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8 Dim Sum Spots You Need to Wake Up To in Johor Bahru 2019

D to the I to the M to the Sum!

How many Dim Sum spots are there in Johor Bahru to be exact? Too many we’ve lost counts, but we have 8 spots that are go-worthy in our mind. Johoreans and Foodies out there, let’s get right into it!

8 Wake-Worthy Dim Sum Spots in Johor Bahru 2019

1. New Hong Kong Restaurant

Opened in the middle of Baby Boomers Generation, 1954, they’ve been standing strong for almost 65 years now! Over the years, they’re well known for their authenticity and quality. All the common Dim Sum can be found here, you name it.

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The textures are simply amazing and all of them are very worth it.

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Address: 69a 69b & 69c, Jalan Ibrahim, Stulang Darat, 80300 Johor Bahru, Johor

Operating Hours: 10:30 AM – 2:30 PM (Monday-Saturday), 8:45am–2:30pm (Sunday)  6 PM – 10 PM (Daily)

2. Gui Yuan Restaurant

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Located 30-45 minutes from Malaysia checkpoint, this is a spot where lots of Singaporean would travel to for their extremely low price dim sum. Another reason for their popularity is that customers get to choose based on their likings from the counter and be served to their table.

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Address: 27, Jalan Dedap 8, Johor Jaya, 81100 Johor Bahru, Johor

Operating Hours: 7 AM – 12 PM ( Wednesday – Monday), 8:30 PM – 12:30 AM (Tuesday)

3. Tasixi Hong Kong Dim Sum Restaurant

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Tasixi offers you a wide variety of choices when it comes to Dim Sum. They’re praised for having the smoothest Chee Cheong Fan where you might have a hard time trying to put it into your mouth, most importantly, it’s very delicious!

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Address: 147, Jalan Simbang, Taman Perling, 81200 Johor Bahru, Johor

Operating Hours: 6:30 AM – 4:30 PM (Close on Wednesday)

4. Gim Cheng Restaurant

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The next Dim Sum spot in JB that guarantees a productive morning is none other than Gim Cheng Dim Sum. Ask locals around and you’ll know that the Dim Sum here are relatively affordable without compromising on the quality of the food. In addition, if you’re there, be sure to try out the silky smooth porridge and crispy egg tarts here that usually sell out by 9AM.

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Address: 2, 1, Jalan Sagu 36, Taman Daya, 81100 Johor Bahru, Johor

Operating Hours: 7 AM – 1 PM (Close on Wednesday)

5. Hao You Dim Sum

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The 6th Dim Sum spot in Johor that you guys have gotta try is Hao You Dim Sum. This Dim Sum spot is famous for their Paos and Low Mai Gei that we’re certain one of each will not be enough. Also, you’ll commonly hear from locals that you must not walk away without taking away the delicious, made in-store Paos. Furthermore, there are a wide variety of Dim Sum here that will leave all foodies spoiled for choice.

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Address: 1, Jalan Bakawali 50, Johor Jaya, 81100 Johor Bahru, Johor

Operating Hours: 6 AM – 5 PM (Opens Daily)

6. Say Yes Hong Kong Dim Sum (思源香港点心)

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This very next Dim Sum place will have you saying Yes upon every plate of Dim Sum (no pun intended) because it’s none other than Say Yes Hong Kong Dim Sum! This Dim Sum place is situated in Skudai and is constantly swarmed with locals who just can’t enough of their Xiao Long Baos as well as the Custard Bao here. In addition to the really delicious food, the ambience in this place also deserves some recognition.

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Address: 64, Jalan Sutera Tanjung 8/3, Taman Sutera Utama, Skudai, Johor

Operating Hours: 8:00AM – 4:00PM (Opens Daily)

7. Chang Man Restaurant

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Chang Man Restaurant, or its Mandarin equivalent directly translates into ‘always full’ and this definitely rings true. Especially on weekend mornings, this place is constantly packed to the brim. Also, don’t forget to try the Custard Bao as the salted egg filling is generous and upon the very first bite, you’ll get a taste of the creamy, piping hot custard. Although this place is always full with regular patrons, the fast service here is highly commendable.

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Address: 24G, 26G & 28G, Jalan Bestari 5/2, Taman Nusa Bestari, 81200 Johor Bahru, Johor

Operating Hours: 7:30 AM – 5:30 PM (Opens Daily)

8. Kak Kak Dim Sum Restaurant 佳佳点心茶室

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The final Dim Sum spot right here in Johor Bahru is one that’s nearby Pelangi area and it’s none other than Kak Kak Dim Sum. During weekend mornings, this place is constantly abuzz by both locals as as well as Singaporeans. What’s captivating about Kak Kak Dim Sum is that they are all handmade and steamed in old-school tower-like steaming trays. So what we get here are steaming Dim Sum, packed with classic flavours. Oh, did we mention they have been around for almost 30 years?

READ our full Kak Kak Dim Sum review here

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Click on our video to see the must-try Dim Sum fares:

Address:  9, Jalan Maju, Taman Maju Jaya, 80400 Johor Bahru, Johor

Operating Hours: 5:30 AM – 11:30 AM (Close on Tuesday)

With that, we conclude our curation of the 8 Best Dim Sum Spots right here in JB! Now that this list is done, how many have you guys tried? Which one is your favourite? Let us know!

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