Langkawi 10 Best Restaurants 2015
Best places to eat in Langkawi this year
As an island surrounded by azure blue seas that hold an abundance of marine life, Langkawi can be seen as a massive buffet spread of tantalising cuisine from the sea. Some of the most popular eating areas are located in tourist-friendly Kuah, Pantai Cenang, Pantai Tengah and Pantai Kok with several hidden gems all over the island that will surely satisfy your palette.
While seafood eateries are aplenty here, Langkawi also has a diverse range of culinary delights from all over the world; most restaurants serve westernised takes on local dishes (meaning they’re not too spicy) and there are a few good pizza-and-pasta places too. To help you pick the best places to dine, read on for our Top 10 Restaurants in Langkawi.
1The Brasserie Jalan Pantai Cenang
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 innovative with its Mediterranean-inspired offerings, making them a chart-topper in Langkawi’s culinary game.
2The Pavillion – The Datai Langkawi Datai Bay
- Open: 12:00 - 24:00
- Telephone: +604 9551927
The Pavilion, an award-winning establishment at The Datai Langkawi, is the best place for authentic Thai cuisine in the tropical gem of Kedah. Perched high above in a rainforest canopy, diners are treated to classical Thai music in the background, warm lighting, white orchids and the flickering light of candles on each table. Its peaceful setting and quality offerings are definitely not to be missed by travellers and food enthusiasts alike. Read More...
3Langkawi Fish Farm Restaurant 1986, Jalan Pantai Penarak
- Open: Daily, 18:30 – 23:00
- Address: The Datai Langkawi, Jalan Teluk Datai, 07000 Langkawi
- Telephone: +604 9500 500
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 of the Andaman Sea.
4Seven Roof Restaurant 1751, Kampung Kuala Teriang
- Open: Daily 13:00 - 23:00
- Telephone: +604 966 7988
Seven Roof Restaurant is a rustic restaurant fabricated out of mangrove and bamboo trees with plenty of trees and plants decorating its exterior. Serving a diverse range of Malay and Chinese cuisine as well as fresh seafood such as crabs, lobsters, king prawns, mantis prawns, and squids, Seven Roof Restaurant is especially popular for its delectable chilli tiger prawns served with garlic sauce.
5Llawa The Dining Lounge Jalan Teluk Baru
- Open: Tuesday - Sunday 12:30 - 14:30 & 18:00 - 23:00
- Telephone: +604 955 8457
Llawa The Dining Lounge, located adjacent to Villa Molek, serves authentic Malay cuisine and selected western fare at reasonable prices. Some of Llawa The Dining Lounge’s crowd-favourite dishes include the flavourful beef rendang, savoury king prawns in coconut milk with pineapple, and black pepper sirloin steak. It is also a great place for booze as diners can enjoy drinks at half price from 17:00 until 19:00.
6The Cliff Pantai Cenang
- Open: Daily 16:00 – 23:30
- Telephone: +604 955 3608
For fine dining with unbeatable views of the Andaman Sea, The Cliff is certainly a winner. Offering beautifully-executed, authentic Malay dishes that are rich in flavour, the establishment has an indoor dining room, bar and al fresco garden. A polished outfit with buffed wood floors, white plastic bucket chairs and white cloth-covered tables, The Cliff exudes a casual and comfortable dining ambiance.
7Unkaizan Japanese Restaurant Jalan Teluk Baru
- Open: 12:00 – 23:00
- Telephone: +604 953 3228
Nestled in a forested area on a hill and overlooking the Andaman Sea, Unkaizan is a premier restaurant that serves authentic Japanese fare live seafood in Pantai Tengah. Diners have a variety of seafood to choose from, such as tiger prawns, lobsters, snappers, and garoupa, which are then expertly prepared by Japanese chefs. Unkaizan’s delectable desserts are definite must-tries; highly recommended are its handmade ice creams and rice cake with mitarashi sauce.
8Yellow Cafe Pantai Cenang
- Open: Daily 18:00 – 23:00
- Telephone: +604 955 4118
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 and friendly bunch while its array of affordably-priced local and western fare is, simply put, fantastic. Read More...
9The Lighthouse Restaurant & Bar Simpang Jalan Pantai Tengah
- Open: Tuesday - Sunday 11:00 – 01:00
- Address: Pantai Cenang, PO Box 121, 07000 Langkawi
- Telephone: +6012 459 3190
The Lighthouse Restaurant & Bar, overlooking the Andaman Sea, is a two-storey establishment which serves Malaysian and Mediterranean fare in Pantai Tengah. Housing a fine dining establishment, a well-stocked bar, and a casual outdoor dining area which extends to the beachside, The Lighthouse Restaurant & Bar is perfect for diners to stay till the wee hours sipping on cocktails or chugging beers.
10Feast - Sheraton Langkawi Beach Resort Pantai Kok
- Open: Daily 08:00 – 00:00
- Telephone: +6019 402 2005 or +6012 429 3729
Situated within the Sheraton Langkawi Beach Resort, Feast is a chic and spacious establishment set against the backdrop of a beautiful tropical garden that’s perfect for a relaxing dining experience. In addition to its highly popular themed nightly buffets, this eatery also features an a la carte menu with a mix of Asian and Western cuisine such as burgers, steaks, Sarawak laksa, and spicy beef rendang.
- Open: Daily 07:00 – 10:30, 11:30 – 14:30 & 18:00 – 23:00
- Telephone: +604 952 8000