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4-5 Bruntsfield Pl, Edinburgh EH10 4HN, Scotland
0131 229 7732
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout

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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good Chinese Food

The Lee On serves good food, We have been going there for a long time now. The décor inside and out needs renovating as it does look drab, but clean, nonetheless. The menu is extensive with a good variety of dishes. the service can be a little slow at times but being able to BYOB makes up for this... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 13, 2015
wakeboarder43
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A close friend of mine has strolled past Lee On on many an occasion. One nippy night in late January (2016), he convinced myself and some guy who hasn't seen Star Wars (we learnt this during our meal) to join him for dinner. Upon entry, the restaurant seemed pretty quiet, but that's my kind of scene. We were served by... More 

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Thank Steve D
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

The Lee On serves good food, We have been going there for a long time now. The décor inside and out needs renovating as it does look drab, but clean, nonetheless. The menu is extensive with a good variety of dishes. the service can be a little slow at times but being able to BYOB makes up for this time... More 

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Thank wakeboarder43
Bradford, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

We had an enjoyable meal here two years ago but were disappointed on this occasion. The decor inside and out, is in need of attention. The service in an almost empty restaurant, was very good. My king prawns were excellent but the rest of the food was very ordinary. We are not tempted to return for a third visit.

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Thank David H
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015 via mobile

Been going here for 20 years or so and managed 2 visits in a month after a long period of absence. Food is best Chinese in Edinburgh in our opinion. Ok decor a bit tired but service is good and set dinners are good value. Kids love it too!!

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Thank Branski1874
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

We have being going to this Chinese for over 20 years as a family and continue to do so - the lunch menu is amazing value being only £6.95 for 3 courses you cannot beat it 👌 special curry wow

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London, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

I went 2 days ago and had a mixed seafood fried noodle. The quality of the noodles have change which completely altered the taste of the dish and it was terrible. The hot & sour soup,was also quite wishy-washy. The daytime young waitress also seems a bit of dope. I doubt if I shall return as it wasn't very nice!

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Thank LonDanny
Warrington, United Kingdom
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248 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

August 2015. Early evening 5pm'ish Thursday. We had pre-booked but the lady on the phone did not ask our name and so confidence was not high as we traveled up to Edinburgh. However, we need not have worried as the table was set for us and they were very understanding as one member was arriving late and we had already... More 

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Welington
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73 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

I was asking for a take away, chicken chow mien. It took more than 30 mins to get the dish. While waiting, no one has come by to tell the progress. I did not know whether the order has went through or not. The food was not worth waiting at all. Having a take away, but no fork/spoon/chopstick and napkin.... More 

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Thank Janet C
London, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

I love this quiet, tucked away little restaurant. The staff are lovely and hospitable, the food prompt and very good and the ambiance and atmosphere is very authentic. I highly recommend.

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Thank LonDanny
SCOTLAND
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

It's always a good sign when a Chinese restaurant is packed with Chinese people and this was certainly the case. The food was gorgeous and I assume authentic! However the service was poor and, as someone else mentioned, we did feel rather unwelcomed. The food is so good that this is such a shame. I think if the service was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4-5 Bruntsfield Pl, Edinburgh EH10 4HN, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
  • Phone Number: 0131 229 7732

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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