Local and international tourists alike will be spoilt for choice when deciding where to dine at in Langkawi. With the abundance of different types of eateries available, hungry travellers are spoilt for choice when thinking of where to grab your next meal. Be it seafood, eastern or western cuisine, Langkawi has all types to satisfy your appetite.
The Gulai House at the Datai
Making your way a little off the beaten track will bring you to Gulai House by the Datai Resort in the heart of the lush forest and constructed to look like a village house from the past. Fully emphasizing its Malay heritage with an open format, sloping roofs and wooden materials, it certainly creates a cozy environment. As expected for a high-end establishment, you will need to splurge on the Indian and Malay fare but the tempting dishes are more than worth the price.
Address: The Datai Langkawi, Jalan Teluk Datai, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia
Operating Hours: 6.00pm to 10.30pm (Daily)
Contact: +604 959 1088
La Pari Pari Resort has a hidden gem nestling in its grounds which provides diners with an intimate, tranquil setting for their meals. FatCUPID has an interesting mix of homegrown and international food on its menu as it is influenced by the cousins who run the restaurant. Thanks to their Nyonya background and living experiences in Australia, the cousins create dishes that feature elements from these cultures. Relax and indulge in your meal in FatCUPID’s elegant garden setting which overlooks the swimming pool.
Address: 2273, Kampung Tasek Anak, Jalan Pantai Tengah, Langkawi
Operating Hours: 9.00am to 10.30pm (Tuesday to Sunday) Closed on Mondays.
Contact: +604-955 1010
Mangoes Bar and Grill
Facing the glittering waters, Mangoes is a great place for you to unwind with a drink in hand and a plate of comfort food in front of you. Feast your eyes on the picturesque view of the sun setting over the horizon while stuffing yourself with the sumptuous European style food. You can see many expatriates frequenting this laidback restaurant for a taste of home. Prices are reasonable while service is fast and friendly. The chocolate mud cake and frangipani pear tart are among their best-sellers so make sure you grab some before it’s all sold out.
Address: 1 Jalan Kuala Teriang, Kuala Teriang 07000, Kedah, Malaysia
Operating Hours: 5.00pm to 10.00pm (Wednesday to Saturday), 11.00am to 10.00pm (Sunday)
Contact: +6017-589 8117
Privilege Restaurant & Bar
At Privilege, the menu stays true to Malaysian influences but with a twist. Familiar dishes are reimagined and given a facelift with some unique pairings that will excite your tastebuds. Dine on dishes such as Lotus Root Salad, smoked banana ice cream and five spice duck while choosing the perfect drink from the bar’s selection to complement the food. The restaurant overlooks the Telaga Harbour Marina at Perdana Quay and is the perfect place for couples looking to spend a romantic evening together accompanied by soft jazz music in the background.
Address: B8, First Floor, Perdana Quay, Telaga Harbour Park, 07000, Kedah, Malaysia
Opening Hours: 12.00pm to 11.00pm (Monday – Saturday)
Contact: +604-956 1188
La Sal Dining at Casa Del Mar
Have you always wanted to dine on the beach with coconut palms waving gently in the wind while looking at the deep blue sea? Now you can do so at La Sal Dining where service is impeccable and the food is good. Bring your loved ones to this place for a fine, quality dining experience while indulging in tantalizing Asian and Western fare. An extensive list of drinks is available from the bar which you can enjoy after your dinner by the pool side of Casa del Mar.
Address: Casa del Mar, Jalan Pantai Cenang, Mukim Kedawang, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia
Operating Hours: 7.00am to 12.00am (Daily)
Contact: +604 955 2388
Nam Restaurant at Bon Ton
Known locally as a fine dining option in Pantai Cenang, they serve one of the best East meets West cuisines in Langkawi. Their signature dish is the special Nyonya platter that harmoniously blends Malay and Chinese elements which is praised by all who has sampled this tasty delight. It might be a tad pricey but you will definitely be getting your money’s worth from this restaurant with the classy interior and atmosphere.
Address: Bon Ton Resort, Pantai Cenang, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia
Operating Hours: 11.00am to 11.00pm (Daily)
Contact: +604-955 1688/ 3643
Ikan Ikan Restaurant at Four Seasons
Featuring an airy, open teakwood deck, this restaurant in Four Seasons Resort is inspired by old-fashioned Malay village houses. One can choose to be seated overlooking the sparkling sea while dining or with vibrant greenery. Expect to pay a premium for the food as this is a rather upscale place with wonderful ambience. The menu of Thai, Chinese and Malay cuisine do not disappoint and the substantial portions more than make up for its equally hefty price tag.
Address: Four Seasons Resort, Jalan Tanjung Rhu, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia
Operating Hours: 6.00pm to 10.30pm
Tel: +604-950 8888
The Brasserie Restaurant & Bar
Facing the beach of Pantai Cenang, the Brasserie offers an astonishing view of the distant Andaman Sea, where one can enjoy the impressive sight of the sun setting over the horizon while sampling the delectable Mediterranean and western fare. A favourite haunt for couples seeking for some romance to spice up the evening, glowing fairy lights and white tents set just the right atmosphere. Try the mouth-watering pumpkin ravioli, Greek salad and sea bass fillet and end your night with some heady cocktails by the bar.
Address: 27A, Jalan Pantai Cenang, Langkawi
Operating Hours: 12.00pm – 12.00am (Daily)
Restoran Siti Fatimah
For a taste of authentic local delicacies, pay a visit to this Malay restaurant for some awesome and affordable Malay dishes. A favourite among locals and tourists alike, it is often crowded in peak hours especially during lunch time. Beat the crowds by going there for an early lunch at around 11.30am as they are open for breakfast too. They have a mind-boggling variety of over 70 types of traditional northern Malay dishes for you to choose from which are all spread out on a huge table but take note that the food disappears fast when the crowds come in. Simply choose the food you want and proceed to the counter to make the payment. Recommended food to try would be the barbecued fish and fried chicken which is tasty and flavourful.
Address: Batu 5 1/4, Jalan Kampung Tok Senik, Kawasan Mata Air, Ulu Melaka, Langkawi, 07000, Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia
Contact: +604-955 2754; +6012-4737430
Opening Hours: 7.00am until 5.00pm (Monday to Sunday) Closed on Wednesdays.
Tomato Nasi Kandar
Strategically located at Pantai Cenang, this place is also a popular eatery which draws in huge crowds due to its affordable prices and yummy Indian Muslim cuisine, much like a mamak stall. Come here for a quick fix of your favourite mamak food at any time of the day as they are open for 24 hours a day. The extensive menu means that you can always try new things here but one of their most famous dishes is its namesake, the tomato rice.
Address: Jalan Pantai Chenang, Pantai Cenang, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia
Opening Hours: 24 Hours Daily. Closed on Fridays (1.15pm to 2.30pm) and Tuesdays
Contact: +604-955 9088
MY French Factory
If you’re craving for something sweet in Langkawi, MY French Factory has just the right dish to tempt your palate. They served up some of the most authentic crepes that you can find outside France which are cooked in front of you in an open kitchen concept. The shop is cozy and warm while the crepes are made of premium ingredients which you can taste with every bite. Other than sweet crepes, savoury fillings are also available as well as waffles, sandwiches and other desserts so there’s always something for everybody. Round off the sinfully good crepes with their signature Pink Lemonade or one of their creamy milkshakes for a satisfying treat.
Address: Jalan Pantai Cenang, Ground floor of the Langgura BARON Resort, Langkawi 07000, Kedah, Malaysia
Operating Hours: 1.00pm to late (Saturday to Thursday), 6.00pm to late (Friday)
Contact: +604-955 5196, +6013-5918470