wish to take away, the workers will pack your noodles and soup separately.
Packed with great serving of ingredients such as onions, pineapple, cucumber and mints, the light sourish soup tastes flavourful in overall. Instead of beehoon, they use thick rice noodles which offer more springy bite.
3. Kinsahi Japanese Restaurant @ KSL City
Kinashi Japanese Restaurant prides themselves in presenting almost all kinds of Japanese food in their menu.
Using only fresh fish, their sashimi is truly the must-try dish here. It is cut in perfect thickness and the most enticing part is, it melts in your mouth once you bite it.
Sushi, Japanese style lunchboxes and desserts are also served here. Take note that some items have seasonal price.
Seafood Near KSL JB
4. New Lucky Seafood Restaurant (新运海鲜酒楼)
Take pride in offering in-house recipe menu, this humble restaurant serve various seafood that exceeds visitors’ expectations in every possible way.
Top recommendation dish by the founder is their signature – Soup Lobster which offers an exotic and unique taste. Other signature dishes would be Garden Chicken, Scallop Fish Lips Soup and Steamed Lo Tan.
Also, try out their Char Kuey Tiao which was the most ordered dish recently.
Bak Kut Teh Near KSL JB
5. Soon Soon Heng Bak Kut Teh (顺顺兴肉骨茶)
In front of KSL lies a restaurant that serves exceptional Teo Chew version of Bak Kut Teh. Before enjoying it, try out their picked vegetables as an appetizer.
Also read: 7 Best Bak Kut Teh in Johor Bahru
Soon Soon Heng serves customised Bak Kut Teh to suit everyone’s appetite. Side ingredients such as pig innards and fried beancurd can be added with additional charges. Kindly ask for soup refill if you think that their soup tastes excellent.
Korean Fried Chicken Near KSL
6. Chicken Up JB
Founded in 2010, Chicken Up invites visitors to Korean ways of eating through offering Korea’s national favourite – Fried Chicken.
All the 12-hours marinated chickens will undergo deep frying process and was later sealed in various flavours such as Yangnyum (tangy and sweet flavour) and Ganjang (soya and garlic flavour). Different fruit flavours of Soju, Korean’s alcoholic drink are served to quench your thirst.
Café Near KSL City
7. Annie’s Culture Club Cafe JB + Coffee Signature JB
With just 10-minutes’ drive from KSL and you’ll be arriving at this girls’ paradise which combines food and beauty under the sole roof.
In terms of food, they serve various coffee and desserts. Get yourself a cup of aromatic coffee while indulging in the facial treatments, massages, or even manicure services provided. Or, shop at the adjoining boutique store for the latest trend.
Dim Sum Near KSL JB
8. Restoran Kak Kak (佳佳点心茶楼)
Right beside Plaza Pelangi, Restoran Kak Kak offers daily fresh made dim sum at affordable price.
Also read: 11 Best Dim Sum in Johor Bahru
Pushing a trolley overloaded with enticing dim sum to your table, you’ll be mesmerized by how plentiful of dim sum they offer. All have rich fillings and most of them taste sweet and savoury. You may notice some dim sum that never seen before, try them all!
9. D’ Shanghai Dim Sum (大上海点心) @ KSL City
Want to try the authentic and tantalizing dim sum which has almost the similar taste as in China? Then you must come to D’Shanghai.
Shanghai Xiaolongbao is their must try. The tender pork fillings inside are rich in flavour and it tastes better if you pair up with the sauce provided. Never forget to try their Dumpling soup and Fried Fenpi which will linger long in your taste.
Thai Food Near KSL
10. Carabao Authentic Thai Restaurant
At Carabao Authentic Thai, the experienced chef from Thailand, Sakkara Lamwanna, Sawai Chareonwong and Tony Ongpaidih serves you the authentic Thai cuisines in a contemporary atmosphere.
Start your list with their Thai Mango Salad which accompanied by crispy salad fish Thai style. Mix them well and it gives you an appetizing sweet yet sour flavour. Their Tom Yam soup comes in either red curry broth or clear broth. Both serve you generous amount of seafood especially prawns.
Kway Teow Soup Near KSL City
11. Ah Hua Kuey Teow Thng (亚华粿條汤)
Teochew version of Kway Teow Thng is offered at Ah Hua. In order to serve high quality Kway Teow Thng, the cook prepares only one bowl a time despite the long order.
Topped with pig’s liver, the lard-coated noodles have a smooth texture and springy bite. And for the clear soup, it tastes a little salty and the handmade fish balls inside are tasty.
Wanton Mee Near KSL Mall
12. Yit Foh Restaurant (益和云吞面)
Run for over 40 years, Yit Foh’s wanton mee is definitely the crowd-pleaser dish in Johor Bahru.
The wanton mee served may lack in presentation but it tastes excellent. Made from factory, the noodles are coated with great amount of sauces, resulting in extremely smooth texture.
Served in soup, the wantons have extremely smooth skin and it comes with rich fillings which can definitely satisfy your cravings.
Pasar Malam Near KSL
Get ready to squeeze through the crowds at Pasar Malam (night market)! There are wide array of stalls or mobile vendors selling food ranging from local delights to international dishes.
The children’s favourites – chicken chops and hotdogs are available here. In terms of local delicacies, the street offers cendol, penang laksa and satay. In short, you get to sample a lot of food in just one street at cheaper price.