Roost The Zon JB


Roost Bistro
The Zon
88 Jalan Ibrahim Sultan
Stulang Laut, Johor Baru
80300 Johor
T: 07 226 6177
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Fly hangout with retro appeal….
Like the original Roost in Jalan Dhobi, Roost at The Zon offers the same charming confines, despite its more contemporary setting. The décor similarly reflects owner Sea Wong’s predilection for retro and rock ‘n’ roll, with the addition of a VW van adorning the bar. You can’t help but get a warm and fuzzy feeling once you’ve settled in, and with various distractions and unpretentious company, it’s easy to lose track of time in this time warp.

Text + images April Kuan

Clientele Music lovers, JB’s hip and fashionable set, and the curious.

Music policy Easy to digest indie rock and folk tunes. On event nights, visiting DJs like Twilight Actiongirl, Foulworks, Mixing In Action, KBnL and Junk Junkies crank up the volume with the sounds of indie electro and whatever else is going.

Drinks Tiger RM11/bottle, RM49/bucket of 5 bottles, Heineken RM12/bottle, RM55/bucket of 5 bottles. Big on the juices here, which are served up in pint-sized buckets, the MangoTango, a delicious mix of mango and yoghurt (RM6.90) is the house favourite. All prices are nett.

Happy Hours None here as prices don’t get much better than this.

Eats Local and Western. The Chicken Chop (RM12.90) comes highly recommended, but don’t knock the Roasted Chicken Whole Leg with Rice (RM14.90) and Hainanese Beef Noodle (RM8). Favoured snacks include the Chicken Popcorn (RM8.90) and Chicken Cheese Nugget (RM9.90). All prices are nett.

Service Always prompt, although there might be a bit of a language barrier with some of the foreign wait staff.

Door policy Free as a bird.

Dress code Who cares? What? Are you some kind of hipster?

Open Mon-Sat: 10am-4pm, 6pm-12mn; Sun: 5pm-12mn.

Parking Mon-Sun: 9am-6pm: public parking with coupons 40 sen/half hour, 60 sen/hour, free after; Sun & public holidays: free.