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Padang Matsirat Restaurant

Home to Langkawi International Airport, Padang Matsirat does not boast much in the way of good eateries; if truth be told it is a relatively-undeveloped beachside with only one or two good budget-friendly restaurants in its vicinity. The roadside Malay restaurants – owned and run by villagers – are a dime a dozen but most people would not venture to eat at one unless it came highly recommended by locals.

The ambiance is not necessarily desirable and Pantai Cenang and Pantai Tengah are located so close by that you’ll obviously head on over there instead.However if you don’t have a car you will encounter problems getting some really tasty cuisine or visiting trendy nightclubs along the Padang Matsirat area. If that’s the case then the budget eateries listed below should tide you over till you find a way down to Langkawi’s south side. 

BNZ Sempoy’y Nasi Campur
It may as hot as blue blazes in this stall but the tasty fare will more than make up for it. There’s such a wide variety of dishes to go with your rice – try the ayam masak lemak and the sambal grilled fish – that you’ll be hard-pressed to make a choice. Operated by a husband-and-wife team, the food here is exceptionally cheap and worth every cent.
Opening Hours: 11:00 – 14:30
Location: Stall 3, Gerai Mara, Padang Matsirat (opposite Masjid Padang Matsirat)

Han Kook Kwan
Located beside the Langkasuka Resort, the Han Kook Kwan restaurant is a Korean barbecue eatery that’s not half-bad. You’ll have to drive in past a vast parking lot to get to the giant amphitheatre-like structure that houses this restaurant. Conventional Korean pork barbecue as well as spicy steamboat specialities as well as menu pages of other Korean favourites can be enjoyed here.
Opening Hours: 10:30 – 22:30
Location: Kuala Muda, Langkasuka Resort, Aquabeat Water Theme Park
Tel: +604 955 6799

Kuih Stall Next To Masjid Padang Matsirat
This roadside stall is especially popular on Fridays when the mosque has prayers; featuring over 30 types of Malay kuih, this stall is usually pretty crowded. Try the fresh and not overly-sweet kuih lapis, kuih bengkang and goring pisang; prices are exceptionally cheap for your teatime treats.
Opening Hours: 12:30 – 17:30
Location: Opposite BnZ Sempoy’y Nasi Campur, Padang Matsirat

Seven Roof Restaurant
Serving up seafood, barbecue, Malay and Chinese favourites, Seven Roof is a beautiful all wooden restaurant fabricated out of mangrove and bamboo trees. The food is not overly spicy; try the beef satay, banana leaves lobster and deep-fried salt and peer fish.
Opening Hours: 12:30 – 14:30; 18:00 – 23:00 (closed on Monday)
Address: Lot 1751, Kampung Kuala Teriang, Mukim Padang Matsirat
Tel: +604 955 8457