Must-see restaurants in Pulau Langkawi

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    Siti Fatimah

    This is possibly Langkawi’s most famous destination for Malay food – and it lives up to its reputation. Come mid-morning, dozens of rich curries, grilled…

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    Wan Thai

    Langkawi is geographically closer to Thailand than the Malaysian mainland, so you can expect some blisteringly authentic Thai food at this hugely popular…

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    Langkawi is home to heaps of Middle Eastern restaurants and this Syrian place is one of the best. Expect friendly staff, slightly less fluorescent…

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    Selera Akmal

    This is where locals go for nasi campur (Malay-style buffet). Serve yourself from trays holding dishes such as rich rendang, fiery sambal, a coconut milk…

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    La Chocolatine

    This sophisticated, air-conditioned snack stop serves excellent French desserts – croissants, tarts and eclairs – as well as light salads, sandwiches,…

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    At Bon Ton resort, Nam boasts a well-executed menu of fusion food, from chargrilled rack of lamb with roast pumpkin, mint salad, hummus and tomato jam, to…

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    Unkaizan serves lauded Japanese food, with seating in a cosy bungalow and on an open patio. The menu spans much that Japan is known for, but don’t forget…

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    Istanbul serves a brief menu of familiar but hearty and delicious Turkish dishes, including İskender kebap, smothered in a rich tomato sauce and served…

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    Gallo Nero

    A cheesy cartoon logo and Disney wall art contrast with the serious Italian food at this local staple. Come for handsome and hearty dishes, many using…

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    A relaxed, friendly cafe housed in a spacious, open-sided wooden structure constructed and furnished by the artistic owners using recycled materials…

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    Nasi Lemak Ultra

    The fragrant, rich, authentic KL-style nasi lemak (rice boiled in coconut milk, served with fried ikan bilis, peanuts and a curry dish) is made by a…

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    Scarborough Fish & Chips

    The fish and chips here are passable, but honestly it's more about the location – a quiet, sandy stretch of Tanjung Rhu that encourages making an…

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    The bar and restaurant at La Pari-Pari serves Western breakfasts, sandwiches, burgers and Nonya dishes including laksa, as well as a good selection of…

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    Orkid Ria

    This is the place to go in Pantai Cenang for a banquet of Chinese-style seafood. It's packed out daily with families feasting on shrimp, crabs and fresh…

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    Restoran Rinnie

    Above-average nasi campur (buffet of curried meats, fish and vegetables, served with rice), including a few vegetable options, served by a friendly family.

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    Kuah Night Market

    This is the largest market on Langkawi, held Wednesday and Saturday. Located opposite Masjid Al-Hana.