While the number of attractions in Pantai Tengah pales in comparison to the ever-bustling Pantai Cenang stretch, the former’s extensive range of local and international restaurants is more than satisfying.
Pantai Tengah is a tranquil beachside spot, shaded by lots of trees so walking along the sidewalks is not too much of a chore. Best of all, many of the restaurants here are open well into the night with affordable booze for those in the mood for a pint or two. Offering mouth-watering Malaysian, Chinese, as well as authentic eastern and western cuisine, we have selected our Top 10 Restaurants in Pantai Tengah.
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The Pizza Maker Langkawi is a casual Italian joint in Pantai Tengah, offering a variety of freshly-made pizzas. Open daily between 17:00, signature pizzas here include the 12-inch Margherita (RM25), Hawaii (RM34), and Tirolese (RM38). You can also customise your own dish with Calzone (RM38), which is a stuffed pizza topped with tomato sauce, mozzarella, and three ingredients of your choice such as beef bacon, mushroom, peperoni, rocket leaves, prawn, and tuna. Alternatively, The Pizza Maker Langkawi boasts an extensive menu of pasta and risotto that’s priced at RM18 upwards – we highly recommend the penne arrabiata, spaghetti alla carbonara, and risotto funghi porcini.
- Opening Hours: Daily 17:00 – 24:00
- Address: 15, Jalan Teluk Baru, Pantai Tengah, Langkawi
- Tel: +6017 569 0541
Shaka Koffee Shop offers a diverse menu of Malaysian, Hawaiian, Mexican, and American dishes with expansive views of Pantai Tengah Beach. This halal-friendly cafe is especially popular with backpackers thanks to its affordable prices, laidback setting, and location as it’s only five minutes from the popular Pantai Cenang Beach. You can also find a small section selling beachwear, hats, and sunglasses. For breakfast, a standout here is the Tengah Breakfast Set (RM12), which comes with chicken ham, sausages, baked beans, your choice of eggs, and toast. If you’re vegan, Shaka Koffee Shop’s tortilla wrap (RM6) and thin crust pizza (RM9) come highly recommended.
- Opening Hours: Daily 08:00 – 15:30 & 18:30 – 01:00
- Address: Kawifornia Koncept Store, Jalan Teluk Baru, Pantai Tengah, Langkawi
- Tel: +6019 280 2016
fatCUPID Restaurant is an all-day dining option, part of La Pari Pari resort in Pantai Tengah, Pantai Tengah. It serves a mix of local and international cuisine - pancakes, omelette with toast, 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. A gorgeous all-white establishment in a nice garden setting with lots of greenery, plants and trees, diners unwind and enjoy their meals on glass topped tables and sleek chairs. fatCUPID Restaurant offers a casual and friendly ambience 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
- Tel: +604 955 1010
Colonial India Langkawi in Pantai Tengah, is where you can enjoy authentic Indian, Arabic, and western dishes during your holiday in Langkawi. Set along a quiet beachside, it’s one of the largest restaurants here, with colourful lanterns and cosy furnishing – a good option if you’re planning on a romantic evening with a significant other. On the menu, you can find a variety of curries, breads, pizzas, and rice dishes. Starters range from lentil soup (RM8), mushroom (RM7) and seafood soups (RM10), to hummus (RM8) and Greek salad (RM16). Fans of seafood may enjoy the king prawn masala (RM40) and clay pot fish curry (RM25), best paired with biryani rice (RM6). Shishas (RM20) are also available here, with flavours such as strawberry, mint, apple, and grape.
- Opening Hours: Daily 11:00 – 21:00
- Location: Jalan Teluk Baru, Pantai Tengah, Langkawi
- Tel: +604 952 3313
Unkaizan is a premier Japanese restaurant situated smack dab in the centre of Pantai Tengah, offering live seafood which guests can select from large aquariums lining the walls, thus ensuring its freshness. The restaurant is nestled in a forested area on a hill and overlooking the Andaman Sea. 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. For a satisfying gastronomic experience, we highly recommend the Sushi Gozen set and the salmon butter yaki. Unkaizan Japanese restaurant also serves desserts such as handmade ice creams, deep fried ice creams, rice cake with mitarashi sauce, and rice cakes with red beans.
- Opening Hours: Daily 18:00 – 23:00
- Address: Lot 395 Jalan Telok Baru, Pantai Tengah
- Tel: +604 955 4118
OVN Langkawi at Villa Molek Langkawi is an all-day dining venue serving western dishes made with a wood-fired oven. Surrounded by frangipani trees and potted flowers, the restaurant is fitted with candlelit tables, a spacious bar, minimalistic décor, and an elevated outdoor patio. Food-wise, try its signature Wagyu tomahawk steak, which comes with a side of vine tomatoes and roasted whole garlic, or the Australian beef burger with two types of cheese, beef bacon, and onion rings. If you’re a fan of seafood, we highly recommend the crispy skin herb crusted ocean trout. End your meal on a sweet note with a homemade mango strudel, served with coconut ice cream.
- Opening Hours: Daily 15:00 – 23:00
- Location: Villa Molek, Pantai Tengah, Langkawi
- Tel: +6016 586 6689
Tulsi Garden Restaurant & Bar serves authentic yet decently priced northern and southern Indian fare in Pantai Tengah. With prompt and friendly staff attending to their needs, guests can enjoy a candlelit dinner at the al fresco dining section or the cosy indoor area for more privacy. Tulsi Garden Restaurant & Bar prides itself in preparing every dish from scratch, with freshly ground spices and home baked Naan bread. Signature dishes include Tulsi Garden lobster and Curry Madras (lamb cooked in curry paste). Vegetarians will delight in the restaurant’s rather extensive menu, ranging from mutter paneer (peas and farmer's cheese in tomato-based sauce) to jeera aloo (potatoes with cumin seeds).
- Opening Hours: Daily 12:00 – 00:00
- Address: 1 & 2, Lot 2844, Sun Mall, Jalan Teluk Baru, Pantai Tengah
- Tel: +604 955 3011
Hummingbird Café’s predominantly western menu attracts travellers craving for comfort food during their stay in Langkawi. Set along Jalan Teluk Baru, all-day breakfast options at this pork-free restaurant include cheese omelette with toast, yogurt with granola or muesli and fresh fruit, as well as an assortment of sandwiches and toasts. There’s also a selection of Asian and Mexican dishes, including banh mi (with lemongrass chicken, bell pepper, and mango sauce) and roast beef burrito (tomato rice, beans, and lime sauce).
- Opening Hours: Monday – Thursday, Saturday & Sunday 08:30 – 17:00
- Address: 12, Jalan Teluk Baru, Pantai Tengah, Langkawi
- Tel: +604 955 2152
Cactus Breakfast Langkawi is a pork-free café serving local dishes at reasonable prices. Set along Pantai Tengah’s main strip, diners can also find western breakfast sets, pancakes, and toasts (served until 13:00), though we highly recommend eating like the locals by ordering a plate of nasi lemak with chicken rendang (RM9) or roti jala with chicken curry (RM9). For lunch, Cactus Breakfast Langkawi serves Malay and Nyonya fare such as stir-fried vegetables, chicken with cashews, beef rendang, and BBQ red snapper, as well as fried rice noodles.
- Opening Hours: Daily 08:30 – 18:00
- Location: Jalan Teluk Baru, Pantai Tengah, Langkawi
- Tel: +6012 482 8140
La Chocolatine is a quaint French bakery and cafe that is well-frequented for its homemade pastries, such as croissants, three-chocolate mousse, crepes, raspberry tartelette, coffee eclair, mille-feuilles, chocolate meringue, and lemon tarts. Located in Pantai Tengah, the establishment has an unpretentious French flair with its understated dark furnishings and sunny yellow walls decorated with sepia photographs. It also serves the usual array of coffee and tea, though we highly recommend chocolate lovers to indulge in its signature Real Hot Chocolate, which is made with milk and melted chocolate. La Chocolatine also serves quiches with salmon and broccoli fillings, freshly made sandwiches, and delicious salads with French baguette, making it the perfect spot for brunch.
- Opening Hours: Daily 09:00 – 21:00
- Address: 3, Jalan Teluk Baru, Pantai Tengah
- Tel: +604 955 8891