Chez Papa – French Bistro in Johor Bahru

To be honest I don’t really like to eat European food in Johor Bahru. Even simple European dishes in JB’s restaurants (such as mashed potatoes, omelette or bread) are not so tasty as in Europe. That’s why I was so surprised when I visited French bistro Chez Papa recently – food there was absolutely amazing!

Chez Papa Johor Bahru

Chef owner Dominique Muller is from Nice, France. He opened this restaurant in 1999. Regional French Cuisine with “heart” – it’s how he calls his restaurant. I would have to say, this place was everything the ambiance (very romantic, dim, and beautiful), service (extremely friendly) and fantastic well prepared food.

Chez Papa Johor Bahru

Aprons on the ceiling:

Chez Papa Johor Bahru

I’ve never been to France but when I was sitting in Chez Papa and eating Soupe de Tomates (tomato soup) served with crispy croutons, I felt as if I were in Paris.

Chez Papa Johor Bahru

Besides of tomato soup I’ve tried delicious salmon salad:

Chez Papa Johor Bahru

Quiche, a famous French tart:

Chez Papa Johor Bahru

They served bread and butter before a meal:

Chez Papa Johor Bahru

A menu, Page 1:

Chez Papa Johor Bahru

A menu, Page 2:

Chez Papa Johor Bahru

Prices here are quite high for locals, so it’s not a place for everyday dining. But I’d definitely recommend this romantic restaurant for Valentine’s Day or Wedding anniversary dinner.

Visitor Information

  • Address: 38 and 40 Jalan Jaya, Taman Maju Jaya, 80400 Johor Bahru, Malaysia (Show Map)
  • Phone: +607-333 4988, +6019-750 4988
  • Website: www.chezpapa.com.my
  • Hours: Dinner 6:00pm – 10:30pm; Wine, Cocktails and Tapas 5:30pm – 12:00am. Closed on Sundays.
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