The best seafood restaurants in Langkawi offer a combination of well-executed delicacies, extensive beverage menu, relaxing dining experience, and great views of the Andaman Sea. As a popular tropical getaway, Langkawi’s culinary scene features some of the best seafood in Malaysia thanks to the abundance of fishing villages along the coastline.
Langkawi’s top seafood restaurants are mostly well-established (and often packed) eateries within the island’s busier districts such as Pantai Cenang and Kuah, though we’ve found a couple of hidden gems within Pantai Kok’s traditional villages for diners who prefer a more tranquil setting. Read on to find one that best suits your budget and preference.
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- Half-Day Island Hopping
- Mangrove Forest & Eagle Watching
- Private Cable Car & Oriental Village Visit
- Private Half-Day Island Hopping Experience
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- Scenic Cruise with Lunch
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Langkawi Fish Farm Restaurant is one of Langkawi’s top seafood eateries, where diners can enjoy fresh and value-for-money seafood in a tranquil garden setting. Tucked away in a quiet part of Kuah, the hidden restaurant’s indoor dining section is decorated with pirate ship replicas and fishermen lanterns hanging from the ceiling while the al fresco sea deck offers a nice view of the Andaman Sea. For optimum freshness, Langkawi Fish Farm Restaurant allows diners to choose live seafood such as mantis prawns, lobsters, groupers, and crabs, all of which are kept in large aquariums. Highly recommended dishes here include the Nyonya-style steamed grouper (RM117 for 700g), omelette with crabmeat (RM18), and stir-fried vegetables with prawn (RM22). Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily 13:00 - 23:00
- Address: 1986, Jalan Pantai Penarak, Mukim Kuah
- Tel: +604 966 7988
Kapal Layar Restaurant
Situated along Jalan Pantai Kok, Kapal Layar Restaurant is just a five-minute walk from the Century Langkawi Beach Resort. There’s no signage to indicate the restaurant, so just look out for a building with a massive ship replica set atop its roof. Aside from its spacious indoor dining section, diners can also opt for the breezy terrace area where you can enjoy a tranquil view of the Andaman Sea. Opened in early 2015, it is set to be one of Pantai Kok’s best eateries due to its extensive seafood offerings in decent portions. Highly recommended dishes at Kapal Layar Restaurant are the squid fried in egg yolk, butter prawns, as well as the salt and pepper squid.
- Opening Hours: Daily 11:00 – 15:00 & 17:00 – 22:30
- Address: 2187, Teluk Nibong, Langkawi
- Tel: +6012 495 1449
Orkid Ria Restaurant serves arguably the freshest seafood delicacies in Pantai Cenang. Situated along the main road of Jalan Pantai Cenang, the open-air eatery is adorned with plenty of Chinese lanterns and hanging filament lightbulbs while massive aquariums storing live seafood of all kinds such as lobsters, mantis prawns, tiger prawns, dragon groupers, and giant crabs are set right at the entrance. Prices vary according to season and weight of chosen seafood, so expect to pay between RM30 to RM200 per dish. Orkid Ria Restaurant’s signature dishes include black pepper tiger prawns, chili crab, and cheese-baked lobsters. Read More...
- Opening Hours: Daily 11:00 – 15:00 & 18:00 – 23:00
- Address: 1225, Pantai Cenang, Mukim Kedawang
- Tel: +604 955 4128
Shin Mi Seafood Village
Set within a fisherman village in Pantai Kok Shin Mi Seafood Village offers complimentary shuttle services for those residing in neighbouring Sheraton Langkawi Beach Resort and The Danna Langkawi. Due to its rather hidden locale, Shin Mi Seafood Village exudes a laidback ambience, perfect for diners who want to unwind by the beach after a day of exploring Langkawi Island. Food-wise, the restaurant serves an extensive array of fresh seafood as well as authentic Thai and Chinese delicacies, with star dishes ranging from fried mantis shrimp and sweet, sour and spicy sea bass to steamed flower lobster and black pepper crab.
- Opening Hours: Daily 14:00 – 23:30
- Address: 70, Kampung Batu Ara, Kuala Teriang, Langkawi
- Tel: +604 955 1431
Happy-Happy Cenang Seafood Restaurant
Happy-Happy Cenang Seafood Restaurant may be relatively new to Pantai Cenang’s bustling dining scene but it’s been gaining a massive following thanks to its affordable yet well-executed delicacies from the sea. The eatery is set between Mali-Mali Beach Resort and Casa Del Mar Langkawi, making it incredibly convenient for guests of both beach resorts. Similar to most Langkawi eateries, live seafood such as red snappers, mussels, oysters, tiger prawns and flower crabs are displayed in large aquariums for diners to choose. Prepared using local Chinese-style cooking, standout dishes at Happy-Happy Cenang Seafood Restaurant include fish ball vermicelli soup, wine tiger grouper, garlic steamed lobster, and salted egg crab.
- Opening Hours: Daily 14:00 - 23:00
- Address: 44, Jalan Pantai Cenang, Langkawi
- Tel: +604 955 3725