A 2021 guide to the best restaurants in Langkawi, Malaysia


The vacation you’ve been waiting for is finally here with the newly implemented travel bubble in Langkawi. With your vaccination fully sorted, your travel plans verified, and your accommodation booked, keep this guide bookmarked for a list of Langkawi’s best restaurants.

The best restaurants in Langkawi 2021:

The Gulai House

Nestled deep in the rainforest, this award-winning restaurant offers gourmet Malaysian cuisine in a kampung house. Nothing better than being surrounded by nature with an indulgent feast on Langkawi Island. The idea of ​​dining in nature is a remarkable way to enjoy the island if you haven’t had the chance.

Opening hours: 6.30 p.m. – 10.30 p.m. (every day)

Contact: 04-950-0500

Gallo Nero

(Image credit: Instagram / @gallonerolangkawi)

If you need to break away from seafood, an Italian meal from Gallo Nero is what you need. As one of the island’s most established Italian restaurants, Gallo Nero serves lip-smacking pasta loved by many locals and foreigners alike. We suggest you order their lobster pasta and gnocchi. The restaurant also offers new lunch specials every week.

Opening hours: 12:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. (Wednesday – Sunday)

Contact: 04-952-3555

Fat Cupid

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Situated in The Bet Bet, this family-run restaurant is a favorite among tourists, thanks to its authentic Malaysian and Western menu. Tucked away from the bustling tourist attractions, this hidden gem can’t hurt if you’re in the mood for burgers and pizza. Perfect for families and couples, the vibe is great if you’re looking for a way to unwind after a long day of exploring the island.

Opening hours: 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. (Wednesday – Monday)

Contact: 04-955-3010


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Is there anything better than surrounding yourself with fresh air and lush greenery? Located in Datai Langkawi, the magnificent lodge rises 30 meters above the ground like an opulence treehouse. The award-winning restaurant serves traditional Thai cuisine with views of the rainforest. Steamed fish is the star of the menu, along with sticky mango rice. Bonus tip: it’s best to get here before sunset for a breathtaking view.

Opening hours: 6.30 p.m. – 10.30 p.m. (every day)

Contact: 04-950-0500

The Sal

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Uniquely located in Casa del Mar, this Mediterranean beachfront hotel offers guests Asian and Western temptations. Widely known for its sumptuous meals and serene ambiance, the view from the restaurant overlooking the beach is a remarkable dining experience for you and your loved ones. Plus, every corner is a great photo op for anyone who appreciates great architectural design.

Opening hours: 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. (every day)

Contact: 04-955-2388


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This hidden gem is loved by avid travelers, and we can see why. The menu offers Western delicacies, from steak to pasta, conveniently located between Telaga Port and Langkawi International Airport. Their banana fritters with cheese delight are also top notch. The cool vibe is perfect for anyone looking to relax, whether indoors or outdoors. In addition, the extensive menu is reasonably priced.

Opening hours: 5.30 p.m. – 11.30 p.m. (Monday – Saturday)

Contact: 04-955-2702


(Image credit: Hotel Tempah)

Unkaizan is one of the best restaurants in Langkawi because it offers a piece of Japan on Langkawi Island. An award-winning restaurant, widely known for its authentic Japanese menu, this joint is popular with locals and travelers alike. From menus to teppanyaki, this establishment is perfect for families and honeymooners. An option is offered to you to dine indoors or out, as well as in the traditional tatami style.

Opening hours: 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. (Thursday – Tuesday)

Contact: 04-955-4118

(Main image credit: The Gulai House, Datai Langkawi)

This story first appeared on Lifestyle Asia KL.


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