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Kampong Ah Lee Malaysian Delight

#634 of 1,784 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
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Neighbourhood:
Southside & Holyrood
Malaysian, Chinese, Asian, Singaporean, Halal
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28 Clerk Street, Edinburgh EH8 9HX, Scotland
+44 131 662 9050
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Today
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
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All hours
Hours:
Mon 12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
Wed - Thu 17:00 - 22:30
Wed - Fri 12:00 - 15:00
Fri 17:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 13:00 - 23:00
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great surprise. So happy we found this. Doesn't look particularly amazing but the food is very authentic Malaysian and absolutely delicious. Very few Europeans which confirms the authenticity. Staff is friendly and great value for money. Will be back very soon.

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Thank Kristina A
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A small restaurant that is easy to pass by, but once you've discovered Kampong Ah Lee you'll certainly want to head back! Went for the first time a couple of weeks ago and soon this will be my regular hangout. Lovely vibe, fantastic food and fair prices...what more could you want :)

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Thank Tara W
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

My fiancé and I come here weekly on my days off from work. As a fellow Malaysian this is as close and as good as the food back at home! Amazing Kampong Ali also has a few other restaurants around in Edinburgh as well! Highly recommended!

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Thank Emie E
Nottingham
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Very informal cafe but wow. We were the only Europeans in there, great start. The food was fab. I was brought up in Singapore and Malaysia and it felt like going home. Sadly, it's a long way to go for nasi lemak but I will be back for the festival next year so roll on!

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Thank shania3349
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

I'm a huge fan of Malaysian food so I was happy when Kampong Ah Lee opened in Edinburgh and completely blown away when I had my first meal there. Since it opened 6 (maybe more) years ago it has consistently been in my top 3 restaurants in Edinburgh. If you've eaten street food in Malaysia you'll feel right at home... More 

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Thank InEdinburgh
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84 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Went there with my family for dinner We had the chicken rice, Cantonese fry noodle, curry new, roast duck nee and friends rice. It was definitely one of the best tasting Malaysian food I have experienced in the UK. Great service. Limited sitting area in the store But worth the wait

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Thank Darren Y
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 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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34 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

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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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

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
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$17
Cuisine
Malaysian, Chinese, Asian, Singaporean, Halal
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
13:00 - 23:00
Monday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
Thursday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
Friday
12:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
13:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28 Clerk Street, Edinburgh EH8 9HX, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Southside & Holyrood
  • Neighbourhood: Southside & Holyrood
  • Phone Number: +44 131 662 9050

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

Staying in Southside & Holyrood

Neighbourhood Profile
Southside & Holyrood
Many of Edinburgh’s student hangouts gather around university buildings in Southside, the sort of neighbourhood 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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