Is The Roof Restaurant worth checking out while you’re sightseeing in Langkawi? Despite the name, this restaurant is not on the roof of a building. Nor does it have any sea views.
But we think it is worth a visit if you’re willing to pay a little more. Food and ambiance are the highlights of dining here.
And if you want to read about what else you can expect when dining here, take a look at this post!
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About The Roof Restaurant, Langkawi
The Roof Restaurant has been in business for more than 9 years (at the time of writing).
Closed on Tuesdays, The Roof Restaurant is open for both lunch and dinner.
For families and large groups specifically looking for halal Chinese and Malay style dishes (including seafood), they have a pleasing menu to check out.
Some of their dishes include:
- Assam fish curry
- Teo Chew steamed fish
- Tiger prawns
- Squid (salt and pepper, salted egg, garlic, etc)
- Belacan fried chicken
- Salted egg crab
Ease Of Parking
There’s not a whole lot of parking directly in front of the restaurant.
If the restaurant has more people dining in, you can try parking along the road as this is a rural residential area (Kampung Kuala Teriang) with just a handful of few houses.
The Roof Restaurant is not far from a junction. From the junction, u can take follow the coastal road, Jalan Pantai Kok to Langkawi Sky Bridge (15-minute drive).
Or take the inland road, Jalan Kuala Teriang for Kilim Geoforest Park (~35-minute drive).
For tourists, there is nothing to see in the immediate area of The Roof Restaurant. Hence, it should not be hard to find parking close to The Roof Restaurant.
The Roof Restaurant has rustic appeal throughout the wooden interior and exterior. Paintings hang on the walls, and the side of the restaurant opens up to a small but elegant bonsai garden.
During mid-afternoon, the interior of the restaurant is quite dim but that’s not a bad thing when you’ve been out all day.
In the evenings, you should expect mosquitoes. They do have coils under the tables for this reason.
There is also an adorable resident feline who may be sleeping on your seat when you arrive.
Most of the tables at The Roof Restaurant suit bigger groups. Groups of 8 or more can sit together easily.
If there’s no breeze that day, it can feel a bit stuffy in the restaurant.
There are both Chinese and Malay staff present and we did not have difficulty making our orders. The polite staff can recommend dishes to you if the wide variety in the menu is confusing.
We did not wait an unreasonably long time for our food (less than 20 minutes for 5 to 6 dishes). The dishes came in quickly after the first one (albeit vegetable dishes came later than the meat dishes).
They were quick on serving us another round of rice too.
Food At The Roof Restaurant, Langkawi
Most of the dishes we ordered were good. And we’re not saying that just because we were hungry at the time.
Our favorites were the Assam fish curry, salt and pepper squid, and mango chicken.
Drinks like iced tea (teh ais) on the other hand however, run a little sweet. Fruit juice is quite diluted.
You can choose different sizes for the dishes. We find that portions of the food are fair. If you want huge prawns, they have them, but it won’t be cheap (seasonal pricing).
If you’re ordering seafood, it is easy for the bill to come up to more than RM250 for 7 people.
We would not go out of our way to dine at The Roof Restaurant (especially if you’re staying at Kuah). But the high prices keep away the crowds if you want a quiet venue that is not far from Langkawi Sky Bridge.
It’s a nice place to celebrate your first or last day of visiting Langkawi too. Since other places for local food are not as fancy. Plus, The Roof Restaurant is one seafood restaurant in Langkawi that happens to be a 7-minute drive from Langkawi Airport too.