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Kweilin Cantonese Restaurant

#577 of 1,782 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
New Town
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19 - 21 Dundas Street, Edinburgh EH3 6QG, Scotland
+44 131 557 1875
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Sunday
Closed
Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:30
Tue - Thu 12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:30
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 23:30
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Glasgow
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90 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There's not much I can add to previous reviews. Our favourite resaurant. The food is amazing. Service is friendly and first class. Well worth thr travel from Glasgow.

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Thank InigoQuesta
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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160 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My great aunt & uncle have been visiting this restaurant for longer than I've been alive. So it was chosen for a family meal & no one was disappointed! The food was really excellent with lots of seafood options & the usual classics. 6 of us had starters inc crispy duck, wafer paper prawn, squid, soup, & sui mai. Mains... More 

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Thank lexisa
Louisville, Kentucky
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Have had great meals here over the years. The king prawns in Szechuan sauce are off the charts good! In fact, they are spike your napkin good! The king prawns are massive in size and unbelievable in taste! The beer selection is very good with the food. For my tastes, it's a toss up between washing the prawns down with... More 

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Thank DGr8r
Edinburgh
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97 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

I'd heard a lot about Kweilin - lots of Edinburghers insist it is the best Chinese in town. So, 11 years into my Edinburgh live I finally made it along. And it was decent. Not the best Chinese I've had in town (that honour is still with Chop Chop) but certainly very good. And it is Cantonese - different, more... More 

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Thank Marrsio
London
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57 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Dinner on a Saturday night, pre-booked - the restaurant seemed full. The decor is very traditional 'high-street' Chinese with faux Chinese lanterns and large brush paintings, i.e. it's not a contemporary 'dining space' with a designer decor. The food is similarly 'high-street' Chinese, but honest and hearty with classics on the menu - Peking duck, lemon chicken etc etc. Starters... More 

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Thank Laksalover
Motherwell, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Went here with five freinds from Ireland Walked in to be guided into a small room on the right and not the main dinning area Ordered the sharing meals ,shredded beef like plastic ,duck starter more like Canary for sharing Forty minutes for main course, I feel stuck in this side room ,second class citizens Not even a water glass... More 

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Thank walterfrancis
sheffield
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99 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Wasnt too busy when we visited. Service was very good. The food took a little while to arrive but when it did it was very hot and very tasty

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Thank sdeeley42
Penicuik, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

After living over 40 years in the region, and hearing good reports in that time I was not disappointed in my first visit on 9th October, I was not too busy, the service was to a very high standard and the food was in a class of it's own in ethnic cuisine outside the country of origin. Definitely a Gold... More 

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Thank Robert M
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Our latest visit to Kweilin was disappointing. The starters were good but the chicken in the main course was very hard and tasteless. We did bring it to their notice but were told that next time they will take care( if there is going to be a next time for us). Disappointing response from the place, with no apology whatsoever.

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Thank Purnima U
London, United Kingdom
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186 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

I was invited to a private view at the Scottish Gallery. The silversmith Michael Lloyd was having a one-man show - and very good it was too! Afterwards a small group of six of us were invited to this restaurant just across the road from the gallery. It was a splendid evening. Christina, our host from the Gallery suggested that... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:30
Thursday
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 23:30
Friday
12:00 - 23:30
Saturday
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
Description
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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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 squares, and self-important statues. But it’s also a very wanderable neighbourhood, with a healthy bustle at almost any time of day and fine people-watching in places like St Andrew's Square which fills with picnickers around lunch. You’ll also find a series of cheerful basement bistros on Hanover Street, while dark Rose Street has something of the feel of an undiscovered back alley and is chock-full of characterful pubs and small independent shops.
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