10 Best Eats In Mount Austin JB: Crispy Fried Chicken, Smoky BBQ Fares & More


Johor Bahru is a modernised land that’s packed with fun things to do and delicious fares to savour. If you consider yourselves as true foodies, then you’ll know that our platform curates all-things Johor Foodie. This time around isn’t any different as we’re bringing you the 10 Best Eats right here in Mount Austin, Johor Bahru. Ready? LEGGO.

10 Must-Try, Best Eats Right Here in Mount Austin

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1. Asam Pedas Anisofea

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The very first spot on our list of the Best Eats in Mount Austin is indefinitely Asam Pedas Anisofea. This is locals’ holy grail when it comes to traditional & authentic Asam Pedas from Johor. Spicy and savoury at the same time, pairing the classic Asam Pedas with plain white rice is the ultimate eating experience. Aside from the must-order Asam Pedas, you can also opt for other side dishes for a fulfilling meal. One thing’s for sure, when you step foot into Mount Austin, Asam Pedas Anisofea is an eating spot that you need to visit.

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Address: G-07, Blok 4 Jalan Mutiara Emas, 9/3 Taman Austin Boulevard, 81100, Johor Bahru.

Operating Hours: 10AM – 10PM (Opens Daily)

Social Media: Facebook

2. Taj Banana Leaf

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As this next restaurant is named Banana Leaf Restaurant, you guys know what they’re renowned for right? The Banana Leaf Rice here is specially dedicated to those who enjoy savouring multiple dishes at once. Besides, both the Chicken and Mutton Briyani are also worth attempting as they are aromatically prepared with fragrant spices. Also, the service here is impeccable alongside a clean interior space. Perfect dining spot for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Yum.

Address: 127, Jalan Austin Heights 3, Taman Mount Austin, 81100 Johor Bahru, Johor

Operating Hours: 9 AM – 11 PM (Opens Daily)

Status: Muslim-friendly | Vegetarian options available

3. Monga Fried Chicken

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The next best eat in Mount Austin is a fried chicken expert that does fried-chicken so good you’ll return for more. So, basically, Monga Fried Chicken originates from Taiwan and they specialise in serving thick-cut yet juicy chicken fillet. Also, if you love XXL fried chicken cutlet, then you must pay Monga Fried Chicken a visit as the fried chicken here has a thickness of 2cm. No kidding. There are 4 types of seasonings here such as The King, Hot Chick, Taiker as well as Chee-Z Signature. One more thing guys, there are also plenty of side snacks as well as bubble tea that you can opt for right here in Monga.

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Address: No.71, Jalan Austin Heights 8/1, Taman Mount Austin, 81100 Johor Bahru, Johor

Operating Hours: 11.30 AM – 12 AM (Opens Daily)

Status: Muslim-Friendly

Social Media: Facebook

4. Restoran Uncle Pou Wok

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Alright, let’s venture into street food for a second. Uncle Pou Wok is famous for their Hokkien Mee that’s fried with so much ‘Wok Hei’ that you can’t help but to order another plate. Aside from the must-order Hokkien Mee, there are plenty of stir-fried dishes here that are perfect for a simple meal be it lunch or dinner. A few delicious dishes that you can’t miss out on is the Sweet and Sour Pork, Yong Tau Foo as well as Salted Egg Bitter Gourd. This is a go-to place if you’re looking to taste dishes that hit close to home.

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Address: 113, Jalan Mutiara Emas 10/19, Taman Mount Austin, 81100 Johor Bahru, Johor

Operating Hours: 11.30AM – 3PM | 5.30PM – 10PM (Closes on Tuesdays)

Status: Non-Halal

Social Media: Facebook

5. JWC, The Factory 30

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The next best ‘makan spot’ in Mount Austin is this cafe known as JWC (Just Want Coffee), The Factory 30. If you’re an avid lover of coffee and cafe hopping is your favourite, you’ll know that JWC first gained popularity back in 2014. Merely a month after its opening, it quickly escalated to becoming one of the trendiest cafe in JB. JWC checks off ambience, good coffee and also good food. Which is why you shouldn’t be surprised to find long queues during the weekend.

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Address: No 30, Jln Mutiara Emas 5/3, Taman Mount Austin, Johor Bahru

Operating Hours: 12PM – 12AM (Opens Daily)

Status: Muslim-friendly

Social Media: Facebook

6. Patisserie De Charme

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What’s a complete meal without including desserts in the list right? If you’re in Mount Austin and you’re looking to satiate your sweet tooth, then head on over to Patisserie De Charme. In this cafe, the desserts aren’t just fancy looking, they are superbly delicious too. So, it’s a win-win for both our tummies as well as our Instagram feed. Really, the cakes here are baked with such finesse you’ll think twice before consuming it. But, as foodies, we appreciate the food served by taking some pics before completely devouring them, right?

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Address: No.41, Jalan Austin Heights 8/5, Taman Mount Austin, 81100 Johor Bahru, Johor

Operating Hours: 11AM – 11PM (Closes on Tuesdays)

Social Media: Facebook

7. Botak BBQ

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The next best eats right here in Mount Austin is a humble stall that expedites in all-things BBQ. Known as Botak BBQ because the owner & chef stands out for being bald, the BBQ fares here are nothing short of bold and smoky. To get a taste of their smoky BBQ fares, you’ll have to go through a rather systematic process. Firstly, you will have your order taken and then you will be assigned tables in the stall. Then, all you gotta do next is to sit back and enjoy the BBQ fares. Here at Botak BBQ, the marination process of the meats is fiery and impeccably tasting. This is one stall in Mount Austin that you can never get enough of.

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Address: Jalan Mutiara Emas 3/1, Taman Mount Austin, Johor Bahru

Operating Hours: 6.30PM until sold out around 8.30PM (Closes on Tuesdays)

Status: Non-Halal

Social Media: Facebook

8. 22 Dul Dul Korean Fried Chicken Factory

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If you’re an attentive reader, you’ll remember that our above recommendation of fried chicken spot is one that’s from Taiwan. This time around, we’ll introduce you guys to Korean Fried Chicken because that’s where all the real good fried chicken is from right? 22 Dul Dul Korean Fried Chicken Factory gains establishment in 2015 and back then, waiting time for a table is around 45 minutes. Until today, this is still one of the best eats in Mount Austin for fried chicken lovers. There are 3 main flavours for the fried chicken namely Garlic, Gangjeong and Hot BBQ. Hot BBQ is our definite favourite but there’s no harm trying all 3 flavours.

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Address: 51, Jalan Austin Heights 8/1, 81100 Johor Bahru, Johor

Operating Hours: 12PM – 11PM (Opens Daily)

Social Media: Facebook

9. Fortune Pot Wanton Noodles

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Here in Johor, our Wanton Noodles are our pride. This is because we came up with the spicier version of Wanton Noodles. Oftentimes, Wanton Noodles is one stall that you will definitely find at most hawker centres. Fortune Pot Wanton Noodles is unique because they don’t just serve ordinary Wanton Noodles. In fact, you can also try out their other Wanton Noodles variety such as Hokkien, Tomato and even Thai TomYam! They certainly take Wanton Noodles to a whole new creative level. Oh, you can also order the handmade meatball or dumpling soup too!

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Address: 8, Jalan Austin Height 8/4, Taman Mount Austin, Johor Bahru

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

Social Media: Facebook

10. Basilico Restaurant

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The last but definitely not the least makan spot that you can find in Mount Austin is this top-notch Italian restaurant known as Basilico Restaurant. Basilico Restaurant serves quality Italian fares such as pizza and homemade Tiramisu. They began operating back in April 2016 and fast-forward 3 years later, Basilico is locals’ favourite go-to Italian restaurant because their Set Lunch is affordably priced at only RM 19.90! While you’re dining in Basilico Restaurant, don’t forget to order their tender pork ribs and savoury Chicken Chop.

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Address: 17, Jalan Austin Height 8/1, Taman Mount Austin, Johor Bahru

Operating Hours: 12PM – 10.30PM (Opens Daily)

Social Media: Facebook

READ MORE: 10 Best Variation Halal Cafes In Johor To Check Out

At last, we’ve come to a glorious end of our list of the 10 Best Eats right here in Mount Austin. Which have you attempted and which are you most looking forward to try? Don’t forget to let us know in the comments!

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