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Kampong Ah Lee Malaysian Delight

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Southside & Holyrood
Asian, Chinese, Malaysian
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28 Clerk Street, Edinburgh EH8 9HX, Scotland
0131 662 9050
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good Tasty Malaysian Kampung Food

If you are in Edinburgh and like SE Asian food then this is the place to eat (better than the other local Malaysian restaurants). Great for a cheap, quick tasty lunch. Really enjoyable if you know your Malaysian food - tell them what you want and how you like it cooked, they are quite flexible if... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 2, 2016
Igithaba
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

If you are in Edinburgh and like SE Asian food then this is the place to eat (better than the other local Malaysian restaurants). Great for a cheap, quick tasty lunch. Really enjoyable if you know your Malaysian food - tell them what you want and how you like it cooked, they are quite flexible if ingredients are available. Fairly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

I studied abroad in Edinburgh and managed to find this place toward the end of my stay. I probably ate here four or five times in the last week I spent in Edinburgh... I still have dreams about their Mie Goreng and Roti Canai. If I'm ever back in Scotland I'll make sure this is the first place I go.

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Thank Kristen Z
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

This is good Malaysian street food. It's not too pricey and hits the spot really well. It's a small shop, and the servers are nice.

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Thank Sabrina L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

I only went there for drinks. Had teh tarik and definitely ease my homesickness by a lot. It taste really like home! The service is very good too. Very friendly and helpful. The price of the food are all cheaper than the malaysian restaurant i've been in UK thou!

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Thank Marilyn H
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

The food here is great- huge bowls of tasty laksa, (and I mean huge) great big piles of prawns covered in coconut and fried, tender rendang, awesome roti. Absolutely great value for money if you choose well! Always full of Malaysians which is a good sign, BYOB too. The sister restaurant in Fountainbridge offers a slightly more glamourous dining experience,... More 

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Thank edinlady_11
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

Have a lunch with friends, very busy, but still got a very quick service, authentic Malaysian food, great value for the meals portion, friendly staff.

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Thank Jack8edinburgh
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

love it in here nanyang chicken- kfc malaysia stylee laksa soup, enough to go for a swim and to share with your friends plus rotis and satay, who doesn't want to kill for rotis and satay?

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Thank ramadanet
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015 via mobile

Restaurant is very hit or miss, some meals are good, some are fine, some are verging on bad (esp. some of the soup noodles). Staff are generally friendly. You don't go here for the ambiance. Prices are okay, though if you're from Asian you will be unpleasantly surprised what you pay here. TL;DR: an overall "okay" experience that I can't... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

I grew up in Malaysia so I know what Malaysian food is. I ordered Nasi Lemak and Satay at Kampung Ah Lee. it took about 40 minutes to come out. The satay was good, but the Nasi Lemak was atrocious. No sambal, no egg, no cucumber. there was achar, some peanuts, dried ikan bilis and chicken curry which did not... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

Not much to say other than it is good cheap food with friendly service. The place could do with a bit of a refurbishment though. Note: try the King Po Squid with Lemon Grass rice - it's a very good mix.

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Restaurant Details

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
  • Cuisine: Asian, 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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