If you are looking for simple western dishes in an unpretentious environment, Hornbill Hut Langkawi has got you covered. Located near the northern end of Jalan Pantai Tengah, Hornbill Hut’s open air café is just a 5-minute walk to Pantai Tengah (beach). Their menu has a comprehensive selection of popular ‘western style’ fare without the typical menu influences of local Malaysian dishes; a unique concept considering the owner and main chef is indeed Malaysian. From sunny side up eggs and toast to specialty salads to burgers and fries. They even have selections of time honored pasta dishes, such as Lasagna and Spaghetti Bolognaise. Hornbill Hut offers excellent food at great prices, using only fresh, high quality ingredients.
*Open: Thursday-Tuesday 8:30am-2:00pm & 6:00pm-10:30pm Tel: 012-881 1872
RESTORAN NASI KANDAR TOMATO
Open 24 hours a day on most days, Tomato is a favorite among locals as well as years’ worth of international visitors. Their famous roti grill is predominately located so it’s difficult to miss their chef spinning dough. Their daily buffet table is also a favorite, serving up traditional Indian Lamb and Chicken curries, vegetable curries and Malaysian chicken, fish and vegetables.
*Open: Daily 24 hours
This humble little open air restaurant’s popularity is obvious with its interior décor of foreign flags and customer autographed t-shirts, that hang from just about every place to set a nail. But the reason the Cactus is so popular is the menu as well as their welcoming ambiance. They have a large selection of breakfast favorites, coffees from Americano to espresso, teas and juices. Breakfast and lunch are served until 1pm. The Cactus reopens for dinner at 4pm until late with Asian and Western dishes to satisfy any customer.
*Open: Daily 8:00am – 1:00pm & 4:00pm – 1:00am Tel: (01)2 477 3098 (across from Holiday Villa Resort)
This amazing restaurant has such a variety of tasty dishes that everyone in your group will be happy. You can see their extensive menu on their website. Adjacent to La Pari-Pari in Pantai Tengah, the peaceful environment is a great dining experience.
*Open: Tuesday-Sunday 8:00am-2:00pm & 5:00pm-10:30pm Mondays 8:00am-11:00am Tel: (04) 955 1010
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THE BOAT RESTAURANT
The Boat Restaurant is a hidden gem in Pantai Tengah. This small establishment sits just on the main road and serves some of the best Chinese food available in the area. A well-known and favorite spot amongst locals you’ll find an extensive menu from noodle dishes and fried rice to fresh lobster. And with delicious Fried Rice dishes starting at just RM5, dining here will barely dent your wallet.
*Open: Daily 11:30am-11:00pm Tel: (01)2 976 9813
THEIN THEIN SEAFOOD & HAWKERS
On the corner as you enter into Pantai Tengah is Thein-Thein Lai Seafood & Hawker Centre serving ‘almost’ daily. This restaurant serves up some tasty Thai-Malay based dishes, like Khuay Teow Sup and Mee Goreng Hokkien and they don’t skimp on ingredients.
*Open: Daily 10:00am-3:30pm and 6:00pm-10:30pm Tel: (o4) 498 5719
UNKAIZAN JAPANESE RESTAURANT
Traditional Japanese cuisine prepared from fresh imported fish or straight from their aquarium! They also serve grilled steaks and a large variety of Japanese dishes including sashimi and sushi. Their specials board in addition to a varied menu will ensure something for everyone in your party. They also have an extensive selection of wine and sake.
*Open: Daily 6:00pm-11:00pm Tel: (04) 955 4118