Danga Bay Seafood Market

    "So what you guys want for dinner?"

    "SEAFOOD!", some of our friends chimmed in unison.

    After perusing various options and reviews, we settled on heading to Danga Bay, a recreational bay area that's even featured on JB's official tourism website. With the seafood market being just one of the many highlights, Danga Bay is undoubtedly an area to explore while in Johor Bahru.

    Danga Bay Seafood Market Malaysia Johor

    I love how the huge majestic lobster statue at the front with a huge array of fish tank right by the side. It's a huge spectacle of a place, from the mural at the side, to the fish tanks and also an open kitchen concept where one could watch what's cooking. There's literally an army of chefs and cooks and there's something very culturally unique about Asian Chef which Jimmy O. Yang sums up best.

    Other than seafood there's also an variety of dishes from vegetables, chicken to even venison and ostrich?! I knew I need to conquer the fastest bird here. And each of us ordered a dish that we'd like to try; zhi char style.

    Danga Bay Seafood Market Malaysia Johor

    I'd never really indulged in seafood, often claiming they weren't part of my food chain and sticking to my comfort zone. It was thoughtful of them to encourage me to step out of my comfort zone as they persuaded me to try a raw oyster with a dab of lemon and a touch of Tabasco—ingredients I wouldn't even consider putting in my mouth.

    "It feels like an episode of Fear Factor!" I exclaimed as I prepared to taste the raw oyster with my spoon, counting down from 3.

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    Danga Bay Seafood Market Malaysia Johor

    It wasn't as bad as I thought—perhaps not as unpleasant as I'd envisioned. Later on, I tried the "Gong Gong" and Chilli Crab, both first-time experiences for me. Maybe it was the universe nudging me beyond my comfort zone, but at that moment, I had an epiphany: our comfort zones aren't as intimidating as we believe.

    The remaining dishes were excellent—the crispy skin of the roasted chicken and the warm ostrich meat, coupled with the rich gravy, left a satisfying impression. Overall, it was an incredible experience for seafood enthusiasts. Although I might not fully appreciate the food as a non-seafood lover, Danga Bay is undeniably a place worth exploring.

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    Details
    Name: Seafood Market, Danga Bay, Johor Bahru
    Address: 29C, Skudai Lbh, Straits View, 80200 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
    Opening Hours: 11:30 am–11 pm
    Whatsapp: +60 12-308 4988
    Chinese Number: 012- 319 4998

    For booking, there is not exactly a number indicated for the seafood market, but there's a contact number for Grand Bay, will leave the details below!
    *checked with them and it is all under 1 company!

    Name: 海滨楼 Grand Bayview Seafood Restaurant Sdn Bhd
    Address: (next to Danga Bay Seafood Market)
    3, Lot PTD 21349, Batu, 1/2, Jalan Bertingkat Skudai, Danga Bay, 80200 Johor Bahru, Johor, Johor Bahru, Malaysia
    Contact: 
    +60 7-226 1688
    Whatsapp: +60 12-308 4988
    Chinese Number: 012- 319 4998
    (Grand Bayview Facebook)


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    2 comments

    Rawrnie

    Hello Mira! I have included a contact number in the updated post
    also you may want to contact them via whatsapp (if im not wrong their number is)
    +60 12-308 4998

    have dropped them a contact to confirm their numbers for reservation and will update as well

    Mira

    Any idea how to contact this place to make table bookings?

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