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HAVN Restaurant & Bar @ Kulai, Johor

HAVN Restaurant & Bar is located at Kulai, it is renovated from a detached factory thus the restaurant is very spacious inside. Heard from my fren that HAVN is danish which means “Harbour”, the pronunciation is similar to “half”.

A nice place to hang out with friends for gathering or some tea or coffee, or some beer at night.  The big space and sufficient tables which cater big capacity will make you feel very comfortable even when there are a lot of ppl in the restaurant.


The exterior look of HAVN restaurant and bar.



Interior of HAVN (Downstairs, only 2/3 of downstairs)



Interior of HAVN (Upstairs)

They have a patio for outdoor dining as well. The place is so huge that it is sufficient for holding huge private event.



Bar and Juice Counter

HAVN serves a very typical menu of western food. I think most of the food eg. something to share, burger and pizza will go well with beer in a lovely evening, so probably I should drop by for a beer in the evening next time.


Food Menu



Drink Menu



Eight Secret from the Far East Tea & Cranberry Walnut Cake  (photo credit: my lovely BFF)

The tea is a mix flavour of fruity, tinge of bitterness, tinge of sourness, some flower frangrace, well a very exotic tea. Haha! That really depends on individual taste bud whether you will like it, but we kind of like it. The cake is not in the menu, but you can hand pick it near the bar counter.


The Cranberry Walnut Cake is good, the texture is firm. Fruity cranberry flavour with crunchy walnut is one good combination. Most importantly, it is not too sweet, just nice!


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Carbonara is one of my favourite pasta (most frequently-ordered pasta whenever I go, so I can guess it can be considered as “favourite, lol!) However the carbonara here is disappointing, it was not so creamy, but watery and flavour was diluted. And I dun really like the sprinkle of cauliflower on top. After finishing my carbonara, there was still a pool of sauce in the plate.


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Seafood Bake Rice

Seafood including clams, prawns, squid and etc, the rice is baked with Neapolitan sauce with cheese on top. The sauce is heavy-flavoured, quite salty. As you can see from the picture the rice was drenched in the sauce, thus this dish is disappointing too, it was too salty.



Grilled Chicken Chop (with Black Pepper Sauce)

As from the picture the chicken chop might appear to be abit too dry and hard, but in fact it is just nice. The purple cabbage salad was good. The grilled chicken chop was just an average on cafe standard.

Last but not least, my friend said the pizza there was not bad, so probably worth a try. Anyway this place is still new, they are still improving, the food might get better in the future.

Address: No 8, Jalan SME 1 Kawasan Perindustrian SME, Bandar Indahpura, 81000 Kulai, Johor, Malaysia. 

Operating hours: 12pm-1am Daily

Tel: +60 7-660 8126


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Balcony@Bukit Indah

I am just a greedy food lover! I do not mind to travel a bit further, or maybe 2 hours to find some good food to eat!

I love expensive food, yet I love cheap but nice food too! The restaurants, pubs, cafes in Johor Bahru are like bamboo shoots after raining, getting more and more, and there are more varieties too! I have been to one at Bukit Indah. The bar and restaurant called Balcony, it is just next to Setia Sales Office, opposite Tesco.

I have met a chef, last time he used to be a manager in a restaurant at AeON Tebrau called Flinstone. I used to work there as a “bartender” there for making juices and coffee after graduation from high school. It was a very interesting experience of working there, staff were friendly, the manger sometimes cooked steak for me. haha! It was fun to stay outside with a bunch of friends too, we would go to Permas Jaya to eat Lok Lok and the super spicy grilled chicken. After eating the chicken, we had to order 3 cups of water each to cool down the spicy taste in mouth! That bunch of friends always laughed at me that my bf (at that time) tattooed a bird for me on his arm…well, my last name meant “swallow”..and so he wanted to tattooed it for me without my approval. My friends said that normally tattoo your gd/bf name, the relationship would never last long. And yea, it has been proven to be true.

Ok, enough of old story.

the beer variety is really little at Balcony@ Bukit Indah, only tiger, heineken and maybe carlsberg and a few more. One thing to note is that the food was out of my expectation. There are many western restaurant or cafe which serve western food, but most of the time, the food they serve are not so nice and sometimes taste and look like hong kong cafe or fast food style. Although the food in Balcony may not be as good as Chef Papaz, it still stands out from the others.

Medium cooked beef steak, which was very fresh and juicy! My favourite there, so I highly recommend this dish! For steak, I think the freshness of the beef is very important! While the pork knuckle was a bit hard but crispy!


Fried house-made pork meatballs, the meatballs tasted generally good. The best part was the chili sauce that came together with the meatballs, impressive chili sauce! Hahaha! The other dish is the sauteed potatoes which was just so so.


Spaghetti Marinara, another delicious dish there. I do not like to eat spaghetti which soaked into tomato sauce, which always taste only sour and salty. This dish was with just enough sauce, the prawns and mussels were very fresh too. Btw, the carbonara there was quite creamy and cheesy. Some people like it, some don’t.

Overall, it is a pleasant place to have dinner at! Ample parking space, less crowd, relaxing atmosphere!

Address: Wisma S P Setia, Jalan Indah 15, Bukit Indah, Johor Bahru, Johor.

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