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On: November 20, 2017 In: Food Comments: 0

Eating out on Langkawi is simply fantastic – warm beaches, gentle breezes, clear waters and magnificent seafood. Thanks to a wide assortment of seafood, the choice of culinary sea delicacies is so large on Langkawi!

Popular food points are placed in Kuah, near Pantai Cenang, Pantai Tengah and Pantai Kok beaches, but you can also find satisfying food all over the island. So, let’s check out the best Langkawi’s culinary establishments and their most amazing specialties…

Ikan-Ikan

Built in the style of a traditional Malay house, Ikan-Ikan, which means ‘fish-fish’ in Malay, offers Thai, Chinese cuisine and seafood dishes cooked according to local recipes.

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Located in the open air, the teak deck is the best place for eating and enjoying the spectacular views of the ocean and garden. This restaurant also features a cocktail bar. ‘Popiah senada’ and ‘udang roswell’ should be definitely tried.

Address: Jalan Tanjung Rhu, 07000 Langkawi

Hours: Monday-Sunday 6pm-10.30pm

Aquarium Seafood Garden

The locals say that this is the place where the chefs juggle with frying pans and cook the best seafood on Langkawi.

Prawn mantises, green lobsters, finger mussels and crabs in the soft shell are, of course very tasty, and the prices are definitely some of the most reasonable on the island.

Address: Lot 4111, Kelibang, Kedah, Kelibang

Hours: Monday-Sunday 11.30am-2.30pm, 6pm-10.30pm

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Water Garden Hawker Centre

During the day, this snack bar offers delicious local specialties. Try the tantalizingly-luxurious ‘mi java goreng’, ‘kwai teo teng’, and the charmingly-varied mixed rice. At nights, this coffee shop turns into a seafood restaurant, and its location in Kuah city center makes this place especially popular – it attracts crowds of locals and tourists.

Address: Jalan Pandak Mayah 6, Pusat Bandar Kuah

Hours: Monday-Friday 7.30am-3.30pm, Saturday and Sunday closed

The Roof Restaurant

Serving seafood, barbecue, Malay and Chinese popular dishes, and built entirely from mangrove and bamboo trunks, ‘The Roof’ is a very attractive culinary establishment on Langkawi.

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The food is not very spicy. You can order lobster on a banana leaf and deep-fried fish with salt and pepper. If you wish, ‘beef satay’ is also available.

Address: Lot 1751, Kampung Kuala Teriang, Mukim Padang Matsirat

Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 12.30pm-2.30pm, 6pm-11pm; Monday closed

B’n’Z Sempoy’s

Dishes served in B’n’Z Sempoy’s can be as hot as a hellfire, but delicious food will successfully overtop this taste discomfort. There’s a wide variety of dishes based on rice – try ‘ayam masak lemak’ and fried fish ‘sambal’. These fantastic delicacies are worth your choice.

The husband and wife own B’n’Z Sempoy’s. They are also the chefs of the establishment, so the food is exceptionally cheap there.

Address: Gerai MARA, No. 3, Padang Matsirat, Kedah, Kampung Padang Mat Sirat

Hours: Monday-Sunday 11am-2.30pm, 6pm-10pm

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Orkid Ria Seafood

On Pantai Cenang there is a place, which is particularly full of restaurants and souvenir shops. So, you’ll find there the brightly lit Orkid Ria Seafood restaurant. This popular seafood establishment is one of the most expensive on Pantai Cenang, and its main trick is an extensive menu.

You can order tiger shrimps with black pepper and deep-fried squid with garlic – the dishes are little expensive, but nevertheless the restaurant is almost always crowded.

Address: Lot 1225, Pantai Cenang, Mukim Kedawang

Hours: Monday-Sunday 12pm-3pm, 6pm-11pm

Kuah Town Seafood

Located in the midst of a mangrove forest, Kuah Town Seafood is a lovely Thai restaurant ‘flavored’ with live jazz music. Blazing with flickering lights in the garden and having an artificial waterfall, this establishment serves excellent seafood in Chinese style.

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Although the surrounding atmosphere is definitely not so special, the service and food are on top. Try chicken with dry chili, hissing binquird, or abalone and sea cucumbers in case you want something unique.

Address: 33 persiaran dayang Kuah, 07000 Langkawi

Hours: Monday-Sunday 12pm-3pm, 6pm-11pm

Eagle View Seafood

Serving superb fried rice in Chinese style, this air-conditioned restaurant should be your salvation from the scorching sun while visiting the Eagle Square. The dishes are not very spicy, and the menu is represented by a variety of options.

The highlight of Eagle View Seafood is that fish and seafood can be selected directly from aquariums decorating the walls, thus ensuring the freshness of the products. Fish will be cooked in Japanese style in the open kitchen.

Address: Blok A Restoran, Jalan Dataran Lang, Kedah, Kuah

Hours: Monday-Sunday 11am-2.30pm, 6pm-10pm

Grilled Oysters, Garlic Smashed Potatoes and Cole Slaw

As you see, Langkawi’s seafood establishments are incredibly diverse and scattered around the island. Some of them are situated in the crowded city areas, and the others – among the mangroves or even on the beach. However, the only thing that unites them is amazingly tasty seafood and fish dishes.

Don’t miss to taste them on your next trip to Langkawi by visiting any seafood spot from the list. Of course, use Langkawi car rental, because the island’s public transport network is scarcely developed.

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