What To Eat In Kuantan: 9 Places That’ll Leave You Wanting More After Each Visit

by Lavanyah Guna

What To Eat In Kuantan

Whether you take a dip at the Sungai Pandan Waterfalls, soak up on the crystal clear water of Cherating or create a beautiful batik painting, your trip to Kuantan isn’t complete without indulging in some mouth-watering dishes.

So, with this recommendation of eateries by The Kind Helper, you already know where to savour the next time you visit Kuantan!

1. Kula Cakes

What To Eat In Kuantan
What To Eat In Kuantan

Kula Cakes has always been the sweet tooth’s favourite for desserts as they have the best mango cheesecake in town. This Insta-worthy cafe features outdoor seatings and has confections like cakes and brownies. A splash of mango sauce, a thick layer of cheese and crunchy biscuits in the Mango Cheesecake are a combo of perfection!

Address: 96, Jalan Besar, 25000 Kuantan, Pahang
Opening hours: 11AM – 6PM Daily

2. Satay Zul

What To Eat In Kuantan
What To Eat In Kuantan

At night, you can see Satay Zul with the locals coming back for the tender, juicy skewered and grilled meat with rich seasoning. If you are lucky enough, besides the usual chicken and mutton satay, you can taste some sticks of deer and fish satays here. With peanut sauce to dip, the portions of the satay will utterly satisfy you.

Address: A-2600, Jalan Alor Akar, 25250 Kuantan, Pahang
Opening hours: 4:30PM – 12AM Daily

3. Ana Ikan Bakar Petai

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Since Kuantan is known for its fishing village, feasting upon your favourite seafood is a must here! Ana’s Ikan Bakar Petai is where you can scratch your seafood itch as they serve different types of fresh fish, shrimp, squid, prawn and more (you can choose). Ikan Goreng Kunyit, Bakar Petai, Masak Chilli are appetising and worth trying. All the fishes are marinated with herbs and spices, wrapped with banana leaf and grilled for a smoky flavour. 

Address: Jalan Tanjung Lumpur, Perkampungan Tanjung Lumpur, 26060 Kuantan, Pahang
Opening hours: From 12:30 PM Daily

4. Cendol Air Putih

What To Eat In Kuantan
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What To Eat In Kuantan
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If you spot a lively yellow corner shop while you loiter around for some cendol, it is the famous Cendol Air Putih. What to order here?

To keep you cool during the scorching hot weather

  • Plain cendol
  • Cendol with toppings (red beans, corn, glutinous rice)
  • ABC

For a tea-time snack or to feed your hungry tummy

  • Traditional food as nasi lemak, curry puffs, pulut panggang

Address: Jalan Air Putih, Taman Berserah, 25300 Kuantan, Pahang
Opening hours: 12PM – 6:30PM Daily

5. Restaurant Hoi Yin

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This humble and tiny restaurant is where the folks head to get their ‘curry mee’ fix. Choose from the springy vermicelli rice (mee hoon), kuey teow or yellow noodles, which are dipped into aromatic coconut curry soup with yummy cockles, poached chicken, fish cake and bean sprouts! The broth could be a little spicy for spicy intolerants, however, your taste buds will crave more sips because it’s delicious.

Address: No. 31, Jalan Telok Cempedak, 25050 Kuantan, Pahang
Opening hours: 8AM – 2:30PM Daily

6. Brew & Cabin – Coffee & Western Food

What To Eat In Kuantan
What To Eat In Kuantan

Any caffeine addicts here? Brew & Cabin is bliss for you all! Pair up a cup of premium coffee with a pack of nasi lemak or a plate of chicken chop/spaghetti carbonara when you visit this classy cafe. The array of food offered has got you covered if you feel Western, Asian or even both!

Address: A-37, Lorong IM 15/19, Bandar Indera Mahkota, 25200 Kuantan, Pahang
Opening hours: 8AM-11PM Daily Except Tuesday

7. Dapur Mama Nasi Kukus

What To Eat In Kuantan

No, you decide what to eat for lunch! – You are told so? 

Nasi kukus at Dapur Mama it is! Steamed rice paired with fried spicy and crunchy chicken might seem simple, but they are absolutely savoury. The fragrant curry hits the spot just in your first bite. Besides, the moist Ayam Masak Merah with the right amount of spiciness and sweetness is a plus to love this nasi kukus eatery. 

Address: No 2, Ground Floor, Indian Town, Jalan Putra Square 3, Putra Square, 25300 Kuantan, Pahang
Opening hours:10AM – 8PM Daily

 8. Akob Patin House

What To Eat In Kuantan
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Akob Patin House preserves the authenticity of traditional dishes by specialising in patin tempoyak and ‘kampung’ food. Patin fish (catfish) is cooked with fermented durian in a thick gravy, giving an earthy taste. If you are not a fan of fish, you can try their finger-licking signature Udang Galah Lemak Tempoyak (tiger freshwater prawns) and more!

Address: 36, Jalan Kuantan Sungai Lembing, Bandar Indera Mahkota, 25200 Kuantan, Pahang.
Opening hours: 11AM- 8PM Daily

9. Don’t Tell Mama Eco Bar

What To Eat In Kuantan
What To Eat In Kuantan

A truly hidden gem among the city – Don’t Tell Mama Eco Bar. Have a walk along the soft and sandy beach while breathing in fresh air before munching on the western meal at this bar. Pizzas or burgers, you will be in awe of the tranquilising and relaxing ambience. Oh, your fur babies can join in your dinner sesh too!

Address: Ranting Resort, Kampung Cherating Lama, Jalan Kuantan-Kemaman, 26080 Kuantan, Pahang
Opening hours: 6PM-12AM Daily

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