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Pantai Cenang

Breakfast Bar

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The Breakfast Bar may not look like much from the outside – it’s a small tropical beach-like hut – but the food is varied and delicious. From roti canai and spicy nasi lemak to delicious fresh baguettes and savoury scrambled eggs; the owner, Mukhtar, is a teh tarik master and more importantly the fare here is affordable.

  • Opening Hours: Daily, 07:00 – 14:00
  • Address: Jalan Pantai Cenang, Mukim Kedawang
  • Tel: 604 955 6533
  • Cuisine: Asian & Western
  • Price Range: Affordable
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Champor Champor Restaurants & Bar

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Champor Champor serves up tasty home-cooked fare; diners here recommend the tofu satay and coconut-crusted calamari. Set in an open-air grove-like garden set with plenty of plants and Asian carvings, this mid-priced eatery offers a combination of local and Western dishes. Featuring a spa at the back of the restaurant, service at this eatery is pretty average.

  • Opening Hours: 19:00 – 01:00
  • Location: Jalan Pantai Cenang, Mukim Kedawang (beside Backofen)
  • Address: Pantai Cenang, 07100 Langkawi
  • Tel: 604 955 1449
  • Cuisine: local & Western
  • Price Range: Affordable
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Happy-Happy Cenang Seafood Restaurant

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Happy-Happy Cenang Seafood Restaurant may be relatively new to Pantai Cenang’s bustling dining scene but it’s been gaining a massive following thanks to its affordable yet well-executed delicacies from the sea. The eatery is set between Mali-Mali Beach Resort and Casa Del Mar Langkawi, making it incredibly convenient for guests of both beach resorts. Similar to most Langkawi eateries, live seafood such as red snappers, mussels, oysters, tiger prawns and flower crabs are displayed in large aquariums for diners to choose. Prepared using local Chinese-style cooking, standout dishes at Happy-Happy Cenang Seafood Restaurant include fish ball vermicelli soup, wine tiger grouper, garlic steamed lobster, and salted egg crab.

  • Opening Hours: Daily 14:00 - 23:00
  • Address: 44, Jalan Pantai Cenang, Langkawi
  • Tel: +604 955 3725
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La Sal

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A dining room set within Casa del Mar Resort along Jalan Pantai Cenang, La Sal is a fine dining restaurant where you will find local food inspired by Mediterranean flavours and the local catch. We recommend the tangy, spicy barbecued tandoori chicken skewers – the meat is melt-in-your-mouth tender and succulent: paired with the fluffy, buttery naan bread, this dish is certainly comforting and makes a visit here worthwhile. What’s more, the restaurant also deserves high proise for its attentive service – although they are not too knowledgeable about wine selections, wait staff members more than make up for it with their cheerful, efficient service.

  • Address: Casa del Mar, Mukim Kedawang, Pantai Cenang, Langkawi 07000
  • Tel: +604 955 2388

Little India Cuisine

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At the end of Pantai Cenang is Little India Cuisine restaurant; featuring plastic tables and chairs and a warm and sticky atmosphere this converted garage is a good place for northern Indian and vegetarian cuisine. Prices are not really cheap, so foreigners should note that Indian fare isn’t necessarily supposed to cost you more than RM10 for a complete meal.

  • Opening Hours: 19:00 – 23:00
  • Location: Jalan Pantai Cenang
  • Tel: 604 955 7308
  • Cuisine: North Indian
  • Price Range: Budget
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Nam Restaurant

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Nam – one of the most popular and well-regarded restaurants in Langkawi – boasts a well-executed menu, with Thai and local influences especially evident. Try the crispy Indian-style samosas, barbecued rock lobster tails, char-grilled rack of lamb and steamed apple, macadamia and butterscotch pudding. Although a bit on the pricey side, the sumptuous fare and luxurious atmosphere make it truly worth your dollar. 

  • Opening Hours: 11:00 – 23:00
  • Location: Bon Ton Restaurant & Resort, Pantai Cenang
  • Cuisine: Fusion
  • Price Range: Expensive
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Nest Rooftop Café Langkawi is a pork-free establishment that serves a decent selection of western cuisine, salads, mocktails, and fruit juices. Set atop Royal Agate Beach Resort, the rooftop restaurant at Pantai Cenang offers a relaxing space for locals, expats, and travellers of all ages.

Fitted with recycled loungers, colourful throw pillows, and even a play area for children, patrons can enjoy an evening of relaxing music and live entertainment as well as expansive views of Pantai Cenang Beach, Andaman Sea, and Langkawi’s verdant mountain ranges. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Daily 07:00 – 11:00 & 17:00 – 23:00
  • Address: 5th Floor, Royal Agate Beach Resort, Jalan Pantai Cenang
  • Tel: +6017 229 1063
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Orkid Ria Seafood Restaurant

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There is a stretch of Pantai Cenang that is especially jam-packed with restaurants and souvenir stores and this is where you’ll find the brightly-lit Orkid Ria. This popular seafood eatery is one of the most expensive along Pantai Cenang and its main draw is its extensive menu. Try the black pepper tiger prawns, deep-fried squid and garlic kalian – the fare is slightly pricey yet the restaurant is almost always crowded; come early or expect to wait for a table.

  • Opening Hours: 11:00 – 15:00; 18:00 – 23:00
  • Address: Lot 1225, Pantai Cenang, Mukim Kedawang, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, West Malaysia.
  • Tel: (604) 955 4128
  • Cuisine: Seafood
  • Price Range: Pricey
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Papadam Ria Indian Restaurant

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A favourite among Langkawi locals, Pappadam Ria’s kitchen sure knows how to prepare Indian food in a way that both satisfies and caters to a wide range of food preferences. Taking pride in delivering the authentic experience, they focus on North and South Indian region dishes, so whether you are craving a creamy curry, spicy, vegetable-filled samosa or outstanding vegetarian options, you are sure to be satisfied.

Though it only opened its doors in 2013, it has gone on to cement its reputation as one of the island’s best Indian restaurants: we recommend the dry kadai chicken (an expert combination of juicy chicken chunks with piquant capsicums and spices), and Mysore rogan josh (a brilliant red curry dish of braised mutton slices, flavoured with onions, creamy yoghurt, tangy garlic, ginger and spices). All in all, a meal here is sure to be a satisfying one.

  • Opening Hours: 11:00 – 23:30
  • Address: No. 1, Lot 1556, Jalan Pantai Cenang, 07000 Langkawi
  • Tel: +604 955 7775

Putumayo

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This restaurant is one of the more upscale restaurants in Langkawi and the culinary options here are decidedly Asian. The friendly staff and prompt service as well as the beautiful open-air courtyard make your meal a pleasant one; if you decide to dine here then try the fish cooked Nyonya style.

  • Opening Hours: 19:00 – 22:30
  • Address: Lot 1584, Jalan Pantai Cenang
  • Tel: 603 953 2233
  • Cuisine: Asian
  • Price Range: Affordable

Red Tomato Restaurant

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Red Tomato Restaurant & Lounge is a hip and unpretentious dining room with décor that puts us in mind of a Spanish hacienda - think, vibrant walls in shades of green, blue and orange, stained-glass pendant ceiling lamps, bird cages, cactus pots and even a bright red baby piano.

  • Opening Hours: 09:00 – 22:30
  • Location: Jalan Pantai Cenang
  • Address: 5 Casa Fina Avenue, Pantai Cenang, 07000 Langkawi
  • Tel: +604 955 4055
  • Cuisine: Western
  • Price Range: Affordable
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Rose Tea

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Located nearby Putumayo along the Pantai Cenang strip, this small restaurant offers delicious local and Thai cuisine. The menu is adequately extensive and you can dine al fresco under the stars and kick back with a tall cold glass of Tiger while waiting for your fresh seafood.

  • Opening Hours: (closed on Friday)
  • Location: 1054, Jalan Pantai Cenang
  • Cuisine: Pan-Asian and Pacific Rim
  • Price Range: Pan-Asian and Pacific Rim
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Spice Market at Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort

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This restaurant serves up Asian and international cuisine under rugged wooden timber beams. The air-conditioned restaurant is located in the main building of the resort and overlooks the pool; try the nightly buffet which comes with a plethora of choices.

  • Opening Hours: 07:00 – 23:00
  • Location: Meritus Pelangi Beach Resort
  • Tel: 604 952 8888
  • Cuisine: Western & Asian
  • Price Range: Expensive
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An airy al fresco dining room featuring an on-the-beach location with raw design focusing on ageing timber, white tents, umbrellas and chairs, The Brasserie certainly makes for a romantic dinner spot, impressing immensely with its casual elegance. We love the fact that the kitchen always seems to be pushing unique ideas, making them very easily chart toppers in Langkawi’s culinary game.

The Mediterranean-inspired cuisine at this 130-pax restaurant is simple marvellous: we highly recommend its Angus steak, a hearty portion of melt-on-the-tongue meat, heavily marbled with unrivalled sweetness and tenderness. To keep you company while you have your meal are trip hop, jazz fusion and instrumental rock tunes. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 12:00 – 24:00
  • Address: 27 A Jalan Pantai Cenang
  • Tel: +604 9551927
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For fine dining with unbeatable views, The Cliff is certainly a winner. In total it can seat up to 220 people, with three sections – an indoor dining room, bar and al fresco garden. A polished outfit with decor that is classical and very elegant (think buffed wood floors, white plastic bucket chairs and white cloth-covered tables), its ambiance is casual and comfortable.

The kitchen, helmed by award-winning local chef Khairul, puts out beautifully-executed, authentic Malay dishes that are rich in flavour and impress us with their simplicity. Standouts on this side of the menu include The Cliff’s traditional beef rendang – tender, succulent braised beef chunks, marinated with galangal, Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 12:00 – 23:00
  • Address: Lot 63 & 40, Jalan Pantai Chenang, 07000 Pulau Langkawi
  • Tel: +604 953 3228
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The Sunset Deck, located in Bon Ton Resort, is a tranquil establishment that offers a satisfying selection of cocktails, wines, liqueurs and other beverages along with its tapas or mezze menu. With a massive open-air seating area on a wooden platform that is surrounded by palm trees and coconut trees, diners are treated to a lovely view of the sunset as they sip on their favourite cocktails. Served from 17:00 to 19:00, diners can choose from seafood, meat or vegetarian tapas or mezze - we highly recommend the Mezze Plate of Dips, which consists of hummus, chermoula marinade and dukka, with a side of rocket and preserved lemon salad Read More...

  • Opening Hours: Daily 17:00 – 02:00
  • Location: Bon Ton Resort, Pantai Cenang
  • Tel: +604 955 1688
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Tomato Nasi Kandar

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This restaurant is known as one of the cheapest places in Langkawi for excellent fare at cheap prices; locals swear by this eatery, filled with plastic tables and chairs, and it certainly doesn’t disappoint. The 24-hour joint serves up tasty food no matter the hour; food is always fresh and although the outside seating area is as hot as blue blazes, the food makes the agony worthwhile.

  • Opening Hours: 24-hours (closed Fridays: 13:15 – 14:30; Tuesdays)
  • Location: Bangunan Majlis Perbandaran Langkawi, Jalan Pantai Cenang (opposite Langkawi Boutique Hotel)
  • Cuisine: Mamak
  • Price Range: Budget
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Proudly marching to its own beat, the quirky and vibrant Yellow Café is a beach bar that certainly stands out for its hip and unpretentious décor, with chairs, walls and even hammocks in varying shades of yellow. Servers are a chatty bunch and there is a very hippie-like atmosphere with guests lounging around in board shorts and bikinis, and the fun vibe and colourful interior design is not the only reason to visit – the food here is, simply put, fantastic.

The menu, which focuses in western classic like steaks, pizzas and pastas, mixes bold and rich flavours to create dishes that are hearty and comforting. We highly recommend the Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 13:00 – 01:00 (Tuesday – Sunday)
  • Address: Pantai Cenang PO Box 121, 07000 Langkawi
  • Tel: +6012 459 3190
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