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“Not as good now” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Kweilin Cantonese Restaurant

Kweilin Cantonese Restaurant
19 - 21 Dundas Street, Edinburgh EH3 6QG, Scotland (New Town)
0131 557 1875
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Ranked #655 of 1,982 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $30
Cuisines: Chinese, Seafood, Cantonese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Doing business, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: New Town
Description: At ‘Kweilin Cantonese Restaurant’, we serve a selection of Cantonese dishes that uses the finest local produce, with an emphasis on showcasing Scotland’s great, variety of fresh seafood. Since opening our doors in 1984 we have continued to build upon our reputation for serving exquisite and authentic Chinese food.We always aim to please our customers, striving to ensure that we provide a relaxed and enjoyable dining experience for every occasion. Should you require any assistance, please do not hesitate to ask a member of staff who would be glad to assist.
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Not as good now”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

This was Ediburgh's best Chinese restaurant for donkey's years. However, I believe that it has a new tenant/chef and, sadly, it is nowhere near as good as before but the prices have remained high. We have given it many "second chances" but every recent visit has confirmed the above view. Menu items have been unavailable and the regular "specials" e.g. Soft shell crabs have also been absent. With some reluctance, we have taken our custom elsewhere to have food which although it is not as good as the Kweilin's was in its heyday, is better than it now and is approximately 25% less expensive.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Colchester, United Kingdom
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86 reviews 86 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
“Decor belies the wonderful food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

Menu choice slightly limited but seafood is a speciality of the house and it was most impressive. Beautifully cooked, nicely served. Attentative staff. On arrival was a little surprised at the sparse decor but the food quickly dispelled any misgivings.

Visited May 2012
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Aberdeen
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11 restaurant reviews
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“outstanding food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012

Lovely food and lovely service.

We had prawn dumpling, spring rolls, chicken and sweet corn soup, mix seafood and lamb with ginger and spring onions. Everything was very good, full of flavor and nice presentation too. The service was fast and attentive, we loved the warm hand towels at the end of the meal and the lemon sorbet served inside a real lemon was topnotch.
Would return next time we are in Edinburgh.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Market Rasen, United Kingdom
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19 restaurant reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Door Padlocked”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

Booked a table using the restaurants web site, got there with high anticipation to find the door padlocked. other restaurants in the area doing good trade.

poor customer service not to reply and say they were closed.

Had a great meal up the road at spice pavilion- 5 star recomendation for them

  • Visited May 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Scotland
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26 restaurant reviews
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“top quality”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2012

really good service and food (just wish they still had the mutton soup on the menu)

Visited November 2011
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