Langkawi 10 Best Restaurants

Best places to eat in Langkawi this year

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, where 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.

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Built in the form of a traditional village house, The Gulai House features alfresco dining sections that overlook the verdant rainforest, 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 rending 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. 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, 07000 Langkawi
  • Tel: +604 959 1088
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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
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The Brasserie Langkawi Jalan Pantai Cenang
The Brasserie

Set along Pantai Cenang beach, The Brasserie Langkawi impresses with its wide array of Mediterranean and western dishes, casual ambience, and unbeatable sunset views of the Andaman Sea. Its airy alfresco dining section features an on-the-beach location, fairy lights, white tents, umbrellas and chairs, making it a popular spot for travelling couples and honeymooners. We also love the fact that the kitchen always seems to be innovating with its Mediterranean-inspired offerings. Standout dishes include the pumpkin ravioli, Australian beef steak, Greek salad, lamb shank, and sea bass fillet. Read More...

  • Opening Hours: 12:00 - 24:00
  • Address: 27A, Jalan Pantai Cenang, Langkawi
  • Tel: +604 9551927
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Privilege Restaurant & Bar Tales Harbour Park
Privilege Restaurant & Bar

Privilege Restaurant & Bar is an upscale eatery in Pantai Kok’s Telaga Harbour Park, offering a great view of the massive yachts docked along the 27-acre bay. Fitted with elegant décor, modern furnishing, and jazz music playing in the background, it is very popular among traveling couples looking to enjoy a romantic dinner in Langkawi. Privilege Restaurant & Bar’s food menu consists of Malay and Indian cuisine with a fusion twist, such as New Zealand lamb and curry potato samosas (RM29), roasted five-spice duck breast with white radish cake and seasonal greens (RM48), and Australian beef rending served with jasmine rice and peanut sauce (RM50).

  • Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday 12:00 – 23:00
  • Address: B8, First Floor, Perdana Quay, Telaga Harbour Park
  • Tel: +604 956 1188
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Langkawi Fish Farm Restaurant

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
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The Cliff Pantai Cenang
The Cliff

For fine dining with unbeatable views of the Andaman Sea, The Cliff Langkawi is certainly a winner. 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: 12:00 – 23:00
  • Address: 63 & 40, Jalan Pantai Cenang, Langkawi
  • Tel: +604 953 3228
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FatCUPID Pantai Tengah

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
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La Sal at Casa Del Mar Pantai Cenang
La Sal at Casa Del Mar

Located within Pantai Cenang’s Casa del Mar Resort, 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 paired with buttery naan bread. This hearty dish is certainly comforting and makes a visit here worthwhile. What’s more, the restaurant also deserves high praise for its attentive service. Although they are not too knowledgeable about wine selections, the staff more than make up for it with their efficient service.

  • Opening Hours: Daily 07:00 – 00:00
  • Address: Casa del Mar, Pantai Cenang, Langkawi
  • Tel: +604 955 2388
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Ikan-Ikan at Four Seasons Resort Langkawi Tanjung Rhu
Ikan-Ikan at Four Seasons Resort Langkawi

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).

  • Opening Hours: Daily 18:00 – 22:30
  • Address: Four Seasons Resort, Jalan Tanjung Rhu, Langkawi
  • Tel: +604 950 8888
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Scarborough Fish and Chips

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
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