The best restaurants in Langkawi cater to all budget levels, tastes and preferences, as well as offering fantastic service and magnificent sunset views of the Andaman Sea and Gunung Mat Cincang. As a popular tropical island, Langkawi is well-known for serving some of the best local delicacies in the country, including authentic Malay and Chinese cuisine as well as fresh seafood such as crabs, lobsters, king prawns, mantis prawns and squids. Langkawi also caters to a global clientele, so you can savour a diverse range of culinary delights from all over the world.
While some of Langkawi’s most popular restaurants are set within exclusive five-star resorts, tourist-friendly Kuah, Pantai Cenang, Pantai Tengah and Pantai Kok, there are several hidden gems all over the island that will surely satisfy your palette. To help you pick the best places to dine, read on for our pick of the 10 Best Restaurants in Langkawi.
The Gulai House at The Datai LangkawiDatai Bay
The Gulai House features alfresco dining sections that overlook the verdant rainforest, with candle-lit alcoves, organza drapes and low tables with comfortable cushions placed on hand-woven mats. Set within the exclusive The Datai Langkawi, the eatery offers authentic Malay and Indian dishes such as rendang daging (RM80), ikan bakar berulam (RM83) and sup ketam berserai (RM45). For dessert, we highly recommend the Cendol Pulut (RM28), a traditional Malay dessert that consists of shaved ice, coconut milk, palm sugar, sticky rice and red kidney beans. Built in the form of a traditional village house, The Gulai House also hosts cultural shows every night between 20:00 and 21:00, performed by local dancers dressed in vibrant indigenous costumes. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily 18:00 – 22:30
- Address: The Datai Langkawi, Jalan Teluk Datai
- Tel: +604 959 1088
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. There’s also a bar section, where you can relax on comfortable hammocks and sunbeds hanging above the Andaman Sea. The food menu is helmed by Executive Chef Gaetan Biesuz, combining French cooking techniques with locally sourced ingredients such as black bee honey, coconut and seafood. Standouts include the Andaman lobster tail with homemade sambal (RM95), as well as the Stanbroke Wagyu Beef (RM250), served with purple sweet potato mousseline, grilled baby corn and wild mushroom. For dessert, we highly recommend Kayu Puti’s Black Bee’s Honey (RM45), which comes with crèmeux, sponge, gel, ice cream and bitter 70% Valrhona chocolate. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily 18:00 – 23:00
- Location: The St Regis Langkawi
- Tel: +604 960 6666
The Planter’s at The Danna Langkawi overlooks the resort’s infinity pool and Pantai Kok Beach, featuring a classy colonial interior, excellent service and a live pianist in the evening. Located on the ground floor, this upmarket restaurant offers an extensive menu of Mediterranean, European-inspired and Malaysian cuisine. Vegetarian and gluten-free options are also available for those with specific dietary needs. Highly recommended are the falafel (with tahini yoghurt and pickle radish salad), premium Australian beef tenderloin (with chive and sour cream potato mash, green beans, mesclun, hollandaise and forest mushroom sauce) and sweet banana porridge (served with homemade coconut lime ice cream). Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily 06:30 – 22:30 & 18:30 – 23:00
- Address: The Danna Langkawi
- Tel: +604 959 3288
The Cliff LangkawiPantai Cenang
The Cliff Langkawi is certainly a winner when it comes to fine dining with unbeatable views of the Andaman Sea. Set atop a cliff at the end of Pantai Cenang, this iconic Langkawi restaurant has an open-air indoor dining area with modern furnishings, white tablecloths, warm lighting and classy décor. The Cliff Langkawi’s food offerings consist of authentic Malay and western dishes that are rich in flavour, with standouts including traditional slow-cooked beef (RM54), crab cannelloni (RM37), pan-seared foie gras (RM49) and lamb rack served with perchik sauce (RM75). Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily 12:00 – 23:00
- Address: 63 & 40, Jalan Pantai Cenang, Langkawi
- Tel: +604 953 3228
Jala at The Andaman, a Luxury Collection Resort, Langkawi is an alfresco restaurant with breathtaking sea views, offering a mix of Malay and western-style seafood dishes. There’s also a Daily Fresh Seafood section, where you can find fresh seafood sourced by local fishermen on the island. One of its signature dishes is Jalaksa (RM52), which has king prawns and barramundi in panko, poached egg, wanton noodles and spicy laksa gravy. If you’re not a fan of spice, try the slow-cooked seabass (RM95), served with baby courgette, bok choy, smoked mashed potato, broccoli couscouse and Jala’s signature sauce. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Tuesday – Sunday 18:00 – 22:30
- Address: The Andaman, a Luxury Collection Resort, Langkawi
- Tel: +604 959 1088
The Pavillion – The Datai LangkawiDatai Bay
The Pavilion, an award-winning establishment at The Datai Langkawi, is arguably the best place for authentic Thai cuisine on the island. Perched high in a rainforest canopy, diners are treated to classic Thai music in the background, warm lighting, white orchids and the flickering light of candles on each table. Standout dishes here include the stir-fried beef with chilli, garlic, and Thai basil leaves (RM98), tom yam goong (RM34), and steamed snapper fish with lemongrass, chilli, and lime. Guests of the five-star resort can also hone their culinary skills and enjoy a complimentary glass of wine as The Pavilion hosts cooking classes every Friday. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily, 18:30 – 23:00
- Address: The Datai Langkawi, Jalan Teluk Datai, 07000 Langkawi
- Tel: +604 9500 500
FatCUPID Restaurant at La Pari Pari Resort serves a mix of local and international cuisine in Pantai Tengah. Pancakes, omelette with toast, and bacon and egg sandwiches are offered for breakfast while chilli prawn aglio olio, beef rendang, and Nyonya delicacies such as pongteh (braised chicken in sweet bean paste) are served for lunch and dinner. This all-white establishment features a nice garden setting with lots of greenery, plants and trees, where diners can unwind and enjoy their meals with a pleasant view of La Pari Pari resort’s outdoor swimming pool and cottage-like rooms.
- Opening Hours: Tuesday – Sunday 09:00 – 22:30
- Address: 2273, Kampung Tasek Anak, Jalan Pantai Tengah, Langkawi
- Tel: +604 955 1010
Ikan-Ikan at Four Seasons Resort LangkawiTanjung Rhu
Ikan-Ikan at Four Seasons Resort Langkawi offers a wide array of Thai, Chinese and Malay-style seafood cuisine. Built in the style of a traditional Malaysian village house, the open-air teakwood deck is the best place to enjoy your meal, thanks to its spectacular view of the ocean and garden. Due to its locale, expect to splurge for a meal at Ikan-Ikan but portions served here are very generous. We love the kangkung tumis belacan (RM42), gulai ketam kuala muda (RM140), and ikan-ikan kukus dua musim (RM138), all of which are best paired with steamed rice (RM9). Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily 18:00 – 22:30
- Address: Four Seasons Resort, Jalan Tanjung Rhu, Langkawi
- Tel: +604 950 8888
Langkawi Fish Farm RestaurantMukim Kuah
Langkawi Fish Farm Restaurant is one of Langkawi’s oldest seafood restaurant, providing efficient service, a lively dining atmosphere, and value-for-money delicacies from the sea. 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 of the Andaman Sea. Signature dishes at Langkawi Fish Farm Restaurant include the Thai-style steamed fish, BBQ lobster, and chilli crab. Due to its popularity among foreign travellers, the price may be higher compared to most seafood eateries in Kuah. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily 13:00 - 23:00
- Address: 1986, Jalan Pantai Penarak, Mukim Kuah, Langkawi
- Tel: +604 966 7988
Scarborough Fish & Chips RestaurantTanjung Rhu
Scarborough Fish and Chips Restaurant is a humble blue-hued home-cum-restaurant that offers some of the best western and seafood fare in Langkawi. Located down a lonely stretch of road heading towards Tanjung Rhu Resort and Four Seasons Resort Langkawi, this is the perfect spot for visitors who want to grab a quick bite and enjoy a peaceful evening by Langkawi’s idyllic seaside. True to its name, fish and chips offerings are aplenty in this restaurant, with snow fish (RM27), mackerel (RM32), barracuda (RM37), red snapper (RM42), salmon (RM47) and halibut (RM49) just to name a few. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily 11:00 – 21:00
- Address: 1388, Jalan Tanjung Rhu, Langkawi
- Tel: +604 959 4667