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The Pavilion

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As featured in Best Food in Langkawi
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The Datai | Jalan Teluk Datai, Langkawi 07000, Malaysia
6049500500
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Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 95
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  • 34
    Very good
  • 4
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  • 5
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 stars
Make it your highlight meal of your stay in Langkawi!

Without any doubt the best Thai food we have eaten outside countless trips to Thailand. Anything but cheap, but still great value for quality. We opted for the chef's "degustation" set menu with accompanying wines, which included French champagne as the first round, and the total cost was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Lynden K
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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212 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Without any doubt the best Thai food we have eaten outside countless trips to Thailand. Anything but cheap, but still great value for quality. We opted for the chef's "degustation" set menu with accompanying wines, which included French champagne as the first round, and the total cost was around US$180 for a three hour culinary journey. Special mention to our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In The Datai resort a perfect place to experience a top Malaysian diner. From the restaurant you have a fantastic view in the rainforest.

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Macao, Portugal
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94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food and the service was super excellent!!! We ordered, one bottle of red wine (good quality), all the surprises began after... the dishes was tasty and delicious and the sauce was amazing too. For people who like desserts, must try the dessert of the Pavillion!!! We ordered 2 desserts (100% excellent, tasty, amazing). Location, was easy to find, service... More 

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Winterthur, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

I often eat Thai, and this was one of the best . All meals were delicious, with the highlight perhaps the andaman lobster.

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Thank Stefan L
London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

fantastic location over the rainforest with excellent Thai food. Great service and a good wine list.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

The Datai is an exclusive resort set amidst a rainforest, and The Pavilion is perched at almost tree-top level facing the forest. The first thinkg that caught my eye when I entered the restaurant for dinner was the gorgeous view of the forest and its creatures. I liked the view so much that I returned to the restaurant in the... More 

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Thank Spooky T
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

With a beautifully presented and flavoured Thai menu, the Pavillion is set at the edge of the main hotel site overlooking the rainforest. Good, distinct flavours using fresh produce with admirable service.

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Thank Andrew860
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

So good we went twice! It was the signature restaurant at the Datai (in the absence of the Gulai House which was closed for refurbishment) and did not disappoint. The setting is stunning in a pavilion perched in the canopy. We managed to grab the corner table, which jutted out into the rainforest. The staff were excellent at tailoring spice... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

We were staying at the Datai and as its a fair way to travel to anything local, we decided to stay 1 night eating in as the main restaurant is closed for refurb. The Pavilion rates highly and we were quite disappointed, nothing spectacular just very ordinary Thai food, usual suspects, salads, soup, soft shell crab, etc and all OK... More 

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Southend-on-sea, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

We ate here a couple of times and it was lovely, the location of the restuarant is up amongst the trees and you feel like you are in a tree house. The food was very tasty and quite spicy although you can request that they tone it down a bit if chilli is not your thing.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: The Datai | Jalan Teluk Datai, Langkawi 07000, Malaysia
  • Location: Asia  >  Malaysia  >  Kedah  >  Langkawi District  >  Langkawi
  • Phone Number: 6049500500

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: Asian, Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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