19 Best Food in Kulai, Johor

When it comes to dining in the prominent township of Johor – Kulai, the options are limitless.

Naturally filled with hidden gems, Kulai offers you a diversity of foods that are extremely delicious and enjoyable.

These food normally have a savoury sweet taste to bring happiness and satisfaction to customers.

We want you to know that you deserve the best food in Kulai, so keep scrolling down and we assure you will find some that satisfy your cravings.

And in today’s post, I’m going to share with you the 19 best food in Kulai, Johor as listed below:

19 Best Food In Kulai

1. Kulai Big Tree Lei Cha (古来大树下擂茶 / 古來21哩大树下擂茶 / 英姐擂茶)

Set under a huge tree, this humble stall is famous in serving their signature – Lei Cha Rice in a spacious yet cosy environment.

Kulai Big Tree Lei Cha (古来大树下擂茶)

Here, lei cha rice is accompanied by a piping bowl of gruel made by grounded herbs and vegetables. Mix the gruel with the rice that topped with long beans, groundnuts and turnips is the way of eating lei cha rice.

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Kulai Lei Cha (古来大树下擂茶)

The dish might be unattractive but trust me, it is delicious and good for health.

Address: Jalan Susur Kulai 5, Taman Nam Tak, 81000 Kulai, Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia.
Map: https://bit.ly/2HfoK2J
Opening Hours:
Daily: 10:00am – 3:00pm
Closed on: Thursday

2. Volcano Coffee House, Kulai (火山茶餐室)

A family orientated business run by Mdm Lew. Making Lei Cha rice for more than 10 years, Madam Lew seems to have mastered the art in making this nutritious dish.

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Volcano Coffee House Kulai

Blanketed with pickled radish, cabbages, long beans, scramble eggs and sayur manis, the steamed rice is served together with a bowl of herby gruel and peanuts.

Enjoy the fish after mixing all these until creamy. This perfect blend offers an exotic taste in a comforting way as mints are added inside.

Address: MLO 8091, Jalan Sri Paya, Kampung Sri Paya, Kelapa Sawit, 81030 Kulaijaya, Johor
Contact: +6017 – 211 1103
Opening Hours:
Daily: 5:00am – 1:00pm
Closed on: Sunday


3. Mok Gao Beef Noodles (莫九牛肉面)

Mok Gao serves delicious beef noodles in both dry version and soup version. But be early for the dry version one as it is normally sold out before 8am.

Kulai Mok Gao Beef Noodles

Both versions are excellent in the way of presenting and tasting. Cooked to perfection, their noodles have smooth texture and hence it’s easy to swallow them all.

For the beef, they are tender and rich in sweet beefiness. Dropping them into the herbal soup has greatly enhanced the taste in overall.

Address: 31, Lorong Ismail, Taman Kulai, 81000 Kulai, Johor, Malaysia
Opening Hours:
Daily: 4:30am – 3:00pm


4. Restoran Sze Hwa (古来世华肉骨茶)

Adored by folks for its homely flavoured Bak Kut Teh, Sze Hwa boasts the only restaurant serving Bak Kut Teh in Kulai.

Sze Hwa Restaurant Kulai

Here, ingredients such as intestines, kidney, liver, tails and liver are served instead of the standard pork ribs. Cooked with soy sauce, their Bak Kut Teh is not overly oily but gives a slight herbal and garlicky taste.

Also read: 7 Best Bak Kut Teh in Johor Bahru

Restoran Sze Hwa Kulai

Address: 3, Jalan Seruling 1, Taman Sri Kulai Baru 2, 81000 Kulai, Johor, Malaysia.
Contact: +6012 – 785 2234
Opening Hours:
Daily: 8:00am – 2:00pm & 4:30pm – 9:00pm
Closed on: Monday


5. Wak Kentut Nasi Lemak

Do not deceive by the undecorated presentation of nasi lemak served at Wak Kentut. It looks absolutely simple but the taste is wonderful.

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Wak Kentut Nasi Lemak

Each serving comes with coconut rice, cucumber, sambal and their main draw – fried chicken. The fried chicken requires detailed process marinating and deep frying before serving.

Wak Kentut Nasi Lemak Kulai

Once you sample it, you’ll notice that the crispy crust skin goes perfectly with the juicy flesh inside. At Wak Kentut, you can even specify the chicken parts you want.

Address: 140, Jalan Susur Kulai 2, Taman Kulai Besar, 81000 Kulai, Johor, Malaysia.
Contact: +6012 – 754 3818
Opening Hours:
Daily: 5:00pm – 12:00am
Closed on: Sunday


6. Yellow Corner Nasi Lemak Kulai

Welcome to Yellow Corner where you can enjoy some of the best nasi lemak in town. A plate of nasi lemak and teh tarik is the typical meal at Yellow corner even though the menu offers many other dishes.

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Yellow Corner Kulai (Nasi Lemak Pak Haji)

The plate of aromatic coconut rice is accompanied by dollop of sambal, slices of cucumber and a piece of fried chicken meat. Pairing the sambal which has strong anchovy flavour with the rice will never go wrong for this hearty meal.

Yellow Corner Nasi Lemak Kulai

Address: Jalan Pinang 1, Taman Kota Kulai, 81000 Kulai, Johor, Malaysia.
Contact: +6014 – 773 0301
Opening Hours:
Daily: 8:00pm – 12:00am


7. Melbourne Premium Laksa Kulai

Air conditioned, youthful stuff and cosy ambience, Melbourne Premium Laksa serves a perfect place for lunch and dinner with friends or family.

Australia (Melbourne) Premium Laksa Kulai

Melbourne Premium Laksa Noodles

Many ordered curry laksa with shell crab which costs RM23 per bowl. Shell crab is their main highlight. Deep fried to perfection, the shell crab was soft, a little crispy and it took the flavour of curry broth which was both spicy and sweet.

Melbourne Premium Laksa Crab

Melbourne Premium Laksa Rice

Address: 48, Jalan Kenanga 29/3, Bandar Indahpura, 81000 Kulai, Johor, Malaysia.
Contact: +6016 – 716 7130
Opening Hours:
Daily: 11:30am – 3:00pm & 5:30pm – 10:00pm
Closed on: Monday


8. Tropical Garden Restaurant Kulai (新嘉宾酒楼)

With over 100 cuisines offered on the menu, Tropical Garden Restaurant prides themselves in mastering every dish presented to customers’ table.

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Tropical Garden Restaurant Kulai

Crispy Boneless Chieken is the most sought-after dishes here since 1990. The crispy and tender chicken blends well with the crushed cashew and mashed shrimp at the bottom.

Tropical Garden Restaurant Kulai Food

Other mouthwatering dishes include snapper, pork ribs and fried mushrooms. Each leaves you a satisfying tummy for sure.

Address: 36-42 Jalan Tropika 1, Taman Tropika, 81000 Kulaijaya, Johor, Malaysia.
Contact: +607 – 656 6001 / +607 – 662 2568 / +6012 – 790 8806
Opening Hours:
Daily: 11:00am – 3:00pm & 5:00pm – 10:00pm


9. Happy Land Ice Kacang Kulai (欢乐园红豆冰)

Since 1976, Happy Land Ice Kacang serves a favourite spot for lovely desserts among students and residents nearby. Their menu still sticks to the same as old times.

Happy Land Cafeteria Kulai

Ice kacang, the most ordered desserts here, is fame for large lump of red beans that blanket the fine shaved ice. It looks so tantalizing that you just couldn’t resist swallowing up all.

Happy Land Ice Kacang Kulai Food

Address: 1-38 Jalan Pinang, Taman Kota Kulai, 81000 Kulai, Johor, Malaysia.
Contact: +607 – 353 3543
Opening Hours:
Daily: 11:00am – 4:30pm


10. 满庭芳茶餐室

Hakka dumplings, or so called “choy ban” is the representative food of Hakka people and this restaurant does not disappoint in serving them.

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Choy Ban Hakka Dumplings at 满庭芳茶餐室

Handmade freshly by several workers, the hakka dumplings are steamed instead of frying to preserve the natural flavour. Each has generous amount of fillings which are likely to burst out from the skin. Juicy, soft and flavourful, the dumplings are just too splendid to sample.


Address: Lot 8098, Jalan 6, Kelapa Sawit, 81030 Kulaijaya, Johor, Malaysia.
Contact: +6016 – 764 4264
Opening Hours:
Daily: 7:00am – 3:00pm
Closed on: Wednesday


11. My Liberica Kulai

Get your daily dose with a good cuppa and other delicious desserts in this hip and hype café. My Liberica is said to be one and only café in Malaysia to have its own processing mill and also a coffee farm- how fantastic is that!

The coffee is grown from a seed and now into a cup for you to taste its freshness.

My Liberica Kulai Cafe

What’s even better is that they allow visitors to visit their processing mill to understand the from planting, processing, roasting to brewing that perfect cuppa.

My Liberica Kulai Cake and Green Tea

However, this isn’t open to public and required booking for groups only. Check out their facebook for more info.

My Liberica Kulai Dessert

If you can’t get enough of the coffee, you get buy home a pre-packed coffee powder to still get the aromatic taste as good as the one you had in the cafe.

Also read: 13 Best Cafe In Johor Bahru

Address: 185A, Jalan Kenanga 29/4, Taman Indahpura, Kulai, Malaysia
Contact: +607-660 7235
Opening Hours:
Daily: 1:30pm – 12:00am


12. Heng Heng Hainanese Chicken Rice Kulai (古来兴兴烧腊海南鸡饭)

Situated at the corner of backstreets, Heng Heng has been specialising in serving Hainanese Chicken Rice since 1977.

Heng Heng Hainanese Chicken Rice Kulai

After deep frying, the chickens are roasted in charcoal to provide crispy skin with succulent flesh. Roasted pork is also highly recommended by the owner. To further enhance your meal, soak the meat in soy sauce provided and eat along with the savoury rice.

Address: Jalan Ibrahim, 81000, Kulai, Johor
Contact: +6012 – 757 0064 / +6012 – 763 2206
Opening Hours:
Daily: 6:30am – 3:30pm

13. Restoran Sin Keong Kee (新强记烧腊餐馆)

Mouthwatering roasted duck are available at Restoran Sin Keong Kee which can be located easily for its big red banner.

Restoran Sin Keong Kee

Accompanied by clear savoury broth, the plate of roasted duck is served together with white rice and few slices of cucumber. Roasted duck are served in generous portion and most of them are boneless.

Restoran Sin Keong Kee Food

Overall, the meat is full-flavoured and has a slight herbal taste.

Address: 140, Jalan Raya Susur 2, Kulai Besar, Johor
Contact: +607 – 663 3612
Opening Hours:
Daily: 7:30am – 5:00pm
Closed on: Alternate Tuesday


14. Mok Chai Noodle Restaurant (莫才牛肉粉,猪肉面)

Enjoy Hainanese style of beef noodles at Mok Chai Noodle Restaurant where you can experience different taste of beef noodles.

Mok Chai Noodle Restaurant at Kulai

Topped with beef, beef tripe and beef balls, the bowl of beef noodles are served together with a small bowl of clear soup. Slices of beef that served upon you are juicy and you can feel the tenderness in every mouthful.

Mok Chai Noodle at Kulai

In overall, it’s a simple meal but the taste will amaze you in every possible way.

Address: 178, Jalan Kenanga 29/4, 81000 Kulaijaya, Johor, Malaysia.
Opening Hours:
Daily: 7:00am – 2:30pm
Closed on: Monday


15. Kedai Tauhu Beku (Kulai Lou Pan Organic Beancurd)

No preservative, no colouring and no MSG are the insistence of Kedai Tauhu Beku in making organic beancurd – “Tau Foo Fah”.

Kulai Lou Pan Organic Beancurd Johor

With silky and smooth texture, it’s hard to resist a bowl of beancurd which offers natural sweetness taste. Most importantly, the organic beancurd is good for health as it contains high calcium. A bowl of beancurd costs only RM3.20.

Address: 627, Jalan Serunai 11, Taman Saleng, 81400 Kulai, Johor, Malaysia.
Contact: +6016 – 703 2000
Opening Hours:
Daily: 10:00am – 10:00pm


16. Soon Kee Bitter Gourd Soup Restaurant (新顺记苦瓜汤)

While dining at Kedai Soon Kee, bitter gourd soup is the dish that you shouldn’t miss out. Despite bitter gourd soup, Soon Kee offers wide selections of homely dishes as well.

Restoran Soon Kee Senai

Sliced into thin pieces, the bean gourd is boiled together with pork bone, pork intestines and pork slices to make the soup base. For some, they find it flavourful and delicious without sampling any bitter taste.

Address : 28, Jalan Impian Senai Utama, Taman Impian Senai, 81400 Senai, Johor, Malaysia.
Contact: +607 – 598 0955
Opening Hours:
Daily: 11:00am – 9:00pm
Closed on: Tuesday


17. Restaurant Yon Lai (云来点心楼)

With quick and friendly services, Restaurant Yon Lai is often crowded with patrons for their lovely dim sum.

Restaurant Yon Lai

Their “big bao” has an inviting look and generous pork fillings inside. Both of the bun and fillings give a sweet taste in overall. If you are mesmerised by the extensive spread of dim sum, the staff are on hand to recommend you their must-try.

Map: https://bit.ly/2Iwsegj
Contact: +6016 – 763 4713
Opening Hours:
Daily: 6:30am – 4:00pm
Closed on: Wednesday


18. Kopitiam Wan Tan Mee (新珍记云吞面)

Wantan noodles and char siew are the allure at Kopitiam Wan Tan Mee. Each of them is made daily so customers get to enjoy the freshest food here.

Kopitiam Wan Tan Mee

Coated with lard and soy sauce, their egg noodles are savoury sweet and each mouthful offers bouncy bite. Pair the noodles with pork-filled wantons and juicy char siew to further lift up the taste of noodles in mouth.

Address: 483, Jalan Kenanga 29/14, Bandar Indrahpura, 81000 Kulai, Johor, Malaysia.
Opening Hours:
Daily: 6:30am – 3:00pm
Closed on: Wednesday


19. Jieping Cafe (杰品鱼丸面)

Jieping Café is well-known for 100% pure and homemade fish balls which has wide range of followers since the establishment.

Jie Pin Restaurant Kulai

Made from the meat of yellow tail fish, the white fish balls offer springy and tender bite. And without adding any MSG, the tastes are all come from the natural sweetness of fish. Eat together with noodles to complement your meals.

Address: 562, Jalan Kenanga 29/18, 81000 Kulai, Johor, Malaysia.
Contact: +6016 – 776 9609
Opening Hours:
Daily: 6:30am – 4:00pm
Closed on: Tuesday