Kuah is Langkawi's main town and due to its relatively large population and the number of hotels in the area, visitors can find a good range of dining venues to choose from. While Langkawi Fair shopping mall is home to more than a few upmarket restaurants and fast food outlets, there's plenty of local seafood and Chinese eateries scattered around Kuah that are well-frequented by tourists and locals alike. Catering to all budget levels and taste buds, we have selected our Top Ten favourite places to dine in Kuah.
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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
Seasonal Tastes Restaurant is a trendy family restaurant at The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa. Well frequented for its Superfoods breakfast concept, heath conscious guests are treated to an extensive menu of wholesome options such as freshly prepared bread, cereal, dried fruits, eggs, pancakes, and waffles with low fat fresh fruit yoghurt, smoothies and juices that are blended upon request. For dinner, the restaurant offers a myriad of themed buffet spreads with an impressive wine list while the poolside barbeques prepare grilled seafood and meat while diners enjoy a panoramic view of the Andaman Sea at the al fresco dining area by the pool. Seasonal Tastes Restaurant at The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa also hosts a lively Malaysian cultural show every Friday.
- Opening Hours: Daily 07:00 – 22:30
- Address: The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa, Kuah
- Tel: +604 960 8950
Langkawi Fish Farm Restaurant is a tranquil seafood eatery located just a few minutes’ drive from the bustling Kuah town centre. Surrounded by a vast garden area, diners can enjoy their meal in a peaceful bay. 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. Langkawi Fish Farm Restaurant allows diners to choose live seafood such as mantis prawns, lobsters, and crabs which are kept in large aquariums. We highly recommend the tom yam soup with prawns, Thai-style steamed fish, and chilli crab with a glass of chilled white wine or cold beer for a truly satisfying gastronomic experience. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily 13:00 – 23:00
- Address: 1986, Jalan Pantai Penarak, Mukim Kuah
- Tel: +604 966 7988
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
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
Restoran Kak Yah Kondo is an outdoor eatery that may not look like much, but offers some of the most tantalising Malay cuisine in Kuah. Located opposite Kondo Istana, diners (especially night owls) can enjoy freshly prepared roti canai, nasi lemak, nasi ayam (rice prepared in chicken stock and served with deep fried chicken), nasi campur (rice with a variety of side dishes including chicken, beef, seafood, and vegetables), and char kuey teow until the wee hours of morning. The dining ambience at Restoran Kak Yah Kondo is very casual, relaxed and friendly where it’s a pretty common to see tourists and locals mingling with each other.
- Opening Hours: Friday – Wednesday 16:00 – 02:00
- Address: 757, Jalan Penarak, Kampung Padang Lalang, Kuah
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
Arabica Restaurant, located in Plaza Langkawi, serves a wide range of authentic Moroccan and Lebanese cuisine from 12:00 onwards. This eatery is also a good alternative to the ubiquitous Chinese and seafood fare in Kuah town. Arabica Restaurant is also a halal establishment as it does not serve pork or alcohol. Definite must-tries are the aromatic Moroccan Lamb Tagine (slow-cooked lamb stew with cinnamon, coriander, cumin, ginger, saffron strands, apricots, and prunes), hummus (Levantine food spread), as well as tasty chicken and lamb kebabs. Arabica Restaurant has free Wi-Fi and is fully air-conditioned, perfect for travellers who want to enjoy a nice meal away from Langkawi’s rather sweltering climate.
- Opening Hours: Daily 12:00 – 00:00
- Location: Level 3, Plaza Langkawi, Kuah
- Tel: +6013 482 7933 or +6017 660 5145
The Phoenix Chinese Restaurant is Bayview Hotel Langkawi’s on-site eatery that is well known for its wide assortment of Chinese fare and vegetarian offerings. A massive establishment decorated with elegant furnishings, warm lighting, and comfortably spaced seating arrangements for up to 200 persons, The Phoenix Chinese Restaurant has a cosy and sophisticated dining ambience that’s unlike most Chinese eateries in Kuah. The food is also reasonably priced, especially for a hotel, while service is prompt and friendly. Locals hail The Phoenix Chinese Restaurant as one of the best vegetarian restaurants on Langkawi Island thanks to its mouth-watering kangkung and tofu dishes.
- Opening Hours: Daily 11:30 – 14:30 & 18:00 – 22:00
- Address: Jalan Pandak Mayah 1, Pusat Bandar Kuah
- Tel: +604 966 1818
Wonderland Food Restaurant is a laidback and open-air eatery that serves deliciously fresh seafood and local specialities in Kuah. While Chinese-style seafood restaurants are aplenty in the vicinity, Wonderland Food Restaurant stands out from the rest as it is usually packed with hungry locals and tourists from 18:00 onwards. Guests dine on plastic tables and chairs in a spacious al fresco dining section and the friendly staff are very helpful in recommending the restaurant’s catch of the day and all-time favourites to first-time diners. Offering some of the freshest and tasty seafood prepared in Malay and Asian styles, signature dishes include Nyonya styled steamed sea bass, chili crab, and seafood fried rice.
- Opening Hours: Daily 17:30 – 23:30
- Address: 179, 180, 181 Pusat Perniagaan Kelana Mas, Jalan Trimula, Kuah
- Tel: +6012 623 0441