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#341 of 1,831 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Southside & Holyrood
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3-5 Lister Square | Unit 1, Edinburgh EH3 9GL, Scotland
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

great location - like minutes from Waverley station, nice service, gluten free menu, great papaya salad dim sum ok - did not feel great recommend

Thank Varinia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It has been a week in UK and we have a little craving for something soupy and spicy. Went to a thai restaurant but it was too packed and decided to come here instead. Decor was nice and seating was comfortable. I had nasi goreng ayam and my wife had the char kway teow. CKT was almost the same as... More 

Thank beargoh
Fleming Island, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful, imaginative flavors. Friendly, responsive staff. Food is well prepared and presented. Fills up quickly in the evenings. Worthy of a return.

Thank vmooreiv
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Sat outside, food was great, staff were lovely. Thai green curry was amazing, haven't got it delivered yet but will definitely go back.

Thank Louise913
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was taken here for lunch by colleagues in the nearby University of Edinburgh. Lovely decor; modern, spacious, and stylish. The food was excellent, fresh and crisp vegetables, and served at just the right temperature. We had reservations and I imagine you need them - the place was very busy on the Friday lunchtime we went. One or two of... More 

Thank tpdv21
Rendon, Tx
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We wanted something different so we tried Malaysian cuisine. A different twist to traditional Chinese cooking. We all tried different dishes and were pleased. They have beer, wine and cocktails. The prices were reasonable. The portions were generous

Thank Fred W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Probably the best Malay/Indonesian food we have eaten since leaving Singapore. We shall definitely return. I wish me Beef Rendang turned out as good as theirs!!

Thank DerrickColdstream
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

My wife and I visited last night and were both very excited to try Malaysian food. When we arrived the very friendly staff showed us to a nice table and judging by the Malay diners already in the restaurant our expectations increased. We ordered the steam buns and roti canai to start. The roti and the satay/curry style sauce was... More 

Thank Ross C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Had the chicken and beef satay- good, the beef rendang was more coconuty that expected. The Pak Choi garlic and kangkung Belacan was good. Good place to eat to reminisce Malaysian food.

Thank nolanar
Prestwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Found this through TripAdvisor and wasn't disappointed. Staff were very accommodating, and the food was superb. After spending nearly 2 years in Indonesia, the food was as good, if not better than the real thing. If you get a chance, give it a go!

Thank Craig S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$38
Asian, Malaysian, Fusion, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3-5 Lister Square | Unit 1, Edinburgh EH3 9GL, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh>  > Southside & Holyrood
  • Neighbourhood: Southside & Holyrood
  • Phone Number: 441316291797
Nanyang Restaurant is an original Malaysian Restaurant in Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland. We are not only providing the best and original Malaysian flavor but also making you feel very comfortable by our top class services.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Southside & Holyrood

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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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