Cameron Highlands Restaurants & Dining

Where and What to Eat in Cameron Highlands

Even though it’s not as glitzy and glamorous as Genting Highlands – Malaysia’s most popular highland destination – Cameron Highlands is popular due to its salubrious and cool mountain-top location. There are plenty of restaurants here that mostly cater to local palates and despite an altitude of more than 1,300 metres, seafood eateries are surprisingly popular. Chinese restaurants are favoured by locals, particularly for their steamboat offerings, Indian restaurants that serve spicy, hearty rice and curries are plentiful and fine English fare at competitive prices can be had at the Lakehouse or Ye Old Smokehouse.

The general consensus is that the cuisine here is definitely up to par – make sure you stop by at one of the many steamboat venues sprinkled across Cameron Highlands’ landscape. When the sun goes down restaurants are especially busy since there's very little to do here come as regards nightlife; most of these restaurants are located in Tanah Rata and Brinchang.

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Cameron Organic Produce Steamboat Restaurant

Featured on the Astro TV programme ‘Taste with Jason’, Cameron Organic Produce Steamboat Restaurant is a steamboat venture that is particularly popular due to its penchant for utilising fresh, organic vegetables. You can choose between a chicken and a vegetarian broth for your steamboat; a typical meal is easy-on-the-pocket – only RM19 per person.

  • Location: Brinchang
  • Address: 10, Bandar Baru, Brinchang
  • Tel: +605 491 4807
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Restoran Ferm Nyonya

It’s a little unusual to come across a Nyonya eatery this high up in the mountains but Restoran Ferm Nyonya is a pleasant surprise all round. Recently-relocated from Brinchang to Tanah Rata, the fare is tasty and reasonably priced; try the chicken rendang, asam seafood, special fish, sambal beans and spicy and sour bean curd.

  • Location: Tanah Rata
  • Address: 78A-D Persiaran Camelia 4, Tanah Rata
  • Tel: +605 491 5891 or +6019 429 5111 or +6012 311 6869
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Steamboat Restaurant OK Tuck

Ok Tuck primarily serves steamboat – a favourite Chinese-style dinner – which is basically steamed and cooked delicacies like prawns, crabmeat, squid and chicken meat, boiled in tom yam, herbal or chicken broth. OK Tuck’s other specialties include typical Chinese cuisine like pork ribs with beer, asam steam fish, fried mixed mushrooms, ginger stewed chicken and butter prawns that act as accompaniments to the steamboat selection.

  • Opening Hours: 11:00 15:00 & 17:30 – 22:30
  • Location: Brinchang
  • Address: 26, Jalan Besar Brinchang
  • Tel: +605 491 2380 or +6019 647 7757 or +6012 461 5126
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Strawberry Moment Dessert Café

This pleasant dessert bar is a must-visit chic venture which serves up a variety of great-tasting sweet snacks. Enjoy yummy desserts in the cool well-ventilated café; try the strawberry strudel, mango cheese cake, tri-coloured fruit yoghurt as well as the strawberry tea – they’re simply irresistible.

  • Location: Brinchang
  • Address: 24, Jalan Angsana Satu, Brinchang Point
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The Lakehouse Restaurant & Bar

Located in The Lakehouse Cameron Highlands – a boutique resort – The Lakehouse Restaurant, Café & Bar is the place to go to if you’re in the mood for traditional English cuisine. The fare here is tasty and reasonably priced and there’s even a vegetarian menu. Radiating an old-English vibe, the eatery features a good selection of wine and beverages.

  • Location: The Lakehouse Cameron Highlands, 30th Mile Ringlet
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The Lord’s Cafe

Formerly known as T-Café, this eatery serves up a delicious variety of Cameron tea, mango lassi, cream scones, apple pie and banana pancakes. Located in Tanah Rata this second-storey venture also dishes out a variety of main course fare including homemade soups, salads, burgers, sandwiches, local delights, pasta and a wide variety of drinks.

  • Opening Hours: 10:00 – 23:00 Monday to Fridays; 10:00 – 18:00 Saturdays
  • Location: Tanah Rata
  • Address: 1st Floor, 4 Jalan Besar, Tanah Rata
  • Tel: +6019 572 2883
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Uncle Chow’s Kopitiam

Opened in 2007, this kopitiam has been hailed as the first of its kind in Cameron Highlands. Located in Royal Lily Park in Tanah Rata, the eatery is a popular spot among locals; its variety of fare ranges from curry laksa and nasi lemak to simple buttered toast with kaya spread.

  • Opening Hours: 08:00 – 18:00 Daily
  • Location: Tanah Rata
  • Address: C2-G-01 Block C2, Royal Lily Park, Tanah Rata
  • Tel: +6012 205 2778
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Ye Olde Smokehouse

Housed within a two-storey Tudor-style building, The Smokehouse Hotel, Ye Olde Smokehouse serves a wonderful traditional English breakfast. Tea in the lush gardens with scones, cream and strawberry jam is also a not-to-be-missed experience. Built in 1939, the hotel features 13 guestrooms.

  • Location: Tanah Rata
  • Address: P. O. Box 77, Tanah Rata
  • Tel: +605 491 1215
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You Hoo Seafood Restaurant

You Hoo Seafood Restaurant 

  • Location: Brinchang
  • Address: No. 3, Jalan Besar Brinchang
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