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8 Best Nasi Lemak Spots in Johor For All Foodies To Try Out

Hello fellow foodies! It’s us again! Today, we have a very interesting list specially for all you Nasi Lemak lovers! That’s right, it’s our listicle curation of the 8 Best Nasi Lemak Spots right here in Johor. So, keep scrolling and let us know how many of them you’ve tried out! Well, are you guys ready? Let’s go.

1. Nasi Lemak Wak Kentut

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 The very first spot on our Nasi Lemak list in Johor is certainly none other than Nasi Lemak Wak Kentut located in Kulai. It’s really easy to spot this famous Nasi Lemak spot due to its snaking queue. Also, patrons from all walks of life visit Wak Kentut to get a dose of their fragrant rice doused with spicy-savoury sambal. In addition to that, the crispy fried chicken brings the whole dish in great unison. Upon the very first bite of the fried chicken, you’ll automatically know that the marination skill of the chef is commendable.

Best Nasi Lemak in Johor
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Address: 2130, Jalan Susur Kulai 2, Taman Kulai Besar, 81000 Kulai, Johor

Operating Hours: 5PM – 1AM (Opens Daily)

Social Media: Facebook 

2. Restoran Mana Lagi

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This next restaurant, Restoran Mana Lagi serves Nasi Lemak with a slight twist. Instead of the typical crispy fried chicken that comes with fragrant coconut rice, you can actually pick your own main dish here. For example, you can opt either the signature Sambal Sotong, Beef Rendang and also Beef Lungs. If you consider yourself an authentic foodie, then we say, try them all! However, if you must pick, then don’t leave without trying the Beef Rendang. It’s aromatic yet tender at the same time, which makes it the perfect pair with the fragrant coconut rice.

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Address: 569, Jalan Persisiran Perling 1, Taman Perling, Johor Bahru, Malaysia

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

Social Media: Facebook 

3. Nasi Lemak Warung Kak Zai

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The third spot in our list of 8 Nasi Lemak Places in Johor is none other than Nasi Lemak Warung Kak Zai. Also known as Low Piak by fellow residents in Batu Pahat, this is their favourite Nasi Lemak spot. It is not difficult to locate Kak Zai’s stall; simply look for stall number 3 with Kak Zai’s banner hanging right at the front. In addition to it being locals’ favourite, Kak Zai prepares 2 separate Sambal to go with the Nasi Lemak. Both are spicy sambal but one of them is slightly sweeter while the other is sour-spicy. Besides the two different sambal options here, Kak Zai’s fried chicken thigh is so crispy and fragrant, we think you guys can solely feast on the fried chickens.

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Address: Warung Zai (Kak Zai) Nasi Lemak, No 3, Jln Salang, Taman Nira, 83000 Batu Pahat, Johor

Operating Hours: 7.30AM – 12.30PM (Closes on Wednesdays)

Social Media: Facebook

4. Yummy Nasi Lemak House

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The fourth Nasi Lemak spot in our list is this humble stall that specialises in Nasi Lemak and Nasi Lemak only. Besides, it isn’t entirely easy to name their entire shop after this dish per se right? So, you can expect a version of Nasi Lemak that’s elevated from the normal version we often get. This is because the Nasi Lemak here is served atop a banana leaf to enhance its flavours, with fried chicken or Rendang chicken, and fried egg. In addition, the Nasi Lemak here has a few extra elements like the Papadom and achar. A slight Indian and Indonesian twists are incorporated into the Nasi Lemak here.

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Address: 104, Jalan Dato Sulaiman, Taman Century, 80250 Johor Bharu

Operating Hours: 7.30AM – 3PM (Opens Daily)

Social Media: Facebook

5. Simple Nasi Lemak

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Sometimes, the best Nasi Lemak is one that’s gloriously in its most simple form. Such is the dish here at Simple Nasi Lemak. Simply order a plate of Nasi Lemak (priced at RM 2.80) and you’ll understand that no innovation could take down the basic Nasi Lemak that we have all come to know about. However, if you still prefer to take things up a notch or two higher, you can always add on other ingredients such as fried egg, fried chicken, Sotong Sambal or even Ayam Rendang. The choice is entirely up to you. Simple also serves more than Nasi Lemak, their menu includes Quesadilla as well as Chicken Chop.

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Address: Jalan Dato Abdullah Tahir, Taman Abad, 80300 Johor Bahru, Johor

Operating Hours: 6PM – 3AM (Opens Daily)

Social Media: Facebook

6. Nasi Lemak Ayam Rempah Alang Tunggal

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Ranked 6th on our list of the best Nasi Lemak in Johor is this humble eatery called Nasi Lemak Ayam Rempah Alang Tunggal. This ‘warung’, or a small restaurant makes an excellent breakfast spot to many locals. Without a doubt, their signature must-order is the Nasi Lemak which consists or fragrant coconut rice, crispy well-marinated fried chicken with a dollop of sambal to bring the elements together. Oh, you can also add a piece of fried egg if you’d like to. Did we mention that the Nasi Lemak here also comes with a generous amount of crunchy peanuts?

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Address: Jalan Mahmoodiah, Kampung Mahmoodiah, 80200 Johor Bahru, Johor

Operating Hours: 7AM – 11.30AM (Closes on Fridays & Saturdays)

Social Media: Facebook

7. Nasi Lemak Ros Merah

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Residing around Johor Jaya will make this roadside stall familiar and the go-to spot for dinner or even supper. As it is directly opposite of Public Bank, driving by the area during dinner time will make you stop and stare due to the crowd. Along the stall, there are several tables and chairs set up so that patrons can dine comfortably. When it comes to the Nasi Lemak here, the fried chicken is the unbeatable star. As it is fried with spices and herbs, the fragrant itself will make you drool. Furthermore, the white rice is also very aromatic as it is cooked with pandan leaves, ginger and also lemongrass.

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Address: 16, Jalan Ros Merah 3/2, Johor Jaya, 81100 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia

Operating Hours: 5PM – 11PM (Closes on Saturdays)

Social Media: Facebook

8. Yellow Corner Nasi Lemak

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If you reside around Kulai, this next Nasi Lemak place is definitely no stranger to you. Yellow Corner Nasi Lemak is distinct due to its brightly-lit location as well as yellow chairs. Furthermore, the crowd itself is an excellent testament to the quality of Nasi Lemak that you will get here. Need we say more? A plate of local Malaysian dish that comprises of fragrant coconut rice, anchovies and spicy-savoury sambal. Also, the addition of fried chicken is definitely a great complement to this simple local favourite.

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Address: Jalan Pinang 1, Taman Kota Kulai, Kulai, Johor

Operating Hours: 8PM – 12/12.30AM (Opens Daily)

Now that we’ve come to and end of our curation of the 8 best Nasi Lemak spots in Johor, which have you tried and which excites you? Keep this list and go on a Nasi Lemak adventure with your friends and family! Bye!

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