Cherating Lagoon Seafood Restaurant Lot 1/772, Pantai Cherating (next to Cherating Palm Resort), Balok.
Located along the sandy Cherating beach, this restaurant serves the freshest seafood; the catch of the day, to be precise. Come prepared for a culinary treat and tuck into steaming, lip-smacking dishes. It’s seafood galore and as an added bonus, diners have a spectacular view of the sea as they feast on the sumptuous spread. Child friendly. Credit cards accepted. Disabled friendly. Free parking.
Gerai Kak Mek Afidah C-1 (MDT), Lurah Semantan, Temerloh (09 296 5602).
This stall by the river is just the place to come to for the freshest, tastiest freshwater fish. The food here is excellent as can be seen from the fast emptying food trays. There is so much to taste and savour. Give the gulai tempoyak ikan patin a try.
Halal. Daily, 11am–10pm. $
NEW Mail Ikan Bakar Perkampungan Tanjung Lumpur, Jalan Tanjung Lumpur, Kuantan.
Touted as the best ikan bakar in Kuantan, the decrepit-looking singlestorey wooden building houses some pretty mean juicy deep-fried squid and wonderfully spicy sambal grilled fish. Child friendly. Free parking. Daily, 6pm–12midnight. $
Nara Seafood Restaurant Lot 405, Teluk Baru, Kuantan.
If you love Thai food, then this is the place to visit. Make sure you try its signature dish, ikan bakar and tom yam soup.
Daily, 6.30pm–3am. $
Pak Su Seafood Restaurant 4/1417, Batu 6, Kg. Bahagia, Beserah, Kuantan (09 544 8025/019 987 8403/www.paksu–seafood.com.my).
If you’re a massive seafood lover then make sure you stop at this restaurant. Must-tries include stuffed crab, clay pot pepper crab, cheese lobster and buttered tiger prawns. Pork-free. Halal. Child friendly. Credit cards accepted. Free parking. Daily, 11.30am–2.30pm; 5.30pm– 12midnight. $$