Dine With A View At Malaysia’s First Ever Halal River Cafe


Farzana •  Nov 06, 2017

Dreaming about dining with the fishes, literally? ? No, we're not talking about sitting in a huge dome and watching schools of fishes swim by as you tuck into a savoury batter of fish and chips ? Instead, float on a river buoy and watch clear streams push you against the currents while waiting for your meal to be served. Castella Cafe makes any mermaid's fantasy come true with their in-house river restaurant! This isn't merely dining with a view, you're actually IN IT ?

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Tuck in to traditional Malay-Pattani cuisines like the Trapia set or Kelaba + Ayam course. Don't worry if you're unfamiliar with them ? All you've got to know, fresh fishes are what you can expect. Wash down the meal with a glass of fruit juice afterwards. Yum!

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It's the perfect excuse for a road trip, as Castella Cafe is located four hours away from Kuala Lumpur. That means scenic nature views instead of city lights and skyscraper buildings ? While they've been around for quite some time (2014 to be exact), it's certainly a hidden gem waiting for your discovery!

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Have a feast on tables made of bamboos and plywoods, and enjoy the breeze from Sungair Air Beruk. Take a moment to soak your tired feet into the clear waters and feel the tingles of tiny fishes kissing against your skin ? Or, jump straight into the river waters and swim with the aquatic creatures! We do recommend bringing a change of clothes and a towel or you'll be freezing through meal time ?

For those that aren't hoping to get drenched, enjoy your meal comfortably amidst the huts. Sit back and relax with a cuppa in hand as you take in the sunset during evening time. If your stay seems too short (especially after a long drive), book an overnight stay and enjoy an entire day worth of delicious kampung-style food!

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After all that dining, you won't have to worry about finding a prayer space. Prayer rooms and toilets are available for you to perform your prayers with ease ?

#HHWT Tip: Do give them a call and hold your spots! The last thing you want is to make the journey and be denied entry because there's no tables available.

So, are you prepared to dive straight into this, or is it too fishy for you? ?

Address: No. 35, Kampung Kerunai, 33320 Gerik, Perak.

Contact details: 01120503454