Langkawi Food Guide: 12 Delicious Halal Eateries For An Awesome Trip


Iyesha Maria •  Jul 12, 2019

[Updated 7 September 2020]

Langkawi is one of the top destinations travellers visit when exploring Malaysia. And it's no surprise why. With its amazing bays of beautiful sandy white beaches, activities, attractions, and amazing food, it is definitely a must-visit destination! Unlike Penang and Ipoh, Langkawi isn't entirely known for its. But there are plenty of delicious Halal and Muslim-friendly eateries which are just as good (some even better) as Ipoh and Penang for an amazing foodie trip ?

We've compiled an ultimate list of eateries in Langkawi for you to enjoy throughout your entire trip. Choose from a variety of cuisines from modern western delights, scrumptious middle eastern cuisine, and the best of local kampung food in Langkawi!

1. Santai @ Kuza & Luke Cafe

After a day of exploring Langkawi's sunny island, there's nothing more relaxing than taking a break in an air-conditioned restaurant with good food. Santai Cafe is located in a small village between Cenang Beach and Padang Matsirat town, making it a convenient location to visit if you're exploring any of those areas. Enjoy your meal in a cosy setting accompanied by soft jazz music playing in the background ?

Savour a variety of dishes that range from Asian and Western such as a delightful bowl of beef hotpot, pasta and mee kari ? And don't forget to pair it up with one of their refreshing drinks such as a cooling mango juice or a bandung with cincau!

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Opening hours: Mon-Sat, 5.30PM-11.30PM (closed on Sun)

Address: 132, Jalan Pantai Kok, Kg Batu Ara, Kampung Batu Ara, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah

Contact: 04-955 2702

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2. MY French Factory

Crepes are not a dessert Malaysia is known for, but who knew you could get amazing authentic French crepes in Langkawi? MY French Factory is popular among locals and travellers alike because of their delicious sweet treats that'll leave you wanting more ?

#HHWT tip: This eatery has limited table space and is popular among many. Be prepared to queue up for your sweet treats!

Enjoy a variety of desserts ranging from a crepe topped with salted caramel and a generous scoop of ice cream, or a delicious waffle with chocolate drizzle ? Cheese lovers will also be happy to know that blue cheese topping is available to pair up with your crepes too!

And if you're craving for a savoury meal instead, help yourself to one of their tasty pizzas!

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Opening hours: Opend daily; 12AM-6PM

Address: Jalan Pantai Cenang-Ground floor of the Langgura Baron Resort, Kampung Lubok Buaya, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah

Contact:04-955 5196

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3. German Food Corner

If you happen to be visiting the Langkawi Sky Bridge, drop by this quaint eatery at the food court near the Cable Car. Don't underestimate this little eatery in the food court. It happens to be one of the best (and unexpected) places to indulge in a nice German meal ?

German Food Corner has an extensive menu for you to choose from. Try their generous cheese schnitzel, sizable meat burgers, carbonara pasta, fish and chips, and end with one of their tasty desserts such as their cheesecake or waffles with ice cream!

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Opening hours: Open daily; 10AM-7.30PM

Address: Cable Car, Oriental Village, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah

Contact: 017-380 2657

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4. Nasi Dagang Pak Malau

If you happen to be near Makam Mahsuri, drop by Pak Malau's place for an amazing dining experience. The beautiful eatery is located right next to a stunning field of green sawah padi (paddy fields), making this place one of the most Instagrammable spots in Langkawi ?

Chances are, you'll be greeted by Pak Malau himself upon arrival. His welcoming attitude will put everyone in a good mood to enjoy their meal ? The dish to try is their speciality, tender and flavourful nasi dagang which you can pair up with a variety of lauk such as gulai ikan, mutton and chicken.

#HHWT tip:  There is surau located just a few minutes walk down the street if you want to perform some prayers too.

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Opening hours: Wednesday to Monday 8am - 2pm, closed on Tuesdays

Address: Jalan Makam Mahsuri, Kampung Mawar, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah

Contact: 012-271 1977

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5. Restoran Kak Yan Nasi Campur

Drop by this scrumptious nasi campur eatery if you're on the way to or from the airport and feast on an amazing variety of local delicacies ? For their nasi campur, enjoy it with choices such as chicken wings, pari cili, ikan bakar, or salted fish! The eatery even has different rice options for you to choose, from brown rice, white rice, and nasi lemak! Remember to top your nasi campur with some sambal belacan and ulam too, for that extra oomph! And if nasi campur isn't really your thing, you could opt for a slurp-worthy bowl of laksa instead, and finish off with some tasty Malaysian kuih ?

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Opening hours: Open daily, 8AM-4PM

Address:Jalan Ulu Melaka, Kampung Padang Gaong, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah

Contact:017-408 4371

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6. Warung Jati Aisya

One of the great things about Langkawi is that there are plenty of local eateries to choose from, especially nasi campur eateries which are a must-visit for any traveller visiting the island ? Choose from a huge variety of lauk such as ikan bakar, ayam goreng, and gulai meats! And cool your body off from the island heat with some refreshing local desserts such as ais kacang ?

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Opening hours: Open daily, 8AM-5.30PM

Address:5, Jalan Chandekura, Kampung Bukit Lembu, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah

7. Restoran Pak Hj Ya Nasi Ayam

For a change from the usual nasi campur, western delicacies, or Middle Eastern cuisine, make your way to Restoran Pak Hj Ya Nasi Ayam for a good plate of scrumptious chicken rice ?

Savour each plate of chicken rice with its delicious rice cooked in chicken stock and choose from grilled of roasted chicken, served with cucumber slices, salad, and a tasty sauce!

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Opening hours: Mon-Thu & Sat, 9AM-6PM; Sun, 9AM-4PM (closed on Fri)

Address: 82-98, Persiaran Mutiara 2, Pusat Perdagangan Kelana Mas, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah

Contact: 019-563 8320

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8. The Argan Trees Restaurant

A step into this restaurant and you'll think you have left Langkawi and walked into Morocco! The family-run restaurant boasts a beautiful ambience with stunning Morrocan decor and a lit candle on each table ?

Experience Moroccan gastronomy with choices of food rich in flavour and taste. Start with the eggplant appetizer, and move on to tasty mains such as lamb, chicken or shrimp tagine, seafood paella and lamb couscous that'll cause an explosion of flavours in your mouth. Don't miss out on their refreshing traditional Moroccan tea too ?

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Opening hours: Sat, 12PM-12AM

Address: Sunblock, Jl. Teluk Baru, Jalan Pantai Tengah, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah

Contact: 04-955 2213

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9. Cili Kampung

A boutique cafe with a kampung style concept serving delicious authentic kampung food! Although Langkawi is in Kedah, you'll get to enjoy authentic Negeri Sembilan style cooking instead ?

Savour from a range of delicious eats such as ikan masak lemak, sambal stong petai, ikan kering goreng, ketam masak cili api and a whole lot more local delicacies that will tease your tongue with spice and flavour ? You just might end up visiting the restaurant a few times to satisfy your food cravings. If you can't find a seat here, you can always turn to its second location at Pantai Tengah!

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Opening hours: Tue-Sun, 11AM-4PM, 7PM-10.30PM (closed on Mon)

Address: Jalan Kedawang, Kampung Kedawang, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah

Contact: 017-319 6641

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10. Restoran Selera Akmal

You have to love Langkawi and its choices for delicious local cuisine ? Restoran Selera Akmal is located near the airport and dropping by this place after a flight is perfect to kickstart your Langkawi experience!

Enjoy from over 50 types of lauk and dishes from seafood, meat, vegetables and dessert. Help yourself to their drool-worthy daging masak hitam, gulai, masak lemak, grilled meats, mee rebus, laksam, and even cendol!

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Opening hours: Sat-Thu, 8.30AM-5PM (closed on Fri)

Address: No 5, Jalan Lapangan Terbang, Mukim Padang Matsirat

Contact: 012-594 4638

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11. Arang BBQ & Grill

Chomp down on some amazing BBQ grill delights with a mixture of Malaysian and Middle Eastern flavours ? Arang BBQ & Grill gives you a unique BBQ experience with its variety of flavours and meat selections.

Try a variety of seafood and meat grills such as chicken, fish, lamb, prawns, squid, and even satay! Enjoy each and every bite as the grill brings out the flavour of the meats for a delicious-tasting meal ? And once you're done with your mains, finish up with a hot brownie with vanilla ice cream!

Halal status: Muslim-owned.

Opening hours: Open daily; 3PM-10PM

Address:Jl. Teluk Baru, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah

Contact: 04-955 3928

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12. Yasmin Syrian Restaurant

Note: The eatery is currently only available for delivery

Head over to Yasmin Syrian Restaurant for amazing Middle Eastern cuisine! The eatery is located just adjacent to Cenang beach, a convenient location for many travellers. Enjoy generous portions of maklouba, meat kebabs, freshly made pitta bread, and hummus ? And if you're looking for something like, try some of their salads which are fresh, healthy and drizzled with a tasty tangy sauce. Don't forget to try their Arabian mint tea too, which pairs up perfectly with their meals and save room for their baklava too ?

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Opening hours: Open daily; 10.30AM-10.30PM

Address: Jalan Pantai Chenang, Kampung Lubok Buaya, 07000 Langkawi, Kedah

Contact: +6019-449 5081

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1. Restoran Siti Fatimah

For those who would love to experience a true kampung style meal, here is where you should be. This family-run eatery is located about 20 minutes drive away from Langkawi Cable Car and is a great place to stop by for a refuel after a day of exploring ?

Pick from a range of local delights such as ikan bakar, gulai ikan, gulai daging, egg omelette, and remember to pair them up with the nasi campur necessities - sambal belacan, kerabu, and tempe ? And refresh yourself with a big glass of fresh pineapple juice before you continue your journey!

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Opening hours: Thu-Tue, 7.30AM-4PM (closed on Wed) 

Address: Batu 5 1/4, Jalan Kampung Tok Senik, Kawasan mata Air, Ulu Melaka, Langkawi, 07000, Langkawi, Kedah

Contact:04-955 2754

12. Laksa Power

Laksa Power (also known as Laksa Pulau) is very well-known within the local community for its slurp-worthy bowls of northern style laksa. The laksa stall is located by the roadside close to the airport, making it the perfect stop for a quick bite before your flight. Enjoy generous portions of laksa that are freshly prepared as you order, but be prepared to queue as this is one of the top spots for travellers and locals who enjoy the meals there.

The stall is also located steps away from the beach so you'll get to enjoy your delicious bowl of laksa with an amazing beach scenery with stunning views of aeroplanes flying in and out of the Langkawi International Airport, almost akin to a nice picnic with a nice breeze too ?

Halal status: Muslim-owned

Opening hours: Open daily, 9AM-8PM

Address:Jalan Kuala Muda, 07100 Langkawi, Kedah

And there you have it, 12 awesome eateries for you to try in Langkawi. You definitely do not have to worry about starving during your trip ? It's time to call up your travel buddy and plan your next trip to Langkawi for some fantastic fun and feasting!