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Kampong Ah Lee Malaysian Delight

#697 of 1,778 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
Southside & Holyrood
Malaysian, Chinese, Asian, Singaporean, Halal
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28 Clerk Street, Edinburgh EH8 9HX, Scotland
0131 662 9050
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wed - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wed - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Fri 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was full of Malaysians, which was a good sign. The staff are exceptionally friendly. The Roti Cenai (pancakes with curry sauce) are to die for. Our mains were lovely too.

Thank AliH888
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Go for the main dishes by all means if you have to, but gorge on the starters. Arrange an array of spicy wings and ribs, wash them down with a Singha or a Tsing Dao beer and enjoy...it's more like a café...

Thank fxt37
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the first time I could eat gluten free fried rice that was excellent. The server was nice and friendly.

Thank sheila M
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

Go here for the food and the service which are both excellent. The decor is basic but this place isn't trying to be anything other than a place where you can eat wonderful and authentic Malaysian food.

Thank Always-on-the-level
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Absolutely horrible experience! If it was possible to give negative ratings to a restaurant, this appalling establishment would have earned a -5/5 stars from me. The mixed satay was lathered in so much watered down, peanut sauce that it resembled a dirty diaper more so than an actual edible dish. Amazingly, the curry laksa is even worse. A pack of... More 

1 Thank Joshua C
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016 via mobile

Authentic Malaysian food. I always love a restaurant with its own personality, as opposed to chain restaurants. This little gem may not be as luxurious, but it has that family touch to its food and waiters are warm and friendly. I would come again..

Thank TLi1988
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016 via mobile

This little restaurant serves amazing Malaysian dishes at very convenient prices. I've recently been there with a friend and ordered lots of delicious food. Portions were generous and we only paid £12 each! Since my last visit I'm craving Malaysian food every day now. Can't wait to go back!

Thank Clarus06
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

Really tasty, authentic malaysian food - big portions and friendly service. Very quick to the table and generous with the amount of seafood.

Thank niamh557
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207 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 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 

1 Thank Igithaba
1 review
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.

Thank Kristen Z

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $17
Malaysian, Chinese, Asian, Singaporean, Halal
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
1:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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

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

Staying in Southside & Holyrood

Neighborhood Profile
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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