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Kampong Ah Lee Malaysian Delight

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South Side
Chinese, Malaysian
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28 Clerk Street, Edinburgh EH8 9HX, Scotland
0131 662 9050
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Good for:
Dining on a budget

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  • 36
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Very good Malaysian food!

We went with a friend from Malaysia, as she suggested it as an authentic Malaysian place. I liked the food, really good price. The service was good, the atmosphere not so much. But I've been there three times now and I'll go back, the food is worth it! Very reasonable price too.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Dina B
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
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102 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

We went with a friend from Malaysia, as she suggested it as an authentic Malaysian place. I liked the food, really good price. The service was good, the atmosphere not so much. But I've been there three times now and I'll go back, the food is worth it! Very reasonable price too.

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Cardiff
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76 reviews 76 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We visited this when in Edinburgh last weekend and loved it so much we went back two days later. I cannot understand some of the reviews - especially the one who said it was not authentic as I too have been to Malaysia and disagree. We went on the Friday of a big rugby weekend and the place was full... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Very authentic and impressive selection including hainanese chicken rice and bubble teas! I was surprised to find no deserts though, a little strange. The service was friendly and punctual considering that only two people were doing it!! I would return here again to try some of the other dishes.

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UK
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I'm really disappointed that this place is not what it once was. The staff are now harassed and over worked. There's little time for them to pay attention to the customers and everything is very rushed. The food is also not quite what it once was. It's a lot sloppier.

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

I was happy at first to see a Malay restaurant, my mouth started to water with the idea. Much to my horror the food was badly cooked and not all resembled the food that I remember from my years spend in Malaysia, the chef should give up and retire he single handily give the beautiful food of Malaysia a bad... More 

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Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Had a take-away due to sudden changes and this restaurant was chosen for it's Asian dishes. Staff, despite being friendly, may need to be spoken to in simple English (odd). Ordered the mixed fried rice and asked if the adding of prawns could be omitted and was answered with a yes. Cards are only accepted with a minimum purchase of... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I've been to this restaurant many times and it has always been great until last weekend. The staff are always very helpful and friendly but the food this time was not great. We decided not to have the set lunch which would have been a good deal because we wanted to order the beef rendang and spicy chicken dishes. The... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I ordered a vegetarian dish and was served the dish but with mince meat. As a vegetarian, I couldn't eat it but I thought 'mistakes happen' so i reported the error to the staff who indeed are very friendly. They took away the wrong dish and asked me to wait. When they brought out the'right' one i began eating it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Went with friends in Edinburgh. Really welcoming staff, I also went with a Malaysian who said himself that it was great food! Loved it! I have been back many times since-my favourite restaurant in Edinburgh!

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Extremely busy even for an early evening dinner, albeit in the midst of the festival but understandably so. Excellent service, delightful food (although you may need to be an aficionado of Malaysian food to fully appreciate the range of dishes on offer) and a pleasant "bistro" ambience.

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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>  > South Side
  • Neighborhood: South Side
  • Phone Number: 0131 662 9050

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?