Where to Find Authentic Asian Food in Edinburgh, UK

If you’re visiting the Scottish capital, you’re probably excited to try the local delicacies like haggis, whisky, and a traditional Scottish breakfast. However, if you’ve eaten your fill of Scottish goodies and fancy something different, Edinburgh is a fantastic destination for folk who love Asian food. Newington is an area of Edinburgh chock-a-block with amazing and authentic Southeast Asian and East Asian eateries. Here are a few of our favorites.

Sister Bao

32 S Clerk St, Newington, Edinburgh EH8 9PR

Famous for their fluffy bao buns, Sister Bao is a cute little canteen perfect for a quick and tasty lunch or dinner. As well as the signature buns, don’t miss the dan dan noodles or the smashed cucumber salad!

Noodles & Dumplings

23 S Clerk St, Newington, Edinburgh EH8 9JD

This no-frills hole-in-the-wall is truly a hidden gem. Unassuming and cheap, Noodles and Dumplings serve up huge portions of hand-pulled noodles and other hearty and delicious dishes. The steady stream of locals is a great advert for the reliably excellent food.

Kampong Ah Lee

28 Clerk St, Newington, Edinburgh EH8 9HX

This small and cozy restaurant is known for its generous portions of traditional Malaysian food. With a small menu of classic dishes, Kampong Ah Lee is the perfect bolthole for anyone in the mood for Nasi Goreng, Roti Canai, or Char Kwey Teow!

Kim’s Mini Meals

5 Buccleuch St, Newington, Edinburgh EH8 9JN

This family-run Korean restaurant is perfect for a casual evening out. Every order comes with a selection of tasty Korean appetizers and the service is friendly and leisurely. Don’t miss the Beef Bulgogi!