1. ABCD Restaurant
Kg Teluk Air Batang, Tioman, Pahang Malaysia
This restaurant (part of ABC Chalets) at the north end of the beach is packed most nights with travellers who flock to enjoy ABCD’s BBQ special. The special of ABCD Restaurant is they will provide the fresh barbecue food for customers. This Tioman Island restaurant offers a large number of Malaysian barbecue meals, which are very cheap, about 20 Ringgits. The main items being served here are a variety of seafood products that are viz; fish, prawn or else squid and the chicken is also available with a flavored beer for those who wants to try the dish which is seemingly less enthusiastic.
2. Tamarind Terrace Restaurant
Japamala, Pulau Tioman, Malaysia
This restaurant is the sister restaurant of the highly-acclaimed Tamarind Restaurants in Kuala Lumpur and Singapore. Tamarind Tioman is set against the luxuriant rainforest. Stone-carved Buddha statues adorn the wide dining space that exudes an air of Asian elegance. The selection of delicious has Thai, Indochinese & Malay cuisine, crafted from recipes that are hand-picked by their professional chefs. This restaurant had open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. A selection of Western breakfast favourites is also available.
3. Hijau Restaurant
Nazri’s Place 2 | Kampung Air Batang, Pulau Tioman 86800, Malaysia
Hijau Restaurant is one of the famous restaurants on Tioman Island and is famous for serving pure Indian food, seafood and Chinese food. For example, the most popular restaurants available here are potatoes and cauliflower can be purchased around ten Ringgits only, and freshly baked prawns cost around twenty-six Ringgits respectively and the must try Chinese eateries are also served at affordable rates. As a result, most of the food served here is mainly Indian, because most of the dishes are vegetables, and this restaurant offers only a few special kinds of seafood.
4. Santai Bistro
Santai Bistro Resort, Kg Juara Pulau Tioman, Pahang, 86800 Tioman Island
Santai Bistro is mainly a bar and a restaurant on the island. Therefore, it is very popular in providing delicious food and unique beer flavor. The restaurant is very close to the dock, the environment is surrounded by an ideal classical rock music, it has a fascinating effect on tourists. Still, it also offers delicious food and the best taste of pure Malaysian flavor. Its special food is salad bowl, that is, fresh vegetables, Malay food, Tom Yum (TomYum), Sambal prawns and other delicious dishes. You can access their FB pages for more information.
5. Delima Restaurant
Delima Seafood Restaurant, Kampung Tekek, Pulau Tioman, 86807 Rompin, Pahang.
There are two Delima restaurants in Tioman Island. The first one is in the Tekek Village, while the second restaurant is located on the top path of Berjaya Resort. It is said that the restaurant’s environment and water flow are friendly. The Delima restaurant discussed above is considered to be the best restaurant in town. They provide high quality service and delicious finger licking food to their guests. So, you don’t have to worry about where to eat on Tioman Island.
6. Tioman Cabana Beach Bistro
Kampung Tekek, 86807, Pulau Tioman, Pahang, Malaysia, 86807 Tioman Island
Another highly recommended spot in Tekek is Tioman Cabana Beach Bistro and really cannot sing their praises enough. Meals are mostly seafood, Asian and vegetarian but include pancakes, omelets, burgers, rice, noodles, pizza and wraps as well as an extensive juice and beverage menu. Although the food is undoubtedly excellent, the service and friendliness of the host and staff will be remembered long after you leave the island. This is such a nice place to eat at the beach. It’s super relaxed and has a chilled vibe.
7. Salang Indah Restaurant
Salang Indah Resort, Kampung Salang, 86800 Pulau Tioman, Pahang
One of the biggest restaurants here is Salang Indah Restaurant which located just a hundred meters north of the jetty. They are one of the very few that open for business throughout the day. There are lots of tables and you get seated right next to the beach, sea breeze, holiday mood and all so it was very nice. Here you can find Thai food, sandwiches, toast, pancakes, porridge, even the roti canai. The tomyam, kailan ikan masin, and omelet was rather delicious and the price is not expensive.
8. Salang Dreams Restaurant
Unnamed Road, Tioman Island, Pahang
Salang Dreams Restaurant is one of the most popular restaurants on the island, it always filled with a lively, buzzing crowd of hungry locals and visitors. They are best known for roast chicken and seafood, with plenty of potatoes, salads and sweet corn, as well as delicious Asian specialties, spaghetti and steak. Something for everyone!
9. Sunset Bar
Ayer Batang Beach, Tioman Island, Pahang
The restaurants in Air Batang is a little farther away from the rest of the island, but this is no means a frustrating factor, because it will give you enough time to increase your appetite. An excellent spot to try on Air Batang is Sunset Bar located right on the beach in a beautifully scenic location. It is known for hospitality and affordable international cuisine; it is a good way to end a day diving or spend in the sun. Famous for mojito, sandwiches, chicken wings and cheese pizza, it is a great place to meet other travelers, or simply enjoy a glass of cold beer and a pleasant view.
10. Matahari restaurant
Berjaya Resort Tioman, Pulau Tioman, Pahang Malaysia
The famous dishes in Matahari restaurant will blend your taste buds with Thai cuisine, accented with fresh herbs like mint, cilantro and basil further infused with lemon grass for tangy and delightful sensations. Here, you can enjoy a healthy and satisfactory dining experience by the beach where unforgettable tastes, textures and colours, are all set to please unlike any other Pulau Tioman restaurants.
How to go to Tioman Island From Singapore
Tioman Island is definitely the best place to go diving, snorkelling with friends, or just to taste delicious seafood! But if choosing the wrong means of transportation leads to unpleasant things on the journey, it makes the journey meaningless. In order to minimize and hope to eliminate all bad experiences and to enable you to enjoy your peace trip in a sunny paradise, we offer you some of the most convenient and relaxed ways to refer to you.
1. Private Taxi Service
Our service is suitable for family or groups. You can hire a private taxi from us. This is the most preferred and popular choices among the rest of transport since the travelling time will be most convenient as compare to others transportation especially if you have young children on board. We also provide door-to-door service and the driver will pick you up at your preferred time and place in Singapore. The travelling time normally take less than 3 hours’ drive from Singapore to Mersing Jetty and that of course must depend on both immigration clearance and traffic condition. You will save many times to relax with your family and just focus to enjoy your trip only. Believe me, our drivers are punctual, professional and friendly.
Due to high demand, The Rickshaw Run (Main website link) is now providing this transportation services from Singapore to Mersing Jetty too.
– Simple and easy to make a reservation through online in just few click.
– We will pick you up at your selected location in Singapore Island wide.
– With us you can enjoy sit in the car and across border without alight your luggage.
– Affordable price with 5 stars services experience.
– Friendly driver with simple English speaking.
2. By bus (via Larkin Sentral)
If you want to use the service, you will have to go through the following process.
Step 1: When you pass the Johor Customs, you need to take a bus from JB Sentral to Johor Bahru Larkin Bus Station.
Step 2: Then, you must catch a bus from Johor Bahru Larkin Bus Station to Mersing Terminal Bus Station. The journey may take about 3 to 3.5 hours but not include the waiting bus’s time.
Step 3: When you reach to Mersing Terminal bus station, you need to take a taxi to go to Mersing Jetty which is about 4 minutes’ drive.
Step 4: Buy a ticket from the counter at Mersing Jetty and board a ferry to Tioman Island.
3. By flight (via Subang Airport at Selangor)
Tioman Island has a modern small airport, it just next to Tekek Village with small commercial flights. But there are no more direct flights from Singapore or Kuala Lumpur. However, if you plan to fly to Tioman Island, you can take off from Subang Airport in Selangor. In addition, only Systematic Aviation Services (SAS) air provides this less than 2-hour short-haul flight from Subang to the island.