Kuah Restaurants

Where and What to Eat in Kuah

Most locals will tell you Kuah is hardly a gastronomic goldmine but seafood and Chinese fare are all par for the course here. Due to its relatively large population and the number of hotels in the area, there is a good range of dining venues to choose from.

The Langkawi Fair shopping mall is home to more than a few upmarket restaurants as well as the only fast food outlets – like MacDonald’s and KFC – on Langkawi Island. Nevertheless if you’re looking for Western gastronomy options you’re better off heading over to the Pantai Tengah and Pantai Cenang stretch since Kuah’s international cuisine list is decidedly limited.

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Restaurants in Kuah

Anjung Damai

Anjung Damai is an exclusive fine dining option at the award-winning The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa. Perfect for a romantic evening with a loved one, Anjung Damai offers a breathtaking sea view with an elevated dining area with dim lanterns and white drapes for privacy. The restaurant serves exquisite international fare and highly recommended is the indulgent filet mignon which is cooked on an open air grill over local aromatic wood charcoals with wild forest mushrooms and red currant glace de viande. Enhancing the experience are the small touches of amuse-bouche appetisers, sorbet palate cleaners, as well as coffee and tea with pralines. Guests should note that a reservation is required to enjoy Anjung Damai’s fine dining establishment.

  • Opening Hours: Daily 19:00 – 23:00
  • Address: The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa, Kuah
  • Tel: +604 960 8954
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Aquarium Seafood Garden

Locals claim that this place, where chefs toss their woks in front of guests, serves up the best seafood on Langkawi Island. The mantis prawns, green lobsters, finger mussels and soft-shell crabs are certainly very tasty and prices are definitely more reasonable than Orkid Ria over on the Pantai Cenang stretch.

  • Opening Hours: 11:30 – 14:30 and 18:00 22:30 everyday
  • Address: Lot 4111, Taman Seri, 07000, Kuah Malaysia
  • Tel: +604 966 8888
  • Price Range: Affordable
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Arabica Restaurant

If you're looking for an alternative to the ubiquitous Chinese and seafood fare in Kuah, Arabica presents a refreshing change. This air-conditioned eatery serves up unique and tasty Moroccan and Lebanese favourites.

  • Opening Hours: 12:00 – 24:00
  • Address: Level 3, Plaza Langkawi
  • Tel: +6013 482 7933 or +6017 660 5145
  • Price Range: Affordable
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Arts Café Langkawi

Arts Café Langkawi is a cosy café and art gallery in Kuah, where you can enjoy a wide range of western fare, coffee, and fresh juices at reasonable prices. Established in 2001, the restaurant is fitted with plenty of plants, mismatched furnishing, and vibrant oil paintings by local artists (which are for sale as well). Food-wise, standouts here include pesto pasta, freshly baked pot pies with chicken with spinach, beef and green peas, as well as vegetarian fillings, and vegan ciabatta sandwiches with avocado, hummus, and chickpeas. Aside from the usual array of coffee, Arts Café Langkawi also serves pumpkin and sweet potato lattes – a good option if you’re looking to satisfy your sweet tooth.

  • Opening Hours: Daily 09:00 – 22:00
  • Location: 54, Pandak Mayah 5, Kuah, Langkawi
  • Tel: +604 961 1986
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Eagle View Seafood

Serving excellent Chinese-style fried rice, this air-conditioned eatery is a welcome reprieve from the sun when you’re visiting the Eagle Square. Lunch here seems to be on the itinerary of a lot of tour operators; the food is not overly spicy and menu selections are imaginative.

  • Opening Hours: 11:30 – 14:30; 18:00 – 22:00
  • Location: Block A, Restoran Dataran Lang
  • Tel: 604 966 9898
  • Price Range: Affordable
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Fair Cafe

Fair Cafe is a North Indian and Arabic restaurant situated beside the entrance of Langkawi Fair Shopping Mall. It is only a five-minute walk from Kuah Jetty and next to a McDonald’s outlet. Fair Cafe has a good mix of Indian and Arabic cuisine that are not only affordable, but comes in portions which are big enough for two persons. Aside from the usual offerings of chicken and lamb tikka, tandoori, briyani, and naan, Fair Cafe also has a selection of vegetarian dishes, as well as pizzas and burgers. Diners can have a full meal of kabseh lamb and a glass of fresh fruit juice for less than RM40.

  • Opening Hours: Daily 10:00 – 23:00
  • Address: GM 4-5, Langkawi Fair Shopping Mall
  • Tel: +604 966 1102
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Kayu Puti at The St Regis

Kayu Puti at The St. Regis Langkawi is an elegant dining venue that specialises in Asian-influenced haute cuisine, unique cocktails and premium wines. Featuring a classy nautical concept, the restaurant’s indoor section is fitted with large French windows, fabric-draped high ceilings, seashell chandeliers and white-washed wooden furnishing.

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  • Opening Hours: Daily 18:00 – 23:00
  • Location: The St Regis Langkawi
  • Tel: +604 960 6666
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Langkawi Fish Farm Restaurant

Langkawi Fish Farm Restaurant is a tranquil seafood eatery that’s surrounded by a vast garden area. Offering delicious and value-for-money seafood cuisine, the indoor dining section is spacious and beautifully decorated with pirate ship replicas and fishermen lanterns hanging from the ceiling while the sea deck outside is an open-air dining space with a stunning view Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Daily 13:00 - 23:00
  • Location: 1986, Jalan Pantai Penarak
  • Tel: +604 966 7988
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Restoran Kak Yah Kondo

Locals will tell you that this outdoor eatery may not look like much but the food here is definitely tasty and worth every cent. Located opposite Kondo Istana, this restaurant serves a good range of freshly-cooked Malay dishes, including roti canai, roti arab, nasi campur and char kway teow.

  • Location: 16:00 – 02:00 (closed on Thursdays)
  • Address: Opposite Lot 757, Jalan Penarak, Kampung Padang Lalang, Mukim Kuah
  • Price Range: Budget
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Restoran Pak Haji Ya Nasi Ayam

Restoran Pak Haji Ayam is the perfect eatery for foreigners; if you’re not feeling adventurous but you’d like to sample a cheap yet simple local dish, then the nasi ayam at this place will be sure to whet your appetite. Nasi ayam comprises chicken stock-flavoured rice served with grilled or roasted chicken and garnished with cucumber slices, salad and home-made spicy dip.

  • Opening Hours: 09:30 – 18:00
  • Address: No. 85 & 86, Persiaran Mutiara, Pusat Dagangan, Kelana Mas
  • Tel: 6019 563 8320
  • Price Range: Budget
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Restoran Siti Fatimah

Located along Jalan Mata Air, this family-owned Malay restaurant is well known amongst locals. Featuring a wide spread of dishes, laid out buffet-style, Siti Fatimah has mostly northern-Malay cuisine at reasonable prices. Try the fried sambal fish, coconut chicken curry and the gulai ikan talang masin (salted fish curry.) Staff members are friendly and efficient.

  • Opening Hours: 07:00 – 17:00 Thursday - Tuesday
  • Address: Bt. 5 ¼, Jalan Kampung Tok Senik, Kawasan Mata Air, Ulu Melaka
  • Cuisine: Northern Malay
  • Price Range: Budget
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Teo Seafood Restaurant

Teo Seafood Restaurant is a humble-looking establishment that serves some of the best seafood in Langkawi. It is very popular among the local Chinese community, which results in dishes that are served in massive portions at affordable prices. Guests can dine comfortably at the spacious and airy al fresco dining area that is well-lit during the evenings. In addditon to its extensive mix of fresh seafood like crabs and lobsters, Teo Seafood Restaurant also serves crispy duck and garlic roast pork for unapologetic meat lovers. Signature dishes include steamed garoupa, butter prawns, and stuffed you tiao (deep fried sesame-topped Chinese crullers stuffed with minced meat and sweet mayonnaise drizzle).

  • Opening Hours: Daily 12:00 – 15:00 & 18:30 – 00:00
  • Address: 30, Pusat Dagangan Kelana Mas, Kuah
  • Tel: +6012 474 5520
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The Pier Restaurant and Bar

The Pier Restaurant and Bar is a popular meeting point for local yachters and expatriates in Kuah, Langkawi. The restaurant has a timeless yet colonial charm, hosting a big dark wooden bar selling cheap beers and tantalising snacks for cruising sailors and travellers. Offering delicious yet affordable Western dishes and authentic Thai cuisine, meat lovers will love its tenderloin steak, grilled New York, and Wiener schnitzel with their choice of ice cold beer. The Pier Restaurant and Bar also offers a number of information and services such as book swaps, ice cube supplies, free Wi-Fi, as well as computer, printer and international fax services.

  • Opening Hours: Saturday –Thursday 10:00 – 23:00
  • Location: Pusat Dagangan Kelana Mas, Kuah
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Water Garden Hawker Centre

During the day this kopitiam serves up mouth-watering local favourites. Try the tantalisingly sumptuous mee java goreng, the kway teow teng and the deliciously varied mixed rice. At nights this eatery is transformed into a seafood restaurant; its location in the city centre makes it especially popular and locals frequently patronise this place.

  • Opening Hours: 06:30 – 16:00; 17:30 – 23:30
  • Address: 89/ 90 Jalan Pandak Mayah 5
  • Tel: 604 966 8400
  • Price Range: Budget
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Wonderland Food Restaurant

Locals claim that Wonderland serves up the best seafood on Langkawi Island; offering local favourites of traditionally cooked seafood entrees, the chilli crab is especially flavoursome. Service is friendly and prompt and the atmosphere is lovely.

  • Opening Hours: 17:30 – 23:30
  • Address: Wonderland Food Store, Lot 179, 180, 181 Pusat Perniagaan Kelana Mas, Jalan Trimula, Kuah
  • Price Range: Affordable
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