10 BEST RESTAURANTS
Kuah is Langkawi’s primary town and due to its generally huge population and the number of hotels within the region, visitors can discover a good range of dining venues to choose from. Whereas Langkawi is reasonable shopping center is home to more than a number of upmarket restaurants and quick food outlets, there’s plenty of local seafood and Chinese eateries scattered around Kuah that are well-frequented by sightseers and local people alike. Catering to all budget levels and taste buds, we have chosen our Top Ten top pick places to eat in Kuah.
1. Langkawi Fish Farm Restaurant
Langkawi Fish Farm Restaurant is a tranquil seafood eatery located just a few minutes’ drive from the bustling Kuah town center. Surrounded by a vast garden area, diners can enjoy their meal in a peaceful bay. The indoor dining section is spacious and beautifully decorated with pirate ship replicas and fishermen lanterns hanging from the ceiling while the sea deck outside is an open-air dining space with a stunning view of the Andaman Sea. Langkawi Fish Farm Restaurant allows diners to choose live seafood such as mantis prawns, lobsters, and crabs which are kept in large aquariums. We highly recommend the tom yam soup with prawns, Thai-style steamed fish, and chili crab with a glass of chilled white wine or cold beer for a truly satisfying gastronomic experience.
Opening Hours: Daily 13:00 – 23:00
Address: 1986, Jalan Pantai Penarak, Mukim Kuah
Tel: +604 966 7988
2. Kayu Puti at St Regis Langkawi
Kayu Puti at The St. Regis Langkawi is an elegant dining venue that specialises in Asian-influenced haute cuisine, unique cocktails, and premium wines. Featuring a classy nautical concept, there’s also a bar section, where you can relax on comfortable hammocks and sunbeds hanging above the Andaman Sea. The food menu is helmed by Executive Chef Gaetan Biesuz, combining French cooking techniques with locally-sourced ingredients such as black bee honey, coconut, and seafood. Standouts include the Andaman Lobster tail with homemade sambal (RM95), as well as the Stanbroke Wagyu Beef (RM250), served with purple sweet potato mousseline, grilled baby corn, and wild mushroom. For dessert, we highly recommend Kayu Puti’s Black Bee’s Honey (RM45), which comes with crèmeux, sponge, gel, ice cream, and bitter 70% Valrhona chocolate.
Opening Hours: Daily 18:00 – 23:00
Location: The St Regis Langkawi
Tel: +604 960 6666
3. Teo Seafood Restaurant
Teo Seafood Restaurant is a humble-looking establishment that serves some of the best seafood in Langkawi. It is very popular among the local Chinese community, which results in dishes that are served in massive portions at affordable prices. Guests can dine comfortably at the spacious and airy al fresco dining area that is well-lit during the evenings. In addditon to its extensive mix of fresh seafood like crabs and lobsters, Teo Seafood Restaurant also serves crispy duck and garlic roast pork for unapologetic meat lovers. Signature dishes include steamed garoupa, butter prawns, and stuffed you tiao (deep fried sesame-topped Chinese crullers stuffed with minced meat and sweet mayonnaise drizzle).
Opening Hours: Daily 12:00 – 15:00 & 18:30 – 00:00
Address: 30, Pusat Dagangan Kelana Mas, Kuah
Tel: +6012 474 5520
4. Arts Café Langkawi
Arts Café Langkawi is a cosy café and art gallery in Kuah, where you can enjoy a wide range of western fare, coffee, and fresh juices at reasonable prices. Established in 2001, the restaurant is fitted with plenty of plants, mismatched furnishing, and vibrant oil paintings by local artists (which are for sale as well). Food-wise, standouts here include pesto pasta, freshly baked pot pies with chicken with spinach, beef and green peas, as well as vegetarian fillings, and vegan ciabatta sandwiches with avocado, hummus, and chickpeas. Aside from the usual array of coffee, Arts Café Langkawi also serves pumpkin and sweet potato lattes – a good option if you’re looking to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Opening Hours: Daily 09:00 – 22:00
Address: 54, Pandak Mayah 5, Kuah, Langkawi
Tel: +604 961 1986
5. Seasonal Tastes Restaurant
Seasonal Tastes Restaurant is a trendy family restaurant at The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa. Well frequented for its Superfoods breakfast concept, heath conscious guests are treated to an extensive menu of wholesome options such as freshly prepared bread, cereal, dried fruits, eggs, pancakes, and waffles with low fat fresh fruit yoghurt, smoothies and juices that are blended upon request. For dinner, the restaurant offers a myriad of themed buffet spreads with an impressive wine list while the poolside barbeques prepare grilled seafood and meat while diners enjoy a panoramic view of the Andaman Sea at the al fresco dining area by the pool. Seasonal Tastes Restaurant at The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa also hosts a lively Malaysian cultural show every Friday.
Opening Hours: Daily 07:00 – 22:30
Address: The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa, Kuah
Tel: +604 960 8950
6. Fair Cafe
Fair Cafe is a North Indian and Arabic restaurant situated beside the entrance of Langkawi Fair Shopping Mall. It is only a five-minute walk from Kuah Jetty and next to a McDonald’s outlet. Fair Cafe has a good mix of Indian and Arabic cuisine that are not only affordable, but comes in portions which are big enough for two persons. Aside from the usual offerings of chicken and lamb tikka, tandoori, briyani, and naan, Fair Cafe also has a selection of vegetarian dishes, as well as pizzas and burgers. Diners can have a full meal of kabseh lamb and a glass of fresh fruit juice for less than RM40.
Opening Hours: Daily 10:00 – 23:00
Address: GM 4-5, Langkawi Fair Shopping Mall
Tel: +604 966 110
7. Anjung Damai
Anjung Damai is an exclusive fine dining option at the award-winning The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa. Perfect for a romantic evening with a loved one, Anjung Damai offers a breathtaking sea view with an elevated dining area with dim lanterns and white drapes for privacy. The restaurant serves exquisite international fare and highly recommended is the indulgent filet mignon which is cooked on an open air grill over local aromatic wood charcoals with wild forest mushrooms and red currant glace de viande. Enhancing the experience are the small touches of amuse-bouche appetisers, sorbet palate cleaners, as well as coffee and tea with pralines. Guests should note that a reservation is required to enjoy Anjung Damai’s fine dining establishment.
Opening Hours: Daily 19:00 – 23:00
Address: The Westin Langkawi Resort & Spa, Kuah
Tel: +604 960 8954
8. Wonderland Food Restaurant
Wonderland Food Restaurant is a laidback and open-air eatery that serves deliciously fresh seafood and local specialities in Kuah. While Chinese-style seafood restaurants are aplenty in the vicinity, Wonderland Food Restaurant stands out from the rest as it is usually packed with hungry locals and tourists from 18:00 onwards. Guests dine on plastic tables and chairs in a spacious al fresco dining section and the friendly staff are very helpful in recommending the restaurant’s catch of the day and all-time favourites to first-time diners. Offering some of the freshest and tasty seafood prepared in Malay and Asian styles, signature dishes include Nyonya styled steamed sea bass, chili crab, and seafood fried rice.
Opening Hours: Daily 17:30 – 23:30
Address: 179, 180, 181 Pusat Perniagaan Kelana Mas, Jalan Trimula, Kuah
Tel: +6012 623 0441
9. The Pier Restaurant and Bar
The Pier Restaurant and Bar is a popular meeting point for local yachters and expatriates in Kuah, Langkawi. The restaurant has a timeless yet colonial charm, hosting a big dark wooden bar selling cheap beers and tantalising snacks for cruising sailors and travellers. Offering delicious yet affordable Western dishes and authentic Thai cuisine, meat lovers will love its tenderloin steak, grilled New York, and Wiener schnitzel with their choice of ice cold beer. The Pier Restaurant and Bar also offers a number of information and services such as book swaps, ice cube supplies, free Wi-Fi, as well as computer, printer and international fax services.
Opening Hours: Saturday –Thursday 10:00 – 23:00
Location: Pusat Dagangan Kelana Mas, Kuah
10. Arabica Restaurant
Arabica Restaurant, located in Plaza Langkawi, serves a wide range of authentic Moroccan and Lebanese cuisine from 12:00 onwards. This eatery is also a good alternative to the ubiquitous Chinese and seafood fare in Kuah town. Arabica Restaurant is also a halal establishment as it does not serve pork or alcohol. Definite must-tries are the aromatic Moroccan Lamb Tagine (slow-cooked lamb stew with cinnamon, coriander, cumin, ginger, saffron strands, apricots, and prunes), hummus (Levantine food spread), as well as tasty chicken and lamb kebabs. Arabica Restaurant has free Wi-Fi and is fully air-conditioned, perfect for travellers who want to enjoy a nice meal away from Langkawi’s rather sweltering climate.
Opening Hours: Daily 12:00 – 00:00
Location: Level 3, Plaza Langkawi, Kuah
Tel: +6013 482 7933 or +6017 660 5145