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Kampong Ah Lee Malaysian Delight

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Southside & Holyrood
Chinese, Malaysian
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28 Clerk Street, Edinburgh EH8 9HX, Scotland
0131 662 9050
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Super tasty Malaysian/Asian food!

To start, I would just like to say that you have to get the Chicken Satay starter, it's not cheap at £8 but it's incredibly tasty... I'm not sure what they put in it but it's so good and highly recommended. Let me know what you guys think of it... :) The service is also pretty good, very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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  • Dining on a budget
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

To start, I would just like to say that you have to get the Chicken Satay starter, it's not cheap at £8 but it's incredibly tasty... I'm not sure what they put in it but it's so good and highly recommended. Let me know what you guys think of it... :) The service is also pretty good, very friendly and... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

It's a real Malaysian food I must say, taste almost like a real Malaysian food. The portion is big enough for us, basically we take away the remaining food back home as it is too delicious to leave it there. Highly recommend !!

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Was there for dinner and we ordered nasi lemak, curry laksa, fried pork noodle and char siew noodle. The nasi lemak and curry laksa is not bad but the char siew noodle is a bit bland. Price is reasonable.

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Bartlett, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The menu offered many interesting dishes. The two we settled on were delicious---the best food I'd had in the UK for weeks. The staff was efficient and friendly. The chef willingly told me how to make the dish I ordered.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

If you're up for some Malaysian flavours in Edinburgh, I'd recommend this place. It's unassuming, informal and wouldn't look out of place in Chinatown. The usual Malaysian favourites are available, from nasi lemak, Hainan chicken rice to curry laksa. I had a teh tarik (literally 'pulled tea') and it didn't disappoint, not too sweet, slightly frothy and for the 'authentic'... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Really good choice of Malaysian food. Lots of Malays and Chinese diners so the food appeals to all BYOB £3 per bottle Well worth a visit

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Nottingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

I am a Malaysian. I visited this restaurant with my parents. The salted fish & mince pork fried rice tastes really well. The portion of food is generous with reasonable price (£6.80). Pay a visit if you're missing cuisines in Asia :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Great staff and wonderful food. Value for money. Left satisfied and happy. Came highly recommend and I agree 100%.

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Kochi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Having walked to the top of Arthur's seat I was so famished and as we walked towards the Royal mile, we happened to come across this quiet eatery on Clerk street. My wife remembered having read about the Laksa soup in one of the tourist leaflets she had picked up from the information centre and it came highly recommended. At... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Great place to come for a cheap and tasty meal. The laksa and roti are both amazing and the service is good

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Additional Information about Kampong Ah Lee Malaysian Delight

Address: 28 Clerk Street, Edinburgh EH8 9HX, Scotland
Phone Number: 0131 662 9050
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Southside & Holyrood
Average Prices: USD 7 - 17
Cuisine: Chinese, Malaysian

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 28 Clerk Street, Edinburgh EH8 9HX, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Southside & Holyrood
  • Neighborhood: Southside & Holyrood
  • Phone Number: 0131 662 9050

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 17
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Malaysian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget

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Southside & Holyrood
Many of Edinburgh’s student hangouts gather around university buildings in Southside, the sort of neighborhood that supports a long string of second-hand shops and eateries serving ethnic food for just a few pounds. In August the student population is replaced by vast numbers of boisterous visitors here for the Fringe, Edinburgh’s world-class comedy and arts festival which headquarters itself here. Flanking Southside are two great parks. The Meadows is a vast flat and sporty space where football, rugby, tennis, cricket, croquet, and golf often all take place side by side. Kids in its big playgrounds add to the joyful noise. Far bigger and much wilder, Holyrood Park extends to the east and provides a real hike up Arthur’s Seat, but the district is best known as the site of Scotland’s Parliament and its premier Royal Palace—and their steady stream of sightseers.
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