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Kweilin Cantonese Restaurant

19-21 Dundas Street, Edinburgh EH3 6QG, Scotland
+44 131 557 1875
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“crispy duck” (14 reviews)
“jumbo prawns” (4 reviews)
“pancakes” (11 reviews)
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Chinese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
19-21 Dundas Street, Edinburgh EH3 6QG, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is two years since I was at this restaurant and remember how mediocre I thought it was then. I though we should give it another chance but I was so wrong. The chicken satay was extremely salty with a very dark sauce that tasted...More

1  Thank Jane P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

5 for lunch, we all enjoyed immensely. But what has happened why was no one else there? Service was fab, staff were excellent, but what a shame. We will return. Just hope this is not another one to close down.

Thank LilyEdith
Reviewed 5 May 2018

The food is great, very tasty, and not just Cantonese style but also Szechuan. The serving is not very large. We asked that the food should not be very oily, and they did it with very little oil for the three dishes that we ordered....More

Thank vic10101
Reviewed 24 April 2018

We had such a lovely meal here that we returned the following evening. The staff were really friendly and helpful and the food delicious. I had a vegetable dish and it was fresh and cooked to perfection. The sweets were great too and we will...More

Thank hilaryann13
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Yet another visit to the always brilliant 'Kweilin' I was going to write a review but in beginning to do so, realised I hadn’t submitted my last one. So I’ve deleted that (although it was full of praise) and will concentrate on our latest visit....More

Thank Kenny F
Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

Went for dinner with friends. We got a selection of starters and mains. All were delicious but the lemon chicken was the best I've tasted. Great food and good service. I would definately go back

Thank debs5645
Reviewed 8 March 2018

We had a lovely dinner. Service was great. Staff very pleasant. Food was very nice. No complaints at all.

Thank Tracy S
Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

Food was terribly disappointing, we all ordered various chicken dishes... chicken tasted ‚off‘ and certainly not fresh! We left a lot of food on the table and not one of the 3 waiting staff clearing our table questioned why! Would not recommend this restaurant... a...More

1  Thank y0ungdawn
Reviewed 17 February 2018

Such a let down on our visit from last time. My Crispy beef was salty and rice bland. Hubby's pork was overdone. Ladies toilets are in need of attention, and a deep clean for a place selling food not good Will not be back.

Thank Lornaedinburgh
Reviewed 21 January 2018

My wife and i eat here at least twice a month. The staff are usually very helpful. For our most recent visit we were met at the door by a very combative lady who informer us that the restaurant closed at 14:00. The time was...More

1  Thank iain_g31
New Town
Suits and shopping bags rule the streets of New Town,
until after dark when strappy dresses come out to
play. This is the city’s central business district
with its smaller offices, clothes boutiques, and many
of the city’s flashiest restaurants and ritziest
clubs. The architecture along roads like George Street
helps give it a swank and formal feel: it’s a planned
Georgian development of regal townhouses, geometric
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 19-21 Dundas Street, Edinburgh EH3 6QG, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > New Town
  • Neighbourhood: New Town
  • Phone Number: +44 131 557 1875
  • E-mail
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.
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