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What Are the Best Restaurants in Langkawi?

Little Girl in a Restaurant

Alamanda Villas Langkawi do not offer regular café services, hence we would like to share some of our recommendations for places to eat around the island.


A number of excellent chefs have made Langkawi their home. They have remarkable resources to use, including exquisite seafood and fresh ingredients from local family farms. 


Below are some of the popular restaurant options for you to consider when you stay at Alamanda Villas Langkawi.


When planning your trip, please feel free to call and ask us for recommendations or to make your reservations. Also, keep in mind that most restaurants in the area close for service by 10 to 11 p.m.

Pantai Cenang Area

Thirstday (Western, Beachfront, $$) 


This beachfront bar and restaurant serves lunch and dinner. For Western menu, try their Signature 4-Cheese Pizza, Smoked Duck Pizza, Aglio Olio Pasta and Fisherman’s Platter.


Thirstday also serves excellent Asian menu such as Pan-Seared Sea Bass with Spicy Coconut Sauce, Butter Lobster and Chicken Satay. Beverages include fine coffees, cocktails and mocktails.


Directions | Website


Orkid Ria (Malaysian-Chinese, $$)


Orkid Ria is located right next beside Thirstday, where it serves Malaysian-Chinese seafood cuisine for lunch and dinner. Choose from a wide range of mouthwatering dishes such as Cereal Tiger Prawn, Garlic Oysters, Black Pepper Crabs, Deep-Fried Calamaris and Steamed Fish with Soy Sauce.




Tomato Nasi Kandar (Indian Muslim, $)


For an Indian-Muslim style breakfast, look no further than Tomato Nasi Kandar where you can enjoy fresh Roti Canai (Indian flatbread with curry), Thosai (Indian crepe with chutney) and Teh Tarik (signature Malaysian milk tea beverage).




India Palace (Northern Indian, Veg-Friendly, $$)


This 24-hour restaurant serves lunch, dinner, and everything in-between and it is the perfect place to get your authentic Indian food fix. Among the recommended dishes are Chicken Curry, Butter Naan, and Kadhai Paneer. Vegetarian menu is also available and vegan dishes can be made upon request. 



The Kasbah (Western & Malaysian, Veg-Friendly, $$)


This cafe (which is also a guesthouse) serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. They have a high-quality, fresh menu that features a range of authentic local dishes and a good mix of western delicacies.


Enjoy excellent breakfast such as eggs with bread, butter and homemade jam, colourful smoothie bowls and fluffy pancakes. For lunch and dinner, they offer a variety of dishes from Portuguese-style Chicken Devil Curry, Vegan Special Ciabatta, to Grilled Spiced Rack of Lamb.


Directions | Website



More restaurants at Pantai Cenang Area


D’Lima Cafe (Malay, $)

Smiling Buffalo Cafe (Western & Malaysian, $$)

Huggin’ Hippo Cafe (Western & Malaysian, Beachfront, $$)

Nam Restaurant, Bon Ton Resort (Western and Asian Gourmet, $$$)

Yellow Cafe (Western, Beachfront, $$)

Red Tomato Langkawi (Western, $$)

Pantai Tengah Area

Haroo Korean Restaurant (Korean, Veg-Friendly, $$)


Haroo Korean Restaurant is located near the laid back beach area, Pantai Tengah and has a contemporary setting. They serve light Korean fare and full entrees. Smaller selections include spring rolls, tofu salad, chicken dumplings and steamed eggs.


Some of their top-notch entrees are their Seafood Pancake, Claypot Bulgogi (Korean marinated sliced beef) and Sundubu Jjigae (Spicy Kimchi Stew with Tofu). Apart from being very kid-friendly with a children’s menu, vegetarian and vegan dishes can also be made upon request.


Directions | Website


Sun Cafe (Western and Malaysian, $$) 


Open from noon till midnight daily, Sun Cafe provides everything needed to satisfy an appetite, from a quick snack to a full meal. Select from fresh sandwiches, home-style salads, soups, pastas, desserts, and pizzas. Their specialty dish, Grilled Fillet of Barracuda, is prepared with freshly caught Barracuda off local shores and marinated with honey and lemon before being served over a bed of spinach, with potato gratin at the side. 


Directions | Website

Hidden Beach House (Western & Malaysian, Beachfront, $$)


Hidden Beach House serves Western & Malaysian favourites in an upscale setting and stunning view without the upscale price.


For breakfast, do try their Nasi Lemak Ayam, Full English Breakfast, Roti Jala with Chicken Curry and Steamed Bread with Homemade Kaya Jam. Their entrees include Salmon Pasta, Hidden Burger, Fish & Chips and Margherita Pizza.


Directions | Website


Resorts World Langkawi (Western & Asian, $$$)


At Resorts World Langkawi, customers may enjoy a variety of Asian and international cuisines such as Oxtail Asam Pedas, Chicken Rendang and Kampung Fried Rice at Seagull Coffee House.


If you fancy an al-fresco dining experience in the evening, head to Zest which overlooks the legendary Pregnant Maiden Island. 


Joining the newest addition in the resort are Jingga-Jingga Pizzeria which serves authentic Italian pizzas and pastas and Salt Shacks Sports Bar which serves a range of wines, beers, in-house cocktails and mocktails.

Directions | Website


More restaurants at Pantai Tengah Area


Holiday Villa Beach Resort & Spa Langkawi (Western & Asian, $$)

Mya Kitchen & Cocktails at Dash Beach Club (International & Asian, $$)

Bambooba Sports Bar (Western, $$)

Near Langkawi Airport Area

Selera Patani (Thai-influenced Malay, $)


If you’re looking for a delicious and affordable Thai-Malay food, look no further than Selera Patani. For the uninitiated, Thai cuisine has had a large influence on Malay cooking. Hence, specialties such as Ayam Paprik, Tomyam, Siakap Masam Manis, Kangkung Belacan and Sotong Goreng Tepung have become everyday Malay staples.


Come here for dinner like how the locals do especially!



Absolut & Absolum at The Smith House (International & Malaysian, $$)


Located in The Smith House Hotel, Absolut & Absolum is an in-house restaurant and bar serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks. Their menu is often locally sourced, and they serve International & Malaysian cuisine.


Menu items include Tea-Smoked Duck Breast, Napolitano Pasta, Claypot Fish Curry and Nasi Lemak. Beverages include fine coffees, cocktails, and wine. Kids’ menus are available here as well.


Directions | Website

Ulu Melaka Area

Kak Yan Nasi Campur (Malay, Veg-Friendly, $) 


Kak Yan Nasi Campur is a buffet restaurant, serving a wide array of authentic traditional Malay cuisine for lunch. Their dishes use house-made ingredients like pickled seasonal vegetables, aromatic herbs, and condiments.


Menu includes grilled fish, fried prawns, sea cucumber salad (Kerabu Bronok), chicken curry, and many more. There are many vegetarian options, too!



Nasi Dagang Pak Malau (Malay, $)


Overlooking the stunning view of paddy fields and mountain is the cosy Nasi Dagang Pak Malau, a restaurant serving traditional East Coast Malaysian cuisine.


Enjoy Nasi Dagang during your breakfast here, a fragrant glutinous rice dish served with an array of complimenting dishes such as pickled cucumber, chicken curry, beef curry, fried chicken, and fish curry.


Directions | Website 

Kuah Area

Langkawi Fish Farm Restaurant (Malaysian, $$$)


This seafood restaurant is equipped with a beautiful garden and cozy atmosphere on the pier. For the ultimate freshness, diners may pick their own live sea creature of choice from the aquarium before cooking.


We recommend their seafood fare of black pepper crabs, fried salted egg squid, steamed grouper, Kamheong mantis prawn and many more! Come here during dinner for the perfect sunset view!


Directions | Website


The Fat Frog (Western, $$)


Overlooking a beautiful golf course, The Fat Frog provides indoor and outdoor dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Enjoy food made from scratch in their casual, upscale ambiance. 


Get started with appetizers of quesadillas, hummus and vegetable sticks, and soup of the day. Enjoy a variety of salads and sides such as homemade mashed potato and sauteed organic spinach.


Our favourite entrees include Lemongrass Chicken Linguine, Chicken Francaise, and Penne Arrabiata. Vegetarian and vegan dishes can also be made upon request. 


Directions | Website


More restaurants at Kuah Area


Mons Spize Cafe at Goldsands Hotel Langkawi (Western & Malaysian, $$)

Wonderland (Malaysian-Chinese Seafood, $$)

Wan Thai (Thai, $$)

PappaRich (Malaysian Favourites, $$)

Restaurants at The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa (International & Asian, $$)

Restaurants at The St. Regis Langkawi (International & Asian, $$)

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