Johor Bahru (JB) is a great place to hang out for vegetarians and – to a lesser extent – vegans. During this pandemic, we tried out many veggie places in person and by delivery. These are our recommendations. Click here to scroll down to the map of Johor Bahru with all the vegetarian-friendly restaurants. Click the + below to learn more about the meaning of the emojis, dietary restrictions and intolerances, and a disclaimer. Note that we stayed in Johor Bahru during the COVID-19 pandemic. Restaurants aren’t ranked in a specific order.
- 1 Life Ricette 🥬🛵🚶♀️
- 2 Kuai Le Zhai 🥬🚶♀️🛒🤑
- 3 Xiang Ji 🥬🚶♀️🛒
- 4 Noodleface 🥬🛵🛒
- 5 J.H. Lovely Sweets 🥬🛵🚶♀️
- 6 Friends & Fig 🥬🛵
- 7 Fulin Xuan 🥬🚶♀️
- 8 Vegemore 🥬🚶♀️🛒
- 9 Merry Land Vegetarian 🥬🚶♀️
- 10 Pure Minded Vegetarian Cafe 🥬🛵
- 11 Non-Vegetarian Restaurants That Have Options
- 11.1 Star Hadramout 🛵🚶♀️
- 11.2 Routine by Soon 🛵🚶♀️
- 11.3 Arabian Nights 🛵
- 11.4 Al Mashur Ria 🛵🚷
- 11.5 Zaituna 🛵
- 11.6 Stuff’d 🛵🚷
- 11.7 Vivo Pizza 🛵🚶♀️
- 11.8 Tandoor n Grill 🛵
- 11.9 Deja Vu Coffee House 🛵
- 11.10 Hock Kee Kopitiam 🛵🚶♀️
- 11.11 Flowers in the Window 🛵🚶♀️
- 11.12 Arvieen Ria Curry House 🛵
- 11.13 Sky 88 Food Court (Indian + Chinese) 🛵🚶♀️
- 11.14 Toast & Coffee 🚶♀️
- 12 Honorable Mentions in Johor Bahru
- 13 Johor Bahru Vegetarian Facebook Group
- 14 Johor Bahru Vegetarian YouTube Channel
- 15 Map of Vegetarian Restaurants in Johor Bahru
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- 18 Inspired to eat in Johor Bahru? Share this post or save it for later!
Life Ricette 🥬🛵🚶♀️
Kuai Le Zhai 🥬🚶♀️🛒🤑
Kuai LeZhai is not on any delivery platforms. Visit them in person for indoor dining or take-away! Click here for the location. The opening times of Kuai Le Zhai are every day from 7:30 till midnight.
Xiang Ji 🥬🚶♀️🛒
Xiang Ji is not on any delivery platforms. Visit them in person for indoor dining! You can also message them on Facebook. Open every day from 10:00 till 22:00. Click here for the location of Xiang Ji.
You can find Noodleface HQ and Noodleface Express on Grab. They’re also on Facebook (HQ) (express) if you want to message them. These are their locations (HQ) (express, first floor). Their opening times are 10:30 till 21:00.
J.H. Lovely Sweets 🥬🛵🚶♀️
Friends & Fig 🥬🛵
Fulin Xuan 🥬🚶♀️
You can find Vegemore inside KSL mall here. They also have a shop on Foodpanda, but I think they messed up a little bit because you can’t really order from there. There’s also a very inactive Facebook page. Just go there in person!
Merry Land Vegetarian 🥬🚶♀️
Pure Minded Vegetarian Cafe 🥬🛵
Non-Vegetarian Restaurants That Have Options
The following restaurants also cook with fish, shrimp, meat, etc., but they also serve vegetarian dishes. These are the businesses we recommend and the specific delicious vegetarian or vegan meals they serve.
Star Hadramout 🛵🚶♀️
Star Hadramout is on Grab and Foodpanda. We recommend going there in person for lunch. Click to see the restaurant’s location. It’s open every day from 11:00 till midnight. If you have questions, you can message them on Facebook.
Routine by Soon 🛵🚶♀️
Though it’s best to dine in, you can make a routine of ordering Routine on Grab. You can also contact them on Facebook or visit their website to order sourdough bread and cake. This restaurant is located inside R&F mall on the ground floor and they’re open every day from 10:00 till 22:00.
Update from February 2022: Unfortunately Routine by Soon seems to have closed permanently
Arabian Nights 🛵
Al Mashur Ria 🛵🚷
You can order from them on Foodpanda. I haven’t the foggiest where they’re located if you want to visit them in the real world!
Because it’s too far away from us for Grab, we always order from them via their website and then pay cash on delivery or do a bank transfer. Order this food from Grab or message them on Facebook. You can find Zaituna Restaurant in the real world here. They’re open every day from 11:30 till 23:00, except on Fridays when they open only at 14:00.
You can order Stuff’d on Foodpanda and Grab. This business is located inside City Square Mall on the second floor, but there’s no dine-in since they don’t have chairs! We always pick up food for take-away. I think it’s a chain that originated from Singapore. Here is their pan-Malaysian Facebook page.
Vivo Pizza 🛵🚶♀️
You can find Vivo Pizza in almost any Malaysian mall. In Johor Bahru, we order online from the one in Plaza Pelangi (Foodpanda + Grab, location), while we dine-in at the one in R&F Mall on the ground floor (location, Facebook). The clear advantage of going to Vivo Pizza in person is near-unlimited parmesan cheese.
Tandoor n Grill 🛵
Deja Vu Coffee House 🛵
Hock Kee Kopitiam 🛵🚶♀️
We only went here in person. Hock Kee is on Foodpanda and Grab, although we couldn’t find their new vegetarian dishes yet. You can also contact them on Facebook or check out their website. Open every day from 8:00 till 23:00. We recommend going here in person!
Flowers in the Window 🛵🚶♀️
Arvieen Ria Curry House 🛵
Sky 88 Food Court (Indian + Chinese) 🛵🚶♀️
Toast & Coffee 🚶♀️
Honorable Mentions in Johor Bahru
I really love the Vegetarian Chung Hua Ramen from a Taiwanese place called Master Hsu (Foodpanda + Grab). But the two meals (RM 48 in total) come with a mandatory bubble tea and that’s just slightly too unhealthy for us. And yes, I messaged this business on their Facebook page about it but they never changed it.
As always, if you want two vegetarian sandwiches for RM 32 and don’t overthink it, order from Subway (Foodpanda + Grab). For overpriced Indian food that seems to be tailored for white people, order from Spice Villa (Foodpanda + Grab).
And finally, there’s the place we know for its very spicy vegetarian char kuey teow: Shavii Sai Enterprise. We only spent RM 24 spent on three dishes, which were two char kuey teow and one vegetable chicken sambal. Note to self: use the remark section to ask to make the food not too spicy next time.
Johor Bahru Vegetarian Facebook Group
Join Johor Bahru’s vegetarian Facebook groups to keep up to date on new munchies. We’re members of 新山（JB）素食外卖群, which is very Chinese-language focused. But you can just hit the translate button and get information about local eats in Johor Bahru.
Johor Bahru Vegetarian YouTube Channel
Posted in the group mentioned before was this video by a local JB creator. She goes out to eat with her friends specifically in search of no garlic, no onion vegetarian eats. We certainly think it’s funny that eating vegetarian food is apparently for old people! We really liked this (subtitled) video about vegetarian munchies in Johor Bahru’s old town and subscribed to her channel:
Map of Vegetarian Restaurants in Johor Bahru
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