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3-5 Lister Square | Unit 1, Edinburgh EH3 9GL, Scotland
+44 131 629 1797
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“roti canai” (15 reviews)
“beef rendang” (14 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Asian, Malaysian, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3-5 Lister Square | Unit 1, Edinburgh EH3 9GL, Scotland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Whilst in Edinburgh for 5 days of "the Fringe" we chanced upon this restaurant on day 2 and ate there on three separate occasions. Praise enough to revisit a restaurant sampled once but to go back yet again is a massive recommendation. Billed as a...More

Thank Graham D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

For those who longing for authentic Malaysian style food, here is the place with wide selection of famous Malaysian food whether it is Malay, Chinese or Indian inspired cuisine. Taste good and price is reasonable. Recommend for those who loves Asian cuisines.

Thank KC T
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great place and would highly recommend if you're in the George Square area for Fringe. We had a couple of starters (satay chicken, roti and prawn crackers) which were delicious. Mains were OK, one dish cold where it had been sat for a while.

Thank Sadie H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We happened to stumble across this lovely little restaurant, after getting lost on the way to the Pleasance! Very clean, food was fab and service was good. Will definitely go back in the future. My son loved the noodles.

Thank 1969dawn
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were here for a birthday meal. Nice decor. Most importantly the food was brilliant - loads to choose from and really tasty food when it arrived. The Malaysian butter king prawns in batter and rendang beef were tremendous and I want to eat them...More

Thank ScottishTemplar
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Four of us ate here because it was close to our hotel. Big mistake. Four people asked us if we had a reservation and we said no, so they left to check. Then we were told about 5 minutes for a table. Then yet another...More

Thank edsatty
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

This place is an absolute find. Go. Go now. Stop scrolling through this and take the time to sample their delicious food and excellent service. We will most definitely be back. Soon.

1  Thank Lynn M
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Recommended by our hotel nice and cozy little restaurant nice menu wine list could be a bit better Food tasted great service a bit slow and rushed recommended to have reservations Overall good value for the money and a good tasting food

Thank Sarmo
Reviewed 30 June 2017

Disappointing. I ordered Roti Canai, Chicken Satay, and Curry laksa. When I asked, I was told the Roti canai was made fresh. I can tell you it was not, and it was made from the frozen type you can by in packets. Whilst I do...More

Thank Gary L
NanyangEdinburgh, Manager at Nanyang, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2017

Dear Gary You opened this account few days ago on June is in order to undermine our business , and you had reviewed 15 different companies at the same time to make confuse and illusions. your account is very obvious that you are competitors ,...More

Reviewed 23 June 2017

Nanyang is an average place with average food, not good not bad, just average. Small dishes start from 6.95 pounds while bigger ones from 9.95 pounds. If you visit there, I recommend you to go with a small dish and an appetizer. They are closed...More

Thank nurcel
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
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 39
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, 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: +44 131 629 1797
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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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