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Chez Papa French Bistro and Wine Bar

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38 and 40 Jalan Jaya | Taman Maju Jaya, Johor Bahru 80400, Malaysia
607-333-4988
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Description: Established in 1999. Traditional French Regional Cuisine. Cheerful and...
Established in 1999. Traditional French Regional Cuisine. Cheerful and comfortable Bistro decor. Adjoining Wine Bar with cozy ambience. Extensive wine list, large selection of cocktails and International beers by the bottle.
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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I have been visiting Chez Papa since 2001, when it was only known among a small circle of folks in Jb. Later, after I got married, the Wife and I came more frequently. The Wife is vegetarian. I remember still how Shereen would come to our table and discuss how she could make us a vege dish. But... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 8, 2015
ceemohan
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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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Trondheim
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13 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We, a family of 4, had high expectations when we decided to visit a presumably good restaurant. The staff was friendly. But how we were disappointed about the food. A greasy, oily serving of two beef steaks (lamb tenderloin) and rather tasteless pasta, the whole presentation looked uninviting. Also the vegetables were a big disappointment. The red house wine was... More 

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

I have been visiting Chez Papa since 2001, when it was only known among a small circle of folks in Jb. Later, after I got married, the Wife and I came more frequently. The Wife is vegetarian. I remember still how Shereen would come to our table and discuss how she could make us a vege dish. But mostly, we... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Yes its old and stayed the same all these years. Yes its located at a less than fancy location. Yes its 'gloomy' But are all these external aesthetics important? Its the food that matters mind you! We have been patrons of Shereen and Dominique for more than 10 years and have seen the evolution of the restaurant - bare and... More 

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Giza
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The place is wonderful piece of France. The food is good but the price is above average so get ready to burn a small hole in your pocket. Nonetheless, love the atmosphere and nice collection of wines.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Staffs are nice and friendly, foods are good but portion too small. Price average. Location not very good kinda hard to find parking.

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Malaysia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant is a very old restaurant situated near Plaza Pelangi off Tebrau Highway. After so many years the ambience of the place is still the same. The food is nothing to shout about. Serving is poor and pricey. We do not like the surrounding because it t is among some very dirty and messy old shops. The road there... More 

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Johor Bahru
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Johor has such a wide and diverse arrangement of restaurants and eating places, how do you decide where to eat? Having international travelers and wanting that special place, where work and pleasure crosses over, unwinding in the relaxed wine bar environment, before tantalizing and titilating ones tastebuds on perhaps the best steak in town. Wine choices from around the workd... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Delicious food but portion was a little small and pricey. Good service. Staffs were attentive and polite. The surroundings outside the shop felt abit unsafe and uncomfortable. Beside the restaurant was a mechanic and above it was a budget hotel. Parking was not a breeze.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

I have been visited this place twice. Even after a year, the food still taste great and the quality never drop! Keep up the good work!

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Hollywood, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Most global folks agree that when in JB or even across the Causeway that an evening or two in Chez Papa is worth all efforts! Each visit is both an adventure and comfortingly familiar at the same time. In agreement that the area is in transition, but would like to comment as a witness over decades that established businesses weathering... More 

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Address: 38 and 40 Jalan Jaya | Taman Maju Jaya, Johor Bahru 80400, Malaysia
Phone Number: 607-333-4988
Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Johor  >  Johor Bahru District  >  Johor Bahru
Cuisine: French, Wine Bar

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 38 and 40 Jalan Jaya | Taman Maju Jaya, Johor Bahru 80400, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Johor  >  Johor Bahru District  >  Johor Bahru
  • Phone Number: 607-333-4988

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Bar scene, Families with children, Doing business, Romantic

Description

Established in 1999. Traditional French Regional Cuisine. Cheerful and comfortable Bistro decor. Adjoining Wine Bar with cozy ambience. Extensive wine list, large selection of cocktails and International beers by the bottle.

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