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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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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 44
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  • 47
    Very good
  • 19
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  • 5
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  • 8
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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
'Fast' Malaysia Food. Street Delights!

I wish this restaurant wasn't tucked away in a corner. They have awesome food and friendly staff. I enjoyed every bite.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
F_TheVillagePot
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
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English first
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Had a really tasty meal here only sullied by the Chilean cuts of meat used to prepare the food. My beef rendang tasted great but was very fatty. Would come again however.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

I wish this restaurant wasn't tucked away in a corner. They have awesome food and friendly staff. I enjoyed every bite.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Stopped here for a quick bite before a Fringe show. Recommend the Spicy Chicken with Coconut Rice. Laksa noodles were nice too but a bit too spicy for me. Service was efficient and staff were friendly. Good for something authentic and a bit different to a usual takeaway/Italian etc.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Liked the roti and curry. Did not like £2 for can of cola Liked the free wifi Did not like the 35 minute wait for no reason Liked the authentic vibe Did not like the heat in the restaurant.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 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 17 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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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
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Malaysian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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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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