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Kampong Ah Lee Malaysian Delight

28 Clerk Street, Edinburgh EH8 9HX, Scotland (South Side)
0131 662 9050
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Ranked #746 of 1,855 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Price range: $7 - $17
Cuisines: Chinese, Malaysian
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night
Neighborhood: South Side
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Yokohama
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52 reviews 52 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Having sampled the delightful main restaurant in Fountainbridge, we booked a table for 7 PM on a Friday night during festival time. The food is the thing, and we were very happy with what we had. The roti sauce was aromatic and not too spicy for the kids. The deep fried tofu salad was as good as anything we have... More

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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Fantastic food - truly delicious. Generous portions and good value too. Very basic, even ramshackle surroundings but just dress-down and enjoy the experience for what it is. Efficient and friendly service.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

We had dinner there today before an evening show of the festival. The curry dishes are fine but the wan ton noodle soup we had tonight was truly disgusting. The dumplings seem to be made from the worst pork and powdery almost texture. Definitely worst dumplings ever. The environment was noisy and not ideal for a night out. We told... More

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Barcelona, Spain
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

If you are looking for an authentic Malaysian without sophistication but authenticity => This is the place! Even the decor will help you for the journey of your palate (pleasantly kitch). The beef Rendang was tasty, the roti pancake with its curry succulent, my pad choi with garlic sauce fresh and I adored the chicken satay skewer. Nice kick for... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Pleasently suprised how good the Squid was it was so tender and not over cooked rice was fantastic and fluffy and very prompt service.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Nothing to shout about. But its good solid food ideal for a take out which never fails and not too greasy with the staff always happy to suggest. Also prices are very reasonable so appeals to a lot of students.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Having been in Edinburgh for 7 years now, Kampong Ah Lee has been the place I frequent the most. I can't get enough of it! The food is simply wonderful, and you get a decent portion for £7-10. However, the menu only displays the names of the dishes - so if you're not familiar with some of the terms or... More

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Edinburgh
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

We decided we wanted something spicy but not the traditional Friday night Indian and thought: why not Malaysian? The first issue was the menu. There were pages and pages of dishes but - for those of is new to Malay cooking - this was confusing. We'd tried a few things before but without descriptions it was difficult to know. It... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Just moved in to Edinburgh from Southampton when we had a brilliant Malaysian restaurant - food just like in Malaysia. I made a mistake of ordering a take away in Kampong, simple nasi lemak. The box was filled with rice, 2 tiny pieces of chicken, a spoon of curry sauce that wasn't enough to cover a tenth of the rice,... More

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Istanbul, Turkey
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3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Right, you are in Edinburgh, near Royal mile, hungry and tired scrolling through Fringe or other city tours. Just keep walking down a little further till you reach this tiny little, blink and miss restaurant tucked cozily on Clerk street[opposite Lloyds TSB bank]. Trust me,your wait will be worth it! How did I discover this place? Well accompanied by few... More

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