Top Restaurants in Datai Bay, Langkawi
Datai Bay in general is a place for the rich and affluent who seek exclusivity in seclusion. So as expected, the five star resorts that mainly house the classy restaurants would make you pay for such experience. There are hardly any restaurants in Datai Bay area other than the ones that are run by the The Datai Hotel and Andaman Resort.
So you will generally plan to dine in the Datai area if you are staying in one of those luxurious hotels and don't like to move about much in the island to seek for other gastronomical alternatives.
However, if you are visiting the Temurun waterfalls in Datai bay area, there is one small outdoor restaurant (3-Tiga) right opposite to the entrance of the falls. This small budget restaurant which usually operates during the high season, provides a welcoming respite to those who are looking for lesser expensive dining option in the area. I know of several guests of The Datai and Andaman resort who had tried out the food here and got hooked to it.
Here are all the top restaurants in Datai area organized from budget to upscale categories.
This is a small open air restaurant located by the roadside of Jalan Datai. Other than offering a nice casual and romantic ambience with lots of greenery all around, the restaurant offers great Malay food with friendly service. The portions are large and cheap. The location is excellent with Temurun waterfalls on one side and the pebble beach on the other. The restaurant serves lunch and dinner.
The Gulai House
(Category: Upscale, Cuisine: Indian & Malay, Location: Datai Bay)
This is a classy up-market restaurant located deep inside the rainforest in Datai bay area. A narrow lane from the main road Jalan Datai goes down hill through the forest and then another off-shoot lane on the right leads to this beautiful restaurant nestled in the jungle where you are right amidst the serene nature. Watch the bird life and see many small animals as you dine.
Open on all sides, the restaurant is built up in a thatched timber design with slanted roofs. It serves authentic Malay & Indian dishes. The menu is extensive and the food is great, but will certainly make a hole in your pocket. The restaurant is open for dinner.
The Japanese Restaurant (Category: Upscale, Cuisine: Japanese, Location: Datai Bay)
Japanese lady staff will greet you at the door as you enter this stylish restaurant serving authentic Japanese dishes. The restaurant is located on the first floor of The Andaman Resort and overlooking the rainforest.
The interior is elegant and teak finished. The restaurant serves a range of Sushi, Sashimi and tempura dishes and also has Teppanyaki counters where you can see how your food is prepared on hot plates. It's open only for dinner.
The Restaurant (Category: Upscale, Cuisine: International, Location: Datai Bay)
This upscale restaurant is part of The Andaman Resort located in Datai Bay area. Overlooking the swimming pool, this restaurant is all about elegance with polished teak finishing and offers both chairs and sofa seating. It has both inside and outdoor dining options. While there are both local and international dishes in the menu, you can create your own as well. The wine cellar is strikingly impressive and has great wine collections. You can also purchase cigars from the Humidor cabinet. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.
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