8 Must-Try Restaurants in Langkawi, Kedah

Langkawi, with its sun-kissed beaches and azure waters, harbours secrets far beyond the usual tourist trails. It's a gastronomic adventure waiting to be discovered, hidden away from the glare of overhyped eateries. We at Rolling Grace have meticulously curated a food guide that promises to lead you to Langkawi's most splendid dining experiences. Many of these culinary treasures are local sanctuaries, nestled away from the bustling tourist spots – secrets that the locals might prefer to keep to themselves!

Our journey into Langkawi’s culinary heart is not only about uncovering these hidden gems but also ensuring the integrity of your dining experiences. Rest assured, every recommendation in our guide is considerate of dietary observances, showcasing establishments that are either halal certified or diligently pork-free. So, whether you're yearning for an epicurean adventure or a peaceful meal under the stars, let us guide you through the very best of Langkawi's vibrant food scene, where culture, respect, and extraordinary flavours intertwine.

8 Must-Try Restaurants in Langkawi, Kedah
8 Must-Try Restaurants in Langkawi, Kedah

8 Must-Try Restaurants in Langkawi, Kedah

Dawan Thai Kitchen Seafood Restaurant

When you're at Tanjung Rhu, don't miss out on the opportunity to taste the best Thai-style dishes at the Dawan Thai Kitchen. Known for its aromatic and delicious variety of seafood dishes, it is an ideal place for a quick and satisfying lunch. Tomyam is a must-try here, as well as the Kerabu Bronok which is an exotic salad prepared using Bronok - a type of seafood found on the muddy beaches of Langkawi with a crunchy and chewy texture resembling that of sea cucumbers.

Address: 78, Jalan Tanjung Rhu, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah
Opening hours: 3pm-11pm
Contact number: +6012-496 4854

Dawan Thai Kitchen Seafood Restaurant
Dawan Thai Kitchen Seafood Restaurant serves the best Thai food in Langkawi island

Tanjung Pandan Corner

Located along the white and sandy shores of Pulau Tuba, the Tanjung Pandan Corner offers visitors a wide and fun selection of local street food in Langkawi. This stretch of seaside food stalls lets visitors enjoy the sea breeze while tasting cheap fares including rojak, Mee Udang, fresh coconuts, and our favourite: freshly deep-fried keropok lekor served hot from the wok. If you are coming from Langkawi, Pulau Tuba is located only 5km southwest of Kuah Jetty.

Address: Pulau Tuba, Langkawi
Opening hours: 11am-7pm

Tanjung Pandan Corner, Pulau Tuba
You can find cheap local street food in Langkawi at Tanjung Pandan Corner, Pulau Tuba

Kapal Layar Restaurant

Looking for Muslim-friendly Chinese seafood restaurant in Langkawi? Be sure to drop by the popular Kapal Layar Restaurant. The restaurant does not serve pork (but alcohol is available), and comes with a beautiful sea view that will definitely wow visitors as they dine in the open air area. Everything on the menu looks amazing, but we highly recommend the White Pepper Crab - which is an exclusive and unique creation by the owners!

Address: 2187, Telok Nibong, Jalan Pantai Kok, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah
Opening hours: 11.30am–3pm and 5.30–11pm
Contact number: +6012-495 1449

Kapal Layar Restaurant langkawi
Head over to Kapal Layar Restaurant for the best pork-free Chinese seafood in Langkawi

Kak Yan Nasi Campur

One of the most popular restaurants in Langkawi for a quick and cheap local lunch among visitors is at Kak Yan Nasi Campur. The restaurant seems to be packed every time we were there, so be sure to get there earlier (we'd say 11.45am just to be really safe) to make sure you get to taste as many dishes as possible before they run out. Don't forget to drop by the ulam and sambal station to fill your plate to the brim with peculiar but nutritious local herbs and spicy sambal to complete your meal!

Address: Jalan Ulu Melaka, Kampung Padang Gaong, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah
Opening hours: 8am–4pm
Contact number: +6017-408 4371

Kak Yan Nasi Campur langkawi
Kak Yan Nasi Campur serves really good and cheap local Malay dishes in Langkawi

Scarborough Fish & Chips

Are you a big fan of western food? Make your way to the Scarborough Fish & Chips restaurant at Tanjung Rhu. This place has a very Southern European summer vibe going on, thanks to the gorgeous sea view, soothing breeze and an exciting (but rather limited) menu to offer to zealous island lovers. Along with a glass of ice-cold gin and tonic and a few good buddies, this place makes the perfect laidback lunch spot!

Address: 1388, Jalan Tanjung Rhu, Mukim Air Hangat, 07100 Langkawi, Kedah
Opening hours: 10am–10pm
Contact number: +604-959 4667

Scarborough Fish & Chips, Tanjung Rhu
Lunch with a view at Scarborough Fish & Chips, Tanjung Rhu

Kerisik Restaurant

Located among the beautiful paddy fields of Laman Padi, Kerisik Restaurant is one of the most popular restaurant in Langkawi. It offers visitors a scenic dining atmosphere, which is best enjoyed at the private wooden huts built on stilts atop the paddy field.

With romantic vibes in an authentic Malay kampung setting, you and your loved one can indulge in delicious Malay dishes served on a dulang or platter, making the experience extra unique and intimate. There are four varieties of rice sets to choose from, including Nasi Set Tuba, Nasi Set Padang Lalang, Nasi Set Suokkienda and Nasi Set Kedawang. The price starts from RM40 for 2 person, RM80 for 4 person, and RM120 for 6 person.

Address: Muzium Laman Padi, Kampung Lubok Buaya, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah
Opening hours: 12pm-10pm
Contact number: +604-955 3581 | Facebook

Romantic Dinner in Langkawi
Romantic Dinner in Langkawi: Kerisik Restaurant, Laman Padi

Halim GP Gulai Panas

Always packed with big groups of families and friends, the Halim GP Gulai Panas restaurant is situated close to the airport, making it a common first stop for visitors after arriving in Langkawi and the last stop before catching a flight. The most popular must-try dish here is the gulai, which is a type of light and flavoursome curry best enjoyed with hot rice and spicy sambal belacan.

Address: 4, Jalan Lapangan Terbang, Kampung Bukit Nau, 07100 Langkawi, Kedah
Opening hours: 5pm–12am
Contact number: +604-955 9376

Halim GP Gulai Panas
Drop by Halim GP Gulai Panas before catching your flight at the nearby Langkawi International Airport!

Crab Farm Kubang Badak

Langkawi is where you can find the best seafood noodles in the country, thanks to its abundant supply of fresh, juicy seafood. One such places is at the Crab Farm located at Kubang Badak, which is a specialty restaurant selling Mee Ketam, Mee Udang, the sweetest coconuts, and steamed crabs. The crabs here are grown in their natural habitats in the mangrove forests of Kubang Badak. Each bowl of noodles is priced at RM20, and is served in a luscious sweet and spicy Thai-style gravy.

Address: 56a, Jalan Teluk Yu, Kampung Kelubi, Kubang Badak 07000 Langkawi, Kedah
Opening hours: 12pm-8pm
Contact number: +6013-445 5644

Crab Farm langkawi
Bury your face in the best Mee Ketam in Langkawi only at Crab Farm Kubang Badak

Bonus: Mee Udang Ombak Rindu

Truly a hidden gem, you can only get to Restoran Ombak Rindu by taking a short boat ride from Kuah Jetty on the main island. You will arrive at Pulau Tuba after paying RM5 for the boat ride, but the trip is worth it as you'll get to taste one of the most delicious Mee Udang or prawn noodles in the island. Each serving comes with a generous portion of prawns of various sizes, soaking up a rich and savoury gravy with a hint of sweetness. Besides Mee Udang (RM13), you can also find Mee Sotong (RM15) and Mee Ketam (RM18) - both which are equally popular here.

Address: Kampung Tepi Laut Pulau Tuba, Pulau Langkawi, 07000 Pulau Tuba, Kedah
Opening hours: 7am-7pm
Contact number: +6011-1094 1040 | ombakrindutuba@gmail.com

Mee Udang Ombak Rindu, Pulau Tuba
Generous serving of prawns at Mee Udang Ombak Rindu, Pulau Tuba

Happy exploring, foodies!
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  1. semuanya nampak sedap dan menarik. Nanti boleh cuba bila ke langkawi

  2. Masa mula i pergi Langkawi, banyak juga tempat makan i tak pergi, pergi mana yang nampak depan mata jer, next time bolehlah cuba semua ni..

  3. Lama nya tak pegi Langkawi! Rindu..
    Sure nanti nak pegi makan apa yang awak share, tak dapat rasa semua atleast dapat cuba 2/3 tempat. Save bookmarks!

  4. Wah... byk jgk tempat mkn yg menarik, l phn dah pg langkawi tp tak ingat nama2 tpt mkn, yv plg l suka Restaurant Kerisik sbb view dia cantik sgt

  5. Wow thanks for sharing this, will take note about these restaurant when i go to Langkawi

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