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Kampong Ah Lee Malaysian Delight

#712 of 1,782 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighborhood:
Southside & Holyrood
Malaysian, Chinese, Asian, Singaporean, Halal
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28 Clerk Street, Edinburgh EH8 9HX, Scotland
0131 662 9050
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Tuesday
Closed
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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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My friends really liked their dishes. I have to say that my dish was little bit disappointing. I had the tom yum soup with fish and it was super spicy. I am used to spicy food, but this was the upper limit. The fish was full of bones and made eating it difficult. I will try something different next time.

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Thank Benjamin G
Greater London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

As an Asian, I am really satisfied with the cuisines of this restaurant. It is the best Asian food I have tried in Edinburgh, we have ordered chicken fried rice with coconut sauce and fried beef ho fun. All of the cuisines we have tried there were all very tasty, and the price is really sweet among this area. Highly... More 

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Thank Arielswd
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went here for a meal after an evening of fringe going and it was great. The staff were lovely and the place, although small, is very nice. It wasn't fancy, but its great food. They have a very full menu with a lot of choice, with all sorts of exciting Malaysian dishes so picking was very hard! I went... More 

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Thank Zora F
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks 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.

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Thank AliH888
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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...

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Thank fxt37
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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.

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Thank sheila M
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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.

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Thank Always-on-the-level
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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 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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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..

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Thank TLi1988
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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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!

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Restaurant Details

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