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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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Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A small piece of France

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Lawrence S
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Giza
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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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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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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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

Delicious escargots, passable salad, rich and creamy dauphinoise potatoes with the steaks. Good wine list, though it was pricey, even by local standards. The steaks were disappointing. I'd happily eat a chewy, flavourful steak, but my steak was more chew than flavour. I was looking forward to desserts, but the chocolate pot and creme brulee were small and overpriced. Service... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Went in March for my birthday. Plate presentation amateur and steak not rested. Expensive for a pub style meal. Highlight was a good crepe Suzette at the end of a very average meal.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

This restaurant is pricy for Malaysia and over time the neighborhood has become run down, and as often is the case in Malaysia, parking is very bad....but it is all worth it. The decor is quaint and the ambience is almost 'there'. The food is just like eating in a small family restaurant in French town and the quality is... 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: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Families with children, Doing business, Bar scene

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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