Xin An Vegetarian Cafe

  • Vegan Vegan
    ( 10 reviews )

33, Pusat Dagangan Kelana Mas (at opposite EON Bank), Langkawi, Malaysia, 07000

心安素食館 cafe also sells vegetarian soy and gluten food products. Owners operate a travel agency next door where you could buy tours, rent cars, or book ferry tickets. Open Mon-Sun 10:30am-3:00pm, 6:30pm-9:00pm.

Categories: Vegan, Chinese, Fast food, Take-out, Malaysian

10 Reviews

First Review by Petesternz

Best Vegetarian Choice in Langkawi - Edit

Apparently there are not many choices in Langkawi and I spent most of my time eating at this vegetarian restaurant. I heard that there was a change in ownership and they no longer provide the transport service, so you can ignore the prices indicated on the wall for the tours and trips. Lastly, I felt that the prices are quite steep, considering that this is Malaysia. Food is tasty and I enjoyed eating at this restaurant. You can try to stay at Bella Vista Resort as it is just opposite the road and this resort has an excellent seaside pool and a seaside bar.

Pros: Accessible, Tasty Food

Cons: Expensive

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surprisingly expensive. - Edit

Surprisingly expensive. There was one page that had cheaper options, so we only ordered from there. The portions were small, so we ordered 2 different dishes each.

Staff were friendly and food came quickly.

Herbal "tea" is pretty gross, don't order it.

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hard to get food - Edit

We went to xin an, excited to eat at the only veg place open in the evening on the whole island. Sadly, the staff were extremely unfriendly, and basically refused to serve us. There was only one other table of customers, so they werent busy, but after trying unsuccessfully to be served for 10 minutes, we gave up and left.

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Good food - Edit

Hey guys,

I've been there twice and enjoyed the food. The owner of the shop is quite friendly. That ambience is quite cold and you can only sit inside. Also the offerings are quite expensive.

The restaurant is easy to find because it's close to the main road, but located at the opposite side of the houses.

Pros: Vegan, In town, Easy to find

Cons: Expensive, Cold ambience

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Lovely staff but food a bit bland - Edit

The owner of the restaurant was lovely and very helpful. The menu had some cheap dishes which were reasonably sized however the food was a bit bland and greasy.

Pros: Lots of veg/vegan food, Reasonably priced

Cons: Greasy, Bland

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Very nice dinner - Edit

As europeans of course we have limited knowledge what to eat and where, to really get vegetarian or vegan. We tried 4 dishes and all of them were really good. Soup with seaweed and tofu was great also for our 3 year old son, as he can not eat spicy. Spring rolls were the nicest i had in a week in Malaysia and i really liked the dish with spicy fried tofu. Noodles were also very good.

Pros: Nice friendly lady owner, Very exceptable price

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over price restaurant - Edit

This seems to be the only PURE vegetarian restaurant in langkawi. The owner took this advantage and over charge if she judged you are a tourist. I had a plate of economy plain fried rice which normally RM3 maximum, as it was cooked in buck. end up paid rm5.50 as the onwer knew i was tourist in Langkawi. It is not the matter of money but honesty in running business.
Updated from previous review on Friday August 28, 2015

Pros: only pure vegetarian in langkawi

Cons: over price, not much options

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Very friendly but variable food - Edit

This is one of the only vegetarian restaurants in Langkawi.

We did not find this restaurant difficult to find as some other users have commented - it is located on the main road and the sign was visible whilst driving along the main road.

The lady running the restaurant was very friendly, introduced us to one of her friends who gave us a lift back to our hotel, and was very keen for us to return to taste the lunchtime buffet!

I thought the food however was quite variable. We had a vegetable dish which was good, tofu claypot dish which was average, and spring rolls which were ok but did not have enough filling and I thought parts of them were cold (not sure if they had been deep friend for long enough).

We ordered orange juice and asked for no ice however there were some communication issues as we cannot speak Chinese - they only used one orange per juice with warm water so it tasted like a diluted orange tea.

Pros: Very friendly, (try buffet at lunch?)

Cons: variable food quality

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The ONLY vegetarian restaurant in Langkawi - Edit

Xin An is the only restaurant selling pure vege at Langkawi, so the price is expensive and the food is below my expectation (very small portion and not tasty). And also not much choices at the menu. But the boss is very talkative, friendly and nice.

Pros: friendly boss

Cons: small portion, expensive, Not much choices

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Nice little place where few other options abound - Edit

Palau Langkawi may be a beautiful island, but it is not a great place to go eating if you're vegan. There are very few options. We are staying in Cenang on the beach, and essentially eating whatever we can cobble together at the various restaurants that are seafood dominated. That means some hummos and falafel at the various arabic places, and the odd pasta primavera. We needed something more, and went to the only place available, Xin An Vegetarian, which is open for lunch and dinner, but closed from 3:30-6:30. It is in the main town, Kuah, where very few travellers stay, and a 24RM taxi-ride from Cenang. The food here was above average, if not great. We skipped the buffet, which looked cold, and instead ordered Sweet and Sour (Mock) Chicken, Mixed Vegetables, and Hot and Sour Soup (Tom Yum) Soup. All three were good, with the chicken the best of the lot. The soup looked oily, but was actually quite good, if not outstanding. The servers were really friendly.

This place was VERY hard to find. Most locals we asked had no idea where it was, and given the sparsity of street signs in Langkawi, I can't provide much more detail. I will say this. It is outside of the "main" part of Kuah, and several kilometers from the Jetty. It is about 1km west from the Bayview Hotel, which is a huge landmark. The "street", or "center" was Kalang Mas, but we got several pieces of contradictory advice about where that was, and only got there after consulting repeatedly with locals. Our taxi driver had no idea. If you go left at the Bayview, away from the Jetty, and continue down the only main street for about a km, you will see Xin An on your left-hand side. Wish I could be more precise, but I looked for recognizable landmarks, and there really were none. Good luck!

The quality of the food probably warrants about three cows, or three and a half. Given that it is the only vegetarian place in Langkawi, I'm throwing it an extra cow!

Pros: friendly staff, an oasis

Cons: hard to find, not cheap

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