Best Restaurants in Kuantan

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Despite being a small town, Kuantan is not one to lose when it comes to the quality of food. The choices of food are endless, which means you'll probably be having a dilemma choosing your breakfast, lunch and dinner locations. But fret not, that's why we're here to lead you to your food heaven.

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    Zam Zam Arabic RestaurantPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    If you're craving for some Middle Eastern cuisine, this is definitely your go-to restaurant. The restaurant is spacious and fully air-conditioned so you'll never have to worry about eating in discomfort or not having a place to sit. From appetizers to rice dishes to desserts, you can actually have a full-course meal in Zam Zam Arabic Restaurant. You can even order set meals or a whole lamb, making it a perfect place to dine with your family and friends.

    Tips

    Cash only.

    Things to expect

    A two-story corner restaurant with bright lighting and many parking spaces.

    Best with

    Fahsa or Salta.

    Price

    RM8.00 to RM30.00

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    Zam Zam Arabic Restaurant View restaurant

    10, Lorong Tun Ismail 1, Sri Dagangan Bussiness Centre, 25000 Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia
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    095150046

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    10:00AM—11:00PM
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    Restoran Hoi YinPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    Opened for more than 10 years, Restoran Hoi Yin is said to have the best curry noodles in Kuantan. The curry laksa soup has a lighter base compared to other curry soups in town, yet the fragrant of the soup is strong and tempting. The fact that the restaurant is Halal has attracted many Malay regular customers, and if you're a beach lover, then you're in luck because this restaurant is located within walking distance to the beach.
    Tips

    Go earlier in the morning or you might have to wait half an hour to 45 minutes for your food.

    Things to expect

    Expect to share table with others to avoid waiting for too long.

    Best with

    Curry noodles.

    Price

    RM5.20 to RM5.70

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    Restoran Hoi Yin View restaurant

    No. 31, Jalan Telok Cempedak, 25050 Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia
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    095673871

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    07:00AM—02:30PM
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    La Casa Kuantan

    La Casa is an epitome of fine dining in Kuantan. Established in 2011, La Casa is a family-based restaurant that serves Western food that brings your taste buds to a whole new level. The chicken cordon bleu is cooked to perfection, and the tenderloin steak is to die for. The ambiance is also suitable for celebrations and events, or even a romantic date night.

    Tips

    Make reservation beforehand.

    Things to expect

    Friendly servers and homey environment.

    Best with

    Beer.

    Price

    RM20.00 to RM60.00

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    La Casa Kuantan View restaurant

    A-1820 Jalan Telok Cempedak, 25050 Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia
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    095689921

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    06:00PM—12:00AM
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    Lila Wadi RestaurantPork free d90bfb235d64e73ff14d8ad65b89aaab71a3af43962907cb9cd494af0a63fa21

    Lila Wadi is a restaurant that serves Thai and Western cuisine. The restaurant also provide pan barbecue menu for those who are fans of grilling their own food with the selection of lamb, beef, chicken or seafood. However, what really attracts the locals to Lila Wadi is the signature drink and the cheesecakes. Known as Pandan Cooler, the signature pandan-flavored drink has just the right amount of sweetness which is very refreshing and unique. The locals love the cheesecakes, especially the Durian Cheesecake that is aromatic and bitter sweet, whereas the non-durian fans are crazy for the Mango Cheesecake! Lila Wadi is the place for you if you want a place with good dinner and dessert.

    Tips

    Bring someone with you so that you can enjoy the pan barbecue menu that requires a minimum of two servings.

    Things to expect

    An outdoor restaurant in a housing area hence limited parking spaces.

    Best with

    Pandan cooler.

    Price

    RM7.50 to RM25.00

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    Lila Wadi Restaurant View restaurant

    Lorong Selamat 21, Taman Kerjasama, 25050 Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia
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    0126644054

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    05:00PM—12:00AM
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    Restoran New Hup LekNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    Restoran New Hup Lek has been selling their Curry Noodles, Char Kuey Teow and Nasi Lemak for over a decade. Their Curry Noodles are creamy and mouth-watering, and is served with a bit of sambal to be mixed for a spicier soup. The scent of the Char Kuey Teow is a perfect mix of belacan and soy sauce, and you can add curry chicken to your Char Kuey Teow. The Nasi Lemak is also a bestseller as it comes with one special ingredient; salted fish. The salted fish is crunchy and savory, and tastes the best when eaten together with the rice and the sambal. The rice is fluffy and tender, and the sambal is spicy and sweet. You can choose to have your Nasi Lemak  with curry chicken or curry wild boar.
    Tips

    Nasi Lemak is usually sold out around 11AM so if you have to go earlier if you want to try the Nasi Lemak.

    Things to expect

    A corner shop that has an open kitchen so you can see your food getting prepared.

    Best with

    Nasi Lemak with Curry Chicken and Curry Noodles.

    Price

    RM4.00 to RM5.50

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    Restoran New Hup Lek View restaurant

    4856, Lorong Sri Kuantan 25, East Coast Garden, 25250 Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia
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    07:00AM—02:00PM
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    Jess Cafe

    Jess Cafe has been students' go-to lunch place due to being close to three public schools. Students are in love with its Yong Tau Foo that can be ordered a la carte with different soup base. The Yong Tau Foo is also much bigger compared to other restaurants. They also love the seafood and kimchi pancake that are fried in such a way that the outer part is crispy but the inner ingredients remain soft and flavorful. Jess Cafe also sells buttermilk pork cutlet that many students like to order. The pork cutlet is fried to a gold brown before the buttermilk sauce is poured on top and served with a big piece of lettuce. You can choose to order it with or without rice, and the for those who are not a fan of pork, it can be substituted with chicken cutlet.
    Tips

    Avoid going on weekdays afternoon because there will be many students.

    Things to expect

    Clean environment with affordable food and friendly servers.

    Best with

    Buttermilk pork cutlet and pancakes.

    Price

    RM7.00 to RM13.00

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    Jess Cafe View restaurant

    24-28, Jalan Sri Kuantan 80, Kampung Seberang Pancur, 25250 Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia
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    0179463133

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    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
    09:00AM—05:00PM
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    Alor Akar RestaurantNon halal 01f78899591256b47a2708a65f6538333b86089a30fbd22545a41deece4ea490

    If you're craving for seafood and you don't know where to go, pay Alor Akar Restaurant a visit! The restaurant serves the fresh seafood such as prawns, squids and crabs. If you're not a fan of seafood, don't worry! They also have their signature dish known as Beggar Chicken and their famous Thai Style Steamed Fish. It's definitely somewhere to dine with your loved ones.

    Tips

    Make reservations to prevent having to wait too long

    Things to expect

    A loud place with food so good it doesn't even matter.

    Best with

    Beggar's Chicken and Thai Style Steamed Fish.

    Price

    RM10.00 to RM35.00

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    Alor Akar Restaurant View restaurant

    Lot 7695 & 7696, Jalan Kubang Buaya, Taman Mariana, 25250 Kuantan, Pahang, Malaysia
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    095680720

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    06:00PM—12:00AM
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