Lila Wadi can be a tricky restaurant to spot in Kuantan, particularly if you are going there for the first time. It is located at Jalan Teluk Sisek (Jalan Besar) in the old town area of Kuantan by the river. The address is A236, Jalan Besar. It is a one-way road and can be found via a small side road on the left, opposite OCBC bank. It doesn't look like you are entering a restaurant. Once you have entered the side road you will notice O's Corner Restaurant straight ahead, with Lila Wadi hidden away to the right.
With directions over, let's get down to the dining experience!
|Lila Wadi tables layout|
|Lila Wadi menus. Open the picture for a better look|
|Waiting for our food at Lila Wadi|
Lila Wadi is a partially open-air restaurant, so things can get out of hand if strong winds and a storm brews up. On one occasion we had to hold on to our food and drinks before they flew away!
The music playing made us feel like we were stuck in a 1920's Charlie Chaplain black and white movie! It was just terrible. And it went on for a while. We had to laugh when the music finally changed and it sounded like a piece from a James Bond movie! Whatever happened to having nice, relaxing music, something like Richard Clayderman? It would make the dining experience so much smoother and more pleasant.
However, that said, the food is great. Sharmayne loves the fish though I was disappointed that the chicken presented to us was largely made up of fat and bone. But overall, we had a lovely meal and enjoyed the dishes we ordered.
|The delightful Ikan Tiga Rasa|
|Tom Yam Soup|
|Tempura (prawns in a batter)|
|Customers enjoying their meal at Lila Wadi|
Lila Wadi is also well-known for its Mango Cheesecake, which we ordered along with the Dark Toblerone Cheesecake. They were both delightful.
The meal which included 4 plates of rice (4 ppl) with side dishes and dessert came to a total of RM100.30. Admittedly on our second visit to Lila Wadi, we all drank water, which saved money on drinks. However, the price was very reasonable for the meal including desserts. One of the best-priced restaurants we have been to.
Lila Wadi: HIGHLY RECOMMENDED