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8 Ikan Bakar Places in Johor You Definitely Need To Try!

Calling all Ikan Bakar lovers, we are dedicating this post to you guys! This is because practically everyone loves delicious Ikan Bakar that’s the perfect dinner meal right? So, without further ado, let’s get down to the 8 best Ikan Bakar spots in Johor. This list is in no particular order in case you’re wondering. 

8 Best Ikan Bakar Spots in Johor That Will Leave You Drooling

1. Gerai Ayong

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First on our list of Ikan Bakar spots in Johor is none other than Gerai Ayong that is nestled in Medan Selera Tepian Tebrau. If you consider yourself a hardcore Ikan Bakar fan, you will be familiar with Gerai Ayong. In addition, the Ikan Bakar here is grilled to perfection and topped with in-store made pickle which consists of chilli  as well as onion chunks. Pair it with white rice and it will give you a satisfying Ikan Bakar experience. Besides, the proprietor, Ah Yong, has been selling Ikan Bakar for close to 40 years. Sounds like an expert, to us.

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Address: Stall #30, Medan Selera Tepian Tebrau, Straits View, 80200 Johor Bahru, Johor

Operating Hours: 6 PM – 12 AM (Closes on Wednesdays)

Status: Muslim-friendly

2. AS Ikan Bakar

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Secondly, AS Ikan Bakar is one humble stall located along the roadside and you can easily spot them by their red tents. Also, here at AS Ikan Bakar, you will be spoiled for choice because they have a variety of Ikan Bakar for patrons to choose from. Some of them include, Ikan Pari (stingray), Seabass, Catfish as well as plenty others. Next, once you pick your preferred fish type, the friendly staff will grill it over charcoal fire as the aroma of Ikan Bakar wafts over the entire space. Pair the Ikan Bakar with their kicap pedas sauce for an extra spicy kick.

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Address: 4, Jalan Pengkalan 14, Kampung Pasir Putih, 81700 Pasir Gudang, Johor

Operating Hours: 11 AM – 11 PM (Opens Daily)

Status: Halal

Social Media: Facebook

3. Tip Top BBQ Ikan Bakar

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The following Ikan Bakar joint in Johor is one that you can’t afford to miss out on since it garners locals as well as tourists on a daily basis. Tip Top Ikan Bakar is one local Ikan Bakar establishment of over 30 years experience. Aside from the fresh fishes in store daily, the sambal is also the owner’s personal curation that has a sour yet spicy kick to it. Additionally, if you’d like to try something unique, do opt for their salted egg squid or crab that leaves a tantalising taste on your palates.

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Address: Gerai 11, Jalan Mohd Amin, Sri Gelam, 80100 Johor Bahru, Johor

Operating Hours: 3 PM – 10.30 PM (Closes on Mondays)

Status: Halal

4. Ikan Bakar Tampin

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When we talk about Ikan Bakar in Johor, there’s no other joints that ring the familiarity bell as efficient as Ikan Bakar Tampin. Some may know this place as one that’s designated for tourists but if the food ain’t good, no one will be there right? Ikan Bakar Tampin not only serves fresh catches from the sea but their sambal gravy complements the seafood pretty well too. Also, not to mention the seafood here are grilled to perfection before it is served atop a piece of banana leaf for extra fragrance.

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Address: 94, Jalan Dato Sulaiman, Taman Abad, 80250 Johor Bahru, Johor

Operating Hours: 5 PM – 12.30 AM (Closes on Tuesdays & Wednesdays)

Status: Non-Halal eatery

5. Sin Huat Ikan Bakar

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Sin Huat Ikan Bakar is the fifth spot on our list and this is because of their unique rendition of Sambal Chilli that accompanies the Ikan Bakar. Their sambal here packs a punch of flavours mainly because it has a generous amount of dried shrimps in it. Among the must-orders include the Grilled Stingray (Ikan Pari),squid (sotong) as well as otak otak. The fresh fish that is used here is definitely an added bonus to make this a worthwhile Ikan Bakar experience.

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Address: 8, 51, Jalan Loo Hong Joon, Kampung Baru Pandan, 81100 Johor Bahru, Johor

Operating Hours: 6.30 PM – 11 PM (Closes on Sundays)

Status: Non-Halal eatery

6. Ikan Bakar Sin Kee

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Certain Ikan Bakar stalls in Johor carries a hefty price tag but the next spot on our list is one that has a reasonable price screaming all over it. It is none other than Sin Kee Ikan Bakar. Since they have been around for almost a decade at Cedar Point Food Court, this is the go-to Ikan Bakar joint for a taste of grilled fish that’s the locals’ favourite. However, aside from using fresh catches of the sea, Sin Kee Ikan Bakar’s Sambal Chilli is the star of the dish. This is due to the generous amount slathered onto the grilled fish as well as the aroma of it. Totally foodie approved.

Address: Cedar Point Food Centre, Jalan Musang Bulan 2-16, Taman Century, Johor Bahru

Operating Hours: 6.30 PM – 11 PM (Closes on Sundays)

Status: Non-Halal eatery

7. Badai Ikan Bakar

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While having the freshest grilled fish is necessary for any Ikan Bakar joint, but the atmosphere plays quite a crucial role too. With that being said, Badai Ikan Bakar in Johor checks off both the elements. They operate as an open-air dining spot with impeccably delicious Ikan Bakar that’s leaves you drooling. You can also pick your own seafood from the counter and after that, all you need to do is sit back and enjoy the Ikan Bakar. Thus, this is definitely one Ikan Bakar spot you can’t afford to miss out on.

Address: Pasir Gudang Highway, Taman Damansara Aliff, 81200 Johor Bahru, Johor

Operating Hours: 5 PM – 2 AM (Wednesdays to Saturdays) | 5 PM – 12 AM (Sundays & Mondays) | Closes on Tuesdays

Status: Halal

8. Medan Ikan Bakar Muara Sg. Duyung

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The eighth Ikan Bakar spot is one that originates from Melaka. Without a doubt, Melaka has one of the best Ikan Bakar in Malaysia. So, you no longer need to travel all the way to Melaka to taste the best Ikan Bakar. In addition, the crowd at Medan Ikan Bakar Sg. Duyung is insane as it always packed to the brim. Feel free to order their signature Ikan Bakar as they grill the fish with a piece of banana leaf covering it for that extra fragrance. Also, there are other dishes that you can order such as the fried squid and many more. Finally, be prepared to wait patiently since the crowd is insane here.

Address: No. 2, Jalan Padi Emas 4/3, Bandar Baru Uda, 81200 Johor Bahru, Johor

Operating Hours: 5 PM – 12 AM  | Closes on Mondays

Status: Halal Check out: 10 Best Crispy, Fluffy Roti Canai Spots in Johor

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