Langkawi, Malaysia



Nearly all resorts and hotels in Langkawi have their own restaurants and cafes, which most tourists choose to eat but there are plenty of other options as well. Be adventurous and discover out on your own the numerous foods at the local stalls, cafes and restaurants all over Langkawi. While Western dishes are available throughout Langkawi, local eateries here serve mainly Malay, Chinese, Indian or Thai dishes. Like the rest of Malaysia, American-style chain restaurants and cafes like McDonalds, Kentucky Fried Chicken and Starbucks have become a familiar sight.

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Berjaya Langkawi Resort

Restaurant at Berjaya Langkawi Resort

Try one of the seafood restaurants preparing varieties of local dishes.
Seafood is popular in Langkawi and are either prepared as Malay or Chinese dishes. Take note that you order by the weight of the seafood or fish or by a set price for the dish. Beware of restaurants that tell you they only have bigger size lobsters or crabs available. When your seafood is served, you will discover that you will definitely be paying for 900g of shell instead of meat! To avoid this, order fish, squid and prawns instead for better value.

Signboard to a seafood restaurant by andresmh

Popular Destinations
Popular destinations for eating out in Langkawi include Kuah Town, Pantai Cenang, Pantai Tengah and Pantai Kok.

  • Kuah Town offers a multitude of food stalls, Chinese coffee shops and Malay restaurants along the promenade serving inexpensive meals. At the ferry terminal (Jetty Point) there is Starbucks, fast food restaurants, a deli and bakery shop. 
  • Pantai Cenang is the liveliest beach and most popular destination in Langkawi. There are plenty of restaurants including Western and local establishments to choose from at Pantai Cenang. There is a wide range of options here from the humble food stalls to classy restaurants.
  • Pantai Tengah like Pantai Cenang offers several good dining options though not as well developed and quieter. Restaurants here serve mainly Western or local (Malay, Chinese and Thai) dishes but there are also a Middle Eastern and Japanese restaurant.
  • Pantai Kok comprises of two areas when it comes to eating out i.e. Oriental Village (where the cable car to Mount Machinchang is located) and Telaga Harbour. Oriental Village is home to several Asian restaurants while the bistros and eateries at Telaga Harbour are very pricey.
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