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IT Roo Cafe

Jalan Dhoby, Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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Ranked #64 of 429 restaurants in Johor Bahru
Cuisines: Asian
Dining options: Reservations
Description: Best Chicken Chop in JB
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Best Chicken Chop in JB
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English first
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

It was voted best chicken chop but I would give it 4 out 5 but I would have to say that their service is fast albeit the chicken chop is edible. Tried their black pepper and mushroom sauce and I will give it a go with the mushroom sauce. Surprisingly, the chilly sauce that was served; Panda brand, is pretty... More

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Despite higher rating before the place not much changes for at the last 10 years. The food price is getting pricy and a place is getting cramped. Is time for an owner to rejuvenate the place...

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Me my wife and her friends having a dinner on 20 July 2014.My wife , me and her frnd boyfreinds ordered their specialty dishes was Chicken Chop.Its was good bit her others friend order Fried Rice for our buka puasa and was totally shocked when it was served.It was 100% look like our daughter school canteen fried rice.No presentation at... More

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

considering the cafe has been around like forever.. the chicken chop is their specialty... only thing i don't like is the limited tables and the long queue especially during lunch or the weekends... other than that the food is good... the quality and potion has remained the same since i can remember.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

It Roo didn't fail the honor of being "the best chicken chop in JB" back in 90s and 2000s. However, their chicken chop is just mediocre nowadays. Their not so famous "wah tan hor" is better than their chicken chop in my opinion. Current black pepper sauce was kinda dull in comparison with their past glorious days. Wah tan hor... More

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London, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

It's like taking a step back in time. The decor, the style and even the way the food was served and plated does bring back memories... late 70s, early 80s. Had a nice fried chicken chop that was well done. Will surely return for more the next time I visit Johor Bahru.

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Pulau Ubin, Singapore
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Must try the fried chicken chop which is the real deal. The grilled version is simply not good with disappointing sauce. Love the home made potato wedges.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

It Roo Cafe is famous for their Chicken chop and other local dishes such as fried rice, fried noodles and etc. they sell typical drinks in Johor such as Sirap Bandung (Ros syrup with evaporated milk). This is where travelers can find local taste but at the same time enjoying the fast and efficient service. The restaurant is snuggled in... More

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Johor Bahru, Malaysia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Always try their chicken chop, reminded me on my mum's cook when young. Can't miss, even their Hainanese dishes - fried rice, hailam noodles.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

Heard much about this place, especially reviews that claim it has the best Hainanese chicken chop in J.B. We had very high expectations, especially since it was recommended by this site. We ordered a grilled chicken chop and it was ok. Just ok. I understand that the potatoes and coleslaw weren't supposed to be fantastic, because they merely accompany the... More

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